Dekkers Davidson, CEO of Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), developer of the CurrentC mobile payment platform, is leaving the company. MCX has announced the appointment of financial services and payment industry veteran Brian V. Mooney as the company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer. Mooney succeeds Dekkers Davidson, who is leaving MCX to pursue other opportunities. The move comes on the heels of an increasing number of competitive players in the mobile payments field, and the recent announcement during Apple’s earnings call that Best Buy is poised to break from exclusivity with CurrentC and begin supporting Apple Pay. CurrentC merchants Home Depot and Acme also have plans to accept Apple Pay. [Read more…]
A new report entitled Mobile Wallets: The U.S. Landscape by Mercator Advisory Group identifies U.S. mobile wallets by category and technology.
The physical wallet might someday go the way of the checkbook, used by few and no longer a necessity. Growing consumer use of smartphones is creating a market for mobile wallets capable of serving many of the same purposes physical wallets served for centuries but now are able to take advantage of a plethora of new functions made possible in an increasingly digital marketplace. [Read more…]
Strategic Solutions Network (SSN) will welcome an estimated 400 executives from leading retailers, banks, carriers and technology companies to attend the Mobile Contactless Payments Summit October 17-18th, 2011 at the W Chicago City Center.
The 3rd Mobile Contactless Payment Innovations Summit is part of the Alternative Payment Systems Innovations (APSI) series of conferences featuring the top visionaries in the mobile space who will examine the disruptive nature, promises and challenges of the rapidly evolving mobile payments industry.
“We have developed the agenda to focus on the most advanced and value-added developments within mobile payments. This has resulted in over threefold audience growth since our Inaugural event last October,” comments SSN CEO, Aron Barkan. “This illustrates that contactless payments is not just a trend, but will soon become a ubiquitous and universally adopted global solution.”
Conference organizers note that senior executives should incorporate a sophisticated mobile payments strategy into their overall business plan. The World Payments Report 2011 projects that mobile payments will grow globally from 4.6 billion to 15.3 billion transactions between 2010 and 2013 – at a rate of 48.8 percent per year.
Additionally, a new study from Juniper Research has determined that the total value of mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and NFC (Near Field Communications) transactions will reach $670 billion by 2015, up 178% from the $240 billion estimated for 2011.
The two-day conference features best practice case studies, keynote presentations, panel discussion and networking sessions delivered by executives from leading companies such as Paypal, Google, Walgreens, Best Buy, Groupon, MasterCard, Bank of America, Nokia, The Home Depot, Polo Ralph Lauren, Jamba Juice, Discover Network, RadioShack, National Retail Federation, Barclaycard US, Citigroup, Verizon, National Restaurant Association, American Express and others.
For more information: Payment Innovations