Entries by FitPay

Wearables: The Next Mobile Payment Device?

Wearable Devices Preferred Over Mobile Phones for In-Store Payments eMarket.com, March 3, 2015 Mobile payments aren’t a new concept, but most chatter has focused on the usage of mobile phones to purchase items. However, based on December 2014 polling by Stratos, wearables can’t be left out of the conversation. Among US smartphone owners, more than two-thirds […]

Generation Z customers choose biometrics over passwords

From The Paypers: According to new research conducted by Opinion Matters on behalf of Visa Europe, 76% of 16 to 24 year old consumers in the UK would feel comfortable using various biometric security measures, such as facial recognition, fingerprints and retina scans, to make payments in place of traditional authentication methods like passwords. Another […]

The Mobile-Payment War Is On

Wall Street Journal columnist Charlie Wells included FitPay today in a story today about mobile payments: Wall Street Journal, By Charlie Wells Companies ranging from Apple to Uber gave consumers a taste of something new in 2014: What it feels like to make a purchase without a wad of cash or the swipe of a […]

FitPay Aims to Eliminate Effort from Wearable Payments

By Bailey Reutzel – Payments Source   FitPay Inc., a wearable technology provider, is betting that the only way to change consumer behavior is to eliminate consumer behavior. Its software is designed to work through a payment-capable bracelet, but it doesn’t work like other bracelets and smartwatches that require users to hold a wrist up […]

No Wallet, No Phone, No Card Required – But Ya Gotta Have Heart

By D.J. Murphy, Editor-in-Chief, CardNotPresent.com The emerging trend of fitness wearables, a passion for taking friction out of payment transactions and melted chocolate coalesced over the past year into a startup that hopes you never have to take a wallet—or a phone—out of your pocket to pay for things ever again. FitPay, a California-based company, […]

Uber and the Coming Disruption of Finance

From Bloomberg Views by Mohamed A. El-Erian: The more I use Uber, the more I am convinced of the transformational power of recent technology innovations, especially when it is intelligently combined with behavioral science and economic principles. Indeed, it is only a matter of time until this potent mix disrupts an increasing number of industries, including certain […]

Money 20/20: Intelligence Beyond the Swipe

FitPay Founder and CEO Michael Orlando will speak on a panel at the Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas, November 2-5, 2014. The panel, which takes place on November 3, will explore gaining consumer insights though integrated payment data. Panel description: “Merchants now have the opportunity to leverage integrated payments data to gain insights into […]