Payments Cards and Mobile September|October 2015


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.

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In This Issue

Cover story

Crime and disorder online: tip of the iceberg?
Everything changed on 6 August 1991 when the first webpage was launched. Nearly 25 years on, we look at the state of the cyber nation, the battle between cyber attackers and defenders, and the implications for the payments industry.

Charity sector – Charity sector card payments
There will always be a place for charity collection boxes at check-out and tin-shakers in the street. But how is card payment technology helping to change charitable giving? And what does the future hold for donors and charities?

Supplement – Payments at the speed of change card payments
In this supplement, PCM in association with ACI, review some of the issues that banks and merchants are addressing, to take advantage of the opportunities that arise from payments at the speed of change.

s-commerce – Social media ‘buy buttons’
Various social media platforms have recently announced plans to allow trading on their sites via ‘buy buttons’. We examine the implications for merchants and acquirers.

Card Notes
Cash still big in Japan
Despite being viewed as one of the most advanced payments nations in the world, Japan remains a cash-intensive society, according to a report from Aite Group payment consultancy. • Explosive growth in Asia Pacific drives mobile commerce adoption.

mPOS globally to increase fourfold by 2019
mPOS installations worldwide will grow from 13 million units today to 54 million units in 2019, according to research from 451 Research. • Judge rejects American Express class action settlement.

$20 trillion spent on payment cards worldwide in 2014
New research by RBR shows that the number of payment cards in circulation worldwide increased by 11 percent in 2014 to reach 12 billion, largely driven by strong growth in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. • Big banks back Blockchain.

Regulation no longer stifling innovation in payments
A global study of more than 300 banking, technology and consultancy professionals worldwide shows how the rise of mobile and disruptive technologies is changing the face of payments. • PCI SCC advances point-to-point encryption standard.

Dutch debit card usage continues to rise
Debit card payment in the Netherlands increased by 9.5 percent last year, according to Dutch Payment Association annual report. The rate of growth continues its upward trajectory, largely at the expense of cash. • Growth in card fraud outstrips sales growth.


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