Mobile payments

May 2016

Finovate Spring 2016 – Day 1 Highlights

By | May 24th, 2016|Categories: Apple Pay, Blockchain, Fintech, Innovation culture, Mobile payments, Payments|Tags: , , |

I've just returned from Finovate's May 2016 Conference in San Jose, where a clear theme emerged:  a combination of digital self service + human interaction + artificial intelligence. From an enormous range of 71 presenters (I think one dropped out) here are a few personal highlights from  Day 1. Payment Data Systems | Akimbo Payment Data [...]

Can Apple Pay help to save Apple Watch?

By | May 15th, 2016|Categories: Apple Pay, Fintech, Mobile payments|Tags: , , , |

Like many people, I’ve previously come to regard the Apple Watch as ugly, inconvenient and pointless. Initially I awaited its arrival with interest.  I trialed it with enthusiasm to learn how this new bit of hardware might help, and maybe even transform, my life. But over time I found that I was using it less and [...]

My contactless payment experience with Australian mobile payment apps

By | May 6th, 2016|Categories: Apple Pay, Cardless cash, Digital wallet, Mobile payments, Payment technology, User Experience|Tags: , , , |

So it was around two weeks ago that I went from being a full-time loyal plastic credit card user to a tech-savvy cardless cash consumer, paying for chocolate bars using a mobile phone from ten different mobile payment applications. I owe this unique experience to a mobile payments research project that I had been assigned on: [...]

April 2016

Fingerprint payments to be developed in time for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

By | April 19th, 2016|Categories: Biometrics, Mobile payments, Security|Tags: , |

Last week the Japanese Government announced that it would commence development of fingerprint payment technology in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The system is part of a broader strategy to increase the annual number of foreign tourists to visiting Japan to 40 million by that date. The way the system will work is that: inbound [...]

Apple Pay isn’t doomed yet. An Australian perspective on US mobile payments

By | April 12th, 2016|Categories: Mobile payments, Payments|Tags: , , |

Over the past year, the news for Apple Pay has been pretty mixed.  While the payments system has grown its footprint internationally and recorded some successes, US experience has been far from stellar. The key trend emerging is that while US consumers are happy to trial Apple Pay, ongoing usage is disappointing.  In fact, repeat usage [...]