Faster Payments Goes Global

Well maybe a slightly exaggerated title, but I was personally delighted and professionally intrigued to see that VOCALINK are preparing to deliver their Faster Payments technology in Singapore and are part of a consortium proposing to deliver the technology in Australia. Personally delighted because, as

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Why it’s cool to be Square now!

Square payments – a device that plugs into an iPhone or iPad and turns it into a credit card terminal. Today this brainchild of Jack Dorsey’s is worth $3.25 billion having raised another $200 million in its fourth round of funding. To put that in

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Mobile payments taking the UK by storm

The UK is seeing something of a boom in mobile payments of late. Recently Barclays launched its Pingit smartphone app that lets UK users transfer up to £750 a day to family, friends and small businesses. With nearly half a million downloads its success surprised

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Mobile Commerce: Mass Usage Around the Corner?

This year’s iconic Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, not only had the usual device releases but more significantly it had for the first time a wave of major mobile payments announcements. Probably the most active organisation was Visa, announcing key deals with Orange, Intel

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The Future of the NFC Ecosystem

Whereas various NFC research studies predict an amazing commercial future of NFC services, which may result in around 860 million NFC handsets being shipped worldwide and €110BN in payment value globally by 2015, the key question to success really is how the commercial quotes are

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m-Commerce accelerates

There has been a considerable acceleration of change within the mobile market space where both the NFC enabled players (Google Wallet) and non NFC Players (PayPal / Square / I Zettle) continue to create the new flight path whilst the schemes, banks and processors play

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Mobile Banking/Payments stories are the core of the industry news this month

Mobile Banking/Payments stories are the core of the industry news this month, which perhaps is a good omen for 2011’s activities. Mobile Banking/Payments in our opinion has now gone from the Innovation Stage through to Established, meaning that it will continue to grow and remain,

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