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26 FEBRUARY 2017
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Friday, 24 February 2017

Airbnb buys social payments provider
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Creating a German payment champion

Concardis, which has a one-third share of the German payment acquiring market, was recently sold by its bank owners to private equity companies Bain Capital and Advent International.

CEO Marcus Mosen explains the reasons for the sale and the company’s ambitious plans for expansion, at home and abroad.
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  IN THE CURRENT EDITION OF CARD & PAYMENTS WORLD

PAYMENTS FACES DISRUPTION: Complexity, confusion and lack of clear direction for legacy payments systems are opening the door to new more nimble entrants. Report from MPE in Berlin
FINTECH:
Winners, losers and in memoriam. Plus the companies to fear - or invest in

VIRTUAL CURRENCIES: The countries taking the lead in regulation
GERMANY: Country report with multiple charts and data. Exclusive interview with Concardis CEO
REGULATIONS: EBA backtracks on Strong Authentication
BREXIT & PASSPORTING: What's a firm to do?


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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - MobileThursday, 23 February 2017

Monzo secures major funding
Company also plans new crowdfunding round Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - RegulationThursday, 23 February 2017

EBA sets out full details of final PSD2 standards
Screen scraping to be banned
Remote payment threshold lowered
Exemptions for transaction risk analysis Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - RegulationWednesday, 22 February 2017

Strong authentication: EBA backtracks on key issues
Authority sets out major changes to controversial PSD2 requirements Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 22 February 2017

Jaguar pay by touchscreen
Partnership with fuel retailer Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Company newsTuesday, 21 February 2017

Barclaycard retains TfL contract
Deal includes contactless services for new underground line Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityTuesday, 21 February 2017

80% think mobile wallets are secure
US and Indian consumers have most faith in ability of organisations to safely store their data Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - MobileTuesday, 21 February 2017

China m-payments hugely outpace US levels
Value of Chinese transactions more than triples Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 21 February 2017

Thai digital payments platform
Bank rollout by end of year Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - RegulationFriday, 17 February 2017

EBA to amend strong authentication plans
Authority names date for changes to controversial European proposals Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Card networksThursday, 16 February 2017

Visa links with IBM for IoT payments
Partnership targets estimated 20 billion connected devices Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - AcquiringThursday, 16 February 2017

MPE Awards: Double security triumph for PSP
Ratepay founder wins Personality prize Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - AcquiringThursday, 16 February 2017

MPE Report: Payments and retail face massive disruption
AmazonGo challenges existing retail processes, leaving merchants and acquirers to catch up
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 14 February 2017

Nordic plan to become global fintech hub
Bank incubators nearly double the rest of Europe Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Financial ServicesMonday, 13 February 2017

New FS trade group for the UK
Former Yellow Pages boss heads up merged new body Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - MobileMonday, 13 February 2017

Apple Pay is most widely accepted wallet
Merchant and consumer awareness remains an issue Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Fintech
Jaguar pay by touchscreen
Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Company news
Barclaycard retains TfL contract
Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and Security
80% think mobile wallets are secure
Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Card networks
Visa links with IBM for IoT payments
Thursday, 16 February 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Financial Services
New FS trade group for the UK
Monday, 13 February 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Online payments
PayPal introduces payments by bot
Friday, 10 February 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and Security
GoCardless hit by burglary
Friday, 10 February 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Contactless
France to raise contactless limit
Wednesday, 08 February 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Regulation
Dutch target bitcoin ‘mixers’
Wednesday, 08 February 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Loyalty/Marketing
Beyond Analysis buys out Visa stake
Tuesday, 07 February 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and Security
AI fraud prevention tool for banks
Friday, 03 February 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Financial Services
US and UK cites start payments partnership
Thursday, 02 February 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Customer Insight
Mastercard outpaces Visa in the Americas
Wednesday, 01 February 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cards
What you might have missed....
Tuesday, 03 January 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Card networks
Amex wins antitrust case
Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Loyalty/Marketing
Paying by loyalty points at the POS
Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Customer Insight
Strong trend towards card use in US
Thursday, 05 January 2017

article thumbnail Features - Customer InsightWednesday, 25 January 2017

50 days to fix India's demonetisation troubles
Editor Annich McIntosh travelled through India last month, experiencing demonetisation first hand. This is what she found. Travelling through India over the new year, the queues at ATMs, the constant quest for cash and the problem of finding appropriate rupee notes for small purchases and tipping people are some of my lasting memories. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Innovation/TechnologyTuesday, 13 December 2016

