American Express and Facebook to Pilot Amex Bot for Messenger

American Express and Facebook to Pilot Amex Bot for Messenger

American Express and Facebook are working hand-in-hand to explore innovative new experiences to interact with Card Members in Messenger. American Express expects to launch a pilot Amex bot for Messenger in the coming months for eligible U.S. Consumer and OPEN Card Members who opt-in to participate. The concept demonstrated how American Express Card Members could…

Mobile Banking Accelerating But Mobile Lending is a Real Laggard

Mobile Banking Accelerating But Mobile Lending is a Real Laggard

New research confirms online payments are taking off, however alternative e-lending is sputtering. Online payment services are the most popular alternative to traditional banking with 19% of consumers, but customers who borrowed money from peer-to-peer or marketplace lenders remained flat, with no signs of growth. FICO’s latest consumer finance trend research has revealed that a…

India Millennials Take to Purchases via Mobile

India Millennials Take to Purchases via Mobile

A new report finds 67% of millennials in India purchased goods via their mobile device. For those who shop using their mobile device, they do so more frequently—and with lower transaction values—than non-millennials. ACI Worldwide inaugural Indian FinTech Commerce & Payment Study asked approximately 400 employees in the FinTech space about their shopping habits and payment preferences…

Mobile Payments to Skyrocket 39% CAGR to $2.89 Trillion by 2020

Mobile Payments to Skyrocket 39% CAGR to $2.89 Trillion by 2020

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] Global mobile payments are expected to grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 39% through 2020. This year mobile payments are projected to hit $769 billion, rising to $2890 billion in 2020. According to a new report from FMI, global mobile payment transaction volume will grow by a massive…

Other News: PYMNTS; ELAVON; EMAZZANTI; and AMEX

In Other News: PYMNTS (awards); ELAVON (ariane); EMAZZANTI (ranking); and AMEX (LGBTQ). PYMNTS – The winners of the 2016 PYMNTS/Alexa Challenge include Visa and USAA. There were 12 teams and 14 companies in a five-week competition to use Alexa and her voice-activated technology to reimagine how consumers interact with their payments and financial services solutions…

Other Payment News: VISA; VISUALANT; BANKRATE; and ELAVON

In Other Payment News: VISA (campaign); VISUALANT (funding); BANKRATE (acquisition); and ELAVON (canada). VISA – Visa launched its most ambitious integrated global Olympic Games campaign in the company’s history. Marking a bold new direction in Visa’s marketing and communications, the “Carpool” campaign will run globally across all media channels from digital to broadcast as an…

Ads Promoting Apple Pay at Checkout Produce Results

Ads Promoting Apple Pay at Checkout Produce Results

[ihc-hide-content ihc_mb_type=”show” ihc_mb_who=”0″ ihc_mb_template=”1″] New research discovered smartphone users shown digital advertising at point-of-sale are more apt to pull out their iPhone to make a purchase, and even spend more during the transaction. USA Technologies (USAT) tested whether targeted point-of-sale advertising of Apple Pay acceptance would increase usage of mobile payments by consumers. Initial findings…

Other News PAYJUNCTION; TESCO; 3DCART; and CXC

In Other News: PAYJUNCTION (office); TESCO (MasterCard); 3DCART (update); and CXC (Qwil). PAYJUNCTION – PayJunction, answering strong demand for its electronic payment processing software and financial services, opened the doors to a new office space in Santa Barbara, CA. Between the original State Street headquarters and new Carillo office, PayJunction now occupies 15,000 square feet…