Has the disruptive change created a perfect storm for Processors?

In our estimation there are somewhere in the region of 700 banks looking to change their payments infrastructure. This change has been driven by the M&A activity of banks, processors and payments vendors, leading payments solutions attracting “maturity” status and the pace of innovation within

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The challengers have arrived

For the last 30 years the payments acquiring market has been dominated by three products: BASE24, Postilion and Connex and the suppliers behind them (ACI, S1 and FIS). However the times are changing and for these vendors is it tanks on the lawn time? Following

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Card Terminals: A thing of the past?

We’ve talked about mobile commerce and how new ways to pay would have an effect on cards, but maybe the biggest shift we will see in the near term is mobile phones taking on the role of the payment terminal. Following the success of Square

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Is it “The End of Cards” or “The Future of Cards”?

It is very easy to say that the Alternative Payments Methods; Mobile, Square, iZettle, e-Commerce, Cloud Wallets etc., are approaching mass and will “replace” cards in the future. Appropriate historical analogies could be: “Cards are the end of Cash” – a statement recurring for about

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The cards payments world is ramping up like never before…

M&A‘s, consolidation and technology change in just the past 2 years has left many quandaries and few definitive answers. The realisation is now quickly spreading worldwide that there is high risk and big spends coming for many of what was regarded as stable card businesses

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