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Alipay poised for global acceptance

The strength of the Chinese e-commerce market is pushing e-tailers around the world to accept Alipay, which will eat into the market share of established online payments players.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Sep 2014
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PNC Bank shows the branch is not dead

US-based PNC Bank has significantly increased its in-branch product sales following a pilot scheme, showing that banks can repurpose their branches as routine activity migrates towards digital channels.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2014
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Shanghai-HK Stock Connect a win for China

The launch of the Shanghai-HK Stock Connect scheme in 2015 will change the way in which Chinese HNW individuals invest. For wealth managers in China this should mean better, more lucrative business.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2014
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Visa Token Service: the future of CNP security

The new Visa Token Service highlights a major structural shift in both the online and mobile payments markets. It provides banks with a key opportunity to successfully mitigate card-not-present (CNP) fraud without further burdening consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Sep 2014
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eftpos can only rival PayPal on price

For 30 years eftpos has dominated the Australian debit transaction market, but it now hopes to compete with PayPal in the online payment space as well. Regardless of its strong brand in Australia, eftpos will only succeed if the price is right.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Sep 2014
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Sharia products essential to Malaysian investors

In the Sharia-compliant wealth management market the focus has long been on the riches of the Middle East, but affluent investors from Southeast Asia are increasingly becoming the Islamic finance market to target.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2014
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Apple Pay won't popularize NFC overnight

Apple's highly anticipated entry into the NFC market strengthens the case for the technology, but full-scale adoption remains unlikely in the short term.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2014
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Security: Apple's Achilles' heel

Apple's fashionably late entrance into mobile payments came with all the fanfare needed to distract us from the recent iCloud furore. Yet mobile wallet security is still a major concern for many consumers, and Apple will need to tread carefully.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2014
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Clear the skies for drone insurance

Major shifts in the insurance industry are often driven by technological innovations, from aggregator sites to the widening use of telematics. While the more scientifically advanced developments may be years away, insurers would do well to prepare.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2014
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Facebook's Buy button doesn't belong

Facebook's latest move towards payments is at odds with its own brand identity, and thus is unlikely to succeed.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Sep 2014

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