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Carlos Figueredo

Open Banking - A Challenge for the U.S.

In a December 20th article titled, “Without Open Banking regulation, banks and fintechs clash in the US” (*), we get a taste of the first issues that are arising in the U.S. of trying to work in a som...

30 Dec 2019
Open Banking
Konstantin Rabin

Will China-Africa partnership take the central stage in the 2020 fintech scene

In 2019 the fintechs finally managed to become the talk of the town. They expanded their reach, improved the lives of millions and finally this year they got the recognition for what they’ve done and ...

30 Dec 2019
Gabe McGloin

Christmas: a time of joy or transaction disputes?

Christmas is well and truly on it's way, and that can only mean one thing: the e-commerce world is heating up thanks to copious amounts of Christmas shopping. Looking back to 2017, mobile sales accoun...

27 Dec 2019
Carlos Figueredo

Open Banking - A 2019 Summary

Open Banking – A 2019 Summary Open Banking has been regarded by the financial sector as the most revolutionary movement since the credit card. In 2017, none of us involved in the creation of open ban...

23 Dec 2019
Open Banking
Ron Delnevo

Happy Birthday For UK Independent ATMs? Not exactly!

Time to wish a happy 21st Birthday to the ATM installation that changed the face of cash provision in the UK! Yes. That’s right. It is exactly 21 years since the first Independent ATM was installed in...

20 Dec 2019
Financial Inclusion
Shemina Jiwani

No More Us vs. Them - How Banks and Fintechs are joining forces to drive innovation

“In the new world, it is not the big fish which eats the small fish, it is the fast fish which eats the slow fish.” – Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum A common ...

19 Dec 2019
Gabe McGloin

How to Stop Chargebacks Spoiling Christmas Travel

As we all turn our attention to Christmas travel, we are hoping for twinkling lights, Christmas markets and lots of joy. However, with some of the very public travel disasters that have hit the headli...

19 Dec 2019
Jesse Champagne

10 Reasons You Need To Get A Prepaid Card Today

More and more consumers around the world are turning to prepaid for payments. The question you may be asking yourself is, “Why?” For starters, prepaid is convenient, secure, versatile, easy to use, an...

18 Dec 2019
Uri Rivner

Top 10 Cybercrime and Online Fraud predictions for 2020

As a decade of online fraud fighting is drawing to a close, it’s time to think about the next decade! Fraudsters were very busy this decade, coming up with an ever expanding bag of tricks, and we shou...

18 Dec 2019
Digital Banking Trends
Rolf Hauge

Ready for SWIFT Releases 2020 and 2021?

Following the relatively straightforward implementation of SWIFT Release 2019 this November, are you ready for the more complex requirements of SWIFT Releases 2020 and 2021? Here I’ll summarise what’...

05 Dec 2019
SWIFT Matters
Jesse Champagne

2019 Holiday Shopping Retail Trends Pt. 1

Holiday retail sales will increase by 5% in 2019, according to Deloitte’s annual holiday economic forecast. As a retailer, what can your business do to capitalize on the holiday shopping season and ma...

04 Dec 2019
Stacy Gorkoff

How to Detect and Prevent Transaction Reversal Fraud - UK Edition

On November 21st, a security alert from NCR was issued describing a new form of Transaction Reversal Fraud (TRF) occurring in the UK, typically between 10 PM and midnight on any given day. Contrary t...

26 Nov 2019
Transaction Fraud Systems and Analysis