Posts in Financial Services

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.

Money20/20 Day 2, live from the show floor: 3 top trends in payments security

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Posted on 5th Nov 2014 by in Financial Services

Money20/20 continues to light up Las Vegas this week as payment experts gather for the industry’s new premier event. Mobile payments and transaction security continue to dominate the discussions here at Money20/20 along with emerging technologies like biometrics, big data, and wearable gadgets. As we listen to talks from players across the space – Visa, […]

Money 20/20 – Key takeaways from Monday’s payment security talks

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Posted on 4th Nov 2014 by in Financial Services

Money20/20 kicked off yesterday with a perpetual buzz surrounding payments security.  This tweet from Dave Birch perfectly sums up what we’ve been hearing in the overflowing conference halls: It’s no wonder that authentication and privacy are hot topics.  Consumers are demanding to know their account data is safe and transactions are secure as the number […]

NFC payments are back in the limelight as U.S. gears up for Money20/20

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Posted on 31st Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

This is an especially exciting time in the payments industry, as the EMV migration is sweeping through the U.S. and mobile payments are poised to explode.  Business Insider recently predicted that in-store mobile payments will grow by 42X over the next 4 years.  Having been a part of the NFC from its infancy, we’re proud […]

Survivors Guide to Money20/20

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Posted on 27th Oct 2014 by in Financial Services

Many of us in the industry are familiar with attending conferences, and we know to brace ourselves for the inevitable – long days, lack of sleep, lengthy meetings or a lost voice. With Money20/20 just around the corner (Nov 2-5), we wanted to share a few survival tips ahead of the leading payment event. Get […]

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 […]