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18 AUGUST 2018
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1. New FCA rules makes it easier for consumers to compare
(Card & Payments World | News/Regulation)
New FCA rules makes it easier for consumers to compare How likely is it that a bank be recommended by users? From today (15 August 2018), banks must publish information on how likely people would be ...
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
2. FBI warns of global ATM cyber crime spree
(Card & Payments World | News/ATMs)
FBI warns of global ATM cyber crime spree Criminals gaining access via bank systems The FBI is warning banks that cyber criminals are planning a highly-coordinated attack on cash machines around the world ...
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
3. China fines third party payment providers
(Card & Payments World | News/Financial Services)
China fines third party payment providers Tightening regulation hits digital financial services Non financial companies investing in banks also reigned in Chinas central bank fined Alipay, Gopay and Union ...
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
4. Samsung Pay now available to Cornercard UK users


(Card & Payments World | News/Mobile)
Samsung Pay now available to Cornercard UK users Samsung says its mobile payment and digital wallet, Samsung Pay, is now available to Cornercard UK card holders. Cornercard UK is the leading business-to-business ...
Wednesday, 08 August 2018
5. Kroger's California subsidiary to ban Visa credit cards
(Card & Payments World | News/Interchange)
Kroger's California subsidiary to ban Visa credit cards Interchange battle heads for another showdown Kroger says it will no longer accept Visa credit cards at Foods Co. stores in Central and Northern ...
Tuesday, 07 August 2018
6. Bank closures highlight the importance of systems reliability for SMEs
(Card & Payments World | News/Card networks)
Bank closures highlight the importance of systems reliability for SMEs Cashless commerce means system downtime cant happen An important side effect of the drive towards a cashless society has been highlighted. ...
Monday, 06 August 2018
7. Digital India plan causes payment card spike
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Digital India project causes payment card spike EMV migration plans accelerated Credit and debit card fraud has jumped 42% in 2017, with much of the blame being attributed to the governments ...
Friday, 03 August 2018
8. First blockchain loyalty programme launched at scale
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
First blockchain loyalty programme launched at scale Payment confirmation also on the agenda American Express has become one of the first organisations to launch a blockchain loyalty programme potentially ...
Tuesday, 31 July 2018
Chase bank concedes to Samsung Pay - with a rewards incentive A doubling up of customer rewards points is the added carrot for US bank Chase, which has given up the fight to run its own exclusive payments ...
Monday, 30 July 2018
10. Payments market country report: Greece
(Features/Reports/Data)
Payments market country report: Greece Card payments rocket after capital controls Country gets up to speed with PSD2 Exclusive interview on payment trends in the country with the Hellenic Bank ...
Monday, 16 July 2018
Potential conflicts between GDPR and PSD2 Unanswered questions on how the two pieces of EU legislation will work together in areas such as explicit consent and incident reporting. The General Data ...
Monday, 09 July 2018
Chinese ruling on pre-paid removes US$74.4bn from mobile coffers Tencent expects gaming division to drive 50% increase in Q2 turnover A decision by the Chinese government requiring mobile payment ...
Friday, 06 July 2018
13. New General Manager for Bacs
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
New General Manager for Bacs The company responsible for billions of UK payments worth trillions of pounds has appointed experienced executive, Andy Hollingdale, as its first General Manager. Andy ...
Thursday, 05 July 2018
14. India payments company expands into loyalty
(Card & Payments World | News/Loyalty/Marketing)
India payments company expands into loyalty Hospitality sector also targeted Indian film production house Dharma Productions has signed a deal with India digital payments company Paytm to introduce a loyalty ...
Wednesday, 04 July 2018
15. Visa & MasterCard ready to settle Wal-Mart action
(Card & Payments World | News/Interchange)
Visa & MasterCard ready to settle Wal-Mart action 12 year legal case enters its final stages Two important factors are pointing to the likelihood that MasterCard and Visa are getting close to settling ...
Tuesday, 03 July 2018
16. Reputational survey shows banks could do better
(Card & Payments World | News/Customer Insight)
Reputational survey shows banks could do better But other sectors doing even worse Banks can hardly be said to do well in the reputation and customer good-will stakes, but even though their scores ...
Monday, 02 July 2018
17. Comment: How SMEs can adjust to cashless societies
(Card & Payments World | News/Customer Insight)
Comment: How SMEs can adjust to cashless societies Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the heart of entrepreneurialism in Britain accounting for over 99% of UK businesses. Yet their needs are ...
