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Article Posted: 09/09/2014

The options being offered by payment institutions and apps for identity verification seem to expand each month. This month alone we have seen further potential for biometrics (including heartbeat biometrics) ...

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Article Posted: 09/09/2014

It has been an exciting month so far in the payments market. Apple has finally revealed its intentions in terms of payment capabilities with the announcement of Apple Pay, an NFC ...

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Article Posted: 09/08/2014

According to figures issued recently by the Office for National Statistics, although 53% of the general population use the internet for banking, a breakdown of this number shows a large ...

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Article Posted: 09/08/2014

Another survey of consumer banking preferences, this time in the US carried out on behalf of the American Banking Association, has been published. According to the results, 31% of 1,000 adults ...

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Article Posted: 09/07/2014

TfL are about to roll out a swathe of payment options for travel on public transport around London. In addition to the very successful Oyster card, come September passengers will ...

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Article Posted: 09/07/2014

The FCA is proposing to introduce caps on pay day loan charges in an attempt to protect people who have turned to this form of loan from being exploited in ...

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Article Posted: 09/06/2014

Two recent reports have confirmed the continuing dominance of cash as a payment method. A new industry report, UK Cash & Cash Machines 2014, underlines the strong role cash continues to ...

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Article Posted: 09/06/2014

The British Retail Consortium's 2013 Retail Payments Survey highlights what it sees as an ever-increasing threat to merchant operations caused by the rise in card usage in the UK and ...

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Article Posted: 09/05/2014

It’s refreshing to hear a positive story regarding the future of branch banking in the UK. Graham Beale, Chief Executive of the Nationwide Building Society, clearly feels that there is ...

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Article Posted: 09/05/2014

According to a survey by YouGov, customers do not trust retailers with a presence in social media. Apparently over half of those surveyed by the research company claimed that ...

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