Payments Industry Trends YOU Need To Know…

There is so much information about finance, technology and the latest and greatest payments industry trends that I find it difficult to keep track of what is going on. In this post I intend to share what I have learnt about why the payments industry is changing and outlining some of the key trends that are ...

9 Takeaways from the Payments Innovation Jury Report 2015

In April this year an insightful report – Payments Innovation Jury Report 2015 – into payments and payments innovation was released. Basically its a what’s hot and what’s not in the world of payments. The report, written by John Chaplin, is important because it reflects the thoughts of 40 experts from 23 countries around the world. ...

7 Digital Insights from the Oracle Financial Services Report

During my review of the top payment stories in May, 2015 – I came across the Oracle Financial Services report “Banking is changing… With or without banks“. It is a fascinating read for anyone wanting to understand digital and the challenges that traditional banks are facing. If you have read the post 9 challenges posed by ...

The Top Payments News Stories in May, 2015 1

Cor blimey… Its June ! Here we go with a round up of the payments news stories from May 2015. In this month mobile payments news stories seemed to topped the bill, with plenty of cyber security and digital currency happenings too. There were a couple of developments in user authentication and I’m sure this is a ...

Bitcoin Explained For a Kid and a Grandma 4

Alright, first things first – until fairly recently I admit that I was totally bamboozled by bitcoin, virtual currencies, decentralised ledgers and the difference between a blockchain and a block. Everyone in the financial services industry (literally) is talking about these buzz words and concepts such as mining so for me it was important to understand what ...

11 Bruce Lee Quotes For Banks, Fintechs and Corporates

I am a HUGE Bruce Lee fan! As a kid I was in awe of Bruce Lee’s incredible martial art skills, and later on I started to learn more about Bruce Lee’s life story – which I found inspiring. Every so often I come across some Bruce Lee Quotes – which for me, are timeless. ...

3 Awesome History of Payments Infographics 1

In and amongst all of the hype and talk about the future of payments, I started thinking and wondering about the history of payments! After all, it is often said that to understand the future you need to delve into the past. The following 3 payments infographics outline: The history of money and payments through ...

9 Challenges Posed by Legacy ERP Systems 16

Legacy ERP systems – we cant live with them, and cant live without them! In the article Why you should feel revulsion for the term ‘omni-channel’ Chris Skinner nicely outlines why the banks need to replace their legacy bank systems. As I read through the article, I was thinking wow – these same arguments ring true ...

5 Cool Payment Infographics Worth Checking Out…

5 Cool Payment Infographics Worth Checking Out...
Ok, so in this post I want to return to the topic of payments, in particular Payment Infographics. I was on the look out for Payment Infographics that highlight the dominant industry trends and it didn’t take long before I came across some informative and insightful illustrations. The following 5 payment infographics for me nicely highlight the key ...

A Timely Reminder of 5 Password Do’s and Don’ts 1

You maybe thinking “oh no, not another post on password do’s and don’ts – I know it and have heard it all”. Almost on a daily basis we hear of a cyber crime or data breach story which reaffirms the need to step up cyber security. In the post Cyber Security – 8 Hacks You Need to Know ...