NFC mobile payments: overcoming the barriers for banks
"The past few years have seen major changes to the way consumers make low value payments, from pre-paid wallets such as the Oyster Card through to Contactless Cards in retail transactions – thanks to Near Field Communication devices, writes Ben Leighton.
Contactless cards in particular are gaining a good deal of momentum in the UK; the majority of major banks now issue them, and large retailers are increasingly accepting them. Only recently, Starbucks pledged to roll out contactless terminals at over 550 of its company-owned stores across the UK."
Mobile Bill Pay, RDC Outpacing P2P
"Major American banks have widely adopted mobile bill pay and remote deposit checking, a new report says, with person-to-person payments lagging behind. The Celent report – titled “The U.S. Mobile App Landscape: An Annual Evaluation of Mobile Banking at the Top U.S. Banks” – found that 55% of large banks offer bill pay, 31% offer mobile RDC and only 14% have rolled out P2P."
Braintree Collaborates with Simple, Launches Venmo Touch for Banking Customers
"Braintree, the global payment platform behind many of the best next-generation online and mobile purchasing experiences—including Hotel Tonight, Fab, Airbnb, Uber and Angry Birds—today announced it will offer Venmo Touch to card issuers and mobile banking providers, delivering one touch mobile payments to their customers. Braintree is collaborating with Simple, a leader in online and mobile banking, to give Simple customers access to Venmo Touch, extending their seamless mobile experience through to checkout. This is Braintree's first collaboration to offer direct banking integration for Venmo Touch."