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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...

Soweto – an African m-commerce success story

Emergence of the cellphone as an m-commerce channel has created the ability for MasterCard technology to address the needs of the emerging market in South Africa. In what is considered just the beginning, MasterCard...

Excilan m-payments in WLAN hotspots

Only six months after the launch of its solution, Luxembourg-based Excilan says it is offering subscribers to six mobile networks authentication and access to public WLAN in 2,044 public hotspots in 12 countries. In a...

Mobile and electronic payments bolster GDP

A study by Vodafone (Africa: The Impact of Mobile Phones) comparing data like GDP, fixed line penetration and human capital stock from 98 countries between 1980 and 2003 concluded that the introduction of mobile...
Crypto-currency mining

Global websites hacked to allow crypto-currencies to be mined

Hackers have managed to install code on the sites that uses visitors' computers to "mine" the crypto-currencies. School, charities and file-sharing websites have been caught out by scammers who are using them to generate...
Four Pillars of Mobile Payments

The key to building a successful Financial Institution mobile payments strategy

Fiserv has published a white paper outlining how financial institutions can build a successful mobile payments strategy that drives consumer engagement and lays the foundation for future growth. “As mobile payments continue to mature and adoption...

The changing landscape of real-time retail payments systems

A new research paper by SWIFT assesses the global real-time retail payments systems (RT-RPS) landscape, provides analysis on the key drivers and trends, and identifies the different approaches, barriers to entry and critical success...
Issuers Ramp up Chip Debit Card Issuance

The 2016 Debit Issuer Study: evolution of chip cards and mobile payments

The 2016 Debit Issuer Study, commissioned by PULSE, takes stock of the debit industry’s shift to chip (EMV) cards and mobile payments. As a result of the October 2015 liability shift, financial institutions have begun...
Trends in noncash US payments

US payments study highlights strong trends in card use

From 2012 to 2015, credit and debit (including prepaid and non-prepaid) card payments continued to gain ground in the US payments landscape, accounting for more than two-thirds of all core non-cash payments in the...

Wallet Wars – By Victoria Conroy

2011 is the year that mobile wallets grabbed public attention, with several of the world's leading payment players vying to be first to market with smartphone payment solutions. But who will win the mobile...

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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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