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In my report on Top Trends in Retail Payments published a few weeks ago, I wrote the following paragraph: “Of course, doubts remain over HCE. For example, the payment schemes are yet to clarify on whether they will deem the security and performance of the technology acceptable. However, we view it as a positive development. Inexplicably, […]

Feb 21st, 2014 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

I’ve been following today various news reports about the announcement that Weve and MasterCard have partnered to drive forward contactless mobile payments in the UK. I am still hoping to speak to my contacts at the companies involved, but wanted to share some of my early thoughts. It is not surprising to see Weve, the […]

Feb 6th, 2014 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

Last week we published our annual report on Top Trends in Retail Payments, which looks back at 2013 and calls out the main themes to watch for in 2014. In 2013 we observed interesting developments in each of the four dimensions defining the battleground for mobile payments – see the chart below. Starting with customer […]

Feb 3rd, 2014 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

Last week I published a new report called “Retail Payments Market in Japan: A Land of Contrasts and Opportunity” – an overview aimed primarily at those seeking to get an introduction to payments in Japan. Our clients know that we don’t publish country-specific reports that often; instead, we tend to focus on themes and topics […]

Jan 13th, 2014 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

Today Isis, the NFC-based mobile wallet, has announced its availability across the US. After all the setbacks, Isis must feel very proud today being able to launch nationally. However, it doesn’t mean that the road ahead is going to be without challenges. The launch really means a national availability of handsets at the operators; it […]

Nov 14th, 2013 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

It’s that time of the year when many of us are on the road. September to November is usually a very busy time with conferences and industry events. Of course, it’s a great way to meet our clients and prospects, other industry experts, and learn from attending the sessions and presentations. Usually, someone from Celent is […]

Oct 4th, 2013 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

You know the drill – you go into the store, select your goods, and take them to the cashier to check out and pay. What if we flipped the process on its head and you started with a check-in instead? You come to the store and your phone announces your arrival. The merchant knows you are here […]

Sep 18th, 2013 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

Arguably, it is fair to say that Isis, a mobile wallet from the leading US mobile network operators, has so far attracted more criticism than admiration. Its launch was marred with delays, as the company made changes to its business model and kept refining the solution. It finally did launch with pilots in Austin, Texas and Salt […]

Aug 9th, 2013 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

I just came back from three weeks of being on the road. I ran a workshop on merchant-funded rewards at Merchant Payments Ecosystem event in Berlin, presented on mobile payments at Celent’s own (and very successful!) Insight and Innovation Day in Boston last week, and managed to squeeze a holiday on the snow in between. […]

Mar 7th, 2013 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

Recent launch of the iPhone 5 made me decide that it was time to upgrade my old iPhone 3GS. I knew I was going to stay with my current telco provider (Orange, or as they are now known, EE), so I just went into an Orange shop to discuss my options. To cut a long story short, instead of buying […]

Oct 18th, 2012 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking