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Facebook Messenger Will Get A Mobile Payments System

Facebook Messenger Will Get A Mobile Payments System

Written by on July 30, 2014 in Digital, Featured on App, Mobile with 0 Comments

In-app purchases for using Facebook to chat to friends? For a while now the rumour mill has been turning, slowly grinding down the big globules of payments rumours into fine sand that permeates even the deepest crevices of the internet. So, it came as no surprise to hear Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talk about how […]

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Snapchat May Be Getting Into Payments

Snapchat May Be Getting Into Payments

Written by on July 21, 2014 in Digital, Featured on App, Mobile with 0 Comments

Could Snapchat be a snappy way to pay? In two trademarks filed this week, Snapchat could be looking to monetise its users through enabling P2P payments, money transfers or online payments. The trademarks, brought to our attention via TechCrunch seem to stop anyone else entering the space using the Snapchat name, so it’s not sure-fire […]

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Mobile

Square Prepares for EMV Switchover

Square Prepares for EMV Switchover

Written by on July 30, 2014 in Featured on App, Fraud & Security, Mobile with 0 Comments

It’s hip to be Square Mobile POS powerhouse, Square has unveiled its plans to launch a Chip and Signature version of it’s iconic payments dongle as the US beings to make the shift across to EMV compliance. It’s taken a long time to get the US into a position where it needs to make the […]

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Starbucks Processes 6 Million Mobile Payments a Week

Starbucks Processes 6 Million Mobile Payments a Week

Written by on July 30, 2014 in Featured on App, Mobile with 0 Comments

Starstruck by Starbucks’ mobile payments track record Starbucks is already known as a powerhouse in the mobile commerce marketplace, and its 10 million active users has now reached the 12 million user mark in the US and Canada alone, and with it the number of customers paying by mobile has risen too. Now, Starbucks carries […]

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eCommerce

Nintendo Lets Japanese Users Pay With NFC

Nintendo Lets Japanese Users Pay With NFC

Written by on July 23, 2014 in E-commerce, Featured on App, The Customer with 0 Comments

Nintendo customers can top up their store wallets with an NFC tap Nintendo has brought NFC payments to Japan in a new update to its Wii U console. The update means that customers can now top up their online Nintendo eShop wallet by swiping their Suica card across the Wii U’s GamePad. The Nintendo eShop […]

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Payments Are Changing, But Why?

Payments Are Changing, But Why?

The times, they are a changing “Currently, nobody likes banks,” exclaims Chris Skinner from the Financial Services Club as he launches into his talk at Pay Expo. And he’s not wrong either, as a survey by Accenture shows that younger customers are twice as likely to close their bank accounts and go completely branchless, and would […]

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Fraud & Security

ISO 20022 – Building the right foundation to meet the future payment needs of Canadians

ISO 20022 – Building the right foundation to meet the future payment needs of Canadians

Written by on July 24, 2014 in Featured on App, Fraud & Security with 0 Comments

The CPA is one of Canada’s core financial market infrastructures, and we’re planning to change the way we do business We’re adopting an internationally recognized payment messaging standard – ISO 20022 – as part of a comprehensive strategy to modernize Canada’s payments system. The transition to this standard, which is being adopted by a growing […]

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US Consumers Want EMV Chip and PIN

US Consumers Want EMV Chip and PIN

Nearly 70 per cent of US consumers want EMV Ever since the big debacle that was the card fraud case at Target and Neiman Marcus, the US payments industry has been under increased pressure to switch from its archaic magnetic strip technology and adopt the now world-standard of EMV Chip and Pin technology. However, there’s […]

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Online

Guest Blog: Peer to Peer Lending and FCA Regulation

Guest Blog: Peer to Peer Lending and FCA Regulation

Written by on July 23, 2014 in Featured on App, Online with 0 Comments

What does the future of P2P hold? Assetz Capital is a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform, providing a link between investors and borrowers, providing finance to small and medium sized enterprises and funding property developers. Andrew Holgate, Founder and Director of Assetz Capital Group, has many years experience in insolvency and helping business manage their debt and […]

