23 July 2014

Thoughts on payments

Remco BoerTrevver - Amsterdam

Waiting for disaster? PI’s contribution to systemic risk

04 June 2014  |  1219 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 ...

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Remco BoerTrevver - Amsterdam

Bitcoin: underperforming on trust

20 May 2014  |  1078 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. The Bitcoin hype is immense, but numerous retailers told me that the widespread curiosity is not translating into mass adoption. For many retailers,...

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Remco BoerTrevver - Amsterdam

Are non-banks really a greater risk to settlement?

01 May 2014  |  1919 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  |  1696 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) creat...

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