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John DringIntel Network Services - Swindon

Does NFC equal mobile payments?

21 May 2011  |  3995 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

OK, I have not initiated a Finextra blog for a while. Time to at least put an alternate perspective on the raft of NFC spawned mobile payment announcements. NFC is being embedded in devices. POS terminals are being cycled to include NFC readers. The public are being groomed to go ‘contactless’. All well and good. But I have a problem calling ...

TagsMobile & onlinePayments
John DringIntel Network Services - Swindon

Elementary, but please explain...

10 July 2009  |  3004 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Why, when a Bank will hound a defaulting mortgagee for 50 years for repayment, adding new charge after new charge and top rate interest on top, can a Bank get away with the idea that its debts will be wiped off the slate and forgotten? When public money was funneled into the Banks, I for one thought it was the right thing to do because I believed m...

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John Dring
John DringIntel Network Services - Swindon

Nice try

06 November 2008  |  3000 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Nice idea, but I am sure all those that received double will get a letter informing them that 'an error was detected, and your account was not correctly debited, so we have corrected it for you'. If ...

John Dring
John DringIntel Network Services - Swindon

Digital Signatures....

17 October 2008  |  3131 views  |  4 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Well not PKI, but I have always had a grudge about those digital tablet or handheld POS things you are sometimes asked to sign on top of. With all the talk about Chip + PIN, it reminded me... I m...

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