Payments Cards and Mobile May/Jun 2013


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Cover story – Visa Europe – doubt over direction
Recent rumours pointing to a possible sale of Visa Europe have renewed speculation over the implications of a new bank-owned debit scheme in Europe.

EC launches new MasterCard anti-trust probe
The European Commission (EC) has launched a new anti-trust probe into MasterCard’s inter-bank fees, the latest salvo in a case stretching back to 2007.  • Payment card surcharges attract further government scrutiny.

European bankers expect shrinking credit gap

FICO and EFMA have announced the results of the seventh European Credit Risk Survey, which measures retail bankers’ outlook for the availability of credit along with their investment priorities for the year ahead. • Visa Europe points to payments evolution. • Is contactless now mainstream?

mPOS redefining the payment landscape
In just three years, the emergence of mPOS has redefined merchant card acceptance, rewriting the rules on who can accept card payments, and vastly simplifying the means to do so. • China to overtake US as world’s largest ATM market.

ATM cyber-attack reaps $45m
US authorities have charged eight people with taking part in two cyber-attacks which led to card data being stolen from payment processors. •  Data shows ATM fraud hotspots in US. • How big is Big Data?

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EBADay looks to borderless payments worlds.