Posts Tagged ‘Payments’

Is ‘after the fact’ fraud fighting enough to save Medicare?

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Posted on 23rd Jul 2013 by in Corporate

Two years ago we asked the question: Can smart cards save the Medicare system $30 billion per year? While there has been some success in combating Medicare fraud in the US, we still do not have an answer to this question because the implementation of a smart card program has yet to come to fruition. […]

What does it take to upgrade to EMV in the U.S.?

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Posted on 16th Jul 2013 by in Corporate

EMV is quickly approaching in the US. There is no doubt that a wave of implementation is upon us. Successful migration to EMV will involve making changes to all payment systems, processes and procedures, so it is important to for card issuers and merchants alike to begin the implementation now. Lately banks and processors have […]

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 […]

The truth about EMV in the US: Is it coming or not?

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Posted on 25th Jun 2013 by in Enterprise

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, then you know that EMV is coming to the US.  But for many of the individuals and organizations impacted by the change to the US payments infrastructure – like consumers, card issuers, processors and merchants – EMV is a new technology. As with any technology shift, […]

Wallet Wars 2013 – A New Hope

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Posted on 30th May 2013 by in Telecom

As I mentioned in my last blog, I was lucky enough to attend the high-spirited Wallet Wars conference in New York earlier this month. In amongst the action, it became apparent that the general consensus is that the mobile wallet can become big business, but it still has a number of hurdles to overcome. More […]

Collaborating to drive mobile commerce in the Middle East

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Posted on 22nd May 2013 by in Telecom

The next time you’re in Dubai, see if you can spot the fast-moving commuters on the RTA public transport network. If you look closely, you’ll probably see they are using Go4it cards, launched by UAE bank Emirates NBD 16 months ago and whose success was celebrated at Cards & Payments Middle East earlier this month […]

Wallet Wars – Coming to a Mobile Near You Soon

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Posted on 20th May 2013 by in Telecom

I was recently at the Wallet Wars conference in New York hearing about the opportunities and challenges that the mobile wallet space offers. And what a spectacle it was! In such a fast-moving and evolving industry, it can be hard to keep up with the latest players: Square, Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft are all […]

Moving Forward on the Path to NFC Adoption

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Posted on 15th May 2013 by in Telecom

It’s a very ‘mobile’ time of year, with two of our favorite conferences lined up for the next couple of weeks – the 2013 NFC Solutions Summit and CTIA 2013.  So, it should come as no surprise that we have NFC technology on our minds. With an emerging technology like NFC, it’s interesting to look […]

How will the U.S. benefit from EMV migration? Look to Canada

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Posted on 28th Mar 2013 by in Corporate

As the U.S. continues its implementation of EMV chip cards, it’s lucky to be able to look to other countries that have adopted the technology for best practices, lessons learned, and future benefits. As a Gemalto employee based in the U.S., I’ve been eagerly watching to see how our neighbor to the north, Canada, is […]

EMV cannot come soon enough to the U.S.

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Posted on 16th Jan 2013 by in Corporate

Card fraud costs people in the European Union around €1.5 billion a year, according to European law enforcement agency, Europol. The criminal market is dominated by “well-structured and globally active organized crime groups (OCGs)” perpetrating illegal transactions. This may understandably worry some of our European-based readers, yet the report also finds that “the majority of illegal […]