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Neil BurtonVerifone - London

Remind me, why do we need faster payments?

14 July 2016  |  5032 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

At an industry event last week, two colleagues and I were discussing the oft-stated requirement that the POS (Point-of-Sale) must be as frictionless, simple and unobtrusive as possible. It is sometimes revealing to challenge the norm, remembering that smartphones are less than a decade old and have revolutionised just about everything. What might ...

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Paul UnderwoodThames Card Technology - Essex

The quiet revolution of the loyalty key fob

13 July 2016  |  2666 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Take a glance at your bunch of keys. In amongst ‘the usuals’ like the front door, the garage, the bike lock and the car keys, there’s fair chance that at least one plastic loyalty key fob has quietly taken up residence. This corner of the plastic card market is rarely discussed, but has nonetheless undergone a revolution in recent years. Certainly ...

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Christopher Jones
Christopher JonesPSE Consulting - London

Brexit: Possible Impacts on the UK Payments Market

24 June 2016  |  9119 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Following Britain’s momentous decision to leave the European Union our thoughts must inevitably turn to the potential impact on UK consumer payments. In this blog we provide some early thoughts on how...

Tom Hay
Tom HayIcon Solutions Ltd - London

Beyond Babel: A New Blueprint for Global Instant Payments

22 June 2016  |  3281 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Fragmentation has become a very real challenge for the industry as instant payment schemes are being implemented on a country by country basis, and each country is doing it differently. Like the Tower...

Mark Trevor
Mark TrevorVaultex - London

Social shoppers: why consumer attitudes to cash matter

14 June 2016  |  3396 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

"Predicting rain doesn't count. Building arks does." - Warren Buffett Cash has been around for over 3,000 years. It's part of any culture's identity. In fact, you can chart the rise and fal...

Tristan Hugo-Webb
Tristan Hugo-WebbCapco - London

MasterCard and VocaLink: Welcome to the future of card schemes?

13 June 2016  |  6157 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Mobile payments, blockchain, regulation: Card schemes face many challenges but still have time to reposition themselves to maximum advantage if they know where to look For more than 50 years card ne...

Ainsley Ward
Ainsley WardACWA Consulting - Diegem


06 June 2016  |  3241 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I was reading an article a few days ago on the plateau of ebook reader sales and the slow retreat back to paper (here), and of course this lead my thoughts back to our own industry – particularly the...

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Ketharaman Swaminathan
Ketharaman SwaminathanGTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune

Five Ways For Banks To Boost Credit Card Use

26 May 2016  |  3103 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Ever since I got my first credit card in the late '80s, I’ve been a fan of plastic. Rewards, deferred payment and a built-in line of defence from fraud - these are some of the reasons I pay with credi...

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Stephen Peters
Stephen PetersBPC Banking Technologies - Baar

PSD2 Is A Huge Opportunity for Online Merchants

22 May 2016  |  5715 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Europe’s Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) is due to come into force in January 2018, once all the national parliaments have passed the required legislation. Some commentators are calling it the big...

Milos Dunjic
Milos DunjicLungo Consulting Inc - Toronto

Extending EMV To Protect Sensitive Card Data

19 May 2016  |  2478 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The EMV has finally come to the US, the largest payment market, which was fully reliant on the outdated and counterfeiting prone magnetic stripe technology. Why is EMV so significant as payment techno...

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