Posts Tagged ‘credit card’

Can anyone make security cool?

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Posted on 28th May 2014 by in Corporate

I made my first Internet purchase in 1993, a T-shirt for the nascent music-sharing site IUMA (Internet Underground Music Archive). The founders of IUMA, all from the University of California, Santa Cruz, had thought a lot about their venture, and understood many things about the Internet, the law and risk. First of all, IUMA didn’t […]

The importance of mobile trust

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Posted on 25th Feb 2014 by in Telecom

At a show like Mobile World Congress, the clue is in the name. The focus is on the mobile device and everything it enables. We’ve seen just how essential the mobile device is to our everyday lives and how many of us cannot live without one (or several). The reason for this isn’t just that […]

Will the younger generation push us to advanced payments?

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Posted on 28th Jan 2013 by in Corporate

Is it safe to say that young adults don’t tend to use cash as much as older generations do?  I’ve certainly seen it with my under-35 adult friends and colleagues over the years; this age group depends on debit and credit cards for just about everything.  It’s just easier (no going to the ATM or […]

Mobile payments – coming soon everywhere?

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Posted on 8th Nov 2012 by in Telecom

How do you purchase items? With cash? By card? Online? With your cell phone? The truth is, it’s a complex world out there. Where we once bartered over goats or clung to bags of gold coins, now there are many more options available to us to make payments. Barclaycard created a fun mockumentary on the […]

Timing is everything: American Express Unveils EMV Plans as Fraud Continues Migration to US

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Posted on 9th Jul 2012 by in Corporate

It didn’t take a crystal ball to see the evitable: with the rest of the world migrated to more secure EMV chip technology, fraudsters would move on and seek out the weakest link to carry out banking crimes.  This weak link would be, of course, the United States – the country still using antiquated magnetic […]

Digital Brazil: Who needs cash?

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Posted on 2nd Apr 2012 by in Corporate

In the second of our series on Brazil’s digital revolution, I take a look at the growth of digital financial services that are having a real impact on peoples’ lives and businesses in one of the world’s most vibrant nations. Brazil’s vast population consists of a young majority, including around a quarter under fifteen years […]

Payments, Mobile and Transit Industry Professionals Come Together – at 2012 Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit

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Posted on 17th Feb 2012 by in Corporate

Last week, the Gemalto team headed out to Salt Lake City, Utah for the 2012 Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit.  The three-day event lived up to its name, covering all things payments such as EMV chip card payments, mobile payments and wallets, NFC, and open transit payments. The hot topic of the event?  EMV’s impending […]

Digital Turkey: the growth of contactless payments

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Posted on 10th Feb 2012 by in Corporate

In the final installment of our series on Digital Turkey, we’ll take a look at the evolution of contactless cards in Turkey. As our previous articles have shown, Turkey is years ahead of many of its European neighbors when it comes to the adoption of numerous technologies, and contactless is no exception. Turkey has the […]

Driving EMV adoption: the benefit for banks

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Posted on 9th Feb 2012 by in Enterprise

According to recent reports from Visa, EMV deployment in the US is accelerating. An estimated one million Visa-branded EMV chip-enabled cards had been issued by the end of 2011. In addition to this, Mastercard has finally agreed to join Visa in supporting the technology in the US. EMV, which regular readers by now know stands […]

Mobile payments in retail – a useful Q&A

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Posted on 26th Jan 2012 by in Telecom

We have blogged a lot about mobile payments here at Gemalto. Aside from our involvement in the ISIS mobile commerce platform, it’s a topic that we think will continue to be of interest to many of our readers – whether telecom operators, consumers, banks, credit card merchants or transport and retail providers. The mobile device […]