Payments

Interesting Fintech Accelerator Programs in APAC Region

The investment opportunities are coming in at a rapid pace for fintech startups in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Banks and networks seem to be genuinely concerned about the fintech startups that are coming up in the payments space. These startups are creating solutions that are directly attacking the core services...

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Financial Inclusion

“Everywhere Initiative” by VISA to Give Away $150k to Startups For Their Ideas & Execution!

"Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless." -by Tim Blixseth As the above quote goes, many great ideas go unexecuted without the support of capable executioners. VISA is launching a pilot program that includes three marketing challenges for tech startups....

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Enabling Technologies

In A World of Love and Commerce

When you press two fingers on the screen of an Apple watch, a built in heart rate sensor records and sends your heartbeat. According to Apple, “it's a simple and intimate way to tell someone how you feel.” So in the world of tech and commerce, Poshmark is all about...

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Authentication & Security

Recent Fraud Attacks & New Fraud Prevention Techniques

Seems like there’s no end to payments fraud and payment card data breaches that are affecting an array of merchants from time to time. Fighting cyber-criminals is not an easy task, and staying ahead of them is becoming increasingly more difficult. Using traditional methodologies is no longer the ideal strategy. Cyber-criminals...

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Payments

Proximity Payments Update - Beacon Technology Evolves for Retailers

Amidst the double and triple digit growth in online shopping, physical (offline) retailers can still stay relevant by leveraging proximity marketing and payments technology, especially beacons (others being NFC, etc.). Our recent discussion, “Why should new payment entrepreneurs focus on proximity payments?”, talked about the need for new payment and engagement technologies...

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