Monthly Archives: September 2013

Mastercard, Visa to cut French card fees

Mastercard, Visa to cut French card fees: watchdog | Reuters. Following the announcements on the big overhaul of the PSD directive in Europe, the proposed reforms to cap interchange fees to credit cards are already beginning to find their way … Continue reading

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The Real Reason the Poor Go Without Bank Accounts

The Real Reason the Poor Go Without Bank Accounts – Lisa J. Servon – The Atlantic Cities. Fantastic insight as to some of the drivers for pay day loans and cheque cashing business models in the US. Regulators need to … Continue reading

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Why Apple’s iBeacon Is Better Than NFC

Why Apple’s iBeacon Is Better Than NFC ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community. We have long known that Apple was not interested in NFC, and the detrimental implications to mobile payments that a big player was not carrying a long-awaited … Continue reading

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Look out for the next trigger for mobile payments with the iPhone fingerprint reader.

iPhone transforms security with fingerprint reader – Daily News Egypt. The full extent of this paradigm shift is still unknown, but there are huge implications for the future developments in mobile payments with the advent of the i-phone finger print … Continue reading

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