Digital

NATO vs Cyber Crime: The $1 Trillion Industry

NATO vs Cyber Crime: The $1 Trillion Industry

Written by on November 5, 2014 in Digital, Featured on App, Fraud & Security with 0 Comments

What does NATO’s fight against cyber crime mean for businesses in the payments industry? Military activities have been prominent in the news recently. Asides from the fighting in Kobani, last week NATO fighter jets intercepted Russian military aircraft that were conducting manoeuvres within range of European airspace. What rarely makes the news is the digital […]

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Barclaycard Uses Contactless for Charity

Barclaycard Uses Contactless for Charity

Barclaycard’s contactless charity bucket While not strictly an advancement in the world of payment technology, Barclaycard has teamed up with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, for the ‘Penny for London’ charity campaign – a strategy to use contactless cards to help donate to charity. The technology works by collecting small donations when commuters use […]

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Mobile

Beacons and Payments: A match made in Palo Alto

Beacons and Payments: A match made in Palo Alto

Written by on December 1, 2014 in Featured on App, Mobile, Technology with 0 Comments

Can’t beat a beacon We’re constantly looking for the next big thing in payments. In 2014, one of these ‘next big things’ was the introduction of BLE technology into the payments landscape. Recently we sat down with Robert Scoble, author of Age of Context and one of the world’s favourite tech evangelists, and he introduced […]

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Implementing A Successful Mobile POS Strategy

Implementing A Successful Mobile POS Strategy

Written by on November 27, 2014 in Featured on App, Mobile, Technology with 0 Comments

Technology integration and security crucial to successful implementation of mobile POS strategy The rise of the digital age has led to the rapid change in consumer shopping and behaviours. Customers are increasingly demanding better service, with higher expectations of stock availability and the option to purchase via more online and offline platforms. They also expect […]

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eCommerce

American Payments Could Get a Whole Lot Faster

American Payments Could Get a Whole Lot Faster

Written by on November 19, 2014 in E-commerce, Featured on App with 0 Comments

America should be joining the modern payments world with an upgrade to the faster payments network While America may well be one of the world economy powerhouses, it’s payments infrastructure is among one of the more primitive in a developed nation. While efforts are being made to move away from the likes of the incredibly […]

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Is the Era of Universal Payment Dead?

Is the Era of Universal Payment Dead?

Written by on November 14, 2014 in E-commerce, Featured on App, Fraud & Security, Online with 0 Comments

What does the future of payments hold? Now more than ever, the payments ecosystem plays host to a wide range of players and the diversity of financial transactions is continually growing. From prepaid cards to peer-to-peer money transfers and now the rise of digital currencies such as Bitcoin, the market is crowded. Even within individual […]

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Fraud & Security

MasterCard and Visa Ditch Despised 3D Secure System

MasterCard and Visa Ditch Despised 3D Secure System

Written by on November 17, 2014 in Featured on App, Fraud & Security with 0 Comments

3D secure is to become a thing of the past thanks to MasterCard and Visa security updates 3D Secure has never been an overly popular security measure for many shoppers. Appearing as a way to verify a card purchase online, it essentially gets in the way of crafting a pleasant eCommerce experience due to users […]

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EMV Migration: Why Experience Matters

EMV Migration: Why Experience Matters

Written by on November 14, 2014 in Featured on App, Fraud & Security with 0 Comments

Key considerations when moving to EMV With just more than a year until the U.S. reaches the Fraud Liability Shift deadline, the time is right for the U.S. to join more than 80 other nations in adopting the more secure EMV card. In fact, in its report on global card fraud, The Nilson Report noted […]

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Online

Shellshocked: Cyber Security’s Latest Flaw

Shellshocked: Cyber Security’s Latest Flaw

Written by on October 16, 2014 in Digital, Online with 0 Comments

Cyber security experts must focus more on the fundamentals of the internet. Heartbleed, Shellshock, Poodle. All three are vulnerabilities in the software of the web that have been discovered this year. Shellshock – by far the most serious of the three – has existed for over two decades, but was only discovered two weeks ago. It’s […]

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AltFi Awards Recognise Crowdfunding and Peer To Peer Platforms

