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mPOS to go remote, but not before supporting NFC

The growth in mPOS providers announcing their support for NFC is a natural progression in the card reader's role as a payments acceptance tool. However, as digital wallet use grows, it is increasingly apparent that the dongle's days are numbered.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Mar 2015
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Google and Samsung reignite wallet wars

Google Pay and Samsung Pay appear to have adopted Apple's naming conventions as well as its preferred technology. Both digital wallets are NFC-based - a wise move, considering the momentum behind the technology.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Mar 2015
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MasterCard embraces contextual commerce

MasterCard's incorporation of MasterPass into Cubic's NextWave app highlights a growing trend among payment providers looking to strengthen the digital wallet use-case and boost commerce by providing consumers with contextually driven information.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Mar 2015
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Falling oil prices hit the wealthy twice

Although the price of oil has recently been relatively stable compared to 2014, it remains more than 50% lower than in June 2014. And as our data shows, this will have a double impact on HNW individuals' portfolios.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Mar 2015
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No point in pursuing billionaires

The gap between the richest and the poorest is growing not only in the overall world population, but also within the HNW segment, our data shows. Wealth management firms have to remember this when forming their propositions.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Mar 2015
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Samsung Pay's MST gives it an edge, for now

Samsung had been quiet on the mobile payment front but has recently made noise with the launch of its Samsung Pay service. While its NFC and MST functionality will provide Samsung Pay with wider acceptance, the advantage will be short-lived.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2015
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Bitcoin edges closer to the mainstream

The last few months have seen numerous businesses throwing their support behind bitcoin, suggesting that the potential of the cryptocurrency is finally being realized.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2015
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Visa hedges its authentication bets

Visa's move to invest in a geolocation confirmation service soon after the release of its Visa Transaction Advisor service signals that the future of payment security lies in both multi-factor and risk-based authentication.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2015
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Plaso is not what Google Wallet needs

Google is piloting a new mobile payments service, dubbed "Plaso," which may never see a mass-market launch but does provide insight into the firm's mobile payments strategy.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2015
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Time is money for wealth managers

Private banks and wealth management firms are dedicated to increasing cost efficiency, but they should not underestimate the potential of IT investment. Not only can it reduce costs in the long term, it can also increase revenue and profit.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2015

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