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Top 3 Trends for the Digital Consumer in 2016

by January 1st, 2016
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Technological advances, including the arrival of smartphones to the masses, are forever altering the way that consumers browse and buy all types of products and services. Generations of what the world once knew about commerce are no longer relevant.

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Russia’s Financial Industry less Attractive for Foreign Investors

by November 19th, 2015
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Falling oil prices, economic sanctions and the weakening ruble have all taken their toll on Russia‘s financial industry, causing profits in this sector to shrink by a staggering US$ 12 billion in 2014. While the largest banks are reeving financial support from the Central Bank, a number of smaller banks were forced to merge or terminate […]

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Smart Cities in the UAE

by October 19th, 2015
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Cities in the United Arab Emirates are advancing in technology and connectivity, and as a result are being labelled as “smart cities”. For example, mobile payment technology is increasing across the country, and the UAE is set to become the first country with a unified health database. These, along with other advancements, are helping the […]

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Generational Differences in Mobile Payment Preferences

by September 29th, 2015
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One of the most important things to consider when launching a mobile wallet is the end user, and a mobile wallet will rarely find success if it does not cater to the millennial generation. According to Euromonitor International Survey data, there are stark generational differences in the needs and wants of mobile wallets. Although all […]

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The EMV Deadline Approaches in the US

by September 24th, 2015
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The October 2015 deadline for EMV-compliant POS terminals and cards for the US has nearly arrived. Early estimates put total merchant compliance at just above 25%, with some not aware a conversion is required at all. Merchants that have not upgraded their POS terminals face a shift in the fraud liability that is traditionally covered […]

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Card Payments Continue Rapid Growth

by September 5th, 2015
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Consumer finance card circulation is growing, with an estimated 6 billion new cards on the market by 2020. Driving this growth is new technology, policy changes shifting consumer payment preferences, and government regulations. Asia Pacific will be the largest market for cards, representing 54 percent of global payment growth by 2020.

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Euromonitor to Speak at ATM Mobile Innovation Summit

by August 24th, 2015
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Event Name: ATM Mobile Innovation Summit Event Date: September 9, 2015 Event Location: Chicago, IL Event Description: The ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit’s agenda is robust with elite industry innovators and leaders.  In this one-of-a-kind Summit, you will hear from experts in ATMs and mobile payments, as well as government officials, bank executives, regulators, security […]

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Cartes Secure Connexions Becomes Trustech

by August 19th, 2015
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Event Name: Cartes Secure Connexions Becomes Trustech Date: 17-19 November, 2015 Location: Paris, France Event Description: In 2015, CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS, the world’sleading trade show for Secure Payment, Identification and Mobility, is changing its name. CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS was founded 30 years ago, to promote a technology that had just been created: the chip card. Today, […]

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Cards & Payments Australia 2015 Recap

by August 4th, 2015
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Cards & Payments Australia is the region’s largest and most established cards and payments event, bringing together leading global technology innovators with payment leaders to explore the changing face of payments. Currently in its 20th year, Cards & Payments Australia was held in Melbourne over 20th-21st May, 2015. Euromonitor International ANZ retailing analyst Julia Illera […]