Posts in Financial Services

EMV gains steam as President Obama signs Chip & PIN law in the U.S.

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Posted on 22nd Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

President Obama sent a strong message to American consumers and the payments industry by endorsing the highest level of security for government payment cards and terminals.  He set the government the task of “leading by example”  by calling for “chip & PIN” EMV cards to combat fraud on 3 million credit cards issued to government […]

EMV in the USA: Gartner cuts through the Hype

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Posted on 14th Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

In our last blog, we looked at the recently-released Hype Cycle Research Report from Gartner and the outlook for NFC technology. Next we will turn to another important technology that was included in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Payment Innovation: EMV, and the U.S. migration. EMV has been gaining a lot of attention from payments experts […]

NFC: Beyond the Hype

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Posted on 7th Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

The tech industry has been talking about NFC technology for a long time, and experts have repeatedly posed the same questions: “Are the uses and benefits of this technology realistic, or is it just hype?” And, “When will it become a productive part of the industry?” Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycles separate the hype from the […]

Launch of mobile payments for London transport system marks NFC tipping point

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Posted on 29th Sep 2014 by in Mobile

Transport for London’s new contactless payment system marks the tipping point for wide-spread mobile payments adoption.

Three ways technology can help banks regain millennials’ trust

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Posted on 18th Sep 2014 by in Financial Services

American millennials aren’t interested in what banks have to say. How can the industry address this?

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 Mobile

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 Mobile

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 Mobile

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 […]