The Best Payments News Stories in January, 2017

Okay, this is a bumper edition of the best payments news stories in January, 2017. There has been plenty happening at the start of 2017; AliPay or Ant Financial is freely expressing its global ambitions, India is going digital with blockchain and digital payments initiatives, banks are embracing various technologies while at the same time ...

My Fintech Notes from the World Economic Forum 2017

I spent last week, while covering the World Economic Forum in Davos, (from the UK, of course!) delving into a range of themes that i wouldn’t normally get too involved in. I found it really interesting, and learnt so much – looking back, i think my tweet based guide pretty much covers the main themes ...

The Top Payments News Stories in December, 2016

This months post of the top Payments News stories is a little earlier than normal. While it is fresh i wanted to capture the key payments related stories that hit the headlines in December. Check out the following top payments news stories for December 2016: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security Avalanche cloud computing network ...

The Top Payments News Stories in November, 2016

Here’s my round up of the top Payments news for November 2016. The big shock payments news stories this month were the withdrawal of the 500 and 1000 Rupee notes as legal tender in India, R3exit (see what i did there!) and the continuing focus on fintech and cybersecurity. Check out the following top payments ...

WTF does PSD2 say about 2FA?

Following on from my post yesterday about Two Factor Authentication (2FA), i was curious to see what the upcoming PSD2 Regulation had to say about 2FA. So lets get straight to it…. What is PSD2? PSD2 is the EU revised Payments Services Directive. Check out: All of the juicy and official European Parliament and European Council ...

The Top Payments News Stories in October, 2016

Payments news for October 2016 contained quite a few stories relating to chat-bots, humongous data breaches, lots of blockchain collaboration and “firsts”, AliPay pursues its global expansion and banks continuE their digital transformations. Of course there were the usual payments news stories featuring fintech, some interesting payments reports and SWIFT. Check out the following top ...

The Top Payments News Stories in September, 2016

Summer already feels like it was an age ago! Its a bumper payments news edition with plenty of interesting cybersecurity, bank, fintech and SWIFT related stories. Check out the following top payments news stories for September 2016: 1. Payments News – Cyber Security MoneySavingExpert.com issues contactless card fraud warning New York governor Cuomo announces proposal ...

The Top Payments News Stories in August, 2016

You’ve probably noticed that its been a quiet month for me, I had a couple of weeks off and am now trying to fight off the holiday blues. Hey ho! I was off the grid and so this edition of Payments news stories in August 2016 was useful for me to do, and helped me ...

The Top Payments News Stories in July, 2016 1

I have been pretty busy lately and am getting ready for a couple of weeks off – Woohoo! So i am going to keep this edition of Payments news stories in July 2016 short and sweet. There seem to be featured quite a few cosying up stories and a couple of technical glitches too. And ...

The Top Payments News Stories in June, 2016

Payments news stories in June 2016 were dominated by the usual themes – fintech initiatives, collaboration, bank branch closures, the move to contactless payments, cyber-security breaches and a couple of SWIFT stories. But there was one story that overshadowed all of these – Brexit. Firstly, the build up to the crucial EU referendum vote. Secondly, ...