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Article Posted: 28/02/2011

Forecasting the future for the payments industry is always difficult but a recent report looking at likely innovations for the rest of 2011 probably shows what most of us would ...

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Article Posted: 14/02/2011

In the 2010 Advanced Payments Report there are some interesting pointers to future directions for the industry.  There are the expected predictions for the size of the contactless market over ...

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Article Posted: 31/01/2011

There was a raft of articles recently on various aspects of Mobile Money and the different organisations showing interest in the technology ranging from banks to phone operators to retailers ...

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Article Posted: 19/01/2011

Savantor Ltd., a specialist in the provision of business and technical expertise to many well known banks, card schemes and third parties in the card payment industry, is pleased to ...

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Article Posted: 17/01/2011

There was an interesting comment in a recent blog on PayPal which suggested the banks do not yet “know how to prevent PayPal's seemingly unstoppable capture of the online payments ...

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Article Posted: 31/12/2010

It's been an interesting year in many ways in the payments industry.  We've seen the introduction of new banks such as Metro bank and an increasing trend for large retailers ...

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Article Posted: 17/12/2010

Was it me or was the great WikiLeaks coup just a big let down.  Not even any revelations about FIFA being a bit corrupt.  As reported below some innovative ideas ...

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Article Posted: 30/11/2010

There was an interesting blog this month (http://www.finextra.com/community/fullblog.aspx?id=4754) looking at a comparison between the banking industry and the Beatles.  The basic thrust being that the Beatles music is finally available ...

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Article Posted: 15/11/2010

We have commented before on person to person lending platforms like Zopa and their growing popularity and it seems this trend is set to continue with the launch of another ...

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Article Posted: 29/10/2010

Much is written about geographic areas of the world which still have to migrate to EMV but less is said about industries that are still using predominantly mag stripe cards. ...

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