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19 FEBRUARY 2018
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Friday, 16 February 2018

Coinbase and Visa in dispute over customer card charges
Problems after reclassification of card payments for cryptocurrencies Read more ...

 
     

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Banks face battle to retain control of acquiring

– The wolves at the acquiring door
– Carrefour Group harmonises payments into shopping
It has never been easy to break into payments acquiring and processing. Dominated by the infrastructure pipes of Visa and Mastercard, with American Express an important third, until relatively recently, payments were virtually ignored by governments and regulators, beyond ensuring they were safe.
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PSD2:
What happens next?
SWEDEN COUNTRY REPORT:
Cash on way to extinction; National virtual currency plan; Research & data

MOBILE MONEY: Exclusivity deals hold African market back
RESEARCH: 2018 – the year of social payments

INTERCHANGE: New card rules from February 7
VIRTUAL CURRENCY:
Russian bank to clear all payments on blockchain
CHALLENGERS:
Premier banking model is failing

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Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 16 February 2018

Funding: French m-payments provider raises €13m
App has over 1 million users Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - RegulationThursday, 15 February 2018

Amex loses fight on co-brand card charges
Decision could lead to cull of rewards cards
Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - RegulationThursday, 15 February 2018

ECB dismisses calls for cryptocurrency regulation
US Treasury official demands stronger international measures Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - PrepaidWednesday, 14 February 2018

Prepaid schemes fail to comply with card surcharge rule
Fee structures still need to be updated
Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityWednesday, 14 February 2018

Equifax admits breach was wider than reported
Senator demands company produces full details Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityTuesday, 13 February 2018

Italian cryptocurrency exchange loses US$170m
Founder denies claims of ‘exit scam’
Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityTuesday, 13 February 2018

Financial services cyberattacks triple in five years
Breaches cost more to contain than in any other industry Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityMonday, 12 February 2018

Global card fraud network broken up
36 people charged from crime empire that planned to steal US$2.2bn Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Customer InsightMonday, 12 February 2018

Global fintech investment falls in 2017
UK bucks trend and overtakes China Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsFriday, 09 February 2018

Banks plan pan-Nordic payments system
Initiative to harmonise current fragmented infrastructure
Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Loyalty/MarketingFriday, 09 February 2018

Cards with rewards go to top of wallet
Intense activity in US credit card ‘rewards war’ Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityThursday, 08 February 2018

Mastercard names chief data officer
New role makes consumer privacy ‘central’ to company’s data strategy Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityThursday, 08 February 2018

Cryptocurrency marketplaces hit by range of attacks
Up to 20% of all Bitcoin estimated to be in fraudsters' hands  Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Financial ServicesThursday, 08 February 2018

Virgin Money joins cryptocurrency ban
Other major issuers consider their positions Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Company newsWednesday, 07 February 2018

Entrust Datacard partners for instant issuance
Instant issuance becoming a “must have” in US Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and Security
Equifax admits breach was wider than reported
Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and Security
Global card fraud network broken up
Monday, 12 February 2018

Card & Payments World | News - Loyalty/Marketing
Cards with rewards go to top of wallet
Friday, 09 February 2018

Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and Security
Mastercard names chief data officer
Thursday, 08 February 2018

Card & Payments World | News - Financial Services
Virgin Money joins cryptocurrency ban
Thursday, 08 February 2018

Card & Payments World | News - Loyalty/Marketing
Sainsbury’s buys Nectar loyalty scheme
Thursday, 01 February 2018

Card & Payments World | News - Loyalty/Marketing
US$21m funding for Millennials rewards app
Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Card & Payments World | News - Company news
Amex buys AI travel assistant
Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Card & Payments World | News - Customer Insight
2018: The year of social payments
Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cards
The top 10 payments stories of 2017
Friday, 22 December 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Loyalty/Marketing
Plenti partner exodus ramps up
Thursday, 21 December 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Regulation
Today’s big PSD2 question
Thursday, 28 December 2017

Card & Payments World | News - Customer Insight
Issuers look to contactless for growth
Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 16 February 2018

Funding: French m-payments provider raises €13m
App has over 1 million users Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - RegulationThursday, 15 February 2018

Amex loses fight on co-brand card charges
Decision could lead to cull of rewards cards
Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - RegulationThursday, 15 February 2018

ECB dismisses calls for cryptocurrency regulation
US Treasury official demands stronger international measures Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - PrepaidWednesday, 14 February 2018

Prepaid schemes fail to comply with card surcharge rule
Fee structures still need to be updated
Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityWednesday, 14 February 2018

Equifax admits breach was wider than reported
Senator demands company produces full details Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityTuesday, 13 February 2018

Italian cryptocurrency exchange loses US$170m
Founder denies claims of ‘exit scam’
Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityTuesday, 13 February 2018

Financial services cyberattacks triple in five years
Breaches cost more to contain than in any other industry Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityMonday, 12 February 2018

Global card fraud network broken up
36 people charged from crime empire that planned to steal US$2.2bn Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Customer InsightMonday, 12 February 2018

Global fintech investment falls in 2017
UK bucks trend and overtakes China Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Corporate cardsFriday, 09 February 2018

Banks plan pan-Nordic payments system
Initiative to harmonise current fragmented infrastructure
Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Loyalty/MarketingFriday, 09 February 2018

Cards with rewards go to top of wallet
Intense activity in US credit card ‘rewards war’ Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityThursday, 08 February 2018

