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17 DECEMBER 2017
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article thumbnail Friday, 15 December 2017

Customers migrate to digital banks
Functionality and online experience are major factors Read more ...

 
     

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Money 2020 report: Getting ready for the reinvention of payments

Prime focus on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, AI and AR

Trying to sum up the main trends and discussion points from a conference as massive as Money 20/20 is not an easy task but as always, there are some subjects that gain the biggest audiences and yet again, blockchain was one of them.
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  IN THE LATEST EDITION OF CARD & PAYMENTS WORLD
GDPR: What is expected of you, who is covered and what are the main provisions?
PSD2:
Uncertainty as deadline looms
OPEN BANKING: Massive challenge for incumbents

LATIN AMERICA:
Major report – Regulators open up acquiring market; Cash-based methods popular in eCommerce; Extensive research and market data
ACQUIRING:
Banks face battle for control
MILLENNIALS:
What they want from a payment method
WECHAT PAY:
Chinese giant quietly builds presence abroad

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Card & Payments World | News - Loyalty/MarketingFriday, 15 December 2017

Amex offers perks for millennials
Card rewards existing buying behaviour Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Customer InsightThursday, 14 December 2017

Today's payments question:
Who will make an impact in payments in 2018?

Industry experts give their opinions on the major issues facing the payments industry. Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Company newsThursday, 14 December 2017

iZettle plans IPO
Firm completes new funding round
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Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityWednesday, 13 December 2017

Banks forced to reveal more details on security incidents
New rules for customers also cover debit cards and accounts comparison data
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityWednesday, 13 December 2017

Major banks adopt ‘isolation’ web browsing
JP Morgan leads US$40m investment round in malware blocker Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityWednesday, 13 December 2017

AI tech combats card not present fraud
Capability used to target growing threat Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - RegulationWednesday, 13 December 2017

Today’s payments question:
What happens when PSD2 comes into force?

Industry experts give their opinions on the major issues facing the payments industry. Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Company newsTuesday, 12 December 2017

Atos bids for Gemalto
Unsolicited offer for smart security company
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - MobileThursday, 07 December 2017

Comment: Revolution ahead, so hold onto your mobile device
Attending a banking conference these days can be compared with the apocalyptic predictions of prophets of doom foretelling the end of the world as we know it. Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsTuesday, 05 December 2017

Ice partners with network for rewards
Agreement covers 2000 physical outlets plus online stores Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Financial ServicesTuesday, 05 December 2017

New card issuer shakes up Brazil
Digital player now has 2.5 million customers Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 01 December 2017

PayPal integrates with micro-investing app
Millennials targeted as brand expands payments offering Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Company newsFriday, 01 December 2017

Gemalto to cut 10% of workforce
Redundancies as SIM slowdown blamed Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Company newsThursday, 30 November 2017

Ixaris launches open payments cloud architecture
Commercial rollout after completion of EU-sponsored initiative Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - MobileThursday, 30 November 2017

Android Pay makes first Latin America launch
NFC wallet competes with Samsung Pay, but Apple Pay yet to enter market Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Loyalty/Marketing
Amex offers perks for millennials
Friday, 15 December 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Company news
iZettle plans IPO
Thursday, 14 December 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and Security
AI tech combats card not present fraud
Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Company news
Atos bids €4.3bn for Gemalto
Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cards
Ice partners with network for rewards
Tuesday, 05 December 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Financial Services
New card issuer shakes up Brazil
Tuesday, 05 December 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Company news
Gemalto to cut 10% of workforce
Friday, 01 December 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Company news
Payments marketplace raises US$4m
Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Financial Services
Singapore approves QR payments specification
Thursday, 23 November 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and Security
Details of Uber cover-up emerge
Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Company news
Latest payments news round-up
Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Customer Insight
So how do you think it went?
Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Company news
Boku launches London IPO
Monday, 20 November 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Company news
Escrow.com launches public API
Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Features - Innovation/Technology
Money 2020 report: Getting ready for the reinvention of payments
Thursday, 02 November 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and Security
Equifax faces deluge of class action suits
Wednesday, 01 November 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Mobile
WeChat takes stake in Snap
Wednesday, 08 November 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Financial Services
US Instant Payments scheme launches
Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and Security
Banks form company to manage third party risk
Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Customer Insight
So how do you think it went?
Tuesday, 21 November 2017

