While more than six out of ten smart phone owners have made a mobile payment over the past six months, the vast majority of these have been remote payments (bill payments, or transfers, online payments, etc.). In-store mobile payments have struggled to gain traction. This presentation will provide insights into the opportunities and challenges facing mobile payments in Canada and compare it to other jurisdictions. It will also identify the key factors that having been holding mobile payments back.
Despite the technology advancement and payment industry advancements, the cross-border payment segment remains pretty much the same when considering costs, latency, transparency and efficiency. This is most apparent in countries with an underdeveloped financial infrastructure. As the world gets more and more connected, the need for simpler, faster and more cost-efficient money transfer continues to grow. This session demonstrates a working real-time payments solution addressing all the key challenges in the cross-border industry.