Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

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

Friday, August 17, 2012 1:11 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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

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

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

Friday, January 20, 2012 4:39 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

In the race to turn cellphones into credit card readers comes a new app that does just that. Card.io unveiled a mobile application that allows cellphone users to accept credit card transactions by taking a picture of a credit card with their phone and sending a receipt by email to the card’s owner. The app

Thursday, November 17, 2011 3:08 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Thanks to a tiny white plastic credit card reader, some Salvation Army bell ringers will be doing more swiping than jingling this year. The charity — known for its red kettles and bells during the holidays — is testing out Square, the mobile credit card reader, in San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas and New York. The