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In my report on Top Trends in Retail Payments published a few weeks ago, I wrote the following paragraph: “Of course, doubts remain over HCE. For example, the payment schemes are yet to clarify on whether they will deem the security and performance of the technology acceptable. However, we view it as a positive development. Inexplicably, […]

Feb 21st, 2014 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

I’ve been following today various news reports about the announcement that Weve and MasterCard have partnered to drive forward contactless mobile payments in the UK. I am still hoping to speak to my contacts at the companies involved, but wanted to share some of my early thoughts. It is not surprising to see Weve, the […]

Feb 6th, 2014 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

Recent launch of the iPhone 5 made me decide that it was time to upgrade my old iPhone 3GS. I knew I was going to stay with my current telco provider (Orange, or as they are now known, EE), so I just went into an Orange shop to discuss my options. To cut a long story short, instead of buying […]

Oct 18th, 2012 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

Yesterday Visa announced its plans to accelerate EMV adoption in the US. A confluence of factors, such as some of the US merchants and issuers making independent moves towards EMV, as well as accelerating developments around mobile payments, helped Visa decide that the time to act is now. It is the first time that a […]

Aug 10th, 2011 | Filed under Banking, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking

We are all familiar with loyalty points and other types of rewards we get on credit cards. The economics (i.e. relatively higher interchange, opportunity to earn interest fees, etc.) and the stand-alone product nature (i.e. not linked to a current account) meant that many credit card issuers used to look for additional ways to stand […]

May 19th, 2011 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

Last week I attended “The Future of Cards and Payments” conference in London. Over two days, various speakers shared their perspectives on how they see the cards and payments market developing, particularly in the UK. Here is a selection of facts, which I picked up during the presentations and found especially interesting: The crisis hasn’t […]

Jul 13th, 2010 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking

Taking a short break from my research into mobile contactless payments, I recently made a private trip to Japan (I tend to go 4 – 5 times a year). However, with mobile contactless heavy on my mind, I couldn’t resist buying myself a prepaid Suica contactless card for use on the JR (Japan Railway) and […]

Aug 5th, 2009 | Filed under Banking, Retail Banking