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Mobile and the SOA Silver Bullet

11 April 2014  |  1941 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

For several years I have blogged about how many banks continue to rely on legacy systems and how the latest proverbial straw never seems to break the camel’s back. Now mobile payments and mobile banking looks like it will finally break through to the mainstream. With Paym going live on April 29th, is mobile payments the final straw? Although som...

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When is a payments network not a payments network?

28 March 2014  |  2210 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

When a network can be unplugged unilaterally what message does that send to the poor cardholder with the acceptance brand shining brightly on their card? While Visa and MasterCard have successfully positioned themselves as a payments “utility”, their actions last week (Visa and MasterCard cut off Russia's sanctions-hit SMP Bank) were similar to ...

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Mobile payments - Would you buy a used car form this man?

21 March 2014  |  2405 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

This was the famous question asked of Richard “Tricky Dicky” Nixon in the 1960 presidential campaign – implying he could not be trusted. Last week when I was buying a used car, how would I know I co...

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Does One Size Fit All ?

14 March 2014  |  2026 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

I have just received a letter from Barclaycard telling me that they are not just withdrawing their innovative OnePulse card but are also simplifying their range of credit cards. While the withdrawal ...

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The Handshake - Trust vs Technology

05 April 2013  |  2586 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

"Lets shake on it" - A handshake has always been the way to seal a deal. It is a human interaction, based on trust and relies on the honor and integrity of the parties involved. Last week a...

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In cash we trust !

22 March 2013  |  3066 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

When the going gets tough ... The cash gets going One item of news that stood out about the citizens of Cyprus struggling to come to terms with their predicament, was that the British government ha...

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Card fraud arrest 'too expensive'?!

14 December 2011  |  3113 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The concern with stories like the recent one in the Telegraph about it being too expensive for the police to arrest a fraudster - so there are no consequences for the card fraud criminal - is that t...

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Innovation meets old fashioned banking at EFMA

29 September 2011  |  3874 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

What better way to spend a glorious late summer's day in Paris, than to be locked in the basement of the Marriott hotel for EFMA Cards & Payments 2011. But I can honestly say the day was lit up wi...

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EFMA day three. Understanding, agreement and opportunities

20 September 2010  |  3089 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The presenters and panellists on day three of EFMA will surely have felt the pressure to deliver after the fantastic first two days of the conference, and I must say that the sessions I attended lived...

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EFMA - innovation and variety on day two

17 September 2010  |  2749 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Well the confidence and optimism from Wednesday was still evident at the end of yesterday. Last year people had ideas, this year they are actually doing something about them and actively looking for...

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