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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Before they move us, we move them

14 April 2017  |  4693 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

That is a slogan. Of a global multinational company. That for four years operated under Chapter 11 bankruptcy - the largest and longest bankruptcy case in the history of that industry. A couple of years after the company emerged from that protection, it upset one of its customers. That unpleasant incident could have been resolved in a matter of day...

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Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Tap-n-PIN mystery

23 February 2017  |  3456 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Calling payment industry experts for help, as I am at a loss here. Overseas cardholders from several countries can do “tap & PIN” in the UK to make payment transactions above the contactless floor limit. I can do “tap & PIN” in some EU countries with my UK-issued contactless bank card to make a payment above the contactless floor limit. But...

TagsCardsPaymentsGroupFintech innovation and startups
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Alexander Peschkoff
Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Blockchain for blockheads - Distributed Ledger for Dummies in five minutes

02 February 2016  |  4927 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Food for thought for those in a hurry: why doesn't a card payment terminal need to check with all other terminals worldwide that your card is genuine?.. Bitcoin hype seems to be superseded by its bloc...

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Alexander Peschkoff
Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Fancy a quickie?

21 November 2015  |  2101 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Tinder, 3nder, schminder. Welcome to the new world where non-committal promiscuity is the norm of the day (if not de rigueur), both in personal life and in business. Welcome to the "tinder"...

TagsInnovationStart upsGroupInnovation in Financial Services
Alexander Peschkoff
Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Samsung Gear S2: a hairpin bend that throws Apple into the second position

05 September 2015  |  2503 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

My hat off to Samsung. Those familiar with my blogs know that I am more likely to dish out harsh blunt criticism than a praise. Not this time (well, almost). Executive Summary For those in a hurry: wi...

TagsMobile & onlinePaymentsGroupInnovation in Financial Services
Alexander Peschkoff
Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Apple Pay: lessons for Cupertino

17 July 2015  |  14964 views  |  7 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

One could be more forgiving and attribute bad UX to "teething problems", but not when it comes to the world's largest company and expansion launch (rather than greenfield ops). Apple should ...

TagsMobile & onlinePaymentsGroupInnovation in Financial Services
Alexander Peschkoff
Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

To those who still don't get it...

09 September 2014  |  3587 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

It's been a while since I blogged here at Finextra (for many reasons)... Today is a special occasion. The day Apple (and I) said "FU!" (You'll understand the context better if you glance thr...

TagsMobile & onlinePaymentsGroupInnovation in Financial Services
Alexander Peschkoff
Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Checking my crystal balls

02 June 2014  |  2968 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Summer is upon us, and it's time to do mid-year revision of my predictions for 2014 (last year I got 6 out 7 right). Wearables - tick Samsung's Gear 2, Moto 360 by Motorola, G watch by Google (develo...

TagsPaymentsInnovationGroupInnovation in Financial Services
Alexander Peschkoff
Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Apple's Siri - iPhone security hole

23 May 2014  |  4334 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Spear phishing is a powerful fraud technique. The objective is to get sensitive/confidential data which can then be used to mount at attack. A combination, for example, of my home and mobile numbers, ...

TagsSecurityPaymentsGroupInnovation in Financial Services
Alexander Peschkoff
Alexander PeschkoffTEDIPAY - London

Colonic irrigation for payments

04 April 2014  |  2586 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

We have always had two different payment flows without realizing it: pull and push. "Pull" flow is your in-store payment - merchant makes a request for payment, "pulls" payment cr...

TagsMobile & onlineInnovationGroupInnovation in Financial Services
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