Category: Italy

SMS is still a winner: Why Eurovision is wrong to…

On Saturday night, Informa’s Camille Mendler tweeted her frustration that UK viewers of the Eurovision Song Contest could not enter their votes by text. In questioning the decision, she referred to SMS as Europe’s ‘most ubiquitous and cheap communications method’. Research from Camille’s parent company, Informa, has today proved unequivocally that this assertion was correct. […]

The (Payment) Times, They Are A-Changing

You might recall my blog last month, “When in Rome, Have Your Card Declined,” when I lamented about the United States not following the rest of the world with EMV payment technology. Well, it looks like that is about to change. Last week, Visa announced plans to accelerate the migration to EMV chip technology and the adoption of mobile payments.

mBanking’s Big Advantage

As one billion people turn to mobile phones and tablets to access the Internet, eBankers are seizing the opportunity to significantly enhance the security of their online banking and e-commerce, enable peer-to-peer mobile money, and develop a new mBanking channel.

Who is to blame? Europol shuts down skimming

For years, analysts and banking experts have been predicting that countries that move to EMV would likely see a decrease in card fraud; as a result, card fraud would migrate to areas that still maintain mag stripe technology.

When in Rome…Have your card declined

They say “when in Rome, do as the Romans do,” but on my last trip to Rome, that wasn’t so easy. I was in Rome, but unlike the citizens, I could not get cash out of an ATM because my magnetic stripe card wasn’t accepted. Some of the walk-up street access ATMs would only accept EMV chip credit and debit cards.