AltFi Awards Recognise Crowdfunding and Peer To Peer Platforms

Written by on September 29, 2014 in Online with 0 Comments

RateSetter wins big at the AltFi Awards 2014 The AltFi Awards 2014 took place on 23rd September and recognized a diverse range of crowdfunding and peer to peer lending sites. The most coveted prize of the night went to RateSetter for ‘Alternative Finance Platform of the Year’, who also walked away with a further three […]

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Prepaid

Barclaycard Give 10,000 Commuters bPay Bands

Barclaycard Give 10,000 Commuters bPay Bands

Written by on September 17, 2014 in Digital, Featured on App, NFC, Prepaid, Technology, The Customer with 0 Comments

Londoners will get Barclaycard bPay wristbands as part of wider contactless payment rollout on TfL services As of yesterday, travelers on the Underground can make contactless payments for journeys throughout the capital, and it seems that Barclaycard is hoping that commuters will be keen to adopt the tech to help “speed up their journeys” and […]

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Barclaycard’s BPay Band Brings a Contactless Future Closer

Barclaycard’s BPay Band Brings a Contactless Future Closer

Written by on July 14, 2014 in Featured on App, Mobile, NFC, Prepaid, Technology with 0 Comments

Barclaycard gives customers one on the wrist Contactless payments have been trying to get off the ground for a while now. While integration into mobile phones is the key driver for most – take a look at the number of mobile wallets available on any Android phone – a lack of NFC in older devices […]

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The Customer

Somalia Gets its First ATM

Somalia Gets its First ATM

Written by on October 8, 2014 in Featured on App, Technology, The Customer with 0 Comments

Teller me about it Somalia has gained its first-ever cash machine and it’s been installed in the centre of the country’s capital, Mogadishu, the BBC reports. Installed by Salaam Somali Bank inside an upmarket hotel, the ATM allows customers to withdraw US dollars due to the shilling being practically worthless to many businessmen and foreigners. […]

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Square Cash Now Lets You Pay By Text

Square Cash Now Lets You Pay By Text

Written by on August 27, 2014 in Featured on App, Mobile, Technology, The Customer with 0 Comments

Square Cash stays competitive by adding in an archaic feature Okay, archaic might be a tad strong, but Square’s Cash app has been up against growing competition from the likes of PayPal and its sister company Venmo, that the addition of paying by text keeps it in the game. Now, with this update, people can […]

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Downloads

Download Interview: Peer-To-Peer Lending, An Emerging Asset Class

Download Interview: Peer-To-Peer Lending, An Emerging Asset Class

Written by on September 8, 2014 in Downloads, Online with 0 Comments

Peer-to-peer lending as an emerging asset class Utilise p2p to diversify your investment portfolio and take advantage of its attractive high rates of return. P2P was pioneered in the midst of the recession, and has gone from strength to strength. It’s set to surpass lending of £1 billion this year, with expectations that the sector […]

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Download: Insight Into Peer-To-Peer Lending & Investment

Download: Insight Into Peer-To-Peer Lending & Investment

Written by on September 1, 2014 in Downloads, Featured on App, Online with 0 Comments

The peer-to-peer lending market is set to surpass £1 billion in 2014 Understanding this new and quickly growing sector is key to diversifying your investment portfolio. “Nothing less than a revolution is taking place in the P2P lending space, and no serious investor should fail to take time now to educate themselves on the opportunities […]

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PIN-ning Techniques/Challenges for Multi-Technology Cards

Overcoming the challenges of multi-technology cards EMV financial cards of today are most often known as “dual-interface”; this is a misnomer in most instances. They are often in-fact, triple-interface: Mag Stripe, Contact Chip, and Contactless Chip. These multi-faceted cards provide additional security and data storage options, but present a challenge in personalization: synchronizing the data […]

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Are Merchants to Blame for the Slow Uptake of Mobile Payments?

Are merchants against mobile? Mobile payments have had a slow start in most of the world, especially if they involve a retailer needing to take on board a new point of sale system to begin accepting them. With the rise of mobiles and tablets as the generally preferred method of shopping online, why haven’t brick […]

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Alibaba Wants A Slice of the Apple Pay Pie

Alibaba and Apple: A match made in eCommerce heaven? Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma has stated that the Chinese eCommerce company is interested in partnering with Apple thanks to its Apple Pay system. “I hope we can do something together,” said Ma in an interview with The Wall Street Journal at WSJD Live. However, it’s clear […]

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