article thumbnail Features - Internet PaymentsThursday, 05 October 2017

PayPal uses partnerships to build multichannel power
24 separate deals in 18 months expand customer offering both online and in-store Faced with growing digital payments competition from rivals such as Amazon and Square, PayPal is pursuing an aggressive strategy of partnerships to expand its payments offering to consumers both online and offline. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - RegulationThursday, 10 August 2017

Ten years on, what have we learned?
The financial crash was caused by “creative thinking” and therefore could happen again
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article thumbnail Features - Innovation/TechnologyMonday, 03 July 2017

The business of payments funding part 2: Why payments startups fail
A business model that does not scale and an insufficiently differentiated product  are the biggest barriers to success

Banks are increasingly looking to partner with fintechs and payments start-ups on digital initiatives. Linking with agile and innovative new players can offer tremendous capabilities to major banks in solving problems and driving effective modernisation of operations, technology, processes and services. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Innovation/TechnologyMonday, 26 June 2017

The business of payments funding part 1: Sources for funding
There are a variety of funding sources for payments fintechs, but these potential backers are all looking for one thing above everything else – growth

Payments companies received one third of total global fintech investment since Q1 2015.

The US and UK are by far the biggest investors in payments fintechs accounting for around 50% of global deals, followed by India and Japan Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Mobile/ContactlessMonday, 27 March 2017

Norway Payments Market Report
Norway’s mobile payments market is accelerating fast, but still somewhat behind its Nordic neighbours in terms of development.

DNB’s Vipps and Danske Bank’s MobilePay are the two main competing m-payment offerings in Norway, but a “bridge” is needed to link the Nordic schemes and fight international competition, according to the head of MobilePay Norway. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Customer InsightFriday, 24 February 2017

Creating a German payment champion
Concardis, which has a one-third share of the German payment acquiring market, was recently sold by its bank owners to private equity companies Bain Capital and Advent International.

CEO Marcus Mosen explains the reasons for the sale and the company’s ambitious plans for expansion, at home and abroad. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Customer InsightWednesday, 25 January 2017

50 days to fix India's demonetisation troubles
Editor Annich McIntosh travelled through India last month, experiencing demonetisation first hand. This is what she found. Travelling through India over the new year, the queues at ATMs, the constant quest for cash and the problem of finding appropriate rupee notes for small purchases and tipping people are some of my lasting memories. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Innovation/TechnologyTuesday, 13 December 2016

Blockchain & Payments Report
- Comprehensive listing and details of the major blockchain payments providers
- Mixed adoptance picture as central banks hold key to deployments
- Major FIs partner for interbank blockchain payments
- Visa stakes its claim with scheme for 2017
- SEB starts payments network Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Innovation/TechnologyFriday, 02 December 2016

Barclaycard: 50 years old and not afraid to fail
Exclusive interview with MD global payment acceptance Paulette Rowe From those early days in the sixties when it was one of the first credit card issuers, through the early mobile payments and contactless era and into wearables, Barclaycard has never been afraid to test, or to fail. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Innovation/TechnologyMonday, 07 November 2016

P2P Lending Report
- Comprehensive listing and details of of the major global platforms
- P2PFA seeks tougher rules
- Global market tops US$375bn
- Huge commercial opportunities
- Crowdfunding and P2PFrom its beginnings with Zopa in 2005, the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending market has rapidly expanded with global payments estimated to be worth US$375bn in 2015. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - RegulationThursday, 20 October 2016

Making the best of Brexit
There were two good reasons for attending the Brexit & Global Expansion Summit in London.
Firstly to find out if anyone can shed some light on plans for the UK exit from the EU, and secondly to explore the fierce pace of the “Digital Transformation” that is redefining the payments industry Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - RegulationMonday, 26 September 2016

