Mastercard releases Global Mobile Payments Readiness Index

29th June 2012. A new global study from MasterCard Worldwide shows Australia is on track for a cashless future – but the country still has obstacles to overcome before mobile payments become the norm. The winners are – Canada, Japan, Kenya, Singapore, and the US. Click here to view/download the report (23Mb in size) The MasterCard Mobile […]

Mobile Payments and NFC - White Paper - Smart Card Alliance September 2011

Mobile Payments and NFC – White Paper – Smart Card Alliance September 2011

The communication and commerce industries and their supporting technologies have evolved over the past century, changing most dramatically in the last 40 years. Combining the most recent technologies from both industries — mobile phones and e-commerce — results in a product that provides new capabilities and the freedom to conduct commerce in ways that would […]

Mobile Payments Innovate or Perish - AIIA Edgar Dunn September 2011

Mobile Payments Innovate or Perish – AIIA Edgar Dunn September 2011

Mobile payments have certainly evolved from their humble beginnings 15 years ago as an SMS payment method for a can of Coke, today encompassing NFC, remote and P2P payments, amongst others. Despite this progress, however, the industry has still not established a widely-accepted business model that will underpin what is likely to be the fastest […]

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Monetising Mobile Payments Value Chain – KPMG July 2011

Everybody wants to talk about mobile payments and banking. And no wonder: the heady combination of increasingly sophisticated mobile devices, banking services and payment options offers banks the opportunity to gain market share, tap into new revenue streams and reduce their overall cost to serve customers. Customers, too, are looking ahead to the potential of […]