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NFC, QR Codes, In-app and beyond…

By Rambus ‘Mobile payments’ is a broad term. As the ecosystem has developed, various new technologies have emerged to change the way we act and transact in-store. Some mobile payment technologies are focused on seamlessly connecting the mobile device to the existing payments infrastructure. After an uncertain start, NFC has emerged as a leading proximity payment […]

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Can You Accept Global Payment Standards?

Arnaud Crouzet, General Secretary, nexo standards, reviews key highlights from the global payment acceptance standards body’s annual conference. I hadn’t expected the sport of fencing to feature at the recent nexo standards annual conference in Berlin. When François Mezzina of nexo member, Total, however, used the sport to explain to the international audience of schemes, […]

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2018 trends: Safer data, faster payments, better experiences

by André Stoorvogel, Director, Product Marketing in the Payments Group at Rambus.  Fundamental shifts in consumer behavior, the emergence of new technologies and an evolving regulatory landscape means the payments ecosystem is poised for unprecedented transformation in 2018. The demand for safer data, faster payments and better experiences presents great opportunity, but also significant challenges. […]

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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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