Kate Fitzgerald is an Arizona-based senior editor for PaymentsSource. Fitzgerald began her journalism career at the San Diego Tribune, and has worked as a reporter and editor at several other publications, including Advertising Age and the Arizona Republic. She covered payments for SourceMedia from 2007 to 2012, and rejoined PaymentsSource in 2015. Fitzgerald is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College and holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Genting Cruise Lines, a Hong Kong-based company that operates cruise ships, has formed a partnership with Wirecard to streamline checkouts for disembarking passengers, eliminating long lines to settle charges at the end of voyages.
It's an important pivot point for the industry — consumer trust is threatened by a steady flow of data breaches, and consumers are divided on whether they want to stick with plastic or move on to mobile and wearable payments.