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Top Facts About US Peer to Peer Lending

Top Facts About US Peer to Peer Lending

Written by on July 17, 2014 in Featured on App, Online with 0 Comments

Peer to Peer Lending (P2P) is a growing phenomenon in both the US and UK, providing an alternative form of finance With huge potential for returns resulting in people beginning to wake up to this emerging asset class, LendingRobot has produced an infographic about P2P investment in the US, highlighting “7 surprising facts about Peer to Peer Lending”. It makes […]

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Prepaid

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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Infographic: 6 Company Types in the Credit Payment Chain

Infographic: 6 Company Types in the Credit Payment Chain

Written by on July 14, 2014 in Featured on App, Prepaid, Technology, The Customer with 0 Comments

Getting behind the payments chain Recently, I chanced upon a report from Business Insiders Intelligence. From an article on Emerging Payment Technologies Will Create New Winners And Losers In The Giant Credit Card Industry there is much to discover from the credit card and debit card “ecosystem”. The infographic below (click for a slightly larger version) […]

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The Customer

The Agility Imperative: Speeding Payment Innovation in Asia

The Agility Imperative: Speeding Payment Innovation in Asia

Written by on April 29, 2014 in Featured on App, The Customer with 0 Comments

What are the prospects in speeding up payments innovation in Asia? On the topic of market trends in Asia’s payments innovation scene, Zaw Lin Htut, Chief Executive Officer of Myanmar Payment Union commented that, “In emerging markets such as Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines, the ticket and payments sector are still in the stage of infancy […]

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PayPal Opens Up New Restaurant Payment Features

PayPal Opens Up New Restaurant Payment Features

Written by on March 24, 2014 in Featured on App, Mobile, The Customer with 0 Comments

PayPal expands beyond simple payments PayPal is, yet again, expanding it’s offerings beyond simple payments and mobile transfers. While it’s not expanding upon it’s Beacon service, it is moving closer to becoming far more ubiquitous in the world of consumer payments. It’s latest venture, an upgrade to its app that allows pre-ordering and paying at […]

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Downloads

Where African Banks are Spending Money in 2015: Part 2

Where African Banks are Spending Money in 2015: Part 2

Written by on July 22, 2014 in Downloads, Featured on App with 0 Comments

Where you should be looking in 2015 Cards & Payments Africa, Future bank Africa and The Cash Handling Show Africa provide a platform where new revenue streams can be explored, key technologies can be evaluated and businesses can gain valuable insight into implementing successful initiatives and systems. This industry insight took the form of interviews, […]

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Where African banks are spending their money in 2015

Where African banks are spending their money in 2015

Written by on June 27, 2014 in Downloads, Featured on App with 0 Comments

Cards & Payments Africa, Future bank Africa and The Cash Handling Show Africa provide a platform where new revenue streams can be explored, key technologies can be evaluated and businesses can gain valuable insight into implementing successful initiatives and systems. This industry insight took the form of interviews, the questions were asked onsite at Cards […]

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UK Leads the Way for Mobile Payments

A new study shows UK is on top for mobile payments Mobile payments have been on the rise in the UK in the last few years, so much so that Londoners will soon be able to pay for public transport using it. However, who knew that the UK would actually be the world leader in […]

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London Transport Allows For Mobile NFC Payments

London and TFL are pushing contactless like never before Only last month Transport for London moved the bar for contactless payments on its networks by removing cash payments from busses – meaning commuters could only pay with their Oyster card or an NFC-enabled Visa card. Now it looks as if they want to push London’s […]

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The 3 Things Customers Want from Mobile Payments

To get mobile payment adoption rates up, customers need these three things Mobile payments are growing, but they’re hardly ubiquitous – nor as accessible as many payment services believe them to be. But what can be done to make customers be more optimistic towards making them? Well, according to a recent Accenture study, and a […]

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