All articles by Ellie Chambers

Ellie Chambers

The pre-paid puzzle: why choose closed-loop for payment innovations?

The increasingly powerful prepaid cards sector is hotly tipped to carry on growing, particularly in the US, in years to come. So why is InComm, an internationally successful prepaid provider used by over 1bn US customers a week, signing up to digitise its products with Seamless? – asks Ellie Chambers

Russia and UK suffer highest growth in card fraud during 2013 – FICO

Russia and the UK have suffered huge rises in card fraud, with Brits’ fraud losses nearing the peak levels experienced in 2008.

Raphaels Bank and UK Post Office launch prepaid card

Raphaels Bank and the UK Post Office have launched a prepaid MasterCard to provide an alternative to credit and debit cards.

Thames Card Technology to provide travel money cards for TUI customers

Thames Card Technology has been selected to provide travel company TUI UK & Ireland with prepaid travel money cards.

AIB teams up with Irish telco to launch mPOS device

Allied Irish Banks and telco Eircom have teamed up to launch a mobile card reader allowing small businesses and sole traders to accept card payments.

The payment card gets a make over

The payment card has endured for many years in almost exactly the same physical form as the rest of the payments industry evolved around it. As mobile payments companies seek to threaten the supremacy of the card, other players are trying to update card design and technology. Ellie Chambers investigates

RBC takes top prize at Retail Banker International Global Awards 2014

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) scooped up the top prize of Best Global Retail Bank at the ‘Retail Banker International’ (RBI) Global Awards on 8 July.

China UnionPay to launch QR code based mobile payments

China UnionPay, the state-backed card issuer, is working on a QR code mobile payment system, according to the Chinese media.

London cabbies may be forced to take cards by 2016

London taxi drivers could be forced to accept debit and credit cards by 2016 under proposals made by Transport for London (TfL).

Barclays UK customers suffer card outages

Barclays customers have taken to Twitter to complain that their cards are not working.