Vaughn Highfield

A man of many words who's interested in the busy world of payment technologies and customer loyalty.

You'll find me writing on Total Payments and Total Customer.

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Payfriendz

Payfriendz

What is it? Aimed at the social and youth markets, Payfriendz allows for flexible and easy international transfers between friends that’s as simple as sending a text message or WhatsApp. Users can also use Payfriendz to shop online, so it’s not just about paying back a friend for a taxi fare. Who is involved? Volker […]

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Quixter

Quixter

What is it? Quixter uses palm vein recognition to provide biometric authentication for transactions at point of sale. It uses the blood passing through the veins in your hand to create a unique ID that can’t be replicated by others – this is because, unlike fingerprints, it doesn’t leave traces on objects you touch and […]

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Veridu

Veridu

What is it? Gives businesses the tools to quickly and efficiently verify the identity of users in order to eliminate fraud and unwanted user behaviour. Essentially it’s there to make strong authentication measures friendly and useful for both customers and their users. Who is involved? Rasmus Groth – CEO and Founder Where is it based? […]

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Square Prepares for EMV Switchover

Square Prepares for EMV Switchover

Written by on July 30, 2014 in Featured on App, Fraud & Security, Mobile with 0 Comments

It’s hip to be Square Mobile POS powerhouse, Square has unveiled its plans to launch a Chip and Signature version of it’s iconic payments dongle as the US beings to make the shift across to EMV compliance. It’s taken a long time to get the US into a position where it needs to make the […]

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Starbucks Processes 6 Million Mobile Payments a Week

Starbucks Processes 6 Million Mobile Payments a Week

Written by on July 30, 2014 in Featured on App, Mobile with 0 Comments

Starstruck by Starbucks’ mobile payments track record Starbucks is already known as a powerhouse in the mobile commerce marketplace, and its 10 million active users has now reached the 12 million user mark in the US and Canada alone, and with it the number of customers paying by mobile has risen too. Now, Starbucks carries […]

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Facebook Messenger Will Get A Mobile Payments System

Facebook Messenger Will Get A Mobile Payments System

Written by on July 30, 2014 in Digital, Featured on App, Mobile with 0 Comments

In-app purchases for using Facebook to chat to friends? For a while now the rumour mill has been turning, slowly grinding down the big globules of payments rumours into fine sand that permeates even the deepest crevices of the internet. So, it came as no surprise to hear Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talk about how […]

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UK Leads the Way for Mobile Payments

UK Leads the Way for Mobile Payments

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

A new study shows UK is on top for mobile payments Mobile payments have been on the rise in the UK in the last few years, so much so that Londoners will soon be able to pay for public transport using it. However, who knew that the UK would actually be the world leader in […]

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London Transport Allows For Mobile NFC Payments

London Transport Allows For Mobile NFC Payments

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

London and TFL are pushing contactless like never before Only last month Transport for London moved the bar for contactless payments on its networks by removing cash payments from busses – meaning commuters could only pay with their Oyster card or an NFC-enabled Visa card. Now it looks as if they want to push London’s […]

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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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US Consumers Want EMV Chip and PIN

US Consumers Want EMV Chip and PIN

Nearly 70 per cent of US consumers want EMV Ever since the big debacle that was the card fraud case at Target and Neiman Marcus, the US payments industry has been under increased pressure to switch from its archaic magnetic strip technology and adopt the now world-standard of EMV Chip and Pin technology. However, there’s […]

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