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Infographic: What Will “Android Pay” Look Like?

Would an Android Pay system be worth it? Apple consumers may well have the likes of Apple Pay to bring together their iOS payments infrastructure, but what do the Android users of the world have to look forward to? It would make sense for Google Wallet to be Android’s “Apple Pay”, but with news that Google will be scaling back …

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MasterCard and Zwipe Bring Biometrics to Cards

MasterCard has teamed up with Zwipe to integrate fingerprint sensors into contactless cards While MasterCard may not actually make or issue cards, they’ve teamed up with Zwipe to help launch the world’s first fingerprint authenticated payment card. Utilising Zwipe’s biometric sensor, a consumer can make a contactless payment by holding their thumb over the fingerprint reader to authorise the contactless …

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Beacons and Payments: A match made in Palo Alto

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 us to a relatively new …

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Implementing A Successful Mobile POS Strategy

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 to have a seamless, hassle-free …

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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 across 3 formats, simultaneously. There …

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Google Wallet Gets a Rethink Due to Apple Pay

Google Wallet has cut off the selling of digital goods, but wants to encourage more users to use it Since Apple Pay came onto the scene, Google has understandably got something to worry about in the payments market it’s been trying to break into with mixed success. The Google Wallet service has been rolled out across most Android phones and …

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American Payments Could Get a Whole Lot Faster

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 unsafe magnetic strip and sign …