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Bitcoin breaks – network capacity maxed out

A number of prominent voices in the Bitcoin community have been warning that the system needs to make fundamental changes to its core software code to avoid being overwhelmed by the continued growth of Bitcoin transactions.There was strong disagreement within the community, however, about ho...

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Can the Blockchain work in Payments

Bitcoin is not going to be a major disruptor in payments- but the blockchain could be, and financial institutions around the world are exploring options to leverage it in different ways.

This article provides an overview of the key attributes of blockchain technology, as well as a high-...

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Infographic: US Payments Are Finally Getting Smart

Chip and PIN will reach the US soon, but what does that mean?

With the many credit card fraud scandals of the last few years, along with the numerous cases that go unreported by the media, having finally taken their toll on the United States’ payments systems, the nation now has...

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Payments Acceptance Research: Challenges and Priorities in South Africa – POS, Mobile, Online

Calleo is conducting this research on behalf of Ecentric Payment Systems and we would really appreciate your input.   The research covers payments acceptance priorities and challenges for retailers, online companies and service companies in South Africa. 

South African or...

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Payments Acceptance Research: Challenges and Priorities in South Africa – POS, Mobile, Online

Calleo is conducting this research on behalf of Ecentric Payment Systems and we would really appreciate your input.   The research covers payments acceptance priorities and challenges for retailers, online companies and service companies in South Africa. 

South African or...

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Live @ MWC: Global mobile proximity payment users to surpass 1 billion by 2019

Mobile proximity payments are the smallest, but fastest growing segment for mobile payments, according to global analyst firm Ovum.

Ovum’s new m-payments forecast* shows that the total global user base for mobile payment segments will

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Live @ MWC: GCash upgrades mobile money with Amdocs

Globe Telecom is upgrading its GCash service to address new requirements, including bulk payment services for salaries and government disbursements.

“GCash has come a long way in solving financial inclusion challenges in the Philippines,” said Albert Tinio, GXI

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Live @ MWC: Smartphone account for half of all mobile connections

There are now more smartphones connected to mobile networks than feature phones – but smartphone adoption is peaking in many markets and manufactureres are swithcing focus to growth opportunities in markets such as India.

Smartphones accounted for 45% of global mobile connections ...

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130 million active mobile money users recorded globally in 2015

The GSMA has announced that the number of active mobile money accounts worldwide now exceeded 130 million, with more than 100 million new registered users added in 2015.

According to the latest report on the state of financial services worldwide, there were 1 billion mobile mo...

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Banks cede power to Apple Pay

Banks cede power to Apple Pay

Pay in emergencies – like the time he paid for gas when he forgot his wallet on a road trip. “I think of it as I am using Apple Pay” rather than Bank of America, says Silva, who’s linked his account at the ...

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Interchange Fee Warnings Coming True in EU

We have often warned about the negative effects of interchange fee regulation and specifically a cap on interchange fees. Last year we warned the European Parliament that a proposed EU-wide cap on interchange fees would cause many banks to raise fees and interest rates on all their cust...

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The future of carrier billing in Europe

DIMOCO presented a brand new publication at the Mobile World Congress 2016. “The future of carrier billing in Europe” shows trends on the digital content and the carrier billing market.

European digital content revenue will increase to €55.2 billion in 2020; the value o...

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2015 Breach Level Index

Gemalto released the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, revealing that 1,673 data breaches led to 707 million data records being compromised worldwide during 2015.

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Credit's Price
Consumers unhappy with their business relationships used to simply shop around. Today, they often turn to government for relief. But when it comes to the current controversy over bank fees, Washington is the problem.
Bank fees are in t...
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Alternative finance market grows to £3.2 billion in 2015

In 2015 the UK online alternative finance sector grew 84%, facilitating £3.2 billion in investments, loans and donations, according to a joint report published today by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at the University of Cambridge and UK innovation foundation Nesta, in partner...

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EPC Statement on The Data Security Act of 2015 (H.R.2205)Markup

Electronic Payments Coalition | December 9, 2015

The recent deluge of data breaches at major retailers around the country has caused millions of consumers’ personal and financial information to be exposed. Thankfully, the House Financial Services Committee today advan...

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Contactless deployment guide – On the road to contactless success

The world has seen many successful launches of many contactless payments worldwide. The prerequisites, market conditions, end-user demands and legislation vary, but results all point in the same direction; great benefits for banks, merchants and users alike. Contactless offers a new and safe way ...

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