Posts in Financial Services

Who is the future of banking? Introducing the Gemalto Generation mbanking report

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Posted on 5th Mar 2015 by in Financial Services

I’m sure that everyone reading this post will agree that mobile is a key channel for all industries, particularly with new statistics showing than in five years, there will be more than 10 billion mobile-ready devices and connections. But what does this mean for financial institutions? Existing research shows that the use of mobile devices […]

Secure mobile payments and tokenization: the five key benefits for issuing banks

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Posted on 5th Mar 2015 by in Mobile

One of the key sections of our stand at MWC this year is dedicated to our Trusted Service Hub and tokenization; in this post, we explain why our tokenization solution will benefit issuing banks in five key ways.

What’s trending at SCA Payments Summit: EMV migration and contactless payments

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Posted on 28th Jan 2015 by in Financial Services

As the EMV migration is in full swing across the United States, contactless and mobile payment opportunities continue to grow, too. The wider availability of mobile payments like Apple Pay and SoftCard is driving this popularity as well.  When contactless payment programs like these incorporate the security of EMV through the use of a secure […]

Record data breaches in 2014 teach important lessons

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Posted on 27th Jan 2015 by in Financial Services

The Identity Theft Resource Center reported that data breaches hit an all-time high of 783 in 2014, and in many instances payment card details were compromised along with personal information like email addresses, phones numbers, or physical addresses. This meant that more payment cards had to be reissued due to breaches in 2014 than in […]

Five things we’ve learned about the mobile payments industry in 2014

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Posted on 6th Jan 2015 by in Mobile

2014 was a hectic year in payments: we’ve seen the increasing march of NFC, the launch of Apple Pay, and the rise of the secure element. Here are some of the key things we took on this year.

How to NFC-enable your older iPhones and keep up with the iPhone 6’s Apple Pay capabilities

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Posted on 18th Dec 2014 by in Mobile

With many people still locked into long-term contracts for older iPhones, but wanting the latest and greatest in contactless payments, we have an option.

The “Payments Theory of Everything” explains how EMV, NFC, HCE, and BLE fit together

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Posted on 17th Dec 2014 by in Financial Services

Traditional commerce is no longer the only piece in the payments puzzle.  Innovation in payments is happening so quickly that it’s hard to imagine how all of these emerging technologies are going to work together – or will one technology dominate?  Which way will the industry go?  Will cloud-based payments take over, or will secure-element […]

Does the integral role of a physical secure element in payment services make it a necessity for mobile financial services?

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Posted on 15th Dec 2014 by in Financial Services

We are witnessing the increasing role of secure element in different forms in mobile payments today, from TSM-based SIM deployments, such as Valyou, to the recent roll-outs based on embedded Secure Elements such as Apple Pay and China UnionPay, based on AndroidPay. Is this the start of a trend?

What can Apple Pay teach service providers about combining security in the cloud and on the device?

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Posted on 14th Nov 2014 by in Mobile

Hybrid security frameworks for NFC payment services.

Will Apple Pay set the payments world alight?

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Posted on 13th Nov 2014 by in Financial Services

Apple Pay has the potential to accelerate mobile payments but it needs to go beyond payment convenience in building a compelling proposition for retailers.