Eighth Annual Study Awards EZShield as Best Overall Identity Protection Service Leader. Affinion Group, Equifax, IdentityForce, IDWatchDog, keepmyID, LegalShield, LifeLock, and myFICO Earn Top Awards too
San Francisco, CA, April 22, 2015: The past two years have brought a notable transition in the fraud landscape of the U.S. with massive data breaches at big-name retailers. In 2014, 2.5 times more consumers were notified that their personally identifiable information had been compromised in a data breach than in 2013. As a result, consumers spent over $1.4 billion on ID protection subscriptions between late 2013 and 2014, and another 23.9 million individuals held a free subscription.
Javelin Strategy & Research Defines Current U.S. Real-Time Payments Market and Opportunity
San Francisco, CA, April 21, 2015: The Federal Reserve made a call to action for revamping or rebuilding the U.S. payments ecosystem to deliver a world-class real-time payment network. While the United States has lagged in enabling real-time payments in the past, this new edict could fuel development, although it might not reach fruition until the next decade. Until then, a variety of third parties can enter the market. Javelin Strategy & Research recently released The Slow Crawl to Real-Time Payments, a report that explores key payment initiatives and investigates the timeline of adoption for real-time payments in the U.S. and identifies key benefits for various stakeholders.
Smartwatch Adoption Set for Strong Growth Next Year as Apple Watch Launches into Wearables
San Francisco, CA, April 16, 2015: The Apple Watch release could be the shot that sets smartwatch adoption off to the races. The opportunity is great: wearables owners today are gold-standard customers: high income, younger, and extremely engaged in digital banking, payments, and shopping. Smartwatches are unique devices, designed for lightning-fast and personalized interactions. Today, Javelin Strategy & Research released What Apple Watch Means for Banking and Payments, which analyzes the first banking and payments wearable apps, interprets Apple’s developer guidelines from a financial solution lens, and identifies the key features wearables owners crave.