Digital

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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Peer To Peer Contrasts From Across The Pond

Peer To Peer Contrasts From Across The Pond

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

How do the US and UK Peer-To-Peer (P2P) Markets Compare? Peter Behrens, Co-Founder of RateSetter, the UK’s largest P2P platform has kindly provided a guest blog on the UK and US P2P markets. Lending Club’s recent announcement of its intention to launch an IPO shone a global spotlight on peer-to-peer (P2P) lending. It has also led some commentators […]

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Mobile

Mobile Payment Integration Needn’t Be So Difficult

Mobile Payment Integration Needn’t Be So Difficult

Written by on September 17, 2014 in Featured on App, Mobile with 0 Comments

Making mobile payment integration easy There are currently more mobile devices on Earth than there are people. Forty-eight per cent of total web traffic comes from mobile devices too, and one third of people admit that their phones are both the first and last thing they look at during the day. Mobiles have taken a […]

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Apple and the Global Payments Market

Apple and the Global Payments Market

Written by on September 15, 2014 in Featured on App, Mobile with 0 Comments

As Apple enter a new territory, we consider the importance of this emerging market With Apple making a grand entrance into the payments arena, consumers, and businesses alike are bound to be affected. With contactless payments, iBeacon technology and Touch ID fingerprint sensors becoming part of everyday life, technology once imagined in Minority Report seem more believable. […]

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eCommerce

Clinkle Is the Mobile Payments App That’s Already Causing A Storm

Clinkle Is the Mobile Payments App That’s Already Causing A Storm

Written by on September 4, 2014 in Digital, E-commerce, Featured on App, Mobile with 0 Comments

What is Clinkle and why do 100,000 people want it so badly? Clinke, created by 22 year-old Lucas Duplan, is a mobile payments app – except, this mobile payments app has people digitally queuing up to use it when it eventually goes live. How many people, try 100,000 people signed up to the app’s waiting […]

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34 People Driving Indochina’s Payments and eCommerce

34 People Driving Indochina’s Payments and eCommerce

Written by on August 28, 2014 in Downloads, E-commerce, Featured on App, Influencers with 0 Comments

The who’s who of Indochina’s payments scene These individuals were chosen for their recent achievements in market innovation, forging strategic partnerships and continuously servicing the extensive needs of customers. There’s an enormous potential for growth in Southeast Asia with Thailand, Myanmar, and Indochina being the key markets in the payments innovations sector. Download eBook now […]

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Fraud & Security

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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Target Wasn’t The Only Retailer Hit By 2013′s Fraud Attack

Target Wasn’t The Only Retailer Hit By 2013′s Fraud Attack

Hackers targeted more than 1,000 other businesses Remember that crushingly-huge card fraud case that took place last December in America? You know, the one that hit Target and Neiman Marcus, and basically kick-started consumer wishes for EMV and higher card security. Well, according to the US Secret Service, it wasn’t just those two retailers hit […]

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Online

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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CrowdProperty Peer-To-Peer Lending Platform Launch

CrowdProperty Peer-To-Peer Lending Platform Launch

Written by on September 3, 2014 in Online with 0 Comments

Niche Peer-To-Peer Lending Platforms Emerging Peer-To-Peer (P2P) platforms fund a variety of projects, from business loans and invoices, to a wedding or buying a car. The opportunities are endless. CrowdProperty has announced its platform launch and gained interim permission from the FCA to operate, with a target goal of £20 million to be raised through […]

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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

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

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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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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Downloads

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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Download: Payments & Commerce Heroes

Download: Payments & Commerce Heroes

Written by on August 12, 2014 in Downloads, Featured on App, Online, Technology with 0 Comments

Get insights from the world’s leading thinkers, creators and format disrupters in payments.  Your heroes from the world of payments and commerce were at Cards & Payments Middle East in Dubai this May to present the ideas, inspiration and innovation to transform your business. This free ebook is a culmination of the transcriptions and videos […]

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Other Recent Posts

What does Apple Pay mean for MasterCard?

Apple and MasterCard- the ultimate team The payments industry is still buzzing after the launch of Apple Pay on Tuesday. The new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch will include a NFC-based payment system that will let consumers shop in stores and online; all customers will have to do is simply touch to […]

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Here’s Why Apple is Going to Succeed in Mobile Payments Where Others Have Failed

Apple looks likely to succeed where others have failed Apple’s iPhone 6 is expected to be announced on September 9th when the company holds its annual conference to show off new hardware – namely a new iPhone. As we reported yesterday, it looks like this time around Apple will be stepping into the payments space […]

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iPhone 6 Has NFC Chip According to A Device Teardown

Russian tech site gets an iPhone 6 early, decides to show off its insides Apple’s iPhone 6 is expected to be unveiled on September 9th, with a release later this year, and we fully expect it to launch alongside a new payment service from the white fruited company. But people have wondered how Apple would […]

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