Blockchain & Payments Report
- Comprehensive listing and details of the major blockchain payments providers
- Mixed adoptance picture as central banks hold key to deployments
- Major FIs partner for interbank blockchain payments
- Visa stakes its claim with scheme for 2017
- SEB starts payments network Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Innovation/TechnologyFriday, 02 December 2016

Barclaycard: 50 years old and not afraid to fail
Exclusive interview with MD global payment acceptance Paulette Rowe From those early days in the sixties when it was one of the first credit card issuers, through the early mobile payments and contactless era and into wearables, Barclaycard has never been afraid to test, or to fail. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Innovation/TechnologyMonday, 07 November 2016

P2P Lending Report
- Comprehensive listing and details of of the major global platforms
- P2PFA seeks tougher rules
- Global market tops US$375bn
- Huge commercial opportunities
- Crowdfunding and P2PFrom its beginnings with Zopa in 2005, the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending market has rapidly expanded with global payments estimated to be worth US$375bn in 2015. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - RegulationThursday, 20 October 2016

Making the best of Brexit
There were two good reasons for attending the Brexit & Global Expansion Summit in London.
Firstly to find out if anyone can shed some light on plans for the UK exit from the EU, and secondly to explore the fierce pace of the “Digital Transformation” that is redefining the payments industry Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - RegulationMonday, 26 September 2016

PSD2 will not be implemented in the UK
- VocaLink planning European base
- Special Q&A with David Yates, CEO of VocaLink PSD2 will not be implemented in the UK, which is in the process of planning its own, very similar Open API rules for payments. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Mobile/ContactlessThursday, 22 September 2016

Raphaels works towards role as bankers' banker
Raphaels Bank has added Apple Pay functionality to its prepaid travel card, Cash Passport. This much we know. Where it gets interesting is how they have done it, why, and what happens next for this ambitious and longstanding bank that is turning itself into a fintech company.   Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Payment SchemesMonday, 01 August 2016

SPECIAL REPORT
Rewards crowdfunding continues to make waves

Plutus Tap & Pay raises £1m in nine days for cryptocurrency product
With the news that Plutus, the London-based cryptocurrency payment platform has raised over £1m in less than ten days of launching a crowdfunding campaign the spotlight is once again on peer to peer lending to fund major projects especially rewards based crowdfunding initiatives. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Innovation/TechnologyTuesday, 26 July 2016

Blockchain: Interesting proposition or alchemy?
- The case for and against using the blockchain for payments
- Specific use case examples
- Potential for use as a cash replacement and for everyday retail payments
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Features - Reports/DataMonday, 27 June 2016

ITALY: Country report
Restructuring and sell-offs change payments landscape
Increased confidence boosts card issuance
Charts:
Payment instrument use in Italy by value
Payment cards in use in Italy 2009-2015
Payment instrument use in Italy by volume

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article thumbnail Features - Payment SchemesMonday, 27 June 2016

Why won't M-Pesa work anywhere else?

Mobile money transactions in Sub-Saharan Africa hit US$656m in 2014, and could more than double to US$1.3bn in the next four years, but M-Pesa, which is used by half the Kenyan population seems untransportable to other markets. With the help of Adeniyi Adeyemi of CR2, we ask why?From a standing start in 2007,it is now estimated that over half the population of Kenya use the M-Pesa mobile money service to transact. Yet it was an outright failure in South Africa, and a struggle in most other markets. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Payment SchemesWednesday, 06 April 2016

Payments has trouble with descriptions
MERCHANT ACQUIRING REPORT
It used to be fairly straightforward to identify the various parties in payments when mostly it was about cards. There were issuers, merchant acquirers, merchants themselves and of course the end user consumers - but now everything has changed. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - RegulationThursday, 28 January 2016

Upcoming payments regulation: A checklist
The Second Payments Services Directive and the Interchange Fee Regulation have attracted much of the attention in the payments industry, but there are many regulatory initiatives approaching in Europe that will have global effects on the financial sector. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Innovation/TechnologyThursday, 03 December 2015

Disruption, disintermediation and change: Facing up to the challenges
The growth in new and often unexpected technology advances is resulting in a complete mindset change for banks and those tasked with ensuring their survival. Read more ...

