Forward Features


Cover story | Digital identity: an opportunity for financial services?

Identification and verification have always been at the heart of banking and payments, which is even more the case in the digital age. So, while banks have long been trusted to keep money safe, is there a new role for them as stewards of digital identity? We examine identity-as-a-service, the ‘life key’ and payment identity as one of the easier use cases.


Codes and ciphers have been around since the time of the Pharaohs. As cryptography underpins much of the security behind financial systems, we examine its evolving uses, plus the possible future of the discipline in the age of quantum computing.

Recruitment in the payments industry

One truism about the payments industry is that it is always changing. We examine how the industry is equipping itself for the changes ahead. Has it got enough of the right skills in the right places? And how is it gearing up for the future with the recruitment, development and retention of top talent?


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