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Wearables beat mobile on convenience

Mobile payments have yet to take off and the next big thing for NFC is already right around the corner.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Sep 2014
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Can Julius Baer snag another?

Reports that Julius Baer is interested in Coutts' international arm could mean a quick sale, but another major acquisition on the heels of recent ones would be a challenge not to be taken lightly.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Sep 2014
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Apple's Sun Tzu moment with UnionPay

Apple has carefully planned its foray into the mobile payments arena. The tech giant's deal with China UnionPay shows that in the battle to win the mobile payments race, relationships are just as important as technology or first-mover advantage.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2014
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Alipay poised for global acceptance

The strength of the Chinese e-commerce market is pushing e-tailers around the world to accept Alipay, which will eat into the market share of established online payments players.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Sep 2014
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PNC Bank shows the branch is not dead

US-based PNC Bank has significantly increased its in-branch product sales following a pilot scheme, showing that banks can repurpose their branches as routine activity migrates towards digital channels.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2014
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Shanghai-HK Stock Connect a win for China

The launch of the Shanghai-HK Stock Connect scheme in 2015 will change the way in which Chinese HNW individuals invest. For wealth managers in China this should mean better, more lucrative business.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2014
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Visa Token Service: the future of CNP security

The new Visa Token Service highlights a major structural shift in both the online and mobile payments markets. It provides banks with a key opportunity to successfully mitigate card-not-present (CNP) fraud without further burdening consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Sep 2014
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eftpos can only rival PayPal on price

For 30 years eftpos has dominated the Australian debit transaction market, but it now hopes to compete with PayPal in the online payment space as well. Regardless of its strong brand in Australia, eftpos will only succeed if the price is right.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Sep 2014
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Security: Apple's Achilles' heel

Apple's fashionably late entrance into mobile payments came with all the fanfare needed to distract us from the recent iCloud furore. Yet mobile wallet security is still a major concern for many consumers, and Apple will need to tread carefully.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2014
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Sharia products essential to Malaysian investors

In the Sharia-compliant wealth management market the focus has long been on the riches of the Middle East, but affluent investors from Southeast Asia are increasingly becoming the Islamic finance market to target.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2014

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