What We’ve Been Reading: New Players in Mobile Payments and More

Posted by Bethany Frank on 08 Sep 2017

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

Digital Payments Have Become the Preferred Payment Method

Via Business Insider

Roughly 47% of consumers prefer using digital apps to make payments.

Fed Outlines Next Steps for Faster, Real-Time Payments

Via ABA Banking Journal

Following recommendations by the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force earlier this summer, the Fed today outlined its next steps for modernizing the U.S. payments system.

Room for Improvement: Enhancing the Remittance Experience

Via Mobile Payments Today

Rather than opting for invisibility, remittance payments should be as visible and engaging as possible.

How To Make Mobile Payments The Favorite Option For Consumers

Via Forbes

Security concerns and a lack of worthwhile rewards options are a few reasons consumers have been reluctant to adopt mobile payments.

Zelle’s Bank-Backed Payments App Launches September 12

Via Engadget

The mobile payment platform backed by over 20 major US banks is finally releasing a standalone app to provide customers more options.

Fitbit’s New Smartwatch Will Let You Make Mobile Payments

Via BankRate

Launching in October, the $300 Fitbit Ionic will include a proprietary contactless payment platform called Fitbit Pay.

MoneyGram Expands MobilePass Service

Via Mobile Payments Today

MoneyGram is expanding its MoneyGram MobilePass service to thousands of U.S. agent locations.

Merchants Find Payments Are a Key Part of Branding

Via Forbes

Merchants are turning to banks to ask for guidance in navigating the increasingly complex payments environment.

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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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