What is a Payment Object?

July 2, 2019

Today’s consumers can transact at a growing number of merchant locations using Near Field Communications (NFC) technology with mobile devices and a variety of payment objects including smart watches and wristbands, jewelry, key fobs, stickers and more. Cardholders are excited about the possibilities. According to a November 2018 CPI Card Group survey of over 500 … Read More

Fintechs Get Physical

June 18, 2019

A surprising trend is developing among financial technology companies. Increasingly, popular smartphone financial apps like Acorns®, SoFi, and Venmo are offering physical payment cards, in a bid to both increase customer wallet share and capture additional income. This shift toward the tangible realm is the result of several dovetailing factors impacting the payment sector. As … Read More

Payment Objects: A Technology Whose Time Has Come

June 4, 2019

The convergence of two trends – the worldwide growth in wearable technology, and a marked shift toward contactless payments – is setting the stage for an explosion in payment objects, the next frontier in convenient payment technology. Consumers are seeking the same frictionless, convenient retail buying experience they enjoy online in traditional, brick-and-mortar settings. According … Read More