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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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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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Mobile

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

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 Wants A Slice of the Apple Pay Pie

Written by on October 28, 2014 in Featured on App, Mobile, Technology with 0 Comments

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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eCommerce

Facebook Messenger Looks Set to Get Payments Functionality

Facebook Messenger Looks Set to Get Payments Functionality

Written by on October 7, 2014 in E-commerce, Featured on App, Mobile with 0 Comments

Hacker exposes payments potential within Facebook Messenger It’s been no secret that Facebook has been eyeing up the payments market for a while now – so much so that they hired former PayPal president David Marcus. But thanks to one enterprising hacker, it looks like that payments potential could burst forth sooner than we expect. […]

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Cash Management Solutions Could Help Increase Business Performance

Cash Management Solutions Could Help Increase Business Performance

Written by on September 30, 2014 in E-commerce, Featured on App, Technology with 0 Comments

How a cash management solution can help you increase your day-to-day performance RCCS is a Cash service provider. It is an intermediary selling pre-crediting, tracking and tracing RFID, CIT,hardware,software,monitoring,service,insurance indirect to retailers under the RCCS brand via the ING Bank.Ultimately,RCCS is a closed cash concept small business retailers. For more information, download the presentation > […]

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Fraud & Security

Big data in the world of payments

Big data in the world of payments

Written by on September 18, 2014 in Featured on App, Fraud & Security, Technology with 0 Comments

Apple, Google and Big Data Recently we sat down with Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, big data expert and author of the best-selling Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think. Specifically, we wanted to pick his brain to discuss the role of big data in the ever exciting world of payments. […]

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Barclays VeinID Lets Corporate Customers Get Touchy

Barclays VeinID Lets Corporate Customers Get Touchy

Written by on September 8, 2014 in Digital, Featured on App, Fraud & Security with 0 Comments

Barclays brings biometrics goes from voice to touch with VeinID fingerprint scanners The financial technology sector is growing rapidly, and amongst the frontrunners of innovative startups is Barclays – proving that they’re still a hub of innovation inside payments. Not content with rolling out biometric voice recognition software for high-street customers, Barclays has unveiled a […]

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Online

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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Alternative Finance: Hallmarks of a Next Generation Platform

Alternative Finance: Hallmarks of a Next Generation Platform

Written by on September 26, 2014 in Online with 0 Comments

Ryan Weeks from AltFi News has kindly provided the guest blog below, which outlines the hallmarks of a next generation alternative finance platform. I recently profiled Spain’s leading peer-to-business lender – LoanBook. The nascent platform – which launched in October 2013 – has from the beginning catered specifically (though not exclusively) to the needs of […]

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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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Other Recent Posts

Is Subway Two-Timing Apple Pay?

Subway Proudly Announce Their Relationship With Softcard While Keeping Quiet About Apple Pay Earlier this year Subway announced their partnership with Softcard to enable contactless payments at their stores. This news came after Apple had listed Subway as one of their partners for Apple Pay, their new mobile payment solution. Subway, the largest food chain […]

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Apple Says Bendy iPhones Are “Rare”

Meanwhile, Brand Jokes Add Fuel to the #Bendgate Fire News across the world is buzzing after iPhone 6 owners showed us how their new gadget has bent after being carried in trouser pockets without a case. Several of Apple’s smartphone competitors have helped fuel the fire by adding to #bendgate with their own brand jokes. […]

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Square Not Scared of Apple Pay

Square CEO plans to accept bitcoin and Apple Pay in the future. Jack Dorsey, Square CEO, has said Square’s product is fundamentally different to the service Apple Pay is providing and they are therefore not a threat. At the opening of Square’s new office in Kitchener, Ontario, Dorsey explained that while Apple are “… building something […]

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