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What We’ve Been Reading: Pokemon Go, Chip Cards, and more.

Posted by Bethany Frank on 29 Jul 2016


the latest news in payments and fintech

Check out some of the payments news and financial technology news we've been reading:

Via PaymentsSource: Pokémon Go Is Payments' Future in All Its Glory

  • The new viral app is a great example of what a modern payments experience should be.

Via The Verge: Credit Card Companies are Blowing it with Chip Payments

  • Although the deadline to transition to EMV has passed, many retailers still do not accept chip card payments.

Via Fortune: Apple Pay Now Accounts for Three-Fourths of U.S. Contactless Payments

  • The mobile payments platform is finally beginning to gain traction among consumers after a slow start, especially in international markets.

Via Wall Street Journal: PayPal’s CEO on Why Financial Apps Are Nothing Without Knowledge

  • Dan Schulman argues that financial institutions, governments, and advocacy groups should work together to improve financial literacy.

Via CNET: Alexa and Capital One Introduce Voice-Powered Home and Auto Payments

  • Capital One will soon enable its customers to make home and auto loan payments through Amazon’s voice assistant devices.

Via American Banker: Don't Take Tech Giants' Payments Ambitions Lightly

  • Although banks still have a stronghold on the financial services market, tech giants are creating major competition in the payments space.

Via Wall Street Journal: The Battle Heats Up in Person-to-Person Payments

  • Some of the largest banks in the United States are teaming up to rival PayPal’s Venmo and tackle the P2P payments market.

Via PYMNTS: Visa/PayPal and the Future of Payments

  • The recently announced partnership between Visa and PayPal could have significant implications for consumers, merchants, and some of the biggest players in the payments industry.

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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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