Mobile payments are taking off. Apple, Samsung, Google and PayPal are just some of the companies scrambling to secure a slice of a market which is predicted to increase by 1000% in 2015. This rapid advancement has led to a seemingly endless barrage of news, making it difficult to keep abreast of the latest developments and what they mean for the industry.
In our bid to help, we’ve compiled a list of the top seven blogs which offer some of the most interesting, insightful and thought-provoking analysis of the mobile payments industry.
Mobile Payments Today – This blog brings together senior figures from key players across the industry to discuss a wide range of topics, issues and trends. If you’re looking for in-depth insight from across the full spectrum of the mobile payments sector, this is for you.
Droplabs – Droplabs is produced by Cherian Abraham, whose extensive experience as an advisor and analyst makes him a leading industry commentator. Droplabs’ biggest draw is the consistently forward-looking analysis and comment. If you want to know what the future holds for mobile payments, you need only look into Droplabs’ crystal ball.
Payments Views – This resource acts as the media arm of Glenbrook Partners, a leading strategy, consulting and research firm. Payments Views draws on this research and analysis, applying it to the day’s news through a mixture of media, including articles, video blogs and podcasts.
PYMNTS.com – This blog brings together articles from senior level execs, analysts, advisors, academics and journalists to provide varied commentary on the news and industry trends. They claim that 91% of top payments companies visit PYMNTS.com. I don’t normally get drawn in by marketing, but I suspect this time it might be true.
Starpoint – This one was founded by polymath and self-proclaimed ‘payments geek’ Tom Noyes. In his own words the blog offers ‘a highly opinionated, somewhat informed, highly biased’ insight into the world of mobile payments. Noyes provides an informal, irreverent and often caustic commentary on the sector, which is definitely worth a read.
Let’s Talk Payments – Founded by Aditya Khurjekar and Amit Goel in 2013, Let’s Talk Payments is one of the fastest growing payments and digital commerce news platforms. The team provide instant, reactive analysis and is not left behind by the breakneck rate of development. So much success in so little time. Watch this space.
Mobey Forum – Mobey Forum is a global association empowering banks and financial institutions to lead in the future of mobile financial services. This blog offers invaluable insight from Mobey Forum’s Executive Director Sirpa Nordlund and the association’s broad international banking membership, serving as a direct channel to the banking industry.
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