Digital

Apple is ‘Serious’ About Moving into Payments

Apple is ‘Serious’ About Moving into Payments

Written by on April 22, 2014 in Digital, Featured on App with 0 Comments

Apple isn’t aiming for the low-hanging fruit Apple entering the payments space has been a tantalising prospect for many for a while now. It’s certainly something that would easily upset the status quo of the payments market. And, while we’ve not heard anything concrete on the matter of payments, except for an occasional teasing statement […]

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Bitcoin: UK Consumers Don’t Trust or Understand it

Bitcoin: UK Consumers Don’t Trust or Understand it

Written by on April 17, 2014 in Digital, Featured on App with 0 Comments

Bitcoin just hasn’t hit it off in the UK The future where we all pay for products and services using Bitcoin may well be a pipe dream in the UK right now, as it seems that UK citizens just don’t trust the digital currency. It’s strange too, as media focus has been strong around the […]

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Mobile

PayPal Reconsiders NFC Due to HCE

PayPal Reconsiders NFC Due to HCE

Written by on April 22, 2014 in Featured on App, Mobile, NFC, Technology with 0 Comments

HCE seems to be the new and ‘exciting’ prospect PayPal has been waiting for in NFC PayPal has never been extremely active in the NFC environment, even trying to push its own Bluetooth Low Energy alternative, PayPal Beacon. However, in a surprising reversal, the digital payments company looks like it could well embrace NFC technology […]

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Google Wallet Was Saved by HCE

Google Wallet Was Saved by HCE

Written by on April 10, 2014 in Featured on App, Mobile, Online with 0 Comments

Google Wallet head is committed to moving Google deeper into the payments industry Google Payments chief Ariel Bardin spoke at the Electronic Transaction Association tradeshow in Las Vegas about just how far the company has come with its Google Wallet product. Having launched little over three years ago, Bardin admits that Wallet has been a […]

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eCommerce

Infographic: Which Social Media Platforms Drive the Most Sales?

Infographic: Which Social Media Platforms Drive the Most Sales?

Business owners often wonder about the “ROI of social media”. Is my Facebook page actually driving sales? Is all this tweeting really doing anything for my bottom line? Should I be on Pinterest and Instagram? Well it turns out, when it comes to eCommerce, being social matters. To better understand how social media is impacting […]

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Guest Post: Cross-border Ecommerce in China

Guest Post: Cross-border Ecommerce in China

Written by on March 25, 2014 in Downloads, E-commerce, Featured on App with 0 Comments

Will China be the ‘King of eCommerce in Asia’? The cross-border eCommerce sector has significantly developed over the last couple of years. An increasing number of online merchants have taken their business outside borders and since then have struggled to overcome regulatory, cultural, language and fraud-related impediments and ensure a good flow of goods across […]

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Prepaid

T-Mobile Enters the Payments Game With Prepaid Card

T-Mobile Enters the Payments Game With Prepaid Card

Written by on January 22, 2014 in Featured on App, Mobile, Prepaid, Technology with 0 Comments

Teleco, T-Mobile, has announced a new Mobile Money system that bucks the trend T-Mobile today announced that it would be releasing a payments and personal finance service called Mobile Money. Combining a smartphone app with a pre-paid Visa card, Mobile Money allows anyone – not just T-Mobile customers – to use the service without paying […]

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Google Edges Closer To Dominating Payments With Google Wallet Debit Card

Google Edges Closer To Dominating Payments With Google Wallet Debit Card

Written by on November 21, 2013 in Do Not Click, Featured on App, Mobile, Prepaid, Technology with 0 Comments

Google, not content with forcing Google Wallet and NFC payments through on Android 4.4 KitKat, has announced that it will now be offering a prepaid debit card to consumers. The card, which is only available in the US, allows consumers to withdraw money from ATMs and purchase goods in stores. It uses the funds stored […]

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Online

Cyber Security: Is the Password to be replaced by your Fingerprint?

Cyber Security: Is the Password to be replaced by your Fingerprint?

