Opinion on New Payment Technologies in South and Central America

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PayPal's major business overhaul will have wider implications for long-term strategy

PayPal's plan to consolidate its business - primarily its product and technology divisions - signals a defensive move against the growing competitive front from startups and more established brands. It also gives PayPal a significant opportunity to differentiate itself from competitors by delivering a focused and better developed product range.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Nov 2012
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PayPal thinks big on the small screen

PayPal and Delivery Agent are set to offer "t-commerce" to companies, enabling them to sell products to consumers through television adverts. Depending on execution, this could make PayPal a prominent competitor in a lucrative new market.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jul 2013
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PayPal returns to its online roots

PayPal's recently launched Log In with PayPal platform allows consumers to use their PayPal credentials to log in to merchant websites and complete the checkout process without needing to enter personal or payment information. The service focuses on mobile internet, a popular and growing market, and is likely to prove more successful than PayPal's previous forays into mobile POS payments.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2013
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OpenTable gives diners control over payments

OpenTable's new mobile payment service gives consumers complete control over payments at the point of sale (POS). But are consumers and merchants ready for the instore payment process to be radically changed?

Published By Datamonitor
10 Mar 2014
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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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