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Content tagged with Payments posted in January 2011
Barclaycard, Everything Everywhere Partnership to Launch U.K.'s First Mobile NFC Payments Solution This Summer
News  |  1/28/2011
Near Field Communications-enabled SIM cards, payments capabilities from MasterCard and TSM from Gemalto will enable the new mobile-based payments capabilites.
Rumors Swirl Around Apple's Next iPhone and NFC
News  |  1/25/2011
Whether or not Bloomberg is correct in saying Apple will include NFC in its next iPhone, the idea makes sense.
Frank Says He'll Work to Revoke 12-Cent Cap on Debit-Card Fees
News  |  1/20/2011
Dodd-Frank co-author says he will work with House Republicans to get the Fed to change its ultra-strict limits on debit card interchange fees.
SWIFT Targets Global Securities Business with New Senior Appointments
News  |  1/20/2011
SWIFT names Fabian Vandenreydt Head of Securities and Treasury Markets; Brett Lancaster hired as Managing Director, Securities Initiatives, Americas.
Starbucks Card Mobile App Could be Tipping Point Toward Mobile Payments Adoption
News  |  1/19/2011
Drew Sievers, whose company mFoundry powers Starbucks' solution, sees app-based payments as a rallying cry toward future mobile and NFC payments growth.
When Bank Tech Vendors Cater to the Underserved, That Gives "Value-Add" A Whole New Meaning
Commentary  |  1/17/2011
A new electronic financial account could give banks a piece of tech sensitivity.
First Direct First U.K. Bank to Launch Mobile Payment Service
News  |  1/14/2011
iPhone app lets customers make person-to-person payments.
Americans' Use of Cash Dropping, Except Among Gen Y
News  |  1/14/2011
Aite Group's prediction that U.S. consumers’ use of cash will decline by a total of 17% between 2010 and 2015 is not surprising, given the rising popularity of debit cards and mobile payments. But why is Gen Y increasing its use of cash?
Treasury Department's Prepaid Debit Card Tax Refund Pilot Begins
News  |  1/13/2011
More than half a million tax returns could be dispersed via prepaid debit cards under the U.S. Treasury's new program.
Obopay Names New CEO
News  |  1/12/2011
Mobile payments provider Obopay names Deepak Chandani top exec.
Intuit Offers Merchants Free Mobile Card Procesing as it Expects Mobile Payment Growth
News  |  1/10/2011
GoPayments mobile card readers free to new Intuit customers through February, as company anticipates $55 million mobile payments industry growth in next two years.
Why Fifth Third is Launching P2P Mobile Payments
News  |  1/6/2011
Customer retention and acquisition are the twin goals of this mobile payment project.
Fifth Third Bank to Offer P2P Mobile Payments
News  |  1/5/2011
Cincinnati bank to offer CashEdge's Popmoney email and mobile payments service to customers.
Google Said to Be Building A Mobile Payment Service
News  |  1/4/2011
According to BusinessWeek, the search giant plans to roll out an NFC-based mobile payment and advertising service this year.

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