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CurrentC and Softcard state Apple Pay overthrow plan

At Money 2020, and in the wake of Apple Pay and its dominance of the headlines, US mobile money ventures, Softcard (formally ISIS) and merchant-run CurrentC (MCX), have been setting out their strategies for wining over customers.

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NFC
Is CurrentC dead before it launches?

CurrentC, the MCX backed mobile payment system developed by a consortium of major retail chains, has made headlines lately for brazenly blocking Apple Pay transactions. The heat CurrentC faced from that poor strategic move is nothing, though, compared to the trouble the embryonic payment system is in now, thanks to news of a data breach.

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Mobile Payments

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    Contactless NFC

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    Mobile Banking

  • Paym signs HSBC for business users Paym is set to roll out its mobile ...
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    Mobile Remittance

  • Mobile money momentum As mobile money transfer services like Pingit and ...
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    M POS

  • Square begins EMV chip-card reader launch Mobile payments platform provider Square has made an ...
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  • Amazon launches mPOS In a widely anticipated move, Amazon.com has unveiled ...
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    Analysis

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  • Mobile money momentum As mobile money transfer services like Pingit and ...
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    Opinions

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  • Contactless and the future of payments Our society has seen an incredible rate of ...
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    Vendor Zone

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