Category Archives: Analysis

Fintech Investment triples in 2014

Fintech investments continued at a remarkable pace last year, nearly tripling in the US in 2014, according to a new report by Accenture and the Partnership Fund for New York City. The value of fintech investment in the US soared to (more…)...
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Mobile biometrics market to reach $35 billion

According to a research conducted by Acuity Market Intelligence annual revenues from mobile biometrics embedded in smart mobile devices will spike from $1.6 billion in 2014 to $34.6 billion in 2020. According to the research, the increase in the mobile (more…)...
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Criminals receive 1,425% ROI from Cybercrime

Trustwave has released the 2015 Trustwave Global Security Report which reveals the top cybercrime, data breach and security threat trends from 2014. The report discloses how much criminals can profit from malware attacks, which data they target, how they get inside, how long (more…)...
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What’s driving the renewed interest in P2P?

Electronic person-to-person (P2P) payments have been on a roller coaster of interest over the last decade.  PayPal launched the first successful, widespread service in the late 1990s and has enjoyed a dominant position ever since. Various players tried to attack PayPal (more…)...
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Global smartphone growth

According to a new mobile phone forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments are expected to grow 11.3% in 2015, which is down from 27.6% in 2014. This is on par with (more…)...
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In August 2014, approximately 1 out of every 5 banked consumers in the U.S. said they would be comfortable using their smartphone to initiate all of their payments transactions, according to a First Annapolis study of consumer payments usage. Almost 90% (more…)...
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