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Host Card Emulation – winners and losers

The Host Card Emulation (HCE) and now launched/supported by Visa and Mastercard will be a challenge for hardware based solutions (eg. SIM, MicroSD and special memory in phone). Will be interesting to see when/how tech providers like Gemalto, G & D … Continue reading

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Biggest Mobile Payments success story, and it was not written in the US

A summary on mobile payment solutions in Sweden in article by Lets Talk Payments. My comments to the article Klarna’s mobile offer includes that you also can choose post payment (invioce) at mobile sites Seamless has many transactions, very most … Continue reading

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Google Wallet – Two first years learnings

Interesting article on the Google Wallet two first year learnings, including assessment on what went wrong from former product lead for the Google Wallet service. Interestingly summarized into one point of failure – the carriers. Read the article here. As said … Continue reading

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ISIS now officially launched across USA

ISIS, the mobile payments initiative from AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, is now launched across the USA. This after a 18 month trial period in Salt Lake City and Austin. ISIS is a head-on competitor to Google Wallet and is said … Continue reading

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Barclays blames rise of mobile banking for 1700 branch job cuts

Barclays is set to axe 1700 customer-facing jobs from its branch network over the next year, citing the rise of new customer channels, particularly mobile banking. Read article here. We are doing more and more on our smart mobile devices … Continue reading

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ATM numbers to increase with 40% over next five years (sad news)

In a recent report by consulting firm RBR, they predict that the number of ATMs installed will increase by 40% until 2018 (from 2.6M to 3.7M). The cash volume withdrawn from the machines will increase by an even higher number, with … Continue reading

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Polish banks in unique cooperation to set the standard for mobile payments

Today six banks in Poland announced a cooperation to set the standard for mobile payment in the country. The banks are Alior Bank, Bank Millennium, Bank Zachodniego WBK, BRE Bank (mBank, multibank), ING Bank and PKO Polska Bank. Together these … Continue reading

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Borica MOBB – great showcase on mobile frontend built on existing card infrastructure

These video clips are published by Borica Bankservice in Bulgaria. The service MOBB will be launched any day and the solution involves enrolling cards into the mobile wallet application. The cards can then be used to do: Balance Statement List … Continue reading

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VocaLink Zapp does an IKO

VocaLink has presented Zapp mobile payments. The new company is to build a service that will let user’s in UK link their bank accounts to their mobile phone numberand make real-time payments using their mobiles. The plan is to launch … Continue reading

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Mobile card terminal dongle – the perfect skimming device

Already there is very many dongle’s out there like Square, iZettle, PayPal Here, VeriFone Sail and less known as PayAnywhere, Thumbzup’s Pebble and Payleven and many more. A lot of talks about the increasing fraud via skimming devices at ATM’s … Continue reading

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