innovation

Payments: The March of Tech

On Christmas Eve, when few people were paying attention to the world of fintech, Google was awarded a European Union e-money licence from the Republic of Ireland. The agreement followed a similar deal the tech giant had struck with Lithuanias central bank just a few days earlier.

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With This Ring, I Thee Pay – Buy, Authenticate 

Human wrists deserve a break when it comes to payments, commerce and even authentication, right? To put it another way: Is there a better way to do wearables, to appeal to consumers who, for various reasons, might not like wearing web-connected devices on that part of their bodies? It’s a reasonable concern.

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Blockchain: New Frontiers

Blockchain: New Frontiers Advertising Blockchain is a technology that offers reliable transactions thanks to decentralized record-keeping. The best-known applications of blockchain technology are still the alternative currencies, of which Bitcoin remains the most prominent.

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How Technology Enhances the Brick‑and‑Mortar Buying Experience

Once the world’s largest retailer, Sears was omnipresent with thousands of brick-and-mortar stores throughout the U.S. As of 2018’s second quarter, there were just 506 Sears locations left and plenty of them are on their way out. How do consumers feel about this? Many just… don’t. Sears is just one retailer with an ever-shrinking physical […]

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CMA Seeking New Ways to Incubate Innovation

As the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) awaits feedback from stakeholders by January 20, on the regulatory sandbox Policy Guidance Note (PGN), designed to facilitate innovation, a new dawn is set to be ushered in the capital markets.

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Blockchain and Privacy – Is Encryption the Solution?

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was first drafted before blockchain became a widely adopted technology utilised across nearly every sector of the economy.

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Innovation Will Drive the Banking Trends of 2019

The banking trends of 2019 will be dominated by innovation. It may sound glib, but it will be true as ever. Whether this comes from blockchain, IoT, Open Banking, or whatever does not matter; innovation will be at the heart of it.

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U.S. Millennials Who Mobile Pay May Spend More Than Non-Users but Still Budget and Save

An article in today’s CrowdFunder Insider suggests that young adults who use mobile payments spend more and make worse financial decisions than millennials who don’t use mobile payments.

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Mobile Payments: Getting Past the Speed Bump

After a flurry of high-profile universal mobile payment service introductions four years ago (Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay), use of the services by consumers has generally softened.

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Outdoor and Pay-to-access Security Speedgates Now Available in Australasia – Australasian Leisure Management

An access control gate designed to withstand harsh outdoor conditions and a pay-to-access speedgate that processes transactions and issues receipts are among the new products being introduced in Australia and New Zealand by security solutions provider Centaman Entrance Control. The EasyGate SPT-Outdoor is the company’s first outdoor speedgate.

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Innovation, Expansion, Digitalisation – 2018 Payments Retrospective

Before turning off the lights on 2018, join us for a quick look at some of the topics that got our attention in the online and mobile payments space We expect transactions to be quick and around the clock – that is why change and innovation are constant when it comes to technology in the […]

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Paytm, Facebook, Google, Amazon Vie for India’s $1 Trillion Payments Market

Mumbai: If you have been following the fintech journey, since the end of 2015 the next big boom was supposed to come from the lending business. However, it’s 2018 and the narrative still remains the same. The money continues to flow into credit business despite slow growth.

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