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Article Posted: 16/02/2020

The perennial issue of cash and the need to continue to support it as a payment mechanism has been a topic of discussion in the media during the past month.    There ...

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Article Posted: 16/01/2020

As we enter both a New Year and a new decade, we can pause and consider the trends and/or predictions which seem likely to shape the payments market over the ...

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Article Posted: 16/12/2019

Looking back over 2019, there has been both a continuation of the previous year’s trends and the emergence into the public domain of new developments and themes in the payments ...

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Article Posted: 16/11/2019

BIS has just released its annual Red Book report on payments and financial infrastructures, compiled in co-operation with central banks and other national authorities. The statistics presented demonstrate how the ...

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Article Posted: 16/10/2019

The use of cash and in particular its accessibility has been very much in the news in the UK recently. It is a topic of discussion for not only the ...

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Article Posted: 16/09/2019

The announcement in June by Facebook about the proposed new Libra currency unleashed a huge amount of reaction to the project. Whilst much of it has not necessarily been favourable, it ...

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Article Posted: 16/08/2019

UK Finance has recently issued their UK Payment Markets 2019 report, which provides a detailed analysis of the use of all types of payments in the UK during 2018, as ...

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Article Posted: 16/07/2019

A recent study, conducted by the online payments processor GoCardless, across the UK, France, Germany and Spain, revealed that almost half (43%) of UK consumers felt that “speed and ease ...

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Article Posted: 16/06/2019

Facebook has announced its intention to launch a digital currency, Libra, to rival traditional banking and enable those without a bank account to make secure payments.  This prompted a warning from ...

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Article Posted: 16/05/2019

The consumer organisation Which? published figures this month highlighting that whilst the number of free-to-use ATMs has been steadily declining, in March the numbers dropped sharply with 1,250 ATM’s switching ...

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Evert Fekkes, Business Information Manager - Rabobank - Nederland

Card Processing Migration

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Robert Lambert, Head of Cards Strategy - Permanent tsb bank - Ireland

Complex Multi-Country Migration

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Card Migration

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