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U.S. Bancorp will be one of the first big US lenders this year to launch tracking service after pilot tests showed tracking cellphone locations helped identify fraudulent transactions that might otherwise have been approved. #mobilebanking  
Banks are starting to experiment with a new way of reducing credit-card fraud: tracking their customers’ mobile phones.
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#Paymentcard providers that are battling for market share are introducing new services to defend and expand their client base.  New initiatives by issuers bring a better customer experience.  However, they also bring the attention of increasingly sophisticated fraudsters
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In 2016, we will also see #mobilepayments become less smartphone-dependent. Instead, new technologies including smartwatches, bracelets and even rings will give us the ability to provide payment options
2016 is set to be a defining year for mobile payment providers. It looks as though Apple Pay is planning a major European launch in 2016; an event which could turn the fragmented mobile payment world upside down. While setting up a unified payment system overnight would be virtually impossible, Apple Pay will endeavour to push this forward, especially as its competitor, Google is also pushing for the first place in the mobile payment space.
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The widespread and growing embrace of the #mobilepaymentsystem, Swish, is helping hasten the day when Sweden replaces cash altogether.
Sweden is on track to becoming the world's first cashless society, thanks to the country's embrace of IT, as well as a crackdown on organized crime and terror, according to a study from Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
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2016 will herald “the third age of digital payments” now that #eWallets are growing in popularity.
In a new report from Worldpay it is predicted that the alternative payment market will leave its growing pains behind in 2016.
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US retailers are expecting shoppers to spend £1.72bn on #BlackFriday – an increase of 16% on 2014 – while in Canada, retailers expected Black Friday to deliver £57m in pre-Christmas sales.
According to figures released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), UK retailers are preparing for a record-breaking Black Friday, with almost £1bn in online sales expected, while online sales over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend (27 – 30th November) could exceed £2.2bn.
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Wirecard has acquired all shares of the Brazilian company Moip Pagamentos S.A. (MOIP). Moip Pagamentos , with more than 150 employees at its location in Sao Paulo, is a fast growing internet
#mobilepayment service provider on the Brazilian market that was founded eight years ago.
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MasterCard announced a partnership with Coin to bring wearable payments to a wide array of fitness bands, smart watches and other wearable devices.
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NG has added #contactlessmobilepayments to its mobile banking app for Android smartphones, rolling out the service to all Dutch customers nationwide following a three-month trial run.
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ARC analyzed how U.S. customers rate the #appquality of 45 brands with the most popular apps—including banks, expenses, payments, personal finance and taxes (see Figure 1). What did we discover? Banks tend to have poor app scores, while expense managers are a cut above.
People are also obsessed with their smartphones. It is natural that apps that help people bank, manage their money, make payments. But which finance apps are the best?
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Spire Payments in collaboration with SoNet announce mass roll-out of over 6,000 #POSdevices for Komercni Banka (KB) in the Czech Republic.
Spire Payments in collaboration with SoNet announce today the mass roll-out of over 6,000 POS devices for Komercni Banka (KB) in the Czech Republic.
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#ApplePay's clever tie up with American Express to bypass banks.
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