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Tag archive: security

‘Contactless’ is stuck in elderly land

We can buy our groceries, movie tickets and a cup of coffee with just a simple slide of our bank card or a single touch on our smartphone. But even though this ‘new’ payment systems were introduced years ago, a recent survey of Future Thinking shows a lack of trust. If ‘contactless’ wants to grow, […]

European Union Regulatory Initiatives Impacting the Security of Euro Payments: the 2015 Outlook

This is a guest bog post from Javier Santamaría, Chair of the European Payments Council (EPC). Regulatory action rolling out in 2015 will determine the foreseeable future with regard to the security of payments in Europe. The European Commission published its proposal for the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) on 24 July 2013. This draft […]

In the media: ‘the rise in online payments attacks in 2015’

New payment methods are usually very exciting because of all the new features and possibilities, but there is a flipside: they contain new risks when it comes to fraud. In 2014 we have seen the introduction of various new initiatives such as Apple Pay and digital wallets, but there were also a lot of alarming […]

Payments 3.0: making the transition

The fast growth of e- and m-commerce is causing a fundamental change in the payments industry. Because the end-user is now the primary focus, payment transactions in themselves are becoming a ‘secondary priority’. Convenience and ease-of-use are the ultimate goal. This has led to a change in the traditional business model for the payments industry, […]