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

Published By Datamonitor
20 Mar 2001
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ABN Amro/PPR: moving into French retail banking

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jan 2001
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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
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CommentWire

Alliance & Leicester: cards unit red-carded

Mortgage bank Alliance & Leicester has agreed a deal to sell off its credit card book. Although A&L has not yet released details of the agreement, it's likely to be an outsourcing deal with a player such as MBNA. As consolidation makes it harder for smaller players to compete in the market, this decision looks like a good move for the bank.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2002
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Amazon vies for online checkout dominance

Amazon has launched a new online payments service, Login and Pay with Amazon. Although the service is well placed to go head-to-head with digital wallet newcomers Visa and MasterCard, competing with the likes of PayPal will not be an easy feat.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2013
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American Express: passport, tickets...shares?

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jul 2001
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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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