In-depth analysis, industry snapshots, news in brief and authoritative features – Payments Cards and Mobile’s authoritative, impartial, editorial coverage separates hype from happening within the payment cards and mobile payment industry.
Payments Cards and Mobile Jan|Feb 2016
In This Issue
Payments Cards in Europe – Cards and card payment at the point of sale (POS) and online showed solid growth rates in most European countries in 2014, supported by the roll-out of contactless technology. The challenges for the industry as a whole are the downward pressure on interchange fees and growing fraud losses.
Behind the Big Data Hype
There is no shortage of data in payments. Yet for too long the payments industry may have suffered from being data-rich but insight-poor. PCM attempts to go beyond the hype around Big Data to investigate how those in and around the industry are actually using Big Data effectively, and what the future may hold.
The Internet of Things for payment
In theory, the Internet of Things (IoT) could be the future of technology and a game-changer for many industries. But what are the implications for the payments industry?
- Visa Europe sells to Visa Inc for €21.2 billion
- Microsoft aims to restrict US snooping
- EU aligns on interchange as regulation kicks in
- Omni-channel providers: some are born, others are created
- One third of all card-present transactions uses EMV
The battle for Pay supremacy continues