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Barclaycard prepares for wearables race

Barclaycard's plan to relaunch its bPay band alongside other wearable devices will see it tap into a lucrative opportunity ahead of growing competition.

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2015
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Fintech's biggest problem: inertia

Fintech firms have created a vast array of new ways to pay at the point of sale. But these new tools will not be adopted by consumers unless companies can prove they are better than cards

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2015
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Octopus suppresses credit card usage in Hong Kong

The Octopus card is the payment tool of choice in Hong Kong, to the extent that it has suppressed the usage of bank-issued payment cards. This is driving issuers to constantly offer promotions and discounts in order to drive usage.

Published By Datamonitor
07 May 2015
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PayPal aims for seamless e-commerce

In the US PayPal has announced the extension of its One Touch checkout services from mobile apps to web browsers, bringing greater convenience to e-commerce.

Published By Datamonitor
06 May 2015
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MasterCard snaps up app for kids

Realizing the importance of ingraining brand awareness and loyalty early on, MasterCard has broadened its customer focus to the kids segment with the acquisition of Diin in Brazil.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Apr 2015
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Cash dominates Brazilian P2P payments

As a peer to peer (P2P) payment tool, cash remains king in Brazil. Payment providers need to emphasize ease of use to drive greater electronic payment adoption.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2015
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PSR will shake up the UK P2P market

The UK peer-to-peer (P2P) space is about to change drastically as the new Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) aims to give challengers and disruptors a leg up versus the major banks.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2015
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Brazilians are shunning credit card debt

Brazilians are known to be quite comfortable with credit card debt, despite the country's notoriously high credit card interest rates. However, as Brazil's economy slows, consumers are now keen to clear their debts.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2015
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Card providers should look to transactors for growth

Card providers have historically valued revolvers rather than transactors due to the interest income they provide. However, it is those higher-income customers who pay off their balances regularly who stand to offer further long-term value.

Published By Datamonitor
30 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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