PSD2 will not be implemented in the UK
- VocaLink planning European base
- Special Q&A with David Yates, CEO of VocaLink PSD2 will not be implemented in the UK, which is in the process of planning its own, very similar Open API rules for payments. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Mobile/ContactlessThursday, 22 September 2016

Raphaels works towards role as bankers' banker
Raphaels Bank has added Apple Pay functionality to its prepaid travel card, Cash Passport. This much we know. Where it gets interesting is how they have done it, why, and what happens next for this ambitious and longstanding bank that is turning itself into a fintech company.   Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Payment SchemesMonday, 01 August 2016

SPECIAL REPORT
Rewards crowdfunding continues to make waves

Plutus Tap & Pay raises £1m in nine days for cryptocurrency product
With the news that Plutus, the London-based cryptocurrency payment platform has raised over £1m in less than ten days of launching a crowdfunding campaign the spotlight is once again on peer to peer lending to fund major projects especially rewards based crowdfunding initiatives. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Innovation/TechnologyTuesday, 26 July 2016

Blockchain: Interesting proposition or alchemy?
- The case for and against using the blockchain for payments
- Specific use case examples
- Potential for use as a cash replacement and for everyday retail payments
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Features - Reports/DataMonday, 27 June 2016

ITALY: Country report
Restructuring and sell-offs change payments landscape
Increased confidence boosts card issuance
Charts:
Payment instrument use in Italy by value
Payment cards in use in Italy 2009-2015
Payment instrument use in Italy by volume

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article thumbnail Features - Payment SchemesMonday, 27 June 2016

Why won't M-Pesa work anywhere else?

Mobile money transactions in Sub-Saharan Africa hit US$656m in 2014, and could more than double to US$1.3bn in the next four years, but M-Pesa, which is used by half the Kenyan population seems untransportable to other markets. With the help of Adeniyi Adeyemi of CR2, we ask why?From a standing start in 2007,it is now estimated that over half the population of Kenya use the M-Pesa mobile money service to transact. Yet it was an outright failure in South Africa, and a struggle in most other markets. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Payment SchemesWednesday, 06 April 2016

Payments has trouble with descriptions
MERCHANT ACQUIRING REPORT
It used to be fairly straightforward to identify the various parties in payments when mostly it was about cards. There were issuers, merchant acquirers, merchants themselves and of course the end user consumers - but now everything has changed. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - RegulationThursday, 28 January 2016

Upcoming payments regulation: A checklist
The Second Payments Services Directive and the Interchange Fee Regulation have attracted much of the attention in the payments industry, but there are many regulatory initiatives approaching in Europe that will have global effects on the financial sector. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Innovation/TechnologyThursday, 03 December 2015

Disruption, disintermediation and change: Facing up to the challenges
The growth in new and often unexpected technology advances is resulting in a complete mindset change for banks and those tasked with ensuring their survival. Read more ...

Features - RegulationTuesday, 01 December 2015

What cost compliance  under new EU data law?
All companies will be impacted by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) but degree of awareness and cost analysis vary

The EU data law General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) is due to come into effect in December 2017. The EC intention is to unify data protection within EU with a single law because the current EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC does not sufficiently consider important aspects like globalization and technological developments including social networks and cloud computing. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Payment SchemesFriday, 02 October 2015

The future of payments: get ready for a shift in network demands
As Visa moves forward its decision to reduce floor limits, what will the change mean for merchants – and what steps should be taken now to avoid chaos later in the year? Article by Kevin Burns of Vodat International. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Customer InsightFriday, 25 September 2015

Is it bye bye to banks?
Faced with competition from new FIs, bank-to-bank transfer services, bill-me-later companies, aggregators and bitcoin, how are banks supposed to operate in this new, disjointed world? Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Mobile/ContactlessFriday, 11 September 2015

Mobile pay - state of play
Apple Pay progress so far, and latest from Samsung Pay, Android Pay, Google and Zapp

