In the Payments Cards and Mobile March / April 2017 Issue
ISLAMIC FINANCE: TIME TO GO MAINSTREAM?
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 banking and financial services within the Muslim world and more widely.
PAYMENTS IN 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?
WHAT DO RETAILERS REALLY, REALLY WANT?
It’s more than 20 years ago since the Spice Girls released their debut single Wannabe. In that time, the wants, needs and expectations of retailers — and their customers — have changed. We look behind the scenes of omni-channel retailing to examine how slick back-office capabilities are a prerequisite for supporting front-end, customer-facing innovations.
- Blockchain to cut investment bank costs by 30 percent
- The American love affair with cards continues
- Verifone network compromised by Russian hacking group
- UK consumers do not trust businesses to protect financial and payments data
- SEPA: Is the ECB stifling competition with its latest move?
- Why IoT is the fastest growing retail trend of 2017
- Three trends shaping global risks over the next decade