Consumers hit in the wallet by European Commission’s good intentions

I took a look at some of the reported findings from MasterCard over on Finextra today. Their article titled: MasterCard Research shows that Europeans fear they’ll pick up the tab for lower Interchange Fees makes for a very interesting read, with a hint to why

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EMV has been cracked, credit card cloning begins OMG – oh hang on maybe not!

The other day I came across this interesting article about cloning EMV cards it makes a number of pretty bold claims including the following: I differentiated pages instead using the EMV Unpredictable Number field – a 32 bit field that’s supposed to be unique to

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To Err is Human … to Receive Correct Interchange Fees Divine

New products, new channels, massive technological change and all bundled up into two major releases each year by the card schemes, well, as it says in each closing episode of Frasier – ‘What is a boy to do’ Put simply, the ambition to keep interchange

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Is it Time You Revisited the Business Case for EMV?

The business case for implementing EMV technology has changed for the better (in terms of their significance for the bottom line of the business case) over the last couple of years: Direct cost of fraud in the U.S. is definitely on the rise. Additionally, the

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Are global traveller’s driving the business case for EMV?

Visa Inc. and MasterCard recently announced plans to accelerate chip migration in the United States by 2015; long overdue some may say. This includes the initial approach of migrating the payment infrastructure over to accept EMV® and NFC technology (contactless). Additionally, most other payment infrastructures

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