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10 DECEMBER 2018
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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 - Corporate cardsMonday, 18 June 2018

UK: Debit card payments overtake cash for first time
3.4 million now almost never use cash at all Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsFriday, 01 June 2018

PayHappy! campaign launches in Germany
SME programme links card payments to loyalty rewards 
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsTuesday, 29 May 2018

Digital rewards start-up raises £1m
Solution replaces loyalty cards with mobiles and payment cards  Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsFriday, 18 May 2018

iZettle bought for US$2.2bn
IPO plans changed after takeover approach
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Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsTuesday, 15 May 2018

Facebook becomes FIDO Alliance board member
Company joins efforts reliance on password Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsThursday, 26 April 2018

German challenger expands m-payments offering in four countries
Branchless bank nears 1m customers Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsFriday, 20 April 2018

NY authorities launch crypto platform probe
Investigation seeks greater transparency in sector Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsThursday, 05 April 2018

US$670m lost to crypto hacks and scams in 2018
One ICO accounts for quarter of all losses since 2011 Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsWednesday, 28 March 2018

Braintree integrates loyalty with payments
Service also features contextualised commerce  Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsMonday, 26 March 2018

Banks to offload domestic processing operations
Pressure from regulators and new competitors leads to focus on core activity Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsMonday, 26 March 2018

Romanian bank rolls out chatbot
Cognitive app helps customers manage finances
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsWednesday, 21 March 2018

BBVA tests invisible payments
Biometric-based system trialled at restaurants Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsFriday, 09 March 2018

Alipay expands in Canada
Partnership to connect with Chinese consumers Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsMonday, 19 February 2018

2018: The year of M&As
25 major payments acquisitions in first six weeks of the year Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsFriday, 09 February 2018

Banks plan pan-Nordic payments system
Initiative to harmonise current fragmented infrastructure
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsMonday, 18 June 2018

UK: Debit card payments overtake cash for first time
3.4 million now almost never use cash at all Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsFriday, 01 June 2018

PayHappy! campaign launches in Germany
SME programme links card payments to loyalty rewards 
Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsTuesday, 29 May 2018

Digital rewards start-up raises £1m
Solution replaces loyalty cards with mobiles and payment cards  Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsFriday, 18 May 2018

iZettle bought for US$2.2bn
IPO plans changed after takeover approach
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Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsTuesday, 15 May 2018

Facebook becomes FIDO Alliance board member
Company joins efforts reliance on password Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsThursday, 26 April 2018

German challenger expands m-payments offering in four countries
Branchless bank nears 1m customers Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsFriday, 20 April 2018

NY authorities launch crypto platform probe
Investigation seeks greater transparency in sector Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsThursday, 05 April 2018

US$670m lost to crypto hacks and scams in 2018
One ICO accounts for quarter of all losses since 2011 Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsWednesday, 28 March 2018

Braintree integrates loyalty with payments
Service also features contextualised commerce  Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsMonday, 26 March 2018

Banks to offload domestic processing operations
Pressure from regulators and new competitors leads to focus on core activity Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsMonday, 26 March 2018

Romanian bank rolls out chatbot
Cognitive app helps customers manage finances
Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsWednesday, 21 March 2018

BBVA tests invisible payments
Biometric-based system trialled at restaurants Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsFriday, 09 March 2018

Alipay expands in Canada
Partnership to connect with Chinese consumers Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsMonday, 19 February 2018

2018: The year of M&As
25 major payments acquisitions in first six weeks of the year Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsFriday, 09 February 2018

Banks plan pan-Nordic payments system
Initiative to harmonise current fragmented infrastructure
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsMonday, 08 January 2018

Today’s big PSD2 question
Day 9: What are the key dates?

