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2013: the year of the cloud

The lackluster performance of NFC-based wallets globally compared to the relative success of cloud-based payment models using bar and QR codes suggests that the latter will continue to see rapid development in the year ahead.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jan 2013
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Expert View

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
Expert View
Expert View

A competitive Chinese online landscape means PayPal China will focus on the international market

PayPal China has revealed that it will continue to focus on the lucrative cross-border market in the region due to greater revenue potential. The dominance of competitor Alibaba Group's marketplace services and its third-party payment processor Alipay means that although China is a substantial online market, gaining a foothold is difficult.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2012
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Expert View

A slow rollout of EMV for US credit cards may benefit the prepaid sector

United Nations Federal Credit Union has launched the first credit card in the US market to feature globally valid EMV. Some issuers may well follow suit in the near term, but the process is likely to be slow given the general apathy towards EMV in the market, and the delay could allow prepaid travel cards to further differentiate themselves in the market.

Published By Datamonitor
19 May 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Abbey National/Orange: making life less complicated

It's another innovative move from Abbey National: customers will soon be able to get cash and talk time for their mobiles with one visit to an ATM. The new scheme looks set to be a winner, with similar programs already successfully implemented elsewhere in the world. Abbey is clearly the UK's leading bank in developing novel distribution strategies.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Abbey National: first high-street casualty of the card wars

Published By Datamonitor
20 Mar 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

ABN Amro/PPR: moving into French retail banking

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jan 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

ABN Amro: charging into the mass market in Singapore

Dutch bank ABN Amro has revealed intentions to significantly ramp up its credit card business in Singapore in 2007 by hiring more staff, launching new cards and targeting different market segments. While ABN Amro has significant experience outside its home country, Singapore's market is one of the world's most competitive credit card markets and the bank could struggle to achieve its aims here.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jan 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

Affinity marketing: getting tougher for FSIs

As financial services providers seek to improve acquisition rates and maintain profitability, they are becoming more customer-orientated. Dealing with affinity groups such as charities and sports club is a simple way to gain access to specific customer segments and customer databases. However, the UK market is getting increasingly saturated.

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

AIG: lure of the Orient

AIG [AIG] intends to steal a march on its rivals by launching a credit card in China. The insurance giant is awaiting regulatory approval and is yet to announce whether it will introduce a card in local or foreign currency. This diversification away from insurance and towards personal finance should prove to be a profitable move.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jan 2004

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