Tag: Mobile payments

Apple Pay – evolution or revolution?

Apple Pay – evolution or revolution?

Written by on September 10, 2014 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 4 Comments

Innovation in payments tends to be evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. The success stories in payments tend to be based on taking what’s already there and making it work better. This approach also happens to be the way Apple has approached technology innovation for its successful product lines. An Apple move into payments has been much […]

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An obsession with payments – why?

An obsession with payments – why?

Written by on September 8, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 1 Comment

Payments used to be boring. You would meet a Billing Manager at a conference and he would say he looked after billing and payments and you would start talking about billing. Now, so some would say, Billing is dead (long live charging or something) and payments is where it is at. Everyone is getting into […]

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Does paying by text make paying easier?

Does paying by text make paying easier?

Written by on September 4, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

For those who choose to forgo cash and credit cards for point of sale payments, there are a plethora of options to choose from today. From standalone payment apps like those offered by Starbucks (easily the most popular) to mobile payment apps or wallets from PayPal, Google, Isis, Apple’s Passbook, Square and more, there are […]

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NFC to be, or not to be?

NFC to be, or not to be?

Written by on September 2, 2014 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

For the third year running the tech press has been debating whether or not the new iPhone will have an NFC chip and whether Apple will launch an NFC based payments service. This year leaked parts from the new iPhone appear to confirm that an NFC chip is definitely present and speculation has focussed on what exactly […]

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iPhone and payments – different year, same old question …

iPhone and payments – different year, same old question …

Written by on September 2, 2014 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 1 Comment

For the third year running the tech press has been debating whether or not the new iPhone will have an NFC chip and whether Apple will launch an NFC based payments service. This year leaked parts from the new iPhone appear to confirm that an NFC chip is definitely present and speculation has focussed on what exactly […]

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Is Amazon winning the mobile payments race?

Is Amazon winning the mobile payments race?

Written by on August 21, 2014 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Small businesses and mom and pop shops have always gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to credit card payments. Already on thin margins, they are forced by the credit card companies to fork over a percentage of each card swipe and follow a dizzying fee schedule that can easily add up […]

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Has Amazon already won the mobile payments game?

Has Amazon already won the mobile payments game?

Written by on August 21, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Small businesses and mom and pop shops have always gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to credit card payments. Already on thin margins, they are forced by the credit card companies to fork over a percentage of each card swipe and follow a dizzying fee schedule that can easily add up […]

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Millennials help boost online bill payment

Millennials help boost online bill payment

Written by on August 13, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

We know that the younger generation of adults, whether you call them Generation Y or Millennials, is the force driving a lot of changes in technology. Whether it’s social media, texts replacing email or watching television on a tablet, this is the group that seems to be driving things forward. And that extends to banking, […]

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Mobile payments – and the winners are…

Mobile payments – and the winners are…

Written by on August 5, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

Charmaine Oak, Practice Lead at Digital Money has just published a book – The Digital Money Game. Given her level of experience and knowledge, we asked Charmaine what she thought about the payments market and what services will win – and lose. BV: It seems as if everyone is getting into the payments game – from banks, […]

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What can we expect from the challenger banks?

What can we expect from the challenger banks?

Written by on July 30, 2014 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

There’s been a lot of discussion recently in the UK about challenger banks. But what exactly constitutes a challenger bank? In the consumer space, for me it’s a bank that aims to take customers from the big names by doing something different around service delivery. That could be a digital focus enabling customers to do […]

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