Monday, 02 July 2018
18. Trustech 2018
(Events/General)
November 27-29 Trustech Cannes, French Riviera https://www.trustech-event.com/
Friday, 29 June 2018
19. World Blockchain summit 2018
(Events/General)
September 19-20 World Blockchain Summit Mumbai https://www.blockchainbusinessconference.com/
Friday, 29 June 2018
20. Shoppers buying gift cards for themselves
(Card & Payments World | News/Prepaid)
Shoppers buying gift cards for themselves Millennials lead trend Nearly half of UK shoppers (47%) are purchasing gift cards to spend on themselves, according to new research. Millennials (16-34 ...
Wednesday, 27 June 2018
21. PayPal buys fraud prevention platform
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
PayPal buys fraud prevention platform Latest acquisition adds to spending spree PayPal is making another acquisition after agreeing to buy fraud prevention and risk management platform Simility ...
Monday, 25 June 2018
22. 16 crypto-exchanges meet with Europol
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
16 crypto-exchanges meet with Europol Over 300 attend conference to discuss legitimate uses of currencies Representatives from 16 cryptocurrency exchanges attended the 5th Europol Virtual Currencies ...
Friday, 22 June 2018
23. Funding: UK paytech provider raises £44m
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Funding: UK paytech provider raises £44m Money will be used for international expansion UK card processing technology provider Global Processing Services (GPS) has raised £44m in funding from ...
Friday, 22 June 2018
24. mPOS to account for nearly a quarter of all POS transactions
(Card & Payments World | News/Customer Insight)
mPOS to account for nearly a quarter of all POS transactions India will show greatest growth mPOS (mobile point-of-sale) devices will make up 24% of all global POS transactions by 2023, according ...
Thursday, 21 June 2018
25. Dash partners for B2B crypto payments
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Dash partners for B2B crypto payments Link with Asian payment processor Digital currency Dash has partnered with payment processor AloGateway, a global payment processor to enable merchants around ...
Thursday, 21 June 2018
26. 95 arrested in CNP fraud crackdown
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
95 arrested in CNP fraud crackdown Police operation across 28 countries Ninety-five suspected members of internet-based criminal networks suspected of online card not present (CNP) fraud have ...
Thursday, 21 June 2018
27. UK: Debit card payments overtake cash for first time
(Card & Payments World | News/Corporate cards)
UK: Debit card payments overtake cash for first time 3.4 million now almost never use cash at all The number of debit card payments in the UK overtook cash transactions for the first time in 2017. ...
Monday, 18 June 2018
28. Crypto exchanges and wallets failing to check customers
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Crypto exchanges and wallets failing to check customers Lack of KYC means criminals and PEPs can trade freely An estimated 68% of custodian wallets and crypto exchanges are allowing users to trade ...
Friday, 15 June 2018
29. Cryptocurrency thefts top US$1bn in six months
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Cryptocurrency thefts top US$1bn in six months Exchanges are most vulnerable target A total of $1.1bn in cryptocurrency-related thefts took place during the past six months. The figure comes from ...
Thursday, 14 June 2018
30. Adyen exceeds expectations with IPO
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Adyen exceeds expectations with IPO Company valuation doubles on first day Dutch payments processor Adyen saw its valuation nearly double to 13.6bn on the first day of trading after its IPO. Prior ...
Thursday, 14 June 2018
31. Card-linked loyalty app launches in Europe
(Card & Payments World | News/Loyalty/Marketing)
Card-linked loyalty app launches in Europe Banks can generate own offers and promotions US-based fintech software solutions company myGini has launched its integrated payments, loyalty and ...
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
32. Korean crypto exchange hacked
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Korean crypto exchange hacked Attackers get away with alt coins South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail says hackers have stolen about one-third of the coins traded on its market. Coinrail ...
Tuesday, 12 June 2018
33. UK heads Europe fintech funding
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
UK heads Europe fintech funding Country appears to ride out Brexit storm London and the wider UK continue to be the leading European hub for international fintech investors, according to new research. ...
Monday, 11 June 2018
34. Ant Financial achieves record single fundraising
(Card & Payments World | News/Mobile)
Ant Financial achieves record single fundraising Cash to be spent on accelerating Alipay global expansion Ant Financial - owner of the Alipay mobile payment platform has secured around US$14bn ...