Written by on April 22, 2014 in Featured on App, Fraud & Security, Online with 0 Comments

Fingerprint passwords might provide an authentication alternative to passwords, enhancing your cyber security.  The recent Heartbleed flaw highlighted an oversight in regards to passwords and although the bug was an accident, rather than an attack, it still raises the question of what can we do next to secure our data? The problems with passwords is […]

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Amazon Denies Bitcoin Acceptance – May have alternative payments agenda

Amazon Denies Bitcoin Acceptance – May have alternative payments agenda

Written by on April 16, 2014 in Featured on App, Online with 0 Comments

Bitcoin has been considered, but Amazon is waiting for something else Amazon is one of the biggest eCommerce sites around. If you think of online shopping, you usually think of Amazon first. So, why isn’t the biggest online retailer looking at one of the most prolific crypocurrencies around? Well, it seems that they have, but […]

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Fraud & Security

Sweden Pays for Goods With the Swipe of a Hand

Sweden Pays for Goods With the Swipe of a Hand

Written by on April 16, 2014 in Featured on App, Fraud & Security with 0 Comments

In Sweden they’ve chucked the credit card and have started paying with their hands In an effort to move the payments business forward in Sweden, one city in the south of the nation has adopted hand scanning as a means of payment acceptance. The news comes from Lund University who have said that vein scanning […]

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Heartbleed: Are you bleeding out your personal information?

Heartbleed: Are you bleeding out your personal information?

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

The discovery of Heartbleed last week caused widespread panic in tech savvies and users alike. Protecting yourself might mean changing your passwords, but the extent to which your cyber security has been undermined is extensive. The bug comes from a flaw in the OpenSSL software library that’s coded into the most basic level of the […]

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The Customer

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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Visa Discovers That Vietnam Loves Having Electronic Payments

Visa Discovers That Vietnam Loves Having Electronic Payments

Written by on March 18, 2014 in Featured on App, The Customer with 0 Comments

A recent study by Visa reveals that Vietnamese consumers love owning and using electronic payment cards In countries with developed payment systems – yes, I’m including the US in that too – it’s easy to take something as simple as the plastic payments card for granted. But, over in Vietnam it seems that they’re absolutely […]

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Downloads

Download: Little Book of Middle East Payments

Download: Little Book of Middle East Payments

Written by on April 7, 2014 in Downloads, Featured on App with 0 Comments

The cards and payments landscape is facing exciting and somewhat daunting times ahead. We’ve entered an era where mobile promises to overhaul traditional approaches to banking, customers are demanding a more interactive experience, and existing security systems are being challenged by emerging payment platforms. This book has been produced by accumulating responses from global payments […]

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Tax stamps: From a mere source of revenue to a way to create citizens’ confidence

Tax stamps: From a mere source of revenue to a way to create citizens’ confidence

Written by on April 1, 2014 in Downloads, Featured on App, Fraud & Security with 0 Comments

Stamps counterfeiting & fraud are not only source of economic loss but also a catalyst of citizens’ loss of confidence towards the State The use of tax stamps became widespread in the 19th century, partly inspired by the success of the postage stamp, and partly motivated by the desire to streamline government operations in terms […]

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Other Recent Posts

Facebook Faces Off With Google and Apple for the Payments Market

Zuckerberg wants Facebook to have a slice of that payments pie Facebook’s been buying up a lot of tech lately, what with virtual reality company Oculus and instant messaging service WhatsApp, but what’s it really been playing at? Well, it seems that the social network want’s to find a way into your wallet too. And […]

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South Korea Card Companies Pay to Upgrade Merchant’s POS Terminals

South Korea ups its payment game The mobile payments industry in South Korea will receive a rather welcome boost thanks to local credit card companies helping small merchants gain access to EMV terminals by 2015. The initiative was announced by the Financial Supervisory Service in South Korea on Friday, explaining how it’ll help over 650,000 […]

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The Future Of Payments – Our upcoming webinars.

 May 2nd: Cryptocurrencies: What the payment industry needs to know next.  June 6th: The Battle for EMV: How to seamlessly integrate it into your business.  July 11th: Going Mobile: How and why banks need to integrate systems like Zapp and PayM.  August 15th: Contactless Combat: NFC or BLE, which one will win out?  September 12th: Rebuilding the […]

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