April 8, 2016

Shoppers may be using EMV-compliant, chip-enabled payment cards, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they like them.

April 5, 2016

Whether customers at its stores are looking for convenient digital payment or easy access to product and price information, vertical specialty retailer Fossil Group Inc. is uncovering new mobile-enabled store services.

April 4, 2016

Amazon.com is serving notice to Apple, PayPal and other leading online payment providers that it is looking to challenge their turf.

March 31, 2016

Six months after the Oct. 1, 2015 deadline for migration to the Europay, MasterCard, Visa (EMV) chip-based payment card standard, retailers and consumers are demonstrating a fast rate of adoption.

March 30, 2016

Helzberg Diamonds knows its clientele expects quality, both in merchandise and in the service they receive.

March 25, 2016

The National Retail Federation is pressing for a further reduction in per transaction fee banks charge retailers when customers use debit cards five years after the Federal Reserve cut the fee in half.

March 24, 2016

Apple Pay may finally be getting ready to move beyond mobile apps into the world of mobile browsers. According to Re/Code, Apple has been quietly notifying potential partners that the mobile payment service will be available via the Safari browser on iPhones and iPads that are equipped with Apple’s TouchID fingerprint technology, before the 2016 holiday season. This would directly compete with a similar browser-based mobile payment service offered by PayPal. [Re/Code]

March 24, 2016

Starbucks Corp. is extending its payment platform to extend its reward program beyond its own stores.

March 23, 2016

Delays in the required certification of payment terminals that accept credit and debit cards with embedded chips are frustrating many retailers, particularly midsized ones, and also costing them as, since Oct. 1, stores that cannot accept chip cards have had to shoulder the cost of fraud — and banks are not shy about passing along the bill, the New York Times reported. “Merchants have gotten slammed because they weren’t able to get certified, because the networks failed to provide the necessary resources to do that,” said Mallory Duncan, general counsel for the National Retail Federation. [New York Times]

March 22, 2016

The Cheesecake Factory is known for offering a wide variety of food items, and now is also expanding its range of payment options.

March 15, 2016

The struggle to dominate leading-edge mobile payment technology may be taking an even more competitive turn. According to Re/Code, Amazon.com has filed a patent application for a process that would allow consumers to authenticate mobile transactions with digital photos of themselves, rather than with passwords. MasterCard recently announced it will roll out a similar-sounding technology called “Selfie Pay.” [Re/Code]

March 3, 2016

The latest innovation in mobile payment is the elimination of those pesky hands.

March 2, 2016

American Apparel is looking to make the final step in the path to in-store purchase safer, easier and more efficient.

March 1, 2016

Fast-expanding grocery chain Aldi is making it even easier for consumers to shop its no-frills stores.

March 1, 2016

The number of installed mobile POS units is growidan bng rapidly.

February 25, 2016

An emerging consumer demographic is showing strong support for an emerging trend in transactions.

February 24, 2016

Visa has been busy adding new retailers to its Visa Checkout online payment service, and now is rewarding them with an upgraded offering.

February 22, 2016

Following a successful pilot of authenticating mobile transactions with facial photos and fingerprint biometrics in 2015, MasterCard is bringing the new technology mainstream.

February 22, 2016

MasterCard and Visa are both intent on letting customers pay anyway, anyhow anywhere they choose.

February 17, 2016

It has been roughly four months since the Oct. 1, 2015 liability mandate for U.S. retailers to adopt EMV – how much progress has been made?

February 12, 2016

PayPal is entering the buy button arena in a big way.

February 11, 2016

Consumers know about Apple Pay, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are conducting mobile payments with it.

January 27, 2016

Slowly but surely, consumers are becoming open to the idea of switching from leather wallets to an electronic version.

January 19, 2016

The NFC/contactless ecosystem will grow in 2016, with an increasingly number of third-party wallets coming from the likes of Samsung and Google.