Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Mobile Wallet Forum?

The Mobile Wallet Forum, a division of the Digital Commerce Alliance (DCA), is focused on promoting innovation in the mobile wallet space. As consumers increasingly seek more convenient ways to pay, i.e. via mobile device rather than cash, check or credit/debit card, mobile wallets are increasingly in demand. The organization serves its members—retailers/merchants, banks/financial institutions, card issuers, payment processors and fin-tech organizations—working to advance the acceptance and use of mobile wallets.

When was the Mobile Wallet Forum formed?

The Mobile Wallet Forum launched in 2020 as a division of the Digital Commerce Alliance (DCA), a non-profit trade association created the CardLinx Association (now the CardLinx Forum) which was formed in 2014. The CardLinx Forum has grown to represents 6 million merchants, 1.9 billion payment cards, 200 million card-enabled accounts and 700 million active daily users, and, like the Mobile Wallet Forum, operates as a division of DCA.

What does the Mobile Wallet Forum offer members?

The Mobile Wallet Forum offers a host of programs fostering collaboration and development of services.

  • online/in–person collaborative conferences
  • interactive webinars
  • access to best practices and education
  • standards certification
  • participation in industry technical standards.

Is the Mobile Wallet Forum part of a larger organization?

The Mobile Wallet Forum is one of three divisions of the Digital Commerce Alliance (DCA), a non-profit trade association launched in 2020 and focused on driving the future of commerce by promoting technology standards, collaboration and education in the areas of fin-tech, card-linking, mobile wallets and financial data.

What are the other DCA divisions?

In addition to the Mobile Wallet Forum and the CardLinx Forum, the other DCA division is the Financial Data Forum. Each of the three divisions has a single best-practice digital commerce focus. The parent organization, DCA, works in concert with each affiliate, enabling essential strategic collaboration among all members.

What do each of the divisions offer to members?

Each of the three DCA divisions, including the Mobile Wallet Forum, offers programs pertaining to their focus, including online/in–person collaborative conferences, interactive webinars, and access to education, certification, and technical standards.

In addition, the parent organization, DCA, provides services including curated introductions, podcasts, three annual digital commerce forums, plus news and research.

Leaders worldwide from multiple disciplines involved in online and offline commerce, including retail, banking, finance, marketing, technology, are joining the movements DCA empowers.

Who’s behind the Mobile Wallet Forum and the DCA?

The parent organization (DCA) and its divisions (the CardLinx Forum, the Mobile Wallet Forum, and the Financial Data Forum) were created by The CardLinx Association.

The DCA is governed by a board of directors comprised of executives from the following companies:

Bank of America, Rakuten, FIS, Discover, Transunion, Augeo/Figg, LoyaltyOne Airmiles, Microsoft, Collinson and Fidel

How can I learn more?

Visit the website at to learn more about the Digital Commerce Alliance (DCA) and its divisions—and to join the organization(s) that helps advance your digital commerce initiatives.

Where’s the new association based?

DCA’s offices are located in the Silicon Valley area of California.

How much does it cost to join the Mobile Wallet Forum?

The Mobile Wallet Forum’s membership fee is $17,500 per year. View our membership page for more details.

Am I eligible for a discounted membership?

2 Year Discount – All members receive a 10% discount if they select a two year term.

Multi-Membership Discount – Any member that joins more than one division receives a 20% discount on their total membership fee.