Posts in Financial Services

Three top priorities to help banks build loyalty as customers take them up on switch guarantee

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Posted on 16th Sep 2014 by in Financial-services

With current account ‘switch’ rates up nearly 20% in the UK, what must banks do to build loyalty?

Five things we can learn about the future of contactless payments from the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

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Posted on 11th Sep 2014 by in Telecom

Mainstreaming the technology and embedded security are two key ways Apple’s move into NFC is helping the industry

Mobile P2P payments for the unbanked

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Posted on 3rd Sep 2014 by in Telecom

Whilst the idea of keeping your money in a bank account seems commonplace to most in the developed world, for large parts of the developing world it is either a novelty or a pipe dream. There are many advantages to having a bank account, such as keeping your money safe, earning interest and also having […]

Australia’s Mobile Payment Journey: Growth and Potential

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Posted on 28th Aug 2014 by in Telecom

Mobile technology has come a long way in recent years and continues to open up new doors in payments. Innovation in payments has been driven by not only forward-thinking retailers and banks, but also by consumers who are looking for the added speed, convenience and security offered by mobile payments. This has created an exciting […]

Staying Ahead in the Payments Game

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Posted on 15th Jul 2014 by in Financial-services

Hot Issues in the Payments Industry We recently gathered leaders from across the banking industry at our annual Smart Payments Forum (SPF), held this year in San Francisco, to discuss trends in the payments industry. Attendees at the SPF agreed that EMV and the protection it provides is integral to reducing card fraud and also serves as a conduit […]

4 Must-Haves for Banks to Build a Mobile Wallet That’s Secure

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Posted on 30th Jun 2014 by in Financial-services

Mobile is a key part of every bank’s strategy to increase retention of account holders by providing a convenient and secure portal to access services. Mobile banking applications already allow consumers to check balances, transfer money and make deposits while on the go. And many banks are now looking at extending the functionality of mobile […]

Payments in Asia: a multi-tier economy?

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Posted on 10th Jun 2014 by in Telecom

With Mobile Asia Expo kicking off tomorrow, over the next few days on the blog we’ll be taking a look at three key areas of the Asian mobile market, starting with payments. The first thing to remember when looking at the Asian market is that to consider it as a single entity is somewhat misleading. […]

Questions Remain for US EMV Migration

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Posted on 29th May 2014 by in Financial-services

The U.S. migration to EMV chip payments is well underway, with many industry stakeholders on track to meet October 2015 liability shift deadlines.

NFC in the prepaid market: how Financial Institutions and MNOs benefit from active collaboration

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Posted on 22nd May 2014 by in Telecom

The prepaid cards market is one of the fastest growing non-cash payments market with most of the growth and adoption coming from the US. Within this context, American Express’ Serve, a subsidiary of American Express, specializing in prepaid services, allows customers to enroll their service through Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). Together with two other major […]

Four takeaways from InfoSec 2014

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Posted on 13th May 2014 by in Financial-services

This year’s InfoSec, held at Earls Court in London, did not disappoint.