All articles by Sara Perria

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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

Payment attacks

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

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

The real challenge behind account switching

Account switching rules are changing in the UK but many questions remain unanswered. The Digital Banking Club, sponsored by Intelligent…

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.

Unicredit teams up with Accenture

Accenture has inked a deal with Unicredit to support the bank’s invoice management process, including accounts-receivable, accounts-payable, asset-management and expense-payments functions.

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.

Spire snaps up m-payments company Thyron, plans further acquisitions

Mobile POS manufacturer Spire has acquired Thyron Payments Systems, in a move to expand its core business into mobile payments.

Finovate Europe 2013: PFM and payment top the bill

Finovate Europe has opened the doors of its two-day February London event to showcase innovations from well-known vendors and ambitious start-ups. Sara Perria and Billy Bambrough report on the latest trends of the industry, from convergence, personal financial management tools and payment apps.