By Kristin Rulon, Editor, Contract Publications
“Hey, can you pay me on Venmo? I paid way too much in processing fees last year with Square.”
It was a simple enough request from my friend/hairstylist. Once I downloaded the app, he assured me that he would help guide me through the process of paying him. As someone in my early thirties (wedged between a Xennial and a millennial by being born in 1986), I am intrigued by the latest technological advances, but I still refer to my workout DVDs as tapes.
April 17 — Boise, Idaho-based Kount, a provider of solutions for fraud and risk management, released results from its inaugural State of Payment Processing & Fraud: 2018 report. Approximately 15 percent of the worldwide payment processor community was surveyed to “gain a clear understanding of their strategic priorities over the next year, as well as the value processors place on using qualitative and quantitative analysis within their organizations.”
April 5 — By 2019, almost 2.1 billion consumers worldwide will use a mobile wallet, up nearly 30 percent from the 1.6 billion users recorded in 2017.
By Michael Scheibach, Contributing Editor
“Mobile payments will continue to grow in 2018 as they are a perfect product for the times,” writes industry analyst Michael Brown. “Given the rise of cryptocurrencies and the ever-growing shift toward a paperless society, mobile payments fit perfectly into both the present day and whatever financial future one might imagine.”