Posts categorized: Payments

HSG Radar: Volume 3

  • October 2014
  • Posted By Janet Muto
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HSG Radar is a weekly round-up of the latest content that has our team abuzz. From “poking” to paying Leaked screenshots posted on Twitter have people talking about Facebook’s move into user-to-user payments using Messenger, their messaging app. This could be one of the more disruptive forces to drive the “unbanked” in the US (8.2%

Is Apple Pay set up for success?

  • September 2014
  • Posted By Greg Garson
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What the announcement of iPhone 6 and Apple Pay means for the future of mobile payments Apple is taking the lead in solidifying the standards for mobile payments, and has spent time on critical aspects of the product to give it the best chance of capturing as much of the payments space as possible. Four

Analysis: Apple using Visa as a Bridge to Mobile Payments Endgame

  • August 2014
  • Posted By Greg Garson
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Given the enormous complexities of the underlying infrastructures that have been preventing the widespread adoption of mobile payments so far, it is understandable why Apple has been hesitant to jump into the mess. So why would Apple plan to enter into an agreement with Visa now, as one analyst has speculated, when the solution to

High Start Group Client Santander Launches Bravo MasterCard®

  • February 2014
  • Posted By Janet Muto
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Developing breakthrough products that customers will want and use depends on listening to consumers and hearing what they have to say. That’s one of the most important things that we help our clients do, to get to know the customer better. Santander Bank is a High Start Group client whose brand promise is to be

Business News Daily Asks HSG: Are Mobile Wallets Right for Your Business?

  • January 2014
  • Posted By Janet Muto
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When you think about a wallet, you probably think about money.  But mobile wallets represent much more than just a new way to pay bills.  As High Start Group’s Greg Garson wrote in a blog post last year, “The truth is that many of the mobile wallet applications aren’t focused on competing around payment. They’re

The Mobile Wallet Wars: Are Protectionist Practices Stifling to Innovation?

  • May 2013
  • Posted By hsgdev
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The Payments Situation: It is no surprise that each day new players are entering the payment arena. From enabling small merchants to take payments (e.g. Square, GoPayment, PayPal Here) to making payments (e.g. LevelUp, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts) and mobile wallets (e.g. Paydiant, ERN Global, MC MasterPass, V.me), there is a tremendous amount of activity in

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