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Latest fintech research finds banks showing renewed confidence as fintech threat ‘recedes’

The latest Fintech Disruptors Report, “Picking Winners – Determining Success in Digital Finance”, released on Wednesday shows that bank fears over the threat to their existence from the fintech wave appear to be receding.  While the scale of the challenge facing banks may actually have increased – the research shows an uptick in revenues perceived to […]

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59% of Card-Present Transactions Globally Use EMV® Chip Technology

Technical body EMVCo has published transaction data showing that 58.9% of card-present contact and contactless transactions globally were EMV®-enabled between July 2016 and June 2017. This represents an increase over the prior year, when 42.4% of transactions were EMV-enabled.  The data reflects average transaction volumes over a 12-month period to account for seasonal variations. Given […]

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GlobalPlatform Announces 2018 Board of Directors

GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, has announced its new Board of Directors for fiscal year 2018. With five board seats open in the closely contested election, the following individuals have been appointed to serve a two-year term: Rob Coombs – Security Marketing Director, Systems & Software – ARM (re-elected) Stéphanie El Rhomri – […]

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CTO Insights: PIN-on-Mobile is coming

By Jeremy Gumbley, CTO, Creditcall.  Imagine taking a regular smartphone and turning it into a payment acceptance device with a simple app download. That’s the utopian dream many companies are chasing today and it could bring huge benefits to the payments ecosystem, merchants and consumers as card and mobile payments continue to grow.  For small transactions, accepting […]

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