NFC: A technology in search of a problem?

According to a report from IHS, contactless payments could be about to receive a significant boost, with global Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled handset shipments set to soar four-fold in the next five years. To date NFC...
Real time payments

Real-time payments: the race against time

The world seems to have got itself into a great big, tearing hurry. Consumers can send and receive e-mail across the globe in near-real-time. They can download a movie to watch immediately, or buy...
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What EMV payment tokenization 2.0 means for the payments industry

Technical body EMVCo launched version two of its EMV Payment Tokenisation Specification - Technical Framework in September. The market has evolved rapidly since v1.0 was launched in 2014 to address the needs of digital...

Live @ MWC: Google Glass barcode scanning

GS1 have announced that they will be demonstrating the power of barcode scanning in evolving mobile devices using the widely speculated Google Glass platform. This demonstration, the first of its kind in Europe using Google Glass...

Will O2 succeed with i-mode?

Throughout the rise and fall of Simpay, O2, the UK's fourth largest operator remained notably quiet. Now, O2 has launched i-mode, NTT's successful data platform. Can it survive in the UK? Ashley Ward, CEO...

GDPR rules: Never collect data without consent

To be a successful business in Europe in 2018, you will need to be able to demonstrate GDPR compliance. Numerous articles have already detailed what GDPR is, the ramifications of failing to comply with...

A world without banks as we know them?

Historically, banks have dominated the entire market, but times are changing and the FinTech invaders are beginning to disrupt the space. Banks certainly have their place, but their share is undoubtedly being challenged. It may...

Mobile Wallets: The New Fraud Frontier

Mobile wallets are enjoying increasing adoption. Payments made via mobile devices in the United States are expected to total $90 billion by 2017, a big jump from the $12.8 billion spent in 2012, according...

Success in the mobile payment space

Despite significant developments, especially in developed markets, no clear model or winner has been established yet for mobile payment. Hence, all players are still in a position to participate, as we believe the market...

Who owns the customer? Who cares!

By Terence Trench, senior vice president of commercial operations at Upaid When it comes to rolling out flashy new services, Western Europe's mobile operators are usually ahead of the curve. But in at least one...

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Payment industry history with first AES DUKPT key management implementation

Verifone says it has implemented AES DUKPT with its end-to-end encryption solution, VeriShield Total Protect, its Engage family of payment devices, and Carbon 8 & 10. Co-designed by Verifone, AES DUKPT...
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