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30 MARCH 2017
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article thumbnail Wednesday, 01 March 2017

Domestic schemes more confident of future prospects
Call for increased cross-border collaboration between schemes
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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.
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  IN THE NEW EDITION OF CARD & PAYMENTS WORLD

SELF ACQUIRING: Major retailers by-pass third-party acquirers
PSD2:
Directive promises fundamental payments change (not everyone thinks this is positive)

BREXIT: The UK Treasury view of PSD2
CLEARING BANKS: Market report as new challenger launches

NORWAY: Country profile on a dynamic payments market. Interviews, analysis and data
DOMESTIC PAYMENT SCHEMES: European market report


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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 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
Read more ...

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 ...

Card & Payments World | News - Card networks
Visa links with IBM for IoT payments
Thursday, 16 February 2017

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
Read more ...

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 ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 19 August 2015

Target settles with card issuers over breach
Agreement with Visa Inc
MasterCard negotiations continue Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksFriday, 31 July 2015

MasterCard agrees to US$61m settlement with Tesco
Credit card fees deal part of UK merchant  anti-trust case
MasterCard Inc has agreed to pay Tesco Plc $61 million as as part of a multi-billion dollar lawsuit over credit card fees in the UK. Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksFriday, 31 July 2015

US merchants challenge antitrust settlement after lawyer revelations
Lawyers representing around 100 US merchants involved in the US interchange anti-trust settlement have formally notified MasterCard Inc and Visa Inc that lawyer collusion has been sufficient for the US$6bn class action deal to be thrown out. Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksMonday, 27 July 2015

Visa Europe deal back on table
- Purchase rekindled after better than expected results and strong dollar
- Visa Inc confirms talks, and states completion date 
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksMonday, 13 July 2015

Apple Pay launches in UK tomorrow
* Loyalty an important element of renamed wallet

* What it costs the banks to take part

* Locations and acceptance explained Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 03 June 2015

Somalia joins international payments system
Partnership with network after 24 years of isolation Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksMonday, 11 May 2015

Surprise as Visa Europe sale rumours resurface
Renewed speculation of US$20bn acquisition Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Card networksTuesday, 05 May 2015

Costco moves exclusively from Amex to a Citi Visa
Exclusive partnership with American Express to end in April 2016 Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 29 April 2015

China opens door to foreign schemes - but how wide?
MasterCard agreement puts it in pole position Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksTuesday, 14 April 2015

Indian RuPay cards now all eCommerce-enabled
140 million cardholders set up for internet payments Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 25 February 2015

JCB transfers processing to Russian domestic system
Card brand follows Visa and MasterCard moves Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksTuesday, 13 January 2015

MasterCard agrees Russia processing deal
Visa likely to follow soon Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Card networksFriday, 05 December 2014

Network launches crossborder cloud payments in China
Digital payments capability made available to Chinese banks Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksThursday, 04 December 2014

Bitcoin hits Top 10 networks for online spending
High-tech and Beauty top spending categories on Black Friday & Cyber Monday Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksMonday, 24 November 2014

40% chance of Visa Europe sale
Estimate of asking price goes up Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Card networksMonday, 17 November 2014

Apple adds UnionPay payment option
New way to pay at App Store Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksFriday, 31 October 2014

China plans to end UnionPay monopoly
Move would open up huge opportunities for foreign payments players Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Card networksThursday, 30 October 2014

Visa starts multi-billion dollar share repurchase
Results beat analyst predictions Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 08 October 2014

Russia may force payment networks to work via state company
Domestic transactions would have to be processed via national system Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksFriday, 08 August 2014

MasterCard sued for Russian card block
Claim could lead to “hundreds of thousands” of actions Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksWednesday, 23 July 2014

US cardholders are top World Cup spenders
Merchants use tournament to invest in POS acceptance, says Visa Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Card networksFriday, 27 June 2014

AIB Merchant Services partners with UnionPay
Irish card acceptance deal Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Card networksThursday, 05 June 2014

Russia frees jailed exec to build payment network – report
Processing boss released from penal colony Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksThursday, 15 May 2014

“Cheaper” for networks to leave Russia
Bank says current conditions are not profitable Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksMonday, 12 May 2014

India domestic card has “95% acceptance”
Card base growing at 3 million a month says RuPay Read more ...

 
     
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