Tag: Secure payments

Australia’s Mobile Payment Journey: Growth and Potential

Mobile technology has come a long way in recent years and continues to open up new doors in payments. Innovation in payments has been driven by not only forward-thinking retailers and banks, but also by consumers who are looking for the added speed, convenience and security offered by mobile payments. This has created an exciting […]

The Truth About EMV in the US: How Easy is…

EMV is a hot topic among merchants, banks, and card issuers in the U.S.  Along with the new technology comes an abundance of rumors, myths, and half-truths.  We recently discussed two important questions, Is EMV Coming or Not?, and Can We Skip EMV and Jump Straight to Mobile Payments?  Today we’re discussing a popular EMV […]

Key dates for EMV in the U.S.

EMV in the United States is here. Secure, chip-based EMV credit and debit cards are now the new way to pay, and magnetic stripe cards will eventually become a thing of the past. (It’s long overdue; the Central Bank of China recommended that banks stop issuing magstripe cards after 2012, and the European Central Bank has been […]

Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit 2013

It’s a really exciting time to be part of the U.S. payments industry, with the country migrating to chip-based EMV cards and mobile payment solutions being implemented on a range of connected devices. So we made our way to Salt Lake City for the Smart Card Alliance’s 2013 Payments Summit last week with a great […]

U.S. should follow Canada with EMV Dual-Interface payment cards

As you may remember, in 2005 U.S. card issuers launched contactless card technology that lets you pay at the point-of-sale with only a wave of your card.  Fast and easy, yes, but the cards never really took off to widespread adoption.  I’m still a big proponent of contactless technology, and the speed and convenience it […]