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Jason Ward

Mobile payments: why we’re on the verge of a revolution

Over the past few years, the movement towards mobile payments has been one of disruptive trends in the banking sector. New payments services are already accelerating the move away from cash. According...

31 Aug 2016
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain, Payments, Disruption, Use Cases and Real-World Examples: Recent Developments

Recently, I wrote about the results of a poll held by the European Payments Council (EPC) amongst its members on blockchain and its impact on the payments industry. These showed that a great majority ...

31 Aug 2016
Paul Miserez

The financial industry's landscape and roadmaps

At the occasion of the 2016 Standards Forum to be held from 26 to 29 September in Geneva, I interviewed a number of SWIFT standards experts about the content of this year's programme. As each of the ...

30 Aug 2016
Standards Forum
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

Blockchain: Some Remarkable Announcements!

While Blockchain is seen by many as a network phenomenon that needs large market participation, collaboration and interoperability to succeed, both R3CEV and a group of four large global banks came wi...

26 Aug 2016
Retired Member

Merchant Acquiring Lesson Learned from the 2008 Mortgage Crisis

Much ink has been spilled about the 2008 Mortgage Crisis. In the U.S, $10 billion dollars worth of subprime mortgages dealt out by Mortgage Companies that were not prepared to assume the risks, inevit...

22 Aug 2016
Retired Member

How to end what ails online commerce

Balancing security for reducing fraud while producing a great shopper experience has been the eCommerce challenge from day one. Modernized protocols may help. A recent report from Juniper research sta...

22 Aug 2016
Kirsty Berry

Transport: The driving force behind contactless payments in the UK

It has been well documented that the transport industry has been the driving force behind contactless cards in the UK, with Transport for London being instrumental in both their adoption and acceptanc...

17 Aug 2016
Stuart Lacey

Can payments firms monetise data and meet new privacy laws?

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents a watershed moment for the payments industry. This is not simply another data compliance headache. GDPR enshrines a new idea: that consume...

16 Aug 2016
Financial Services Regulation
Carlo R.W. De Meijer

The EPC and blockchain: poll results

The EPC, the European Payments Council, has published the results of a poll held during this Summer amongst its members in the payments industry about blockchain and its impact by 2015. Being an imp

16 Aug 2016
Anish Kapoor

Selling VocaLink to MasterCard will Kill Innovation in UK Payments.

The proposed sale of Vocalink to MasterCard, threatens to kill innovation in UK Payments. This is my damning verdict and reason for calling on payments experts to come together to voice their opinions...

15 Aug 2016
Payments strategies 2015-2020-2030
Neil Clarke

The Race to Open Banking is underway

As the dust continues to settle after the momentous decision by UK to leave the EU, the implications in terms of EU regulation are pretty clear, with the FCA stating whilst the UK remains in the EU (f...

15 Aug 2016
Retired Member

The moral wallet: Striking the right balance with end users

Even though studies are showing that an increasing number of users are giving the mobile wallet technology a try, only a few are reported to be using it on a continuous basis. Consumers say their top ...

11 Aug 2016