mobile wallet

Best Apps to Manage Your Money

Money magazine has served up a bounty of mobile apps to help you save more and budget better. Let's take a look at their top recommendations:

The Downside of Credit Unions

Credit union membership is at an all-time high, thanks to our rising disillusionment with traditional banks. Banks, after all, are run by executives aiming to enrich stockholders, while credit unions are owned by, and run for the benefit of, their members. But that doesn't mean credit unions are right for everyone.

Will Peer-To-Peer Payments Save the Mobile Wallet?

For all the hype about the rise of mobile payment technology -- use-your-smartphone-to-pay systems -- the reality is that it has been slow to catch on. But there is one place where it's starting to gain real traction: peer-to-peer exchanges.

Put Your Keys and IDs into Your Mobile Wallet: G&D Has a Plan

Giesecke & Devrient has a big plan to jump-start the mobile wallet revolution: It's SmartTrust Portigo goes beyond a mere transaction tool and aims to be a one-stop gadget that replaces credit cards, keys, ID cards, building and vehicle keys and transportation tickets, too.

4 Reasons the Mobile Wallet Revolution Isn't Going Anywhere

Read the tech news these days, and you could be forgiven for thinking that folding cash and credit cards will soon be extinct, replaced by digital wallets in our smartphones. But the reality hasn't lived up to the hype, and a growing chorus of experts say it probably never will.

EverPurse: A Mobile Wallet Accessory With a Ladylike Twist

Using your smartphone as your mobile wallet is great -- until the battery dies. A number of technical solutions exist to solve that problem -- but none so fashionable as the EverPurse, a stylish zippered clutch with a built-in phone charger.

MoneyGram Goes Mobile with Digital Wallet Money Transer App

People who regularly use money transfer services just got another digital leg up. MoneyGram International is partnering with Gemalto, the company behind the LinqUs Mobile Money digital wallet, to allow customers to do money transfers straight from their smartphones.

What the iPhone 5 Won't Be: Your Wave-to-Pay Mobile Wallet

Apple's iPhone 5 added many new features, but one highly-anticipated improvement was left out: the near-field communications chip that would allow you to make purchases with a wave of the smartphone, using your built-in mobile wallet.