March 9, 2016
The UK is one of the most advanced countries in terms of proximity payments, with the launch of Apple Pay in mid-2015. Although proximity payments is still relatively new, particularly with regard to wearable technology, UK consumers are well placed to adopt these payment methods with smartphones widely available and contactless payments already commonplace, thus […]
October 15, 2014
While American consumers will get their first taste of Apple‘s new e-wallet service in October 2014, SMEs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be keeping a close watch as Apple Pay heads towards the US market. Leading Middle East and North Africa in e-commerce, the UAE Government is implementing Smart Initiatives and reorganising its […]
September 9, 2014
The vision that Apple’s founder Steve Jobs once had of a new type of mobile phone that could become so instrumental and integrated into people’s lives that consumers would rather leave their wallet at home than their iPhone is starting to take shape. After years of speculation and numerous rumors, Apple officially made its entry […]
March 9, 2016
Google has made a last-ditch attempt to save its floundering mobile wallet by opening it up to more consumers and incentivizing them to use the product, but it is unlikely that even these changes will save the in-store payment component from fading into mobile payments folklore. Google Wallet was hyped at its launch in September […]
October 10, 2012
Apple’s iPhone 5 is superior to its predecessors, but perhaps the biggest news is its lack of near field communications (NFC). Apple remains the only phone manufacturer not to incorporate the chip, which is considered the technology that will power mobile payments. Speculation around how Apple will introduce mobile payments to its customers is widespread. […]
Euromonitor Research
August 28, 2012
Apple could disrupt the traditional payments industry according to market research company Euromonitor International.
April 19, 2011
With more NFC-enabled smartphones appearing in the marketplace, the payments industry will undergo a considerable change. Is this yet another technology expense for retailers or can it deliver tangible benefits? The technology behind Near Field Communication (NFC) was developed in the 19th century but, along with RFID chips, has taken a long time to appear […]
May 31, 2012
  The mobile wallet could be the next big payment tool due to the rise in smartphone adoption and corporate initiatives, states Michelle Evans, consumer finance analyst at Euromonitor. Canada may be the first country to implement the mobile wallet country-wide, as many retailers have already adopted contactless payment in their point-of-sale (POS) terminals. Contactless […]
Michelle Evans

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