Opinion on New Payment Technologies in South and Central America

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Online commerce: creating opportunities for new type of cooperation in combating fraud

The growth in online commerce is creating opportunities for fraudsters and this in turn calls for a new type of cooperation between consumers, merchants, and card-issuing banks. For banks, this means that educating the customer and the merchant is becoming as important as directly targeting compromised accounts, particularly given the magnitude of recent security breaches in the industry.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Aug 2011
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NFC hits giant levels with Skylanders

While NFC is usually associated with mobile payment uses, younger audiences are already taking to the technology on a huge scale through toys and games. This suggests that these young "digital natives" will have fewer problems using NFC to make payments in future.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jan 2013
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NFC goes wide at CES, but payments remain in the distance

The annual CES in Las Vegas is one of the world's largest consumer electronics trade shows, and at the 2013 event NFC-enabled devices have begun to proliferate for a wide variety of use cases, only a few of which are payments-centric. Despite the expectations of many, consumer electronics rather than payments may be the biggest initial driver of NFC technology.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jan 2013
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Mobile POS: not just for rich countries

ABSA and Bank of America have both recently launched mobile POS services allowing small business customers to accept card payments using a smartphone. These rollouts in two very different markets highlight the growing popularity of mobile POS devices. Datamonitor research suggests that the opportunities for mobile POS are strongest in developing countries.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Dec 2012
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Mobile banking boom expected in Nigeria

A number of recent announcements suggest that Nigeria is set for a mobile banking boom, with several banks looking to secure a share of previously unbanked or underbanked consumers. The latest announcements from First Bank and Standard Chartered suggest that the popularity of mobile banking in Africa is spreading beyond Kenya.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Feb 2012
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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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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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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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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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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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