Features - RegulationTuesday, 01 December 2015

What cost compliance  under new EU data law?
All companies will be impacted by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) but degree of awareness and cost analysis vary

The EU data law General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) is due to come into effect in December 2017. The EC intention is to unify data protection within EU with a single law because the current EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC does not sufficiently consider important aspects like globalization and technological developments including social networks and cloud computing. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Payment SchemesFriday, 02 October 2015

The future of payments: get ready for a shift in network demands
As Visa moves forward its decision to reduce floor limits, what will the change mean for merchants – and what steps should be taken now to avoid chaos later in the year? Article by Kevin Burns of Vodat International. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Customer InsightFriday, 25 September 2015

Is it bye bye to banks?
Faced with competition from new FIs, bank-to-bank transfer services, bill-me-later companies, aggregators and bitcoin, how are banks supposed to operate in this new, disjointed world? Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Mobile/ContactlessFriday, 11 September 2015

Mobile pay - state of play
Apple Pay progress so far, and latest from Samsung Pay, Android Pay, Google and Zapp

It is almost a year since Apple launched Apple Pay to a welcoming US market, on October 20, 2014. Here are some figures which chart its progress and an overview of the other contending mobile payments giants. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Fraud and SecurityTuesday, 25 August 2015

The balancing act: Ensuring payment security and ease of use
The dramatic surge of emerging payments methods has led to the sense of a "Wild West" in terms of online payment security. Can behavioural biometrics provide a solution? Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Innovation/TechnologyWednesday, 22 July 2015

Two clear trends for payments opportunity - not centred on retail
P2P lending and mobile money transfers hit new highs

It is often all too easy to miss the obvious when looking for a business opportunity. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Innovation/TechnologyTuesday, 14 July 2015

The Future of Payments: How close is a truly open system?
Choice is key in the new payments landscape, but customers (and merchants) face an array of new offerings they must choose whether to utilise. What is the place of the established bank and network players in this new order, and are they truly committed to opening up payments? Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Reports/DataTuesday, 30 June 2015

Denmark country report: Plan to ban cash hits the buffers
- Change of government causes postponement of initiative
- M-payments: Danske Bank Plans plans to develop MobilePay system into a national standard that can incorporate other systems at the point of sale
- Tables and market data Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - LoyaltyMonday, 01 June 2015

Merchant funded loyalty: Banks choose creativity over rewards cull
- End of one size fits all leads to some big new ideas
- Interchange by another name?
- What card payments can learn from the Groupon model
- Business as usual for Amex while others take stock
- Consumers will switch for points Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Customer InsightTuesday, 14 April 2015

Asia drives global SIM market growth
- Full report and worldwide figures
- 11% increase in 2014 shipments
- NFC units increase by nearly 70%
- China is largest LTE SIM market
- Nano SIMs expand in western Europe, North America and China
Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Mobile/ContactlessTuesday, 10 March 2015

Mobile World Congress 2015 Report
*Competing standards muddy route to IoT security
*GSMA responds to cybersecurity threat
*Focus on IoT for entertainment
*IMC examines the business case for IoT
*The difference between IoT and M2M
*Payments and smart wearables
Read more ...

Features - Data SecurityThursday, 19 February 2015

PCI DSS 3.0 guidelines catching some offguard
The new PCI DSS 3.0 guidelines have changed data security responsibilities and requirements for some ecommerce merchants and third party payment service providers. Michael Aminzade of Trustwave sets out the key issues that must be addressed. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - LoyaltyMonday, 02 February 2015

Crossborder barrier to mobile money
Mobile remittances are growing rapidly in domestic markets, but the challenge is how to expand crossborder. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Reports/DataFriday, 28 November 2014

The Most Influential People in Payments -
The first ten of our top 100 now published Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Mobile/ContactlessThursday, 13 November 2014

What is a mobile payment? Industry struggles to achieve consensus
The lack of clarity in agreeing on what should be counted as a “mobile payment” means it is difficult to find standardised and reliable data, and this is likely to remain a problem going forward. Read more ...

Features - Mobile/ContactlessMonday, 27 October 2014

Mobile Payments and Banking: The Five Crucial Areas
UK regulator the FCA has identified five primary areas for firms developing mobile financial products and services that are crucial in influencing consumer success and uptake. Roger Davies of EA Change Group assesses the implications for payments providers. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Mobile/ContactlessThursday, 18 September 2014

Apple payments launch: Comment & analysis
- Rollout is a "game changer" for NFC
- What will merchants pay?

