The Money 20/20 conference, held in Las Vegas last week, always brings the best buzz in payments and security innovation. We cherry picked coverage from the conference in our must-reads below, but also check out what CO-OP CEO Todd Clark and CMXO Samantha Paxson had to say in this webinar recording. The webinar is a sneak peek at THNK 18 – another CU conference that definitely delivers the buzz – and the first 20 minutes of the presentation is about trends and everything cool Todd and Sam saw at Money 20/20. Happy reading – and listening!

How to Drive the Conversations at Money 20/20


Okay, okay: It’s too late to make a conversational splash at this year’s Money 20/20. The tents are folded and the circus has gone home. We maintain these conversation starters are a great place to begin unpacking what’s happening in the payments space now.

Artificial Intelligence Tops Money 20/20 Agenda

CUNA Payments Blog

In past years, Sunday sessions were like pregame tailgate parties. This year, presentations on artificial intelligence drew overflow crowds as attendees gathered to hear from heavyweights like Steve Wozniak and Ray Kurzweil.

Apple Pay Nabs 90 Percent of All Mobile Contactless Payments

Tech Crunch

Apple Pay is active in 20 markets – and where it’s active, it accounts for 90 percent of mobile contactless payments. “Apple Pay is the future of everyday spend,” said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s VP of Apple Pay on stage at Money 20/20.

The Allure of Credit Card Rewards and Cash Back

Bank Innovation

Now that Uber has its own brand of credit card, what’s to stop your members from defecting to other cards? Rewards and cash back are strong incentives, whether you’re an upstart or an old favorite.

Mastercard Unveils AR Retail Experience at Money 20/20


What was behind Mastercard’s augmented reality retail “experience” at Money 20/20? Removing friction, for one thing: The company unveiled iris authentication as a way to create a more simplified and secure payment transaction.