Monthly Archives: May 2017

Payment Card Transactions Increased 13% In 2016

Global card purchase volume grew 5.8 percent to $20.606 trillion in 2016, according The Nilson Report. Visa, UnionPay, MasterCard, JCB, Diners Club/Discover, and American Express brand general purpose cards generated 257.17 billion purchase transactions at merchants . . .

A Brief History of 
Mobile Wallets

A look at the expansion and inevitable contraction of the future of payments By Ed McKinley and Josephine Rossi What’s happening these days with mobile wallets brings to mind the Big Bang theory. Scientists tell . . .

Finding Mobile’s X Factor

How the latest loyalty, data, and engagement programs are promoting mobile payments By Ed McKinley Consumers have been slow to retire their plastic credit and debit cards in favor of paying with their smartphones. “The . . .


Mobile wallets poised for growth

First Annapolis Consulting has conducted a study on mobile banking and payments, tracking consumer adoption of mobile payments.  The “Study of Mobile Banking & Payments: Mobile Wallets Report” bases its results from a January 2017 . . .