- Visa Europe declines to put date on rollout beyond US
- Apple Pay transactions may need new regulations and fee structure
- Security an issue after iCloud fiasco Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - LoyaltyWednesday, 17 September 2014

Exclusive: Fitting the merchant piece into the loyalty jigsaw
After the Collinson Group, the umbrella organisation that contains ICLP and Collinson Latitude, has acquired Welcome Real-time, Christopher Evans of the Collinson Group explains the reasons behind the acquisition. Read more ...

Features - RegulationWednesday, 13 August 2014

PAD – Joy for the unbanked but torment for the payments industry?
The EU's newly-approved Payment Accounts Directive (PAD) is designed to tackle financial exclusion, but it has much wider implications for the European payments industry. Roger Davies, principal consultant at EA Change Group, assesses its likely effects. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Mobile/ContactlessThursday, 10 July 2014

The future of POS is mobile, but what is mPOS?
– A variety of definitions but clarity on the issue of who is driving the payments space: the consumer
– Visa blamed for mPOS delays
– PayPal admits it is a card scheme competitor Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - EMVTuesday, 10 June 2014

US EMV Report: Small merchants not ready
With the EMV liability shift set for October 2015, just one in five US small merchants is chip-enabled
Full report featuring interviews with experts and comprehensive market data Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Mobile/ContactlessWednesday, 09 April 2014

Over half of airlines plan to offer m-payments
–71% of carriers believe the future of airline payments is via mobile

– Channel identified by airlines as a key area of growth and is increasingly used to compete for travellers
Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - RegulationFriday, 14 March 2014

Crossborder interchange to mirror domestic
European Parliament gets closer to turning payments proposal into law

Interchange on crossborder and domestic transactions is to be set at the same level, if the expected yes vote by the European Parliament later this month turns the draft regulation into law. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Mobile/ContactlessMonday, 03 March 2014

Mobile World Congress - all a matter of logistics and statistics
The impact of the mobile device on every aspect of our lives can't be overestimated. But where payments will fit in is still under debate. Annich McIntosh visits Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress to report on the mobile big picture.
Read more ...

Features - Innovation/TechnologyFriday, 14 February 2014

Bankers out in force to hear technologists present their ideas
Toshl, Vaamo and LifePay are among the attention grabbers as fintech innovators connect with banks in London.
Report from Finovate Europe Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - LoyaltyThursday, 06 February 2014

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Features - Innovation/TechnologyMonday, 03 February 2014

Wincor World - planning for tomorrow
The first in a series of articles to be published this week reporting on the Wincor World 2014 technology exhibition just held in Germany.

Today: Wincor Nixdorf moving into a software world - Interview with Wincor CTO Reinhard Rabenstein Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Mobile/ContactlessWednesday, 29 January 2014

120 mobile wallets and counting
Global database of wallet offerings
Depending on how you define it, there could be 170 or more mobile wallet offerings currently available around the world. Card & Payments World presents a comprehensive database of 120 of the more credible contenders with information on the most interesting and established initiatives. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - LoyaltyFriday, 20 December 2013

2014 predictions for Cards and Payments
We have asked some expert industry soothsayers to predict what the major developments will be in the industry over the next year - and they came up with some fascinating answers…… Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Payment SchemesWednesday, 11 December 2013

Exclusive:  Visa Europe votes on its future
Sale to Visa Inc or go it alone?December 13 is decision day for the board of Visa Europe to take what is expected to be the first consensus vote on whether this association, currently owned by its member banks, should give up its association status and sell to Visa Inc. Read more ...

Features - Mobile/ContactlessMonday, 09 December 2013

Cartes 2013 Report: mPOS growth defies traditional theories
Cartes in Paris provides a useful barometer of the state of the card and payments business. This year there was a strong focus on mobile, especially mPOS development which is accelerating at a speed that is leaving even hardened payments professionals excited and breathless. Read more ...

article thumbnail Features - Customer InsightTuesday, 26 November 2013

Greece Country Report: Tackling a Challenging Market
– Credit card market down 51.6% in five years
– "Still good prospects for card business" says Eurobank
– Payments market data and analysis Read more ...

 
     
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