Industry News

Mobile payment news and views, November 6-25

Welcome to the latest installment of our regular look at the top news and views from the world of mobile payments, with items selected because of unique content, or because their source makes them notable. For more headlines and insights on the industry follow us on Twitter @cellum_group.

  • New survey shows 56% of shoppers ant to use mobile pay when shopping this holiday season [adotas.com, November 24]
  • 30% of US smartphone owners to use mobile payments this holiday season [nfcworld.com, , November 21]
  • Cashless payment hopes pinned on developing nations [euractiv.com, November 19]
  • Square Register, sans payments and hardware, now works globally on Android and iOS [TechCrunch, November 19]
  • Alibaba launches mobile app equipped with Apple Pay [lowcards.com, November 19]
  • Millennials driving future of mobile payments and digital currency [The Financial Brand, November 18]
  • U.S. mobile payments market to boom by 2019, research firm says [New York Times, November 17]
  • U.S. mobile payments to grow to $142 billion in 5 years [Bizjournals.com, November 17]
  • ​Snapchat introduces instant mobile payments [CBS News, November 17]
  • Mobile payments to tally just 1% of all U.S. consumer spending in 2019 [CIO, November 17]
  • Apple adds UnionPay, China’s largest bankcard network, to App Store payment options[TechCrunch, November 16]
  • Consumers shifting to mobile payments [Mobile Payments Today, November 14]
  • Apple may grab 20% of payments by ’19, says RBC Poll [Investors’ Business Daily, November 14]
  • Apple Pay gives glimpse of mainstream appeal for mobile payments [New York Times, November 14]
  • Mobile payments: Pros and cons of mobile wallet systems [CBS News, November 11]
  • Why Apple Pay needs merchants more than merchants need Apple Pay [Pymnts.com, November 10]
  • Here’s why so many retailers hate Apple Pay [Wall St. Cheat Sheet, November 10]