Wirecard’s Suspect Accounting Practices Revealed

From inside its grey corporate headquarters in Aschheim outside Munich, Wirecard projects an image of one of Germany’s leading business success stories, a fintech champion to rival software giant SAP.

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PayPal’s Huge Missed Opportunity Could Be Square’s Gain

PayPal’s (NASDAQ: PYPL) move to acquire Venmo through the purchase of Venmo’s then-parent company Braintree in 2013 got a lot of praise at the time. The mobile payment app was seen as an important asset that would help PayPal solidify its leading position in the mobile payment services industry.

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Paying It Forward in a Hyper-connected World

This article was originally published in the Autumn 2019 issue of The Record. Subscribe for FREE here to get the next issues delivered directly to your inbox. Payments is a deceptively simple term in today’s data-driven world.

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Behavioral Biometrics – Securing Digital Banking Without Compromising on User Experience

Digital banking has grown rapidly in recent years. Juniper Research forecasts that by 2021, one out of every two adults in the world will use a smartphone, tablet, PC or smartwatch to access financial services.

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Picking the Right Path to Payments Platform Modernization

In a world of digital wallets, mobile payments and fintechs, platform modernization stands as an inevitable journey for banks and payments processors. New technologies, intense competition and soaring customer expectations now drive banks to transform their payments systems.

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Apple Is Suffocating Mobile-payment Rivals

When it comes to mobile wallets, Apple is the $1 trillion elephant in the room. The iPhone maker controls about half of the US smartphone market and around 10% worldwide. A recent survey showed that more than 80% of US teens have an iPhone. Every one of those devices comes pre-installed with Apple Pay, the […]

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The Internet of Payments Has Arrived

From appliances to automobiles, the volume and variety of endpoints gaining internet connectivity continues to grow. According to 451 Research’s IoT Market Monitor, the number of Internet of things (IoT) devices globally will expand from 7.9bn in 2019 to 13.8bn in 2024 (excluding PCs, smart TVs and game consoles).

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Big Tech, Disruption and Trust: Can Uber Cross Over From Mobility to Money?

Sept. 24, 2019 By Monica Eaton-Cardone, co-founder and COO, Chargebacks 911 Uber is a major force in the tech industry. Despite consistently operating in the red, the company commands more than 70% of the U.S. rideshare market and reached an $82 billion valuation at the time of their initial public offering earlier this year.

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Is Mobile Banking Safe? Here’s 5 Tips for Security

Introduction Mobile banking is a service that enables customers to complete several transactions such as making deposits, checking balances and paying bills. It also provides 24-hour access to customers who are looking to complete any banking tasks or reach customer service.

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Why PayPal’s Approval to Enter China’s Payments Market May Be Less Than It Seems

PayPal Holdings has become the first foreign payments company to gain a foothold in China, more than a year after Beijing said it would open the space to foreign firms. But the deal may be less than it seems, as PayPal, a leader in U.S. digital payments processing, enters China as a bit player.

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