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The Forefront of Financial Innovation Belongs to Tech

Yee Lee | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Yee Lee

Financial innovation isn't just being driven by traditional financial service providers; it's also coming from tech companies who have built loyal consumer followings and are now offering financial services in novel ways.

From Strip to Chip: Everything You Need to Know About the New Generation of Payment Cards

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

If you travel overseas regularly, you've probably already seen chip card technology in action. It's based on a global standard called EMV and is already at work in countries moving to cashless options for private and public goods and services.

Android Pay Is Coming to a Phone Near You: How Safe Is It? | Posted 09.21.2015 | Technology

One of the biggest concerns beyond security for users of technologies like Android Pay is whether relying on it completely to make all of your purchases is a wise idea.

Are Mobile Payment Apps Safe?

CompareCards | Posted 07.17.2015 | Money

What can you do to help ensure you have the best protection currently available? Experts suggest using a system or platform that requires two-factor authentication.

Is Now the Perfect Time for Mobile Payments?

Robert Harrow | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Robert Harrow

The 2015 Google I/O developer conference recently unveiled Android Pay -- Google's answer to Apple Pay. These rivaling mobile payment services are all part of a growing trend of so called "tap and pay" technologies.

Apple Pay: Making It Work For YOU

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 05.26.2015 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

There's been a great deal of talk about Apple Pay as well as other payment methods and how these systems are changing the way we pay for our purchases. I find the technology intriguing, and I'm all for ease and convenience. That said, I do have some concerns.

Three Ways to Improve Your Online Check-Out Experience

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Don't take the easy route and put your needs first. The entire check out experience should be 100% customer focused. An easy user journey will result in a positive user experience.

You'll Soon Be Able To Send (And Receive) Money Via Facebook

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 03.17.2015 | Technology

Incoming message: $$$

Are People Using Apple Pay, Other Mobile Payments?

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 04.05.2015 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

New technology that lets us pay for things with our phones sounds pretty amazing, right? It's convenient. It's easy to use. It could revolutionize the way we pay for things, making cash and credit cards obsolete. So now that the technology is here, everyone should be clamoring to use it, right?

Technology 2015: 5 Things That Every Small Business Needs

Stephen Sheinbaum | Posted 03.14.2015 | Small Business
Stephen Sheinbaum

Cut through all the clutter and I believe that the lessons of 2014 mean that there are five technologies that all small businesses must embrace in the New Year.

Mobile Payment Firm LoopPay Plans To Enter India In 2015

PTI | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology

Las Vegas: US based tech firm LoopPay is planning to enter the Indian market this year with its patented technology that facilitates payment by just p...

How Cell Phones Are Revolutionizing Access to Financial Services

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Across the Global North, online banking solidifies its dominance and apps like Venmo simplify mobile payments. In the Global South, people with little money to their name struggle to open bank accounts, get loans, and make payments.

How Digital Money (Bitcoin) Will Change The World

April Rudin | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
April Rudin

In mid December, Time Inc. was the latest in a string of companies to announce that it would start accepting bitcoin in payment, following on the heel...

5 Exciting Startups to Inspire Any Entrepreneur in 2015

Andre Bourque | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

In 2009, when the Great Recession really got rolling and layoffs were abundant, there was a silver lining. A lot of wannabe entrepreneurs got the kick in the pants they needed to start their business.

The Future Of Drive-Thru Is On Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Business

There was a time when nothing symbolized Americans’ yearn for instant gratification as well as the drive-thru -- where we could order, pay for and e...

Apple Pay, CurrentC, and the Normalization of Credit/Debt

Markus Giesler | Posted 12.28.2014 | Business
Markus Giesler

Financial instruments such as credit cards, pay day loans, loans on car titles, loans on income tax refunds, and subprime mortgages have led to a profound shift in consumers' self-understandings as financial decision makers.

How Secure Is Apple's Mobile Payment System?

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 12.22.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Whether iPhone's mobile payment ends up being successful or not does not take away from Apple's intent to offer better security to their users. Much more needs to be done to make mobile devices trustworthy and maybe we will need to wait until we are really sure before we take the plunge on any mobile payment system.

Why Financial Inclusion in India Is Not Quite There Yet

Bhagwan Chowdhry | Posted 12.09.2014 | World
Bhagwan Chowdhry

What good are bank accounts if people do not use them and if banks have little incentives to service them?

Mobile Payments: Looking for Signs of Life

Ed Busby | Posted 11.16.2014 | Technology
Ed Busby

The arrival of Apple Pay has been a positive sign for NFC (near-field communication) mobile payments. Nevertheless, many in the industry have still chosen to remain on the sidelines, waiting to see whether the time for NFC has finally arrived.

Apple Pay: Deja Vu All Over Again

Ed Busby | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Ed Busby

The Apple announcement is a big step forward for NFC. At the same time, Apply Pay could have done so much more to usher in mobile payments. However, we are still in the very early days and this is only the first battle in what is likely to be (and already has been) a very long war.

Company Named Isis Changes Its Name Because, Well, Duh

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.03.2014 | Technology

A mobile payment company named Isis just rebranded. The reasons are obvious. The company announced Wednesday that it will now go by Softcard to...

Payments 101: How to Make Shopping More Secure

Joe Ross | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Joe Ross

There's a movement happening in the payments world. With so many retailer data breaches in the past year, consumers, financial institutions, retailers and security professionals are wondering, plain and simple: how can we make shopping more secure?

Payment Innovations Improve Access to Solar Energy and Clean Water for the Poor

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 08.02.2014 | Money
Tilman Ehrbeck

How, exactly, does it help, when the reckless expansion of mortgage credit in North America just triggered the deepest recession in recent memory?

Bullish on Bitcoin: These Travel Companies Want Your Virtual Money

Mark Chesnut | Posted 06.11.2014 | Money
Mark Chesnut

Even as the currency's potential suffered a blow following the collapse of Mt. Gox, some early adopters in the travel and sports industries are still bullish about the value of this new way of doing business.

Future Shock: Personal Finance Technology

Jim Gibson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

If you are feeling a bit jaded about the promises of technology to transform your personal finances, you are not alone. Since Al Gore invented the Int...