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Samsung Pay's MST gives it an edge, for now

Samsung had been quiet on the mobile payment front but has recently made noise with the launch of its Samsung Pay service. While its NFC and MST functionality will provide Samsung Pay with wider acceptance, the advantage will be short-lived.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2015
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No deterring foreign property buyers in Australia

The Australian government's proposal to charge a fee to foreign nationals buying residential property and to fine those who break foreign investment laws will do little to counteract affordability issues.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Mar 2015
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Competition between Tencent and Alipay set to intensify

Tencent and Alipay have had their biggest showdown so far over digitization of the traditional monetary gifts given in red envelopes for Chinese New Year. With both companies now holding a banking license their battle will escalate in 2015.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2015
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Bitcoin edges closer to the mainstream

The last few months have seen numerous businesses throwing their support behind bitcoin, suggesting that the potential of the cryptocurrency is finally being realized.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2015
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Plaso is not what Google Wallet needs

Google is piloting a new mobile payments service, dubbed "Plaso," which may never see a mass-market launch but does provide insight into the firm's mobile payments strategy.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2015
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Indonesian wealth is coming home

A tax amnesty and improving economic conditions could see HNW offshore wealth return to Indonesia. This will be good news for local wealth managers, which have been losing business to large international players in neighboring wealth hubs.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2015
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Visa hedges its authentication bets

Visa's move to invest in a geolocation confirmation service soon after the release of its Visa Transaction Advisor service signals that the future of payment security lies in both multi-factor and risk-based authentication.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2015
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RBI keeping telcos in India at arm's length

The National Payments Corporation of India has announced plans to pilot a consolidated payments system, allowing anyone with a bank account to send and receive money via a mobile phone using a single identifier.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2015
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Time is money for wealth managers

Private banks and wealth management firms are dedicated to increasing cost efficiency, but they should not underestimate the potential of IT investment. Not only can it reduce costs in the long term, it can also increase revenue and profit.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2015
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Australian banks set for Apple Pay showdown

With MasterCard and Visa planning to introduce tokenization in Australia later in 2015, conditions would seemingly be perfect for Apple Pay. However, negotiating a cut of merchant service fees with Australian banks will not be as easy as it was in the US.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Feb 2015

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