02 April 2015

Thoughts on payments

Remco BoerTrevver - Amsterdam

Apple Pay: the holy grail of payments, eventually?

22 October 2014  |  1109 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The introduction of Apple Pay created excitement throughout the payment world. Will the Apple behemoth disrupt the payments game? Will consumers and merchants embrace it as they have all other Apple innovations? But one of the key questions seems to have been ignored or easily glazed over. It is a question not so much about what Apple Pay is or doe...

Remco BoerTrevver - Amsterdam

Waiting for disaster? PI’s contribution to systemic risk

04 June 2014  |  1991 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

Is it just a matter of time before disaster strikes and a lot of unsuspecting people lose their money? That is a real possibility and in that crisis there will be no deposit guarantees and no government bailouts. And the EU is now missing the opportunity to plug the hole. Bear with me as I walk you through it. Accounts for consumers and small bus...

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Remco BoerTrevver - Amsterdam

Bitcoin: underperforming on trust

20 May 2014  |  1321 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

For me, last week was all about innovation and Bitcoin with Amsterdam hosting several large events on the crypto currency. This got me thinking about what makes new payment methods successful or not. ...

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Remco BoerTrevver - Amsterdam

Are non-banks really a greater risk to settlement?

01 May 2014  |  2165 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The draft of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) takes further steps in levelling the playing field between banks and non-banks within the financial infrastructure. But oddly (as I wrote abou...

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Remco BoerTrevver - Amsterdam

Access to what? Does PSD2 grant access to payment systems?

23 April 2014  |  2241 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

A key trend driving developments in the European financial infrastructure is the EU’s ambition to level the playing field between banks and non-banks. The first Payment Services Directive (PSD) create...

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