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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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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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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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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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Apple Pay won't popularize NFC overnight

Apple's highly anticipated entry into the NFC market strengthens the case for the technology, but full-scale adoption remains unlikely in the short term.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2014
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Clear the skies for drone insurance

Major shifts in the insurance industry are often driven by technological innovations, from aggregator sites to the widening use of telematics. While the more scientifically advanced developments may be years away, insurers would do well to prepare.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2014
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Facebook's Buy button doesn't belong

Facebook's latest move towards payments is at odds with its own brand identity, and thus is unlikely to succeed.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Sep 2014
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Amazon Local Register: a gateway to omni-channel retailing

The new Amazon Local Register is a strategic move by Amazon to boost its merchant offering and ensure its long-term commercial relevance. Crucially, it signals that mobile point of sale (mPOS) is a potentially lucrative gateway to omni-channel retailing.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2014

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