Friday, 08 June 2018
35. European payments processors merge
(Card & Payments World | News/Acquiring)
European payments processors merge Latest example of rapid consolidation in region The processing industry consolidation taking place in Europe has accelerated further with the news that Nordic ...
Tuesday, 05 June 2018
36. Paysafe completes processing acquisition
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
Paysafe completes processing acquisition Takeover establishes company as top 5 non-bank US processor Payments provider Paysafe Group has completed the acquisition of US-based iPayment, which provides ...
Monday, 04 June 2018
37. Visa issues persist after outage
(Card & Payments World | News/Card networks)
Visa issues persist after outage Company apologises for falling well short on payments reliability Problems have persisted after the major Visa payments outage in Europe, with customers claiming ...
Monday, 04 June 2018
38. PayHappy! campaign launches in Germany
(Card & Payments World | News/Corporate cards)
PayHappy! campaign launches in Germany SME programme links card payments to loyalty rewards  PayHappy!, a payments-linked customer loyalty tool for small businesses in Germany, has launched ...
Friday, 01 June 2018
39. Worldpay boss among ethnic minority role models
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
Worldpay boss among ethnic minority role models Recognition for efforts to promote equal opportunities Ron Kalifa OBE, executive director of payments processor Wordplay, has been ranked 10th on the ...
Thursday, 31 May 2018
40. 1,300% rise in transactions for cryptocurrency provider
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
1,300% rise in transactions for cryptocurrency provider Company expands despite bank bans At a time when banks across the globe are issuing bans on crypto-related activity, a crypto-currency ...
Thursday, 31 May 2018
41. Amex tests blockchain rewards
(Card & Payments World | News/Loyalty/Marketing)
Amex tests blockchain rewards New loyalty project after cancellation of Plenti Shortly after cancelling its Plenti coalition loyalty scheme, American Express has announced the pilot of ...
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
42. New trademark to signify QR payments acceptance
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
New trademark to signify QR payments acceptance Symbol can be displayed at merchant POS or in-app EMVCo has created a trademark for merchants to signify that they accept QR (quick response) code ...
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
43. Digital rewards start-up raises £1m
(Card & Payments World | News/Corporate cards)
Digital rewards start-up raises £1m Solution replaces loyalty cards with mobiles and payment cards  Loyalty tech start-up Airtime Rewards has completed a round of funding that raised £1m from investors. ...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018
44. Processor plans €9bn IPO
(Card & Payments World | News/Mobile)
Processor plans 9bn IPO Flotation set for next month Dutch payments processor Adyen is planning an IPO of up to 9bn (US$10.5bn) in Amsterdam next month. It provides cloud-based mobile ...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018
45. Card delinquencies: The looming signs of debt stress
(Card & Payments World | News/Customer Insight)
Card delinquencies: The looming signs of debt stress Account delinquency is a major problem. Is there a pattern leading to its occurrence and, if so, what action can lenders take to prevent it. Article ...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018
46. First Data exits several European markets
(Card & Payments World | News/Acquiring)
First Data exits several European markets Further processing consolidation, but US giant denies complete Europe departure Italian payments processor SIA Group has bought the card processing operations ...
Friday, 25 May 2018
47. Bank chats with customers to stop fraud
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Bank chats with customers to stop fraud Challenger enables fraud conversation feature on app Challenger bank Tandem has launched a new feature on its account aggregating app enabling users ...
Thursday, 24 May 2018
48. Ant Financial partners with bank on digital transformation
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
Ant Financial partners with bank on digital transformation Link with Chinese high street player Ant Financial has signed an agreement with China Everbright to help the Chinese stateowned banks ...
Thursday, 24 May 2018
49. Ex-Visa boss heads crypto bank
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Ex-Visa boss heads crypto bank Payments expert will head development of mobile app Former Visa UK CEO Marc OBrien has been appointed as the new chief executive of mobile crypto bank Crypterium ...
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
50. The top 5 cyberattack threats to banks in 2018
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
The top 5 cyberattack threats to banks in 2018 Report identifies main high tech wrecking balls State actors top the list of major cyberattack threats to banks in 2018. North Koreas state-sponsored ...
Tuesday, 22 May 2018
51. Smart POS terminals incorporate loyalty platform
(Card & Payments World | News/Loyalty/Marketing)
Smart POS terminals incorporate loyalty platform Range of bundled services available to merchants Payment processor Worldpay is incorporating software into its new SmartPay POS terminals that ...
