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10 DECEMBER 2018
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article thumbnail Friday, 26 October 2018

UnionPay remains the world’s largest card scheme
Market share again increases

UnionPay, the Chinese payment brand, has increased its share of the world market by another one percent, making it difficult to see how Visa and Mastercard will ever catch up again. Read more ...

 
     

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SPECIAL REPORT: Chinese payment giants “light years ahead”

Customer loyalty chief tenet of model
Alipay acceptance at 7-Eleven
US$15.5 trillion in mobile payments in 2017

China has embraced mobile payments with such enthusiasm, the rest of the world appear to be technology deniers. Alipay and WeChat, the main protagonists, score in terms of technology, user friendliness, number of users and ubiquity. Their data analytics are central to everything they do.


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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 19 September 2018

Visa at 60 – but Diners came first
"Fresno drop" leads to first widespread card fraud

Visa is celebrating its 60th birthday today, but it is worth remembering that this was not the start of the payment card story. Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksMonday, 06 August 2018

Bank closures highlight the importance of systems reliability for SMEs
Cashless commerce means system downtime can’t happen

An important side effect of the drive towards a cashless society has been highlighted. The problem for small retailers of how to deal with cash management, when there are no bank branches nearby. Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksMonday, 04 June 2018

Visa issues persist after outage
Company apologises for falling “well short” on payments reliability Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksThursday, 10 May 2018

Deutsche Bank plans to by-pass cards
Airline system challenges established processing fee model Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Card networksFriday, 06 April 2018

Mastercard names new vice chair
Network also makes changes to European leadership Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 30 August 2017

US judge throws out action against payments processors
Court rules “memory aids” unacceptable
A US judge has thrown out a long running case against payment processors, because the organisation  bring the action had refused to follow the court’s instructions to answer questions without resorting to a script. Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksThursday, 17 August 2017

Payment brands cut support for hate groups
Major players stop processing transactions in wake of Virginia death Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksFriday, 11 August 2017

Visa takes on UnionPay in home market
Move follows market deregulation
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksMonday, 07 August 2017

Russia accelerates domestic payments scheme
Move in response to latest US sanctions Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksTuesday, 11 April 2017

Regulator approves VocaLink acquisition
Decision leaves questions over control of UK payments infrastructure Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 01 March 2017

Domestic schemes more confident of future prospects
Call for increased cross-border collaboration between schemes
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksThursday, 16 February 2017

Visa links with IBM for IoT payments
Partnership targets estimated 20 billion connected devices Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksThursday, 19 January 2017

CMA considering Mastercard offer before approving VocaLink deal
March 15 deadline could be extended Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksTuesday, 10 January 2017

Amex wins antitrust case
Third judgement supports card company policy Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 04 January 2017

Mastercard and VocaLink get 7 days to respond to merger objections
Doubts over £700m acquisition Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 19 September 2018

Visa at 60 – but Diners came first
"Fresno drop" leads to first widespread card fraud

Visa is celebrating its 60th birthday today, but it is worth remembering that this was not the start of the payment card story. Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksMonday, 06 August 2018

Bank closures highlight the importance of systems reliability for SMEs
Cashless commerce means system downtime can’t happen

An important side effect of the drive towards a cashless society has been highlighted. The problem for small retailers of how to deal with cash management, when there are no bank branches nearby. Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksMonday, 04 June 2018

Visa issues persist after outage
Company apologises for falling “well short” on payments reliability Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksThursday, 10 May 2018

Deutsche Bank plans to by-pass cards
Airline system challenges established processing fee model Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Card networksFriday, 06 April 2018

Mastercard names new vice chair
Network also makes changes to European leadership Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 30 August 2017

US judge throws out action against payments processors
Court rules “memory aids” unacceptable
A US judge has thrown out a long running case against payment processors, because the organisation  bring the action had refused to follow the court’s instructions to answer questions without resorting to a script. Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksThursday, 17 August 2017

Payment brands cut support for hate groups
Major players stop processing transactions in wake of Virginia death Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksFriday, 11 August 2017

Visa takes on UnionPay in home market
Move follows market deregulation
Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksMonday, 07 August 2017

Russia accelerates domestic payments scheme
Move in response to latest US sanctions Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksTuesday, 11 April 2017

Regulator approves VocaLink acquisition
Decision leaves questions over control of UK payments infrastructure Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 01 March 2017

Domestic schemes more confident of future prospects
Call for increased cross-border collaboration between schemes
Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksThursday, 16 February 2017

Visa links with IBM for IoT payments
Partnership targets estimated 20 billion connected devices Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksThursday, 19 January 2017

CMA considering Mastercard offer before approving VocaLink deal
March 15 deadline could be extended Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksTuesday, 10 January 2017

Amex wins antitrust case
Third judgement supports card company policy Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 04 January 2017

Mastercard and VocaLink get 7 days to respond to merger objections
Doubts over £700m acquisition Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksTuesday, 06 December 2016

China stops co-branded cards
Foreign brands will not feature on newly issued products Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 30 November 2016

Everyone sues Mastercard
Massed retailer and cardholder class action suits get underway Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksMonday, 31 October 2016

Visa profits soar after merger
Strong results for company despite CEO departure
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksThursday, 15 September 2016

Supermarket giant extends ban on Visa cards
Dispute over interchange escalates Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksThursday, 04 August 2016

Alipay challenging China UnionPay
Alipay's president Eric Jing says his company is  challenging the domination of state backed China UnionPay, by diverting billions in fees away from China UnionPay. Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 27 July 2016

Visa/PayPal deal reflects mutual self-interest
The wide-ranging new partnership between erstwhile rivals Visa Inc and PayPal has raised eyebrows, but there are obvious benefits to both parties. Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksThursday, 21 July 2016

MasterCard agrees VocaLink acquisition
UK payments infrastructure provider to be bought for £700m Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 22 June 2016

Visa Inc completes Visa Europe takeover
Visa Europe chairman joins Visa Inc board Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksMonday, 13 June 2016

Visa Europe deal: Integration cost estimate is "optimistic"
Company prioritises unification of digital payments offerings Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksThursday, 09 June 2016

China promises to open up payments to foreign players
China's central bank says that the country is opening up its huge card payment market to foreign companies such as Visa and MasterCard. Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksFriday, 03 June 2016

EC approves Visa Europe acquisition
Transaction expected to close in Q3 Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksTuesday, 17 May 2016

UnionPay signs Europe ATM deal
Five-year acquiring agreement with payments platform provider Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksFriday, 29 April 2016

Turkish national payment system launches
Country targets cashless society by 2023 Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 13 April 2016

All quiet at Visa as it waits for regulatory approval
Visa Inc purchase of Visa Europe expected this month Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksTuesday, 08 March 2016

Visa and MasterCard grow as debit brands decline
Networks account for 85% of European cards Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksMonday, 15 February 2016

India network to rollout credit cards
Latest move in challenge to Visa and MasterCard Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksTuesday, 10 November 2015

Visa Inc may increase Europe acquiring prices
Pressure likely from shareholders after Visa Europe acquisition Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 04 November 2015

Comment on Visa deal: banks decide they are stronger together
Visa Inc has finally agreed the deal to buy Visa Europe. This is a negotiation that has been rolling for several years, and was always on the cards at some stage. Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksTuesday, 03 November 2015

Visa Inc to buy Visa Europe
European association becomes part of single for-profit business Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksFriday, 02 October 2015

Turkey launches domestic card system
System will rival international networks Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksMonday, 07 September 2015

Visa fined A$18m for uncompetitive practices
'Clarion call' to international firms Read more ...

 
     
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