Posts Tagged ‘USA’

Trend alert: events are going cashless with payment wristbands

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Posted on 24th Jun 2015 by in Financial Services

Contactless payments are surging in popularity, and a new wearable is joining the lineup: the wristband. Major events across the globe have started using contactless wristbands to make transactions easier, faster, and more fun for attendees and merchants alike. These wristbands are designed with embedded contactless technology that can securely link to a user’s payment card information. The user […]

Moving Medicare cards into the 21st century

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Posted on 16th Jun 2015 by in Corporate

I recently spoke on a panel at the Smart Card Alliance’s 14th Annual Government Conference on an issue I frequently discuss—moving Medicare into the 21st century with electronically readable cards. The issue is highly topical in Washington, D.C. because of two recent developments: the signing by President Obama of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act […]

Security for Connected Cars is this year’s hot topic at TU-Automotive Detroit Show

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Posted on 8th Jun 2015 by in M2M

With TU-Automotive Detroit just wrapping up, connected cars and smart cities are hot topics in our industry. Last week’s show gathered more than 3,000 attendees, 200 exhibitors and 150 speakers all focusing on the incredible benefits and potential hurdles presented by the next wave of connected cars. Technology in cars now provides opportunities for reduced […]

A complete payment security package: EMV, tokenization, encryption

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Posted on 21st May 2015 by in Financial Services

There is no question that technology advancements in mobile payments and wearables are having an impact on the payments industry. Consumers are turning to smartphones and wearables, like festival wristbands and smartwatches, to manage their money in a quicker, more efficient way.  Easy, “tap & go” contactless payments are also on the rise. Just last […]

Five lessons for financial sector leaders in developing services for the future

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Posted on 14th Apr 2015 by in Financial Services

The youth are, as they say, the future. What then should banks be doing to ensure they are developing the right services for when they grow up?

How can mobile empower customer retention and growth for banks?

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Posted on 10th Apr 2015 by in Financial Services

Trust in banks is still tentative, making retaining customers hard and growth even harder. We discuss how mobile can help.

Singapore shows us the future of banking

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Posted on 31st Mar 2015 by in Financial Services

Singapore, one of the most technologically advanced nations on earth, has enthusiastically adopted mobile banking. What can the rest of the world learn from their attitudes to banking?

Instant issuance helps banks reconnect with customers in the wake of retailer breaches

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Posted on 10th Mar 2015 by in Financial Services

2014 was the year of the data breach as we saw more breaches than ever before: 63,000 retail-related security incidents across 95 countries last year alone. While breaches are big news for retailers, they’re also big news for consumers and banks because of the credit and debit cards that need to be re-issued. A poll by the […]

What’s trending at SCA Payments Summit: EMV migration and contactless payments

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Posted on 28th Jan 2015 by in Financial Services

As the EMV migration is in full swing across the United States, contactless and mobile payment opportunities continue to grow, too. The wider availability of mobile payments like Apple Pay and SoftCard is driving this popularity as well.  When contactless payment programs like these incorporate the security of EMV through the use of a secure […]

Record data breaches in 2014 teach important lessons

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Posted on 27th Jan 2015 by in Financial Services

The Identity Theft Resource Center reported that data breaches hit an all-time high of 783 in 2014, and in many instances payment card details were compromised along with personal information like email addresses, phones numbers, or physical addresses. This meant that more payment cards had to be reissued due to breaches in 2014 than in […]