Tuesday, 22 May 2018
52. Bank to launch blockchain payments platform
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Bank to launch blockchain payments platform Trial of FIs own digital currency planned for 2019 Mitsubishi UFJ is planning a new blockchain-based payments platform for micropayments and Internet of ...
Monday, 21 May 2018
53. Speed of bank digital transformation creates new risks
(Card & Payments World | News/Customer Insight)
Speed of bank digital transformation creates new risks Banks "need more than just a firewall" The speed and scale of digital transformation within the financial services industry is contributing ...
Monday, 21 May 2018
54. iZettle bought for US$2.2bn
(Card & Payments World | News/Corporate cards)
iZettle bought for US$2.2bn IPO plans changed after takeover approach Swedish digital payments provider has agreed to be bought by PayPal in a US$2.2bn deal. The takeover comes just a few days ...
Friday, 18 May 2018
55. Bank fears over APP fraud reimbursement plans
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Bank fears over APP fraud reimbursement plans New code for push payment scams due in September Plans by UK regulators requiring customers to be reimbursed for authorised push payment (APP) frauds ...
Thursday, 17 May 2018
56. Worldline buys processor for €2.3bn
(Card & Payments World | News/Acquiring)
Worldline buys processor for 2.3bn Latest industry consolidation creates major new player Worldline is to buy Swiss payment processor SIX Payment Services in a deal valued at 2.3bn. The takeover ...
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
57. Facebook becomes FIDO Alliance board member
(Card & Payments World | News/Corporate cards)
Facebook becomes FIDO Alliance board member Company joins efforts reliance on password Facebook has been appointed to the board of directors of strong authentication technology group the FIDO Alliance. ...
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
58. Poland puts bank records on blockchain
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Poland puts bank records on blockchain Major banks back initiative The Polish credit bureau BIK is to implement blockchain for storage and secure access to sensitive customer information. BIK, owned ...
Monday, 14 May 2018
59. Deutsche Bank plans to by-pass cards
(Card & Payments World | News/Card networks)
Deutsche Bank plans to by-pass cards Airline system challenges established processing fee model Deutsche Bank is working with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on a pilot system ...
Thursday, 10 May 2018
60. Voice AI plays a big part in Google’s future
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Voice AI plays a big part in Googles future 3-5 years before Assistants converse as humans Its always worth keeping an eye on Googles developer conference, to see what they are launching and ...
Thursday, 10 May 2018
61. Open Banking – who do you trust?
(Features/Innovation/Technology)
Open Banking who do you trust? Post-PSD2, the future strategies of banks are being driven by double fear fear of becoming a dumb pipe and fear of missing out (FOMO). How can they maintain customer ...
Wednesday, 09 May 2018
62. CPI Card Group continues struggle to profit
(Card & Payments World | News/Manufacturing)
CPI Card Group continues struggle to profit Payment card growth hit by several factors CPI Card Group announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The financial card services provider net ...
Wednesday, 09 May 2018
63. Fintech launches PSD2 developer portal
(Card & Payments World | News/Regulation)
Fintech launches PSD2 developer portal Access to bank APIs Open Payments Europe has opened a PSD2-compliant infrastructure platform designed to offer users a single, open and secure point of access ...
Tuesday, 08 May 2018
64. The challenges for challenger banks
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
The challenges for challenger banks Incumbents question the ability of new players to make money The Bank of England allowed non-banks to apply for access to the Real Time Gross Settlement system ...
Friday, 04 May 2018
65. GDPR phishing warning
(Card & Payments World | News/Regulation)
GDPR phishing warning Emails pose as consent-seeking requests from major companies Attackers are using fake GDPR-related emails about privacy that spread malware and try to trick recipients into ...
Friday, 04 May 2018
66. PayPal partners with Barclays
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
PayPal partners with Barclays Former rivals link digital offerings PayPal and Barclays have announced a partnership to explore ways to combine their services and reduce digital payments friction ...
Tuesday, 01 May 2018
67. NPSO takes over responsibility for payment schemes
(Card & Payments World | News/Regulation)
NPSO takes over responsibility for payment schemes Move will reduce complexity and risk, says new system operator The New Payment System Operator (NPSO) has today (May 1) taken over operational responsibility ...
