Tangled Web We Weve
After spending more time in court than Lindsay Lohan and living on a diet of snails, fries and chocolate over the last year, the three musketeers of EE, O2 and Vodafone have returned from Brussels with a chip on their shoulder (quite literally).
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A borderless world of payments
A new world of payments where barriers don't exist: this is the ideal scenario that fostered the debate during this year's EBAday in Berlin. Sara Perria reports on the hot topic that livened up the two-day conference in the German capital
The cyber space is the battlefield of this century, and the payment industry is among the first victims. A new survey shows the importance of sharing information and practices as the best way to counteract attacks. Sara Perria reports
Managing treasury in the cloud
There has been major growth in adoption of cloud-based treasury management systems by large and mid-market corporations. Cloud technology offers easier implementation and cost-savings compared to treasury systems that corporations host themselves, Robin Arnfield reports.
Faster Payments Service pushes the accelerator
The Faster Payments Service has allowed for a revolution in the way customers send money in the UK. As it celebrates its fifth anniversary, Sara Perria asks the company what results have been achieved and what lessons can be transferred abroad.
Rewriting payments innovation
The industry's efforts to promote innovation are not always successful. Technologies such as contactless payments are experiencing a slower-than-expected take off and the real opportunity may lie somewhere else. Sara Perria asks whether the time has come to review expectations on what is going to be the next game-changer
Innovation on hold
Uncertainty about the future of payments is hampering the adoption of new technologies. Retailers prefer a wait-and-see approach, amid concerns about costs and regulations. Sara Perria identifies the key issues that stakeholders have to address to overcome the impasse.
Mobile money finally arrives in Jamaica
Jamaican banks are finally set to launch mobile payment services. With a high cellphone penetration and low bancarisation, Jamaica is fertile ground for m-payments. But, as Robin Arnfield reports, the economy is heavily cash-based, and outside the towns there is little banking infrastructure.
Time to innovate, not replicate
Industry players are discussing about mobile payments far more than consumers are using them. However, vendors are investing heavily and expect 2013 to be the year in which theory will become reality. Sara Perria reports on Fiserv's strategy at a crucial stage of development.
Transaction Banking investment soars
A new report from the consultants Celent finds that there is a shake-up going on in the world of transactional banking. Billy Bambrough takes a closer look at the report and what it can reveal about the future of payments, cash management and foreign exchange.
Will south-south trade transform payments?
The growth of southern hemisphere economies and trade along South-South routes is no longer news. However the nature of that trade, and its impact on the types of products and services that financial institutions need to provide, opens up opportunities for innovation. Consultancy firm Celent asks who could lead this innovation
Identifying the e-receipt potential
As e-commerce activity grows, the electronic receipt is becoming increasingly ubiquitous. The capture and storage of these documents is quickly being identified as an opportunity for payments service providers. Electronic Payments International looks into a solution launched by American Express at the start of what could become the ‘year of the receipt’