What We’ve Been Reading

Posted by Bethany Frank on 25 May 2016

the latest news in payments and fintech

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

Via Inc.: Square on the Future of Card Payments and What It Means for Your Company

The transition to EMV chip cards is only the beginning of a larger migration towards contactless payments.

Via Why It Pays to Be Thick in Mobile Payments

Creating certainty for users and establishing a thick market are the biggest keys to success in mobile payments.

Via TechCrunch: FinTech Doesn't Just Disrupt Banks, It Makes Them Platforms

While they may compete in some areas, partnerships between fintech startups and banks tend to be mutually beneficial.

Via Huffington Post: Five Ways Digital Payments Are Coming to The Rescue in Emergencies

From mobile wallets to crowdfunding, digital payments have enabled faster, safer, and more transparent emergency response work.

Via CNBC: FitBit Acquires Wearable Payments Technology

Fitness tracking company Fitbit makes its first foray into mobile payments with the acquisition of a wearable payments platform from Coin.

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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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