Tuesday, 01 May 2018
68. Israeli start-up lunches crypto-payments tablet
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Israeli start-up launches crypto-payments tablet Hardware offers real-time transactions Virtual Crypto Technologies has launched a product to enable businesses to collect to collect real-time payments ...
Friday, 27 April 2018
69. Debit card targets cryptocurrency holders
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Debit card targets cryptocurrency holders Attempt to overcome merchant acceptance issue Cryptocurrency card provider FuzeX has partnered with UK blockchain energy company Energi Mine on an electronic ...
Friday, 27 April 2018
70. First non-bank gets access to payment systems
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
First non-bank gets access to payment systems Founder says move is a game changer for fintechs TransferWise claims to be the first non-bank payment service provider to directly access UK payment ...
Friday, 27 April 2018
71. Mastercard appoints GDPR expert as chief privacy officer
(Card & Payments World | News/Regulation)
Mastercard appoints GDPR expert as chief privacy officer New appointee based in Brussels Mastercard has appointed data privacy expert Caroline Louveaux as its new chief privacy officer. She will ...
Thursday, 26 April 2018
72. German challenger expands m-payments offering in 4 countries
(Card & Payments World | News/Corporate cards)
German challenger expands m-payments offering in four countries Branchless bank nears 1m customers German mobile bank N26 is now offering Google Pay to its customers in Belgium, Ireland, Slovakia, ...
Thursday, 26 April 2018
73. Google says it is GDPR ready
(Card & Payments World | News/Regulation)
Google says it is GDPR ready Firm under fire for attempting to shield itself from new data rules Googles parent company Advent says it is ready to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation ...
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
74. 37% of FS firms to miss GDPR deadline
(Card & Payments World | News/Regulation)
37% of FS firms to miss GDPR deadline Managed services counts for biggest share of compliance expenditure Thirty-seven per cent of financial services companies do not expect to be compliant ...
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
75. Top tier banks complete blockchain pilot transactions
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Top tier banks complete blockchain pilot transactions Initial transactions include smart payments Batavia, the blockchain-based global trade finance platform developed by a consortium of major banks ...
Monday, 23 April 2018
76. NY authorities launch crypto platform probe
(Card & Payments World | News/Corporate cards)
NY authorities launch crypto platform probe Investigation seeks greater transparency in sector The New York Attorney General has launched an investigation to increase the level of transparency around ...
Friday, 20 April 2018
77. Amex axes rewards scheme
(Card & Payments World | News/Loyalty/Marketing)
Amex axes rewards scheme Programme cancelled after partner exodus American Express is to end its struggling Plenti coalition loyalty scheme from July 10. The US scheme, launched in 2015, was an ...
Thursday, 19 April 2018
78. Marriott expands credit card reach after merger
(Card & Payments World | News/Loyalty/Marketing)
Marriott expands credit card reach after merger Partners launch range of new co-branded products In addition to creating the world biggest hotel chain, Marriott Internationals acquisition of Starwood ...
Thursday, 19 April 2018
79. EC ID card security proposal is welcomed
(Card & Payments World | News/Identity)
EC ID card security proposal is welcomed Planned regulation opens door for host of related eID-related services The European Commission has tabled a proposal for a regulation to improve the security ...
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
80. Chinese lead funding of pan-African payments platform
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Chinese lead funding of pan-African payments platform Investment designed to improve continents fragmented m-payments landscape Pan-African digital payments network MFS Africa has received ...
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
81. Processors reveal top payment concerns of merchant clients
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Processors reveal top payment concerns of merchant clients Value added services used to attract more merchants Chargeback rates are the biggest payment acceptance issue for merchants, according ...
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
82. Nearly half of under-35s have never used a credit card
(Card & Payments World | News/Customer Insight)
Nearly half under-35s have never used a credit card Need for changing payment solutions to meet millennial requirements Almost half of under 35s have never used a credit card (44%) compared to just ...
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
83. More opportunities for growth in subscriptions payments
(Card & Payments World | News/Customer Insight)
More opportunities for growth in subscriptions payments Sector already accounts for 5% of all household spending in Europe The total European subscription economy is worth 350bn a year, equivalent ...
Monday, 16 April 2018
84. Ripple partners with bank for blockchain-based payments
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Ripple partners with bank for blockchain-based payments Offering launched across four countries Banco Santander and Ripple have partnered to launch an international payments service using blockchain-based ...
