Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, February 19, 2015 4:01 pm
By Mike Cetera ·

Smartphone maker Samsung this week acquired mobile payments startup LoopPay.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:45 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

The Apple Pay rival, CurrentC, is causing many retailers to hold off on adopting the new payment system.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:10 am
By Mike Cetera ·

I’ve attempted to make purchases twice using the new service, and both experiences have left me cold – but for different reasons.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:30 am
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

A smartwatch app from Wallaby Financial can recommend what credit card to use based on rewards, balances and credit utilization.

Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:09 am
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

LoopPay’s iPhone case allows you to make mobile payments virtually anywhere.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 9:53 am
By Marcie Geffner ·

Security is still top concern for smartphone users regarding mobile banking payments.

Friday, August 17, 2012 1:11 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

Before mobile payments can really take off, providers and smartphone users are going to need to take some steps to boost security.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012 4:37 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

A new deal between Square and Starbucks may be a big step toward wider acceptance of smartphone-based payments.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 5:11 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

Lost smartphones are a tempting target for thieves looking to access your financial accounts.

Monday, February 27, 2012 4:30 pm
By Janna Herron ·

Another mobile wallet is on its way, and it may offer more options than the one made by that certain search engine giant. Isis, a venture among Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile, said Monday consumers will be able to load their prepaid, debit and credit cards from Chase, Capital One and Barclaycard onto their cellphones

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