Posts Tagged ‘MasterCard’

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.

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 […]

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.

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. […]

Do you “speak” EMV? Six terms you need to know to get ready for EMV payments

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Posted on 22nd Apr 2014 by in Financial Services

A whole new language is coming with EMV credit cards. Did you know that an EMV credit card isn’t used by swiping it?  “Swiping” will someday be a term of the past (along with the mag-stripe relics that swiping supports).  Credit cards with an EMV chip are “dipped”, “waved”, or “tapped.”  Not to worry, it’s […]

Making mobile payments the norm

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Posted on 11th Apr 2014 by in Mobile

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 Mobile

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 Mobile

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 […]