30 August 2016


Paul MiserezSWIFT - La Hulpe

Sibos Standards Forum, Geneva: Landscape and Roadmaps

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Preamble - At the occasion of the 2016 Standards Forum to be held from 26 to 29 September in Geneva, I interviewed a number of SWIFT's standards experts about the content of this year's programme. As each of the four days will focus on a specific theme, my four blog posts will offer readers a sneak-preview of what people can expect to hear about. ...

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Carlo R.W. De MeijerIndependent - Maarrssen

Blockchain: Some Remarkable Announcements!

26 August 2016  |  6213 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

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 with announcements that are at least a bit remarkable. The bank-backed consortium had filed for a patent of Corda (which is contradictory to the need f...

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Mike Gardner
Mike GardnerAgreement Express - Vancouver

Merchant Acquiring Lesson Learned from the 2008 Mortgage Crisis

22 August 2016  |  3862 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

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...

Mitchell Muro
Mitchell MuroCA Technologies - Santa Clara

How to end what ails online commerce

22 August 2016  |  3732 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

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...

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Kirsty Berry
Kirsty BerryCompass Plus - Nottingham

Transport: The driving force behind contactless payments in the UK

17 August 2016  |  5158 views  |  6 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

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...

Stuart Lacey
Stuart LaceyTrunomi - Mountain View

Can payments firms monetise data and meet new privacy laws?

16 August 2016  |  6677 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

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...

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Carlo R.W. De Meijer
Carlo R.W. De MeijerIndependent - Maarrssen

The EPC and blockchain: poll results

16 August 2016  |  3454 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

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

Anish Kapoor
Anish KapoorAccessPay - Manchester

Selling VocaLink to MasterCard will Kill Innovation in UK Payments.

15 August 2016  |  4615 views  |  13 comments | recommendations Recommends 4

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...

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Neil Clarke
Neil ClarkeVolante Technologies - London

The Race to Open Banking is underway

15 August 2016  |  3383 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

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...

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Sirpa Nordlund
Sirpa NordlundMobey Forum - helsinki

The moral wallet: Striking the right balance with end users

11 August 2016  |  3508 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

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 ...

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