All articles by Valentina Romeo

Valentina Romeo

Wearable tech payments: Only a phase?

Wearable payments devices are only just beginning to emerge but they are already shaping up the market as innovation is ramping up amongst many players internationally. The adoption of contactless and consumers preference will be key in defining the future of wearables. Valentina Romeo examines the latest developments to see if the technology will remain in its niche

Barclaycard launches contactless wristband

Barclaycard, Barclays’ global payment business division, has joined the wearable tech revolution by launching its contactless wristband device.

German bank Fidor selects Ripple’s payment protocol

Fidor Bank will be first bank in the world to integrate the protocol provided by US payment network provider Ripple for sending real-time money transfers.

EBA Clearing announces growth in Sepa payment processing

EBA CLEARING has announced that its STEP2 clearing platform is witnessing a significant volume growth in SEPA payment processing, resulting in peak day volumes above 100 million SEPA Credit Transfers and SEPA Direct Debits.

ElectraCard to enable electronic payments to 7 Nepal banks

ElectraCard Services (ECS), software and processing solutions provider for electronic payment systems, is to enable electronic payments to seven Nepali banks.

Znap Vs. PowaTag – The mobile wallet war heats up

Mobile payment apps today are not limiting their offering on one single channel. There is a high demand of multi-channel platforms that go far beyond the online versus offline payment experience. Apps like PowaTag and Znap have raised the bar in what we can expect from a mobile wallet. Valentina Romeo investigates

Alipay announces it is world’s biggest mobile payment company

Chinese payment platform Alipay has announced it has become the largest mobile payment provider in the world based on the number of users and transaction volume.

ECB sets new guide to assess security of Internet payments

The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced a set of new rules to improve the security of Internet payments across the various providers in the continent.

Associate Bank to use Fiserv mobile platform Mobiliti

Financial services provider Fiserv has announced that Associate Bank will use its mobile banking and payment app Mobiliti. The app, available on mobile and tablets, allows customers to deposit checks by taking photos with their phones and make instant person-to-person transactions.

We hacked Paypal and eBay because they deny Syrians online payments – Syrian Electronic Army

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a political hacktivist group, said it hacked Paypal and eBay domains in the UK, France and Israel on 1 February.