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3V banks on prepaid parental control features hitting the spot

Irish payment provider 3V has launched a bespoke GPR card in the UK aimed at the youth market. The card will offer customized security services and control over access to certain content. Datamonitor research suggests that consumers feel their existing cards meet their payments needs, but 3V's approach could help to surmount this problem by targeting consumers who do not yet have a payment card.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Mar 2012
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Amazon mobile payments: secure but not convenient

Amazon appears to be contemplating a bold move into mobile payments, with prospective plans to develop an anonymous mobile payments service. By putting information privacy at the heart of the service, Amazon stands to tap into a lucrative opportunity, with strong evidence to suggest that mobile wallet security is still a major concern for many consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Apr 2013
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American Express enhances the TV viewing experience with mobile commerce

American Express's recent move to use TV viewing to boost its mobile commerce activity highlights a major growth opportunity for payment providers to boost engagement through a more tailored and direct avenue, as over half of US consumers currently use their mobile to shop online.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Nov 2012
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Amex launches Twitter payments

American Express has extended its Sync service with social media site Twitter to allow users to pay for purchases using special hashtags. Although unlikely to remain anything but a niche offering, Amex's move is focused more on its traditional space of consumer targeting and reward programs.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2013
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ANZ goMoney and CBA Kaching point to significant mobile payment opportunities in Australia

According to figures released by ANZ and CBA regarding their respective goMoney and Kaching apps, mobile payments are becoming increasingly popular among Australian consumers. Although uptake of these apps has been strong, there is still great opportunity to encourage usage and grow the Australian mobile payments market.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Dec 2012
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Australia: future credit card growth will rely on systemic growth

The Australian payment cards market has without a doubt reached a new saturation point, with future growth in the sector expected to rely on increasing payment card usage among users. Datamonitor forecasts that transaction volumes on credit cards will grow by 3.7% and 5.1% in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2012
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Banco Sabadell using cash to push mobile payments

Banco Sabadell's Instant Money service highlights a growing trend among banks looking to use ATM cash withdrawals as a means of promoting mobile payments. However, getting the balance right between convenience and security is key to success.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jun 2013
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Banorte targets the underbanked in Mexico using its new mobile-based program

Mexican bank Banorte has announced plans to launch a mobile-based financial services program aimed at consumers currently without access to banking services in the country. The scheme will combine a deposit account with the bank alongside a MasterCard debit card, and can be opened online. Other features include the ability to send funds from one account to another using only a mobile phone.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jan 2012
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Barclaycard adds wearables to contactless roster

Barclaycard's plan to roll out "bPay band" is a strategic move by the bank to capitalize on the rising ownership and awareness of contactless payment cards in the UK. However, making it a mainstream payment tool will be challenging.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jun 2014
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Barclays Pingit extends its reach to all UK banks

Barclays Pingit, the P2P consumer payment service, has extended its coverage to non-Barclays customers. Barclays has been promoting the latest download figures, of around 400,000, in the two months since the app was released. However, Datamonitor believes it needs to reach the millions and the bank needs to address concerns about intra-operability before the system can revolutionize P2P payments.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Apr 2012

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