What We’ve Been Reading

Posted by Bethany Frank on 24 Mar 2017

the latest news in payments and fintech

Check out the latest in payments and financial technology news from around the web:

Via Mobile Payments Today: The Impact of Amazon Go and the Future of Payments

What impact will Amazon’s foray into the brick-and-mortal retail market have on consumers, competitors, and payment providers?

Via Retail Dive: LG Electronics Preps Mobile Payments Launch 

LG Electronics announced it will launch its own mobile payments service in June in its native South Korea.

Via Business Insider: Here's What's Holding Back Wearable Payments 

The wearable technology market is lucrative and promising, but manufacturers will have to address the various hesitations consumers still have.

Via Bloomberg Technology: Samsung's New S8 to Adopt Facial Recognition for Payments 

The newest version of Samsung’s flagship smartphone will include facial-recognition technology that enables users to verify financial transactions.

Via Nasdaq: How Will Bots Impact the Payments Industry

AI bots can help various players in the payments industry streamline the payment process and create more personalized customer experiences.

Via Payments Source: U.S. Bank Enables Mobile Payments for Visa Corporate Credit Cards

U.S Bank’s commercial Visa card customers can now use their smartphones to make corporate payments via Apple Pay, Android Pay or Samsung Pay.

Via Entrepreneur: 4 Things You Should Know About Cashless Payments 

Cashless payments are the future, and early market leaders are already working to capitalize on the opportunities the industry offers.

Via Forbes: Gift Cards as Currency - How Fintech is Changing the Way We Give

Startups in the Fintech space are making the act of giving someone a gift card a lot easier.

Via BankRate: In-Car Payments: A Wallet That's Truly Mobile

Mobile wallets are moving to dashboards as automakers partner with card networks and retailers to equip vehicles with in-car payment technology.

Via Fortune: What You Can Expect From Fintech in 2017

According to the annual FinTech Report, cumulative investment globally will exceed $150 billion in 2017.

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Bethany Frank Senior Marketing Associate Bethany specializes in content and events as part of Alacriti's marketing team. She's a graduate of Rutgers University and has a background in writing, broadcasting, and digital media. Fascinated by the intersection of technology and human nature, Bethany is out to explore what drives consumers in such a fast-paced, digitally connected world.

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