Every day in the countdown to the EU Second Payments Services Directive (PSD2) coming into effect on 13 January 2018, we answer a question on the implications of different parts of the directive for the payments sector. Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsWednesday, 27 December 2017

GDPR golden nugget
Today: The data compliance implications

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and will impact on the data handling practices of every company in Europe. Each day over the festive period, we suggest a specific issue you should be considering. Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsFriday, 22 December 2017

The top 10 payments stories of 2017
See the most read stories on the Card & Payments World website this year Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsWednesday, 20 December 2017

Global card payments to double by 2022
India and Russia among fast-growing markets 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 - Corporate cardsMonday, 20 November 2017

WeChat expands acceptance into airport
Alipay rollout increased Chinese spend by 92%
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Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsMonday, 09 October 2017

Faster Payments seeks bidders for infrastructure
Renewal will migrate service to ISO20022 international standard
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Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsMonday, 02 October 2017

Merchant payments fintech plans ICO
Offering to support transfer of platform to blockchain Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsFriday, 04 August 2017

National Gift Card deploys card sequencer machines
Purchase of gift card attaching and mail insertion tech Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsTuesday, 16 May 2017

Samsung Pay makes UK entry
Much-delayed launch confirmed
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsWednesday, 10 May 2017

Visa and Square partner for festival payments
Link to enable 100% mobile and card acceptance at music event Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsMonday, 23 January 2017

Fraud and computer are most common offences
Two categories are included for first time in national crime figures Read more ...

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

Lloyds Banking Group gains highest LGBT inclusion ranking
FS firms make up 11% of Stonewall’s top 100 list
J.P Morgan comes third in the Index
Barclays and Goldman Sachs are Star Performers
BNP Paribas enter the list for the first time, while Citi climb 69 spots Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsTuesday, 03 January 2017

What you might have missed....
Major stories over the holiday period
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsFriday, 02 December 2016

Blow for US EMV migration
New three-year delay for liability shift Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsThursday, 01 December 2016

Trustech latest: Verifone and network team on pay by instalment app
Rollouts in Romania and UK Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsTuesday, 29 November 2016

Biometrics smart cards emerging as key
Trustech 2016, formerly known as Cartes in Paris, has opened for the first time in Cannes and creating a deja vu moment for those of us who have reported on the payments business for more than a decade. This is because biometrics are high on the agenda – again. Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsWednesday, 23 November 2016

Bank BRI launches travel rewards card
Credit rollout by Indonesian bank  Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsTuesday, 15 November 2016

Samsung Pay adds rewards to wallet
Credit card-style offers points and instant prizes Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsWednesday, 19 October 2016

Challenger targets gap in SME banking market
Start-up plans to capitalise on Brexit uncertainty Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsMonday, 17 October 2016

Loyalty the missing piece for mobile wallets
94% would use wallets more if they reward transactions Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsThursday, 06 October 2016

Corporate mobile payments going mainstream
More than US$100bn paid via HSBC platform
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsThursday, 29 September 2016

Ripple making waves in payments
Start-up mocks SWIFT after partnering with banks Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsMonday, 26 September 2016

Discover now most accepted global brand
Rapid growth in China acceptance Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsMonday, 19 September 2016

Central banks plan new measures after SWIFT cyberattacks
Taskforce considers broader crossborder banking requirements Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsThursday, 15 September 2016

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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsWednesday, 31 August 2016

SWIFT banks hit by more cyberattacks
Threat is here to stay, says bank messaging system Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsWednesday, 24 August 2016

POS breaches show payment system vulnerabilities
Visa issues warning to check merchant devices for malware Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsThursday, 11 August 2016

Book review: Crowdsourced opinion on the future of Fintech
It is difficult to avoid the subject of Fintech. It has become synonymous with guilt. Everyone from bankers to businesses knows that there are elements that will transform everyone's lives and become the default of tomorrow. But which bits. Should they act now or wait? Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsMonday, 25 July 2016

Analysis: VocaLink deal a double boost for MasterCard The agreement to buy VocaLink will provide two major benefits for MasterCard as it attempts to fend off future threats to its business. Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsWednesday, 18 May 2016

Funding: Apple invests US$1bn in 'Chinese Uber'
Move offers potential to expand Apple Pay Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsThursday, 07 April 2016

Money 2020 Europe: Payments to be 38% digital 'within four years'
More digitised cards will drive expansion, says MasterCard Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsThursday, 03 March 2016

Bus network rolls out mPOS system in six countries
Solution replaces four million paper tickets Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsThursday, 03 March 2016

NFC adoption: Merchants must take the reins
3 keys to mobile NFC payments success Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsMonday, 29 February 2016

UnionPay accounts for 70% of Asia-Pacific card spend
Region makes up nearly half of global total Read more ...

 
     
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