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What does the Mastercard acquisition of Vocalink mean for the UK payments industry

The largest UK banks are set for another windfall with the sale of the bank-owned payments company VocaLink to Mastercard for £700 million ($920 million) - but what are the ramifications for the UK...
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2018 payment trends: Safer data, faster payments, better experiences

Fundamental shifts in consumer behavior, the emergence of new technologies and an evolving regulatory landscape means the payment trends in the payments ecosystem are poised for unprecedented transformation in 2018. The demand for safer data,...
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Why Japan is ahead of Europe in Direct Carrier Billing penetration

M-commerce and mobile payments have gradually been gaining acceptance across the world, particular in developing markets where fixed lines of communication are less available. In Europe, we’ve seen a growing number of direct carrier billing...

Driving the Future of Payments – 10 Mega Trends

Change in payments is in overdrive, and will only get faster. Traditional payments players are being squeezed from all sides - so what is driving the future of payments. This point of view explores ten...

New payment systems for all – or only for some?

New payment services such as cards, internet and mobile payments may leave many people behind, while also making it more difficult for them to pay in traditional ways such as cash. This is the...
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The future of identity and authentication – a bank perspective

Connectivity is changing the world and the way we interact with one another. Last year, figures showed that the global population owned around 6 billion connected devices, approaching one for each of the 7...
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Super Platforms in Africa: Not if, but When

It is 2030, and we walk into a bustling salon in a peri-urban area in Abuja. We see eight clients and a couple of TVs installed in the corners, and we can hear music...

Mobile wallets in India: What the world can learn

India’s emergence as a digital payment powerhouse is an unlikely story. Until recently, cash accounted for 95% of transactions, 85% of workers were paid in cash, and 70% of online shoppers chose ‘cash on...

Who moved my money?

By 2015 the volume of mobile money transactions will reach $1 trillion. Global companies must tackle five key challenges to make the most of this opportunity or wonder who moved their money. By Abhishek Srivastava, Hariprasad...
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App commerce set to explode in 2017 to $40 billion

Global mobile commerce is now a huge 34% of all e-commerce transactions worldwide and is predicted to grow 31% in 2017. That’s over 200% faster than the growth of the entire e-commerce market. That’s why...

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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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