19 December 2014


Simon SandersonSuits Me Ltd - Knutsford

The Festive Financial Crunch

17 December 2014  |  770 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Christmas is almost upon us – a time for festive frivolity, laughter and fun. Or is it? New research from the Debt Advisory Centre (DAC), shows that 19% of people cannot afford the cost of Christmas and as such won’t be celebrating. A third of people also admitted that they even end up dreading Christmas. This feeling is most prevalent among 25 to ...

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Paul LoveCompass Plus - Nottingham

Good Old Days of Chip and PIN Vs. The Wild West of FinTech

12 December 2014  |  2852 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

At the Connecting Payments conference on Wednesday we celebrated 10 years since the successful roll out of Chip & PIN in the UK. This was the largest coordinated shift in consumer payment behaviour since decimalisation, and the celebration was well deserved. The excellent presentations and panel discussions including those directly involved at ...

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James TomaneyQ-ATM Ltd - London

The Future Of Cards Payments Systems

08 December 2014  |  2339 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

To me, there are 4 pillars that together form the foundation of any future state for payment systems. Consumers, Environment, Governance, and lastly (yes lastly) Technology. As an industry, we tend ...

Paul UnderwoodThames Card Technology - Essex

The Technology of Financial Inclusion in Africa

02 December 2014  |  2450 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

With close to 80% of African families still without access to a conventional banking system, there is much work to be done to get basic financial services into the hands of the 1.1bn people that inhab...

Pat CarrollValidSoft - London

Chip and Signature, a Paradise Lost

28 October 2014  |  3062 views  |  2  |  Recommends 1

By now, most participants in the US payments industry are finally about to realize that the day of the mag stripe is doomed and that EMV, the secure payment card technology rolled out in Europe nearly...

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Ketharaman SwaminathanGTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune

Fate Of Predictive Analytics After Obama Credit Card Decline

19 October 2014  |  5322 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

President Barack Obama’s credit card got declined in a New York restaurant. The likely reason, to quote Obama himself, was “…I guess I don’t use it enough, so they thought there was some fraud going o...

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Lu ZurawskiACI Worldwide - London

What I talk about when I talk about running

10 October 2014  |  2554 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Dodging the rains, I have just returned home after a run. I prefer to cycle but a run was a necessary and efficient way of re-balancing the calorific excesses of the previous day. As one of the kids h...

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Ben PooleFinextra - London

World Retail Congress 2014: The Future Is Now!

29 September 2014  |  2502 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The first morning of World Retail Congress 2014 in Paris featured a one-on-one interview conducted by the event’s founder and chairman, Ian McGarrigle, with Anne Cairns, president, International Marke...

Simon DickinsonFIS Global - Birmingham

Putting your pounds with your post

23 September 2014  |  1924 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The Post Office’s foray into financial services is picking up pace. Building on the success of the Travel Money Card, it launched the Post Office Money Card - a prepaid MasterCard with support from Ra...

Jane AdamsCurrently looking for a job - Edinburgh

Security versus convenience - am I never satisfied?

23 September 2014  |  1617 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

One of the biggest aggravations involved in dealing with banks and credit card issuers is their security checking process when you contact their call centre. Questions, questions, so many questions. S...

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