US consumers remain wary of using mobile payment services from the likes of Google, Visa and Square due to concerns over what personal information their phones could tell retailers. According to a Nokia-funded survey carried out by the University of California, 74% of US internet users have no plans to start using their mobile device to make payments, with privacy continuing to be the main barrier to adoption. Some 96% of respondents claim that they are against any system that could use their mobile device to track them in-store, with 81% objecting to sharing personal information, such as their phone number or home address, with a retailer via a mobile payment. The report is just the latest indication that mobile payments may take longer than expected to enter the mainstream despite firms ranging from banks to mobile operators to credit card providers making a big push into the space.
Just under three quarters (71%) of European banks and retailers are planning to boost their spending on payment tech within the next two years amid mounting pressure in the market and demand for faster, more secure payments tech from customers.
Wirecard's EVP Global Product Strategy, Christian Von Hammel-Bonten. One of the key things we heard at this year's Money20/20 is that the Home will be the next big hub of commerce and Wirecard's Christian Von Hammel-Bonten explains why.
From the giant of Asia, Alipay, looking to the West for newer and bigger opportunities to a live demonstration of a cardless ATM, here are the five things we noticed on the second day of Money20/20 Copenhagen.
Picking Copenhagen to host the first edition of Money2020 Europe is a coup for not just the Danish capital, but also the wider Nordics, helping shine a new light on the region's thriving tech ecosystems: this time through the lens of financial technology. Here are five of the key things we’ve heard at the show so far. Stay tuned for more coverage!