Posts Tagged ‘MasterCard’

Making mobile payments the norm

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Posted on 11th Apr 2014 by in Telecom

What is considered ‘normal’? Is it something that has been around for a long time; like saying hello, please or thank you, or like exchanging gifts in the holidays? Is it something that is trusted and widely accepted? When it comes to payments, we believe it’s the latter. Something doesn’t have to be ‘old’ to […]

Mobile payments in the UK – contactless progress

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Posted on 5th Mar 2014 by in Telecom

Regular followers of our blog will know we are interested in contactless payments around the world, but also in the UK in particular. We ran our first Contactless Challenge in London following the 2012 Olympics, pitting two influential bloggers against each other. This was swiftly followed by a similar challenge in the US. Now, however, […]

NFC for payments – time to ditch your wallet

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Posted on 7th Jan 2014 by in Telecom

It’s becoming increasingly more possible in the U.S. to use Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to make payments from your smartphone. NFC is one of the most popular and secure technologies for conducting mobile payment transactions. Over the past year we’ve seen banks, shops, and mobile operators all implementing NFC-friendly services in anticipation of the […]

Money2020 bringing together technology and payment leaders for the future

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Posted on 10th Oct 2013 by in Corporate

Money2020 has been full of interesting insights on new and developing payment technologies. Payment players from across the spectrum have gathered for Money2020 this week in Las Vegas, from start-ups to those who have been in the industry for decades. With so many payment power players under one roof, I wonder how many years of […]

Gartner highlights EMV and NFC trends in recent Hype Cycle Report

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Posted on 24th Sep 2013 by in Corporate

In its recently released Hype Cycle for Financial Services Payment Systems report, Gartner gave warning of increasing payment card fraud in the U.S., highlighting EMV (‘chip and pin’) payment cards as the preferred solution. According to Gartner, “U.S. banks should recognize that fraud will likely increase exponentially and with little warning. They should develop an EMV-centric […]

The Truth About EMV in the US: Card-Not-Present Fraud

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Posted on 28th Aug 2013 by in Corporate

To continue our discussion about popular myths and misconceptions about EMV payment cards, let’s talk about card-not-present (CNP) fraud – the kind where the merchant never sees you or your card. In other words, the merchant never verifies that the person making the transaction is the legitimate cardholder by checking the signature or seeing that […]

The Truth About EMV in the US: Can We Jump to Mobile Payment and Skip EMV?

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Posted on 9th Jul 2013 by in Enterprise

As part of our blog series, The Truth about EMV, we’re discussing some popular misconceptions and myths surrounding EMV payment technology.  Earlier this month we discussed the fundamental question, is EMV coming to the United States or not?  The answer was a resounding yes, EMV is well on its way to becoming a dominate payment […]

Mobile payment solutions: what’s your money on?

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Posted on 27th Jun 2013 by in Telecom

With consumers soon having a range of different mobile payment methods at their disposal, some may be unsure which solution suits them best. Paypal, Payzen, iZettle, Google Wallet, Square, PayWave, PayPass, ISIS and a host of others have all hit the market in recent years, giving consumers a great deal of choice when it comes […]

Contactless Challenge Day Three: Let’s Chat!

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Posted on 12th Jun 2013 by in Telecom

Day 3 JoshKathy 312   As we near the midway point of the Gemalto 2013 Contactless Challenge, our savvy bloggers Kathy Dalton (@KathyDaltonSLC) and Josh Kerr (@JoshKerr) have started to hit their stride. By the end of the third day, Kathy assumed the lead, earning 12 points to Josh’s three. Kathy is now clearly in the […]

Contactless Challenge Day Two: Flowers, Dinner and Vine Oh My

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Posted on 12th Jun 2013 by in Telecom

Day 2 JoshKathy 1514   Our intrepid bloggers Kathy Dalton (@KathyDaltonSLC) and Josh Kerr (@JoshKerr) once again roamed the streets of Salt Lake City, UT and Austin, TX, respectively, in the noble pursuit of completing their Contactless Challenge tasks. On this second day, Josh emerged victorious, earning 15 points and edging out Kathy’s 14 for […]