Tag: MasterCard

Making mobile payments the norm

What is considered ‘normal’? Is it something that has been around for a long time; like saying hello, please or thank you, or like exchanging gifts in the holidays? Is it something that is trusted and widely accepted? When it comes to payments, we believe it’s the latter. Something doesn’t have to be ‘old’ to […]

Mobile payments in the UK – contactless progress

Regular followers of our blog will know we are interested in contactless payments around the world, but also in the UK in particular. We ran our first Contactless Challenge in London following the 2012 Olympics, pitting two influential bloggers against each other. This was swiftly followed by a similar challenge in the US. Now, however, […]

NFC for payments – time to ditch your wallet

It’s becoming increasingly more possible in the U.S. to use Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to make payments from your smartphone. NFC is one of the most popular and secure technologies for conducting mobile payment transactions. Over the past year we’ve seen banks, shops, and mobile operators all implementing NFC-friendly services in anticipation of the […]

Gartner highlights EMV and NFC trends in recent Hype Cycle…

In its recently released Hype Cycle for Financial Services Payment Systems report, Gartner gave warning of increasing payment card fraud in the U.S., highlighting EMV (‘chip and pin’) payment cards as the preferred solution. According to Gartner, “U.S. banks should recognize that fraud will likely increase exponentially and with little warning. They should develop an EMV-centric […]

The Truth About EMV in the US: Card-Not-Present Fraud

To continue our discussion about popular myths and misconceptions about EMV payment cards, let’s talk about card-not-present (CNP) fraud – the kind where the merchant never sees you or your card. In other words, the merchant never verifies that the person making the transaction is the legitimate cardholder by checking the signature or seeing that […]