Both Sides of the Story
Lately, I get the feeling that the debate over the future of card payments and mobile payments is turning increasing partisan – just like politics. I have sat in on a number of industry forums recently where the discussion has taken a caustic tone when debating the right path for the major changes happening in the U.S. payments market. As I watched the recent presidential debate on TV, the two political candidates sounded very familiar in tone and substance to the business and technical debates between the leaders of the established payments elite and the start-ups and alternative payments providers who want to unseat them. I expand more about this in the October issue of Smart Card Talk. As always, thank you for your support of the Alliance.
Executive Director, Smart Card Alliance