Mastercard names chief data officer
New role makes consumer privacy ‘central’ to company’s data strategy Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityThursday, 08 February 2018

Cryptocurrency marketplaces hit by range of attacks
Up to 20% of all Bitcoin estimated to be in fraudsters' hands  Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Financial ServicesThursday, 08 February 2018

Virgin Money joins cryptocurrency ban
Other major issuers consider their positions Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Company newsWednesday, 07 February 2018

Entrust Datacard partners for instant issuance
Instant issuance becoming a “must have” in US Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - MobileWednesday, 07 February 2018

Apple links with Alipay to expand in China
Move tacitly acknowledges failure to launch of Apple Pay Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Company newsTuesday, 06 February 2018

ParentPay buys Dutch school payments provider
Third acquisition in a year Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityTuesday, 06 February 2018

Cybersecurity is top priority in EU action plan for fintechs
Strategy to improve co-operation between participants and regulators
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Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityMonday, 05 February 2018

Cryptocurrency mining rises up list of malware threats
Over half of global organisations now impacted Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 05 February 2018

Issuers crack down on cryptocurrency purchases
Major global banks ban credit card transactions Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Customer InsightFriday, 02 February 2018

Gap emerges between UK and Irish card delinquencies
Credit issuers may need to change risky origination policies Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Company newsFriday, 02 February 2018

Alibaba takes stake in Alipay owner
Move could open way for IPO of payments operation Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Customer InsightFriday, 02 February 2018

High attrition rates hit US credit card sector
Regional banks and growing number of issuers lure customers Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Online paymentsThursday, 01 February 2018

eBay ditches PayPal as main payment option
eCommerce site announces deal with new back-end processor Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - MobileThursday, 01 February 2018

Europe mPOS provider launches in UK
Payments offering by-passes traditional bank accounts Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Loyalty/MarketingThursday, 01 February 2018

Sainsbury’s buys Nectar loyalty scheme
Aimia offloads coalition scheme to concentrate on Aeroplan Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - ATMsWednesday, 31 January 2018

Link sets out ATM interchange changes
Proposals will mean "loss of up to 30,000 machines" claim
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Loyalty/MarketingWednesday, 31 January 2018

US$21m funding for Millennials rewards app
System uses bank APIs to reward card transactions Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Company newsWednesday, 31 January 2018

Amex buys AI travel assistant
Move expands payment brand’s digital concierge offering Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 30 January 2018

Japanese retail giant starts Bitcoin acceptance
Korean retailer also considers cryptocurrency payments Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - RegulationTuesday, 30 January 2018

GDPR: Firms to spend 10k hours searching databases
Only 35% of SMEs have record of customer consent Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Company newsMonday, 29 January 2018

ING takes 75% stake in payments acquirer
Bank strengthens presence in processing Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - RegulationFriday, 26 January 2018

GDPR compliance levels are ‘varied’, EC admits
Only two countries have so far adopted regulation Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 24 January 2018

Processor ends bitcoin support
Virtual currency has become ‘less useful’ to payments Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Customer InsightWednesday, 24 January 2018

2018: The year of social payments
Social media apps such as WeChat and Facebook will drive a huge increase in domestic mobile money transfers users, analyst predicts
Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - RegulationTuesday, 23 January 2018

PSR recruits for end-user advisory council
Applications open until February 5
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Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityTuesday, 23 January 2018

More than 10% of money raised in ICOs is stolen
Research uncovers big risk in blockchain fundraising Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - MobileMonday, 22 January 2018

Amazon opens checkout-free physical store
Retailer makes latest move to transform shopping experience Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Financial ServicesMonday, 22 January 2018

First French banks join Europe instant payments scheme
25% of European banks now on board Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Company newsFriday, 19 January 2018

Ingenico to buy NZ payment processor
Move supports omnichannel strategy across Pacific region Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - RegulationFriday, 19 January 2018

New EC card rules come into effect
Merchants will get more choice of network Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 18 January 2018

Bitcoin is not a payments player – Visa CEO
Claims come shortly after crypto-card provider is thrown off network
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Card & Payments World | News - Fraud and SecurityThursday, 18 January 2018

Businesses urged to stop capturing payment card data
Cybercriminals increasingly targeting retail card data Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Customer InsightTuesday, 16 January 2018

Premier banking model is ‘failing’
Huge mass affluent sector not being properly served, says challenger CEO Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - Customer InsightTuesday, 16 January 2018

Issuers look to contactless for growth
Total cards in Europe top 1.5 billion Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 16 January 2018

Russian bank plans to clear all transactions on blockchain
Partnership with digital currency platform provider
Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - RegulationMonday, 15 January 2018

MEPs urged to back PSD2 authentication proposals
New ‘fallback’ option for third party access to bank customer data is welcomed Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - RegulationMonday, 15 January 2018

PSD2 a “double-edged sword” for SMEs
Criticism of no card fee requirement Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - Customer InsightFriday, 12 January 2018

25% have no physical wallet in cashless Sweden
Mobile user popular P2P payments but not in-store Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - RegulationFriday, 12 January 2018

Today’s big PSD2 question
Day 13: The links between PSD2 and NIS for major incident reporting

Every day in the countdown to the EU Second Payments Services Directive (PSD2) coming into effect on 13 January 2018, we answer a question on the implications of different parts of the directive for the payments sector. Read more ...

 
     
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