Forward Features


Cover story: Islamic finance 

The Islamic finance industry has expanded rapidly in the last decade, growing at around 10-12 percent annually, according to the World Bank. We examine the underlying Shariah principles and how this could inform product development within banking and financial services within the Muslim world and more widely.

Market overview: Russia

On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, we examine payments in the world’s largest country. How do Russians pay today? And given the state bank dynamic, a new domestic card scheme and an internet-connected, tech-savvy population, what does the future hold for payments in Russia?


News in brief

Highlights from the payments world over the last 60 days

Card notes

Insight and analysis behind some of the biggest payments stories

Mobile payments

Developments on m-payments from around the world


The latest NFC news on cards and mobile devices


Online goings-on

POS terminals

Coverage of the equipment market’s most dynamic sector

Products & contracts

The latest products, contracts and deals