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Archive for May, 2015

Coin Vs. Plastc: Which Credit Card Consolidation Tool Is the Best?

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Apple Pay and Google Wallet are not the only ways to cosolidate the large number of credit and debit cards in your wallet. Both Coin and Plastc have become hot topics in the last few years. Ironically, they are very similar in nature. We decided to take a deeper look at both to determine the [...]

Microsoft Payments to Compete with Apple Pay

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With all the recent buzz about mobile payments technology like Apple Pay and Google Wallet, it’s easy to overlook the fact that Microsoft has been surprisingly quiet on the topic—until recently, that is. Microsoft has now applied for a money transmitter license under the name “Microsoft Payments, Inc.” In late March, Idaho had become the [...]

Poquito Mas Restaurant Offers Advanced Payment Technology

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Mobile payment technology and some even more innovative solutions are quickly gaining popularity in America’s restaurants. Due to increasing consumer demand for speed and convenience, casual sit-down restaurants are struggling to maintain ground in their battle against fast-casual chains like Chipotle, Panera Bread, and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Technology offers a lucrative opportunity for [...]

8 Facts About EMV Chip Cards (part 2)

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Earlier this month we started a list of eight facts you should know about EMV cards. If you missed the first part, check it out here. If not, continue reading for the next four facts: EMV gives retailers access to big data. Mobile payments have made it much easier for stores to take advantage of [...]

Google Wallet is now FDIC-Insured

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With electronic payment options like Google Wallet and PayPal growing in popularity, more consumers are storing money in those accounts. What those consumers might not have realized is that those funds, unlike if they were kept in a bank, were not FDIC insured. Recently, however, Google announced that money in Google Wallet accounts will now [...]

What Differentiates Samsung Pay?

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Samsung Pay—the rival to Apple Pay—is reportedly being released sometime in September 2015.  The launch of competition to Apple Pay was expected. But what makes this next mobile payment option different? Let’s back up and review some facts about Apple Pay. Users of Apple’s iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, [...]

8 Facts about EMV Chips (Part One)

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EMV, sometimes known as chip and PIN or IC credit, is a better, more secure alternative to the magnetic strip card. Here in America, EMV cards have been rare, but they’re standard in Europe. In fact, EMV stands for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, the original founders of the standard. But EMV cards will soon become [...]

The Future of Payments is at Disney World

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NFC has been the talk of the town in the payments world these days—and the technology it has created is only the beginning. Who better to demonstrate the endless possibilities NFC enables than the greatest advocate for making dreams a reality—Disney World. Recently, wired.com  posted an article titled “Disney’s $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband.” The [...]