Digital

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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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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Mobile

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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Retailers Like Tesco Roll Into The Mobile Market

Retailers Like Tesco Roll Into The Mobile Market

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

Retailers look to jump aboard the mobile payments and wallet bandwagon in an effort to cut out the middle man and increase store loyalty British supermarket chain Tesco and France’s Auchan have launched their own “digital wallets” that allow users to pay for goods through the app instead of with cash or card. While this […]

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eCommerce

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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10 Asian eCommerce Leaders Worth Following on Twitter

10 Asian eCommerce Leaders Worth Following on Twitter

Written by on March 13, 2014 in E-commerce, Featured on App with 0 Comments

It’s an indisputable fact that eCommerce in Asia is on a trail-blazing path towards a booming social commerce economy According to TechinAsia’s Techlist, more than half a billion dollars have been invested into South East Asia’s e-Commerce start-ups in 2013. Despite claims that e-Commerce in the region is still underdeveloped; the increasing mobile penetration rates, […]

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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

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

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

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

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 ENVY 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 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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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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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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Real-Time Payments Could Be Heading for America

But despite the US Federal Reserve’s interest, the old guard dislike the idea of real-time payments In the recent September payment System improvement Public Consultation Paper from the US Federal Reserve, it asked what could help improve the US archaic payments system. And, as you may well have expected, feedback was divided. However, the old […]

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