Category Archives: competition policy

India shakes up financial sector by issuing new payments bank licences

India shakes up financial sector with payments bank licences – FT.com. Way to go, India!

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The endangered SIM card. Apple disrupting the telco establishment

Mobile telecoms: The endangered SIM card | The Economist. Control of the last mile has been put now even closer to the mobile phone. Reports claiming that Apple is developing a new soft SIM card, will make it easier for … Continue reading

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The Payments’ Networks Next Real Threat

The Payments’ Networks Next Real Threat | PYMNTS.com. Yes, the launch of Paym in the UK has attracted a lot of attention in the US, inspired by the simplicity of enabling P2P to individuals based on their mobile phones. There … Continue reading

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One step closer to surcharging credit cards in the US

Judge Gleeson Approves Interchange Fee Settlement with Visa, MasterCard.

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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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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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There seems to be common ground on rate capping

. Senator R. Durbin concurs with the European Commission view on rate capping. US safe-harbour ceiling of 7 cents for debit cards coincides close to the 0.2% cap in the EU. http://digitaltransactions.net/news/story/4206  

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