Wences Casares Shares Mobile Payments Expertise at Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Payments Innovations in the Wake of the Financial Crisis

(AllPayNews) Bling Nation: What: In addition to attending the 10th Annual Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Payments Innovations in the Wake of the Financial Crisis event, industry thought leader Wences Casares will be participating in a panel session on what new payments products were developed as a result of the economic downturn and how these products have changed the way financial institutions, business and consumers interact at the point of sale. During the Transformative Technology session, panelists will discuss how payments innovation has influenced or threatened legacy payments vehicles and how pricing strategies have influenced product mix or vice versa. Casares will provide insight on the following: -- What innovations have the payments industry developed in response to recent economic events? -- How are tap and pay mobile payments delivering benefits to consumers and driving innovation at the point of sale? -- How have consumers' payments behaviors changed, and are these changes likely to be permanent? -- What is the future direction of payments policy, and what impact will this have on consumers, financial institutions and businesses? Who: Bryan Derman, partner at Glenbrook Partners, will moderate the session. Panel speakers include: -- Wences Casares, founder, co-CEO and director of Bling Nation -- Jeff Semenchuk, head of growth ventures for Citigroup, Inc. -- John Brady, vice president of USAA. When: Thursday, May 20, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Chicago Federal Reserve, 230 S. LaSalle Street 3rd Floor, Moscow Conference Room Contact: To speak with Casares, secure byline contributions, or for more information, contact: Joy Harper at (678) 781-7208, press@blingnation.com or Elizabeth Salter McMillan, APR at (678) 781-7224, press@blingnation.com About Bling Nation Bling Nation mobile payment services connect local financial institutions and businesses, allowing customers to use their mobile phones to tap and pay for purchases and receive text account balance and transaction confirmations at the point of sale. Businesses and financial institutions eliminate payment processing middlemen, while differentiating their services and supporting community “shop local” programs. For additional information, visit www.blingnation.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/blingnation. For Bling Nation Joy Harper, 678-781-7208 press@blingnation.com or Elizabeth Salter McMillan, APR, 678-781-7224 press@blingnation.com