Welcome to our PYMNTS.com Podcast Page. Here, we gather the industry’s thought leaders, those debuting new and robust solutions, influencing the industry’s emerging topics and pulling the micro-trends together to form cutting–edge strategies for exclusive interviews and candid talks that span the world of payments.
After all the ideas, all the technology, and more importantly, all the investment, mobile payments is still stuck in neutral. However, one company is looking to push the gear stick into overdrive by delivering near ubiquitous merchant acceptance on day one. George Wallner, Loop’s Chief Technologist, speaks with MPD CEO Karen Webster on how Loop’s technology eliminates the chicken-and-egg issues that keep most mobile solutions from gaining traction.
Ken has over 20 years in senior management roles in the electronic payments industry including senior vice president at RBS Lynk (now WorldPay), vice president at Triton Systems and general manager at VeriFone. He was responsible for building and rapidly growing what is now WorldPay’s national account payments division while also directing the turnaround of what had been a declining ATM processing business.
Fresh off a new round of funding, Belly has its sights set on expanding beyond the 17 markets in which it is already a presence. But, with such low barriers to entry in loyalty not tied to payment, the skeptics are circling – wondering what’s next for it and the space in general. Market Platform Dynamics (MPD) CEO Karen Webster tees up these topics and more with Belly CEO Logan LaHive.
The global money transfer business has grown from $50B in 1993 to more than $600B today. As this business moves from an all cash play to digital, predictions are that the market will expand even more – How and who will capitalize on that shift?
Omnichannel has moved from an idea to a phenomenon
that’s transforming the point of sale, but not all merchants are seeing the value in the new point-of-sale solutions that will allow them to expand their services. What are the three forces that prove omnichannel is real?
Most mobile commerce players have to solve for merchant and consumer acceptance – making the chicken-and-egg issues almost insurmountable. Loop, though, has taken merchant acceptance completely off the table, leaving it to focus on consumer acceptance. Still no small feat – but hear first-hand how Loop plans to, well, get consumers in their Loop and drive acceptance of its mobile commerce solution.
As consumer payment methods diversify, self-service retail companies have fallen behind. However, USA Technologies is looking to change this with a turnkey solution that facilitates electronic payments, while providing new value-adds. How does USA Technologies plan to navigate the burgeoning market and where does it believe the current trends are headed?
With the addition of Pay Anyone and Buy Anything to its already well-established Bank Anywhere capabilities, Monitise is enabling FIs to boldly go where their consumers already are – with a lot more features and functionality. Lisa Stanton, Monitise Americas President spoke to MPD CEO Karen Webster and shared the latest scoop.
Consumers are no longer haunted by the financial crisis, but a new MasterCard Global Insights white paper finds their spending is still being influenced by the habits of the time. How does this translate into changes in debit and credit spending?