BankTech

MasterCard Expands Reach of HCE to 15 More Countries

Consumers around the globe continue to use mobile devices rather than dip or swipe payments cards for more of their MasterCard purchases. In less than a year since announcing support for Host Card Emulation (HCE) and cloud-based software for both secure contactless and remote payment transactions, MasterCard has recently announced...

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Authentication & Security

Here’s What Gemalto Has to Say Regarding the Purported Attack by NSA and GCHQ

Gemalto has conducted a thorough investigation based on the purported NSA (National Security Agency) and GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) documents which were made public, supported by Gemalto’s own internal monitoring tools and their past records of attempts of attacks. Considering the period covered by the documents from the NSA and...

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Payments

Paypal Infographic You Should Not Miss; $235 billion processed

PayPal Holdings filed a Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday. The Form 10 filing is an important step in eBay Inc.'s plan to separate eBay and PayPal into two independent, publicly-traded companies. EBay and PayPal plan to split into two separate, publicly-traded companies in the second half of...

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Authentication & Security

Twilio Acquires Authy to Accelerate Strong Authentication & Identity Adoption for Web & Mobile Apps

Twilio, the leading cloud communications platform company, today announced the acquisition of Authy, a leading provider of authentication as-a-service for large-scale Web and mobile applications. Together, Twilio and Authy will address the growing need for stronger authentication methods in an increasingly-connected world. User identity is core to secure communications, and...

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WealthTech

Which Financial Research & Insight Firms Would You Work With?

Financial research firms provide information services that enable investors to make better investment decisions — including news, research, and data sources. But the noteworthy aspect here is their approach to enabling these services. Next generation financial research companies are implementing innovative strategies to change the way financial information services work. Some of the different...

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Authentication & Security

Visa is Now Offering a Fraud Prevention Measure that Uses Your Mobile GPS

Visa has created a “Mobile Location Confirmation” service for payment authentication. This service can be integrated into mobile banking apps, after which, if the mobile device is in proximity of the payment transaction during the payment authorization process, the issuer can then confirm the transaction. Visa Mobile Location Confirmation uses...

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Payments

How Gamification Can be a Big Boost for Loyalty & Banking Services

We in the industry are well aware that payments and commerce services have entered the digital phase; but are consumers really interacting that much with these new services? Companies must consider the incentives that can be used to drive more interaction with digital services. A new strategy that companies are now...

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BankTech

5 Banking Infrastructure Companies to Look Out for in 2015

There is rising skepticism concerning  traditional banking infrastructure, some of which has been around  for quite a while. With new emerging payment systems, there is looming doubt over whether such a banking infrastructure will be able to  perform properly on the back end. Banking has seen much evolution over time,...

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