Opinion on New Payment Technologies in South and Central America

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Global standard set to shake up online payments

The online and mobile proximity payments markets are set for upheaval, in the wake of the recent proposal by the major card schemes to establish a global online standard for card transactions.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Oct 2013
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Google Wallet leans away from NFC towards P2P

Google Wallet has shifted away from its reliance on NFC and further towards P2P payments and loyalty. The move has potential to grow the Wallet brand but faces competition from Apple and PayPal.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2013
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Google's new Save to Wallet feature could have a significant impact on the industry

Google recently announced the expansion of its Google Wallet offering with the release of Save to Wallet, a new digital wallet facility. The service, which is designed to enhance the way in which consumers store their card details and use rewards and offers from merchants, signals a noteworthy development that may help to shape the future of mobile payments.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jul 2012
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Identity theft goes upmarket

UK credit reference agency Experian recently revealed that the rise it has seen in identity fraud has coincided with an increase in organized cyber crime. The agency's data has also revealed that a surprisingly large number of consumers were unaware of identity fraud committed against them until they were informed by a financial services firm, which throws up the issue of data theft reporting.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Apr 2007
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In search of financial criminals through social link analysis

SAS recently released its social link analysis tool, increasing the availability of software designed to identify suspicious individuals or corporations. However, successful deployments are entirely dependent on selecting the right internal data. Moreover, if banks do not provide adequate shared data, the solution may never achieve its full potential.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Aug 2009
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Is there a future for biometrics in retail?

Despite the collapse of the US's largest biometrics payment company earlier this year, some commentators are still predicting a rosy future for the technology. However, current credit and debit card readers remain cheap and effective. Unless banks push biometrics on to retailers due to fraud concerns, near field communication technologies are more likely to be adopted as alternative payment types.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2008
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Joint In2Pay solution is attractive but consumer reaction remains unclear

ViVOtech and DeviceFidelity have partnered to bring a full range of applications for mobile commerce to smartphones. For the payments industry, this could be a big step forward in building momentum behind all kinds of contactless applications. However, only the success of the recently announced trials and customer experience will determine the feasibility of further developments in this area.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Sep 2010
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MasterCard and Telefonica "Zuum" into Brazil's unbanked

Zuum, the mobile payment service launched in Brazil by MasterCard and Telefonica, will tap into a big market opportunity but it will not be an easy road to mass adoption.

Published By Datamonitor
29 May 2013
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MasterCard embraces open source payments

MasterCard's new Simplify Commerce service highlights a growing trend among payment providers looking to promote digital payments for merchants using open source payment technology.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2013
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MicroSD-led NFC products may do more harm than good

DeviceFidelity's launch of an NFC-enabling cover for the iPhone follows hot on the heels of other developments to convert mobile handsets into contactless form factors. Given the sensitivity surrounding the NFC business model, this will provide added impetus for acquirers to build contactless acceptance but risks alienating mobile operators from future discussions around mobile payments.

Published By Datamonitor
28 May 2010

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