Industry News

Mobile payment news and views, May 1 – May 28

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.

MCX confirms launch of CurrentC in summer 2015 in a mid-sized market

The Paypers, May 1 [link]

Beacon based Commerce Gets a Boost; Twitter Invests in Swirl

Let’s Talk Payments, May 1 [link]

Technology Giants Have Started Seeing “Carrier Billing” as a Viable Payment Option

Let’s Talk Payments, May 1 [link]

Industry organizations work to simplify EMV transition

Mobile Payments Today, May 1 [link]

Why are Consumers Skeptical of Adopting Mobile Retail?

Let’s Talk Payments, May 4 [link]

Will the new iPad have integrated Apple Pay?

PaymentEye, May 5 [link]

Where We Really Are With Bitcoin?

Let’s Talk Payments, May 6 [link]

Over 2 billion chip-enabled cards were shipped globally in 2014

PaymentEye, May 6 [link]

Africa: customers are more into mobile banking payments

The Paypers, May 11 [link]

3 Things You Really Should Know About Mobile Payments

Time.com, May 11 [link]

The battle between in-app payments and mobile wallets

ITProPortal, May 10 [link]

Issuers believe shift to chip cards will be almost complete by 2017

Mobile Payments Today, May 13 [link]

Seven Things Everyone Should Know About EMV

Let’s Talk Payments, May 13 [link]

Data breaches reveal payments security still needs work

PaymentEye, May 15 [link]

Is Amazon about to feel the squeeze from Google and Jet.com?

PaymentEye, May 18 [link]

Apple Watch Mobile Payments Security Flaw Discovered

Übergizmo, May 21 [link]

Google Will Launch Android Pay At I/O Developer Conference

PYMNTS.com, May 26 [link]

UK consumers will switch banks if they fail to offer mobile payment services

PaymentEye, May 26 [link]

It took 17 years, but PayPal is finally becoming a mobile payments company

Quartz, May 26 [link]

Vodafone claims six mobile services can boost farming in India by $9bn

PaymentEye, May 27 [link]

IRS Breach Exposes Household Data

PYMNTS.com, May 27 [link]

Facebook Messenger Payments Gets Spiffy Updates

Let’s Talk Payments, May 28 [link]