Monday, 16 April 2018
85. Regulator warns of widespread cryptocurrency investment frauds
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Regulator warns of widespread cryptocurrency frauds Investment promoters failing to disclose sufficient details There is widespread fraud involving cryptocurrency investment offerings, according ...
Friday, 13 April 2018
86. Paysafe makes further US processing acquisition
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
Paysafe makes further US processing acquisition Company claims to now be in top 5 of non-bank US processors Payments provider Paysafe is to acquire US-based iPayment, which provides payment and ...
Friday, 13 April 2018
87. Billon integrates blockchain tech into payment cards
(Card & Payments World | News/Fintech)
Billon integrates blockchain tech into payment cards Deal for multi-currency products covering 150 currencies UK blockchain technology company Billon has agreed a partnership to integrate its blockchain ...
Thursday, 12 April 2018
88. EPC considers changes to instant payments scheme
(Card & Payments World | News/Financial Services)
EPC considers changes to instant payments scheme Proposed amendments for all SEPA schemes go out for public consultation The European Payments Council has launched a public consultation on proposed ...
Thursday, 12 April 2018
89. POS tech provider to be bought for US$3.4bn
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
POS tech provider to be bought for US$3.4bn Private equity firm leads buyout consortium An investor group led by private equity company Francisco Partners has reached agreement to buy POS technology ...
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
90. Gang used Bitcoin used to help launder over Eur8m
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Gang used Bitcoin used to help launder over Eur8m Cryptocurrencies increasingly utilised by crime groups, warns Europol Eleven people have been arrested in connection with a crime ring said to ...
Monday, 09 April 2018
91. EC takes aim at crossborder transaction fees
(Card & Payments World | News/Regulation)
EC takes aim at crossborder transaction fees - Bank revenues under threat - Regulators also target currency conversion transparency The European Commission has put forward new proposals to cut the ...
Monday, 09 April 2018
92. Mastercard names new vice chair
(Card & Payments World | News/Card networks)
Mastercard names new vice chair Network also makes changes to European leadership Mastercard has appointed Ann Cairns as vice chairman, effective from June 1. She is succeeded in her current position ...
Friday, 06 April 2018
93. India cracks down on VCs and payments storage
(Card & Payments World | News/Regulation)
India cracks down on VCs and payments storage Measures follow concerns over security and regulatory supervision Indian regulators have banned the countrys banks from handling virtual currency ...
Friday, 06 April 2018
94. The Top Ten UK cities for contactless transactions
(Card & Payments World | News/Contactless)
The Top Ten UK cities for contactless transactions 80% say cards are favourite form of payment Bristol has the highest proportion of contactless payments in the UK, with 59.5% of its total 8.3 million ...
Thursday, 05 April 2018
95. US$670m lost to crypto hacks and scams in 2018
(Card & Payments World | News/Corporate cards)
US$670m lost to crypto hacks and scams in 2018 One ICO accounts for quarter of all losses since 2011 Cryptocurrency hacks and scams have resulted in losses of US$670m in the first three months of ...
Thursday, 05 April 2018
96. New malware targets crypto and digital currencies
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
New malware targets crypto and digital currencies Copied payment details are modified to divert transactions Researchers have identified a new form of malware that modifies wallet or payment details ...
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Final agreement on Fifth AML Directive proposals - Consensus on anti-money laundering amendments including prepaid cards and virtual currencies - The major provisions affecting banks - Patchy adoption ...
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
98. Oman bank starts ‘no card fees for life’ offer
(Card & Payments World | News/Loyalty/Marketing)
Oman bank starts no card fees for life offer Promotion runs on six credit products Bank Sohar has started a promotion offering no card fees for life for customers who sign up for one of its ...
Tuesday, 03 April 2018
99. Privacy Statement
(Card & Payments World | News/Fraud and Security)
Privacy Statement Context and overview details     Privacy Policy for McIntosh Media Ltd and C&M Publications Ltd from May 23, 2018     Next review date: May 23, 2019 This privacy policy has been ...
Monday, 02 April 2018
100. Payments provider ‘Brexit-proofs’ its gateway
(Card & Payments World | News/Company news)
Payments provider Brexit-proofs gateway Move to protect against no-deal scenario Cardstream, an independent provider of white label payment software and services, sys it has completed the Brexit-proofing ...
Thursday, 29 March 2018
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