May 01, 2017

Fingerprint Authentication Moves to Plastic: Mastercard Takes Big Step in Card Security

Following in the ideological footsteps of the chip technology first introduced to major U.S. card networks in 2012, Mastercard recently unveiled new credit cards that will further combat identity theft concerns via a fingerprint sensor built into the card. After pilot testing in South Africa, followed by trials in Europe and Asia, the new technology […]

March 21, 2016

Google Goes Hands Free with New App

In a recent post about the mobile payments landscape, we discussed the strong potential of Samsung Pay as the newest mobile payment service for smartphones. Recently, however, Google released a new platform called Hands Free that is meant to serve as a new payment system outside of the realm of Apple Pay, Android Pay and […]

February 08, 2016

Mobile Payment Services: Samsung Pay to Take Over?

Over the course of January, Samsung and Android mobile payment services expanded to more bank and credit card firms, and mobile payment service promotions continue as firms add the capabilities to their card catalogs. In January, PNC Bank and KeyBank added Samsung Pay for credit card products and MasterCard debit and credit cards, respectively. Even […]