It is almost a year since Apple launched Apple Pay to a welcoming US market, on October 20, 2014. Here are some figures which chart its progress and an overview of the other contending mobile payments giants. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Fraud and SecurityTuesday, 25 August 2015

The balancing act: Ensuring payment security and ease of use
The dramatic surge of emerging payments methods has led to the sense of a "Wild West" in terms of online payment security. Can behavioural biometrics provide a solution? Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Innovation/TechnologyWednesday, 22 July 2015

Two clear trends for payments opportunity - not centred on retail
P2P lending and mobile money transfers hit new highs

It is often all too easy to miss the obvious when looking for a business opportunity. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Innovation/TechnologyTuesday, 14 July 2015

The Future of Payments: How close is a truly open system?
Choice is key in the new payments landscape, but customers (and merchants) face an array of new offerings they must choose whether to utilise. What is the place of the established bank and network players in this new order, and are they truly committed to opening up payments? Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Reports/DataTuesday, 30 June 2015

Denmark country report: Plan to ban cash hits the buffers
- Change of government causes postponement of initiative
- M-payments: Danske Bank Plans plans to develop MobilePay system into a national standard that can incorporate other systems at the point of sale
- Tables and market data Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - LoyaltyMonday, 01 June 2015

Merchant funded loyalty: Banks choose creativity over rewards cull
- End of one size fits all leads to some big new ideas
- Interchange by another name?
- What card payments can learn from the Groupon model
- Business as usual for Amex while others take stock
- Consumers will switch for points Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Customer InsightTuesday, 14 April 2015

Asia drives global SIM market growth
- Full report and worldwide figures
- 11% increase in 2014 shipments
- NFC units increase by nearly 70%
- China is largest LTE SIM market
- Nano SIMs expand in western Europe, North America and China
Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Mobile/ContactlessTuesday, 10 March 2015

Mobile World Congress 2015 Report
*Competing standards muddy route to IoT security
*GSMA responds to cybersecurity threat
*Focus on IoT for entertainment
*IMC examines the business case for IoT
*The difference between IoT and M2M
*Payments and smart wearables
Read more ...

Features - Data SecurityThursday, 19 February 2015

PCI DSS 3.0 guidelines catching some offguard
The new PCI DSS 3.0 guidelines have changed data security responsibilities and requirements for some ecommerce merchants and third party payment service providers. Michael Aminzade of Trustwave sets out the key issues that must be addressed. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - LoyaltyMonday, 02 February 2015

Crossborder barrier to mobile money
Mobile remittances are growing rapidly in domestic markets, but the challenge is how to expand crossborder. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Reports/DataFriday, 28 November 2014

The Most Influential People in Payments -
The first ten of our top 100 now published Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Mobile/ContactlessThursday, 13 November 2014

What is a mobile payment? Industry struggles to achieve consensus
The lack of clarity in agreeing on what should be counted as a “mobile payment” means it is difficult to find standardised and reliable data, and this is likely to remain a problem going forward. Read more ...

Features - Mobile/ContactlessMonday, 27 October 2014

Mobile Payments and Banking: The Five Crucial Areas
UK regulator the FCA has identified five primary areas for firms developing mobile financial products and services that are crucial in influencing consumer success and uptake. Roger Davies of EA Change Group assesses the implications for payments providers. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Mobile/ContactlessThursday, 18 September 2014

Apple payments launch: Comment & analysis
- Rollout is a "game changer" for NFC
- What will merchants pay?

- Visa Europe declines to put date on rollout beyond US
- Apple Pay transactions may need new regulations and fee structure
- Security an issue after iCloud fiasco Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - LoyaltyWednesday, 17 September 2014

Exclusive: Fitting the merchant piece into the loyalty jigsaw
After the Collinson Group, the umbrella organisation that contains ICLP and Collinson Latitude, has acquired Welcome Real-time, Christopher Evans of the Collinson Group explains the reasons behind the acquisition. Read more ...

 
     
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