Forward Features

JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2017

FEATURES

Cover story: Payment cards in Europe 

Cards and card payment at the point of sale and online showed solid growth rates in most European countries in 2015, supported by the roll-out of new technologies. We examine the challenges for the industry.

Cybercrime: Cyber heists and the cyber security fight back

2016 was the year when cybercrime reached record proportions with a $81 million cyber heist on the  Bangladesh central bank, and an unprecedented number of ATM attacks and data security breaches. We look back on the top cyber security threats of last year and how this may play out in 2017.

Artificial intelligence: The rise of the machines 

Move over Big Data. There are two new buzz words in town: ‘artificial intelligence’ and ‘machine learning’. The claims being made for these technologies are just as transformative, if not more so than those made for Big Data three to five years ago. So, how widespread is the use of artificial intelligence today? And what are the implications for the payments industry?

NEWS AND COMMENTARY

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

CONTACTLESS

The latest NFC news on cards and mobile devices

E-COMMMERCE

Online goings-on

POS TERMINALS

Coverage of the equipment market’s most dynamic sector

PRODUCTS AND CONTRACTS

The latest products, contracts and deals