20 Insightful Reasons Driving Change in UK Payments

Payments in the UK are changing and a couple of months ago Payments UK released a report - Changing Payments Landscape: How 2017 will change the way we pay for good – outlining the reasons why. The UK payments industry is often described as a global leader paving the way for other countries, innovating and delivering ...

The Top Payments News Stories in March 2017

Payments news stories in March 2017 were dominated by the usual suspects – cyber-security, mobile payments and fintech! SWIFT started its various SWIFT Business Forums, and for us SWIFT’ies that’s pretty interesting. Check out the following top payments news stories that caught my eye during March 2017: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security Cifas figures ...

8 Cybersecurity Payment Threats Highlighted by the EPC 3

Last week the European Payments Council released a report – 2016 Payment Threats Trends Report – which highlights some current cybersecurity threats resulting in fraudulent payments. In this post, i summarise those key payment threats: 1. Denial of Service (DoS) Attack A Denial of Service (DoS) attack involves resetting or overwhelming the targets resources to ...

10 Epic Tweets from the EU Conf on EU Reg & Fintech

Today the European Commission hosted a fintech conference debating the transformational effect technology is having on financial services and posed the question “Is EU regulation fit for new financial technologies?” The European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis gave an interesting keynote speech, and there’s a web-stream recording of the event, which i may cover at ...

Probably the Best PSD2 Infographic in the World

Over the weekend, i was reading the European Payments Council (EPC) March 2017 Newsletter. I know, i need to get out more! Anyway, its a good read. What really caught my eye was a PSD2 Infographic – you do need to sit down and read it – but i think its worth a look. The ...

10 Capgemini Payments Trends for 2017 [Infographic]

I’m always interested in trends, and have recently highlighted Fintech trends and technology trends for 2017. In this post, I highlight the Capgemini infographic highlighting 10 payments trends for 2017. As they say, a picture tells a thousand words, and this Capgemini payments trends 2017 infographic nicely highlights the following 10 payments trends: Digital Payments ...

What the EBA Chairman said about PSD2 in the UK

As i gathered the top payments news stories in February 2017, i came across a speech the EBA (European Banking Authority) Chair – Andrea Enria – gave at the Westminster Forum on PSD2 in the UK. It was an interesting speech which clearly outlines the importance of PSD2 (Payments Services Directive) for the whole of ...

10 Interesting Tweets from the Mobile World Congress 2017

Last week, 27 February – 2 March 2017, Barcelona hosted the Mobile World Congress – the world’s largest mobile industry gathering organised by the GSMA. All of the big hitters from the mobile industry were there, and given that everything is going mobile – this conference is a big deal. Check out the Mobile World Congress and ...

FinTech Disruptors: Dimebox – Payment Technology Innovator

The post Calling All Fintech Companies and Fintech Startups is an open invitation to all fintech companies and fintech startups to complete a short questionnaire about themselves. The objective is to shine a spotlight on new and emerging fintech companies, give them a bit of exposure and give you the opportunity to learn first hand about the ...

The Top Payments News Stories in February 2017 1

Looking at the top payments news stories in February 2017, cybersecurity continues to be an ever present and growing threat, while mobile payments go from strength to strength with various innovative options from in-car to smart-mirror payments solutions. Incumbent banks continue their respective digital transformations, Ant Financial pursue their quest for global domination and blockchain ...