Posts Tagged ‘contactless’

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 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.

Disrupting with NFC: A More Connected Future at CTIA

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Posted on 3rd Sep 2014 by in Mobile

Near field communication (NFC) has come a long way since its introduction in the 80’s. It has now become a standard feature in mobile devices, following in the footsteps of its predecessors, GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi. This year, it is expected that the number of NFC-enabled devices in use will exceed 500 million – and […]

Accepting Mobile Wallets in a Multi-platform World: What’s a Merchant to Do?

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Posted on 7th Aug 2014 by in

The U.S. payments ecosystem is evolving as NFC contactless and cloud-based mobile wallet technologies are offering consumers a streamlined payment experience and unique loyalty benefits. While few doubt the benefits mobile will enable, many merchants wonder which technology to accept at the POS as BLE, NFC, QR-code, and barcode-based technologies are all being evaluated by […]

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 […]

The contactless festival season

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Posted on 10th Jul 2014 by in Mobile

What do you associate with summer – vacations? Sunshine and sporting tournaments, whether the World Cup, Wimbledon or the Tour de France? What about music festivals? For us it’s all of the above but in particular seeing how technology is increasingly helping to create an augmented and convenient experience. We’ve previously blogged about technology such […]

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 Mobile

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. […]