Industry News

Mobile payment news & views, July 22 – August 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.

  • How will banks address mobile wallets? [Mobile Payments Today, July 22]
  • PayPal to roll out NFC mobile payments across the US through Visa deal [NFC World, July 25]
  • Australia’s big banks team up to challenge Apple on mobile payment apps [Reuters, July 27]
  • Yandex.Checkout gets QR codes [NFC World, July 29]
  • Under Pressure, Big Banks Vie for Instant Payment Market [The New York Times, August 1]
  • Chip Card Nightmares? Help Is on the Way [The Wall Street Journal, August 2]
  • Welcome to Miami: Mobile payments coming to area’s transit system [Mobile Payments Today, August 4]
  • Samsung Denies Security Flaw in Mobile Payment Service [Saigon, August 8]
  • Samsung Pay hack lets attackers skim cards to make fraudulent payments [The Verge, August 9]
  • CVS Will Let You Pay for Prescriptions With Your Phone [Fortune, August 11]
  • UnionPay’s mobile payments land in North America with Canada debut [TechCrunch, August 16]
  • Is the fintech industry killing mobile payments? [Finextra, August 16]
  • Alipay and Ingenico strike Europe mobile payments alliance [Reuters, August 18]
  • Australian banks continue Apple Pay fight [Mobile Payments Today, August 19]
  • How we pay in the UK: Contactless reaping benefits of £30 spend limit increase [Payment Eye, August 23]
  • Retailers, payments association want banks granted negotiation rights with Apple [ZDNet, August 23]
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