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Contactless 02 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Samsung unveils Galaxy S6 and Samsung Pay

Samsung has launched its latest flagship devices at Mobile World Congress, with its Galaxy S6 joined by Galaxy S6 edge – a smartphone with a curved display on both sides. While remaining…

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Daily News 02 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

SIA continues strong European growth

The Board of SIA, meeting under the chairmanship of Giuliano Asperti, has approved the Financial Statement at 31 December 2014. The results achieved by SIA show a further improvement after that…

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Daily News 02 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

UK Payments sector behind London being Fintech capital of Europe

Accenture reported in ‘The Boom in Global Fintech Investment’ that London “has become the Fintech capital of Europe. Since 2004, the lion’s share of Europe’s Fintech deals and financing have taken…

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Contactless 02 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Proxama and Aconite team on mobile proximity commerce

Proxama has unveiled details of its new end-to-end mobile proximity marketing and payments proposition following the acquisition of Aconite Technology last year. Proxama’s new Digital Payments Division will be led by the…

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Contracts 02 Mar 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

ValidSoft and FICO partnership scores win

ValidSoft with its partner FICO, has launched the ValidSoft Device Trust solution with another major UK retail bank. The new client, unnamed for security reasons, represents the largest UK deployment of …

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Daily News 27 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

UK m-commerce spend to grow by 77.8% to £14.95 billion…

The UK is set to make more than a quarter (28.6%) of all online purchases through mobile devices in 2015, according to an international study commissioned by RetailMeNot. The study, carried out…

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Contactless 27 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Google preparing Android Pay API

Google is rumoured to be launching a payments API that will enable third party developers to embed in-store and in-app payments within their apps, according to press reports. Citing a source, Ars…

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Contracts 27 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

African mobile money interoperability

Telco Millicom has announced that its Tigo Pesa service in Tanzania will be the first in Africa able to transact with customers of all the country’s other mobile money services, following…

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Contactless 27 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

FIME and Thales team on Host Card Emulation

FIME and leading player in cybersecurity, Thales have announced the launch of a joint offering for the host card emulation (HCE) mobile services market. The partners have combined expertise to provide…

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Daily News 27 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Bank of England considering digital currency

The Bank of England says that it is considering issuing its own digital currency in the future in the same way that it issues bank notes. A research paper from the…

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Daily News 26 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Retailers hit hard by data breach expenses

Target has so far booked $162 million in expenses related to the data breach it suffered in late 2013 which saw thieves steal the card details of tens of millions…

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Daily News 25 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Protecting mobile banking and payment apps from malicious app attacks?

We are constantly reminded by news stories how complex it can be to secure mobile banking and payments apps. A recent study* has found that 11% percent of Android banking…

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Daily News 25 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Barclays launches Twitter Payments through Pingit

In a UK first, Barclays has announced it will be the first British bank to allow people to pay each other and small businesses via Twitter payments using just their Twitter handle. Launching…

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Daily News 25 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

SIM card remains secure

The SIM card is so secure that in the case revealed recently, even intelligence services preferred to steal the key rather than attack the SIM card. The secure authentication of…

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Daily News 24 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Can we trust cryptocurrencies?

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a currency system seeking successful adoption must be in want of trust. Trust that a representation of value, such as a paper note,…

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Daily News 24 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Online payment methods around the world

Not all countries have cards as the predominant payment method when paying for goods and services online. Payment methods can be quite diverse from country to country. Expert Market have designed…

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Daily News 24 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Card fraud at the ATM is serious - time to…

Representing global losses in excess of a billion Euros, card fraud and associated skimming remains the most prevalent type of ATM crime and a major concern for financial institutions (FI)…

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Contactless 24 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Visa Europe launches payment tokenisation and expands P2P payments capabilities

Visa Europe has announced its plan to launch a payment tokenisation service customized for the needs of the European market. Tokenisation technology will be at the heart of new mobile payment…

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Contactless 23 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Google attempts to revive Google Wallet in new telco deal

Google is said to be reviving its Google Wallet after seeing how popular Apple Pay has been, according to The Wall Street Journal. To do so, Google is apparently in the early stages…

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Contactless 23 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Merchants deploying NFC terminals in greater numbers globally

According to a new Berg Insight reporter global merchants the world over are deploying more NFC terminals at the point of sale and activating the NFC capability. Berg Insight estimates global…

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Daily News 23 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Indian ecommerce hits $22 billion

According to PwC, the Indian ecommerce industry is expected to reach $22 billion in 2015, as compared to $16.4 billion in 2014. Currently, e-Travel comprises 70% of the total ecommerce market,…

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Daily News 23 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Mobile commerce growing three times faster than e-commerce

In a new piece of research issued by PayPal in collaboration with the market research company Ipsos, mobile commerce is growing at nearly three times the rate of overall ecommerce at…

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Daily News 23 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

US EMV payments: PIN or signature?

There are lots of ongoing discussions around EMV payments in the US; PIN versus signature, contactless, mobile payments (firmly back on the table after the introduction of Apple Pay), tokenization,…

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Daily News 20 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

American Express loses antitrust lawsuit - appeal imminent

The longtime chief executive of American Express,Kenneth Chenault, refused for years to settle an antitrust case with the US government, vowing to fight even as the company’s top rivals cut deals.…

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Daily News 20 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Should mobile payments be handled in-app, or by the bank?

For the past five years, mobile payments have been trumpeted as ‘this year’s big thing’ – but finally, this year, the claim is being substantiated. For me 2014 marked a…

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Daily News 20 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Gen Z ready for biometric security

16 to 24 year old consumers in the UK have the greatest appetite for biometric security measures and the greatest need to use them in place of traditional authentication such…

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Fraud & Security 20 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Cyber risk top CEOs’ list of threats to banking

A PwC survey of 175 CEOs of Banking & Capital Markets (BCM) organisations across 54 countries shows 92% are optimistic about their growth prospects over the next three years, despite…

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Daily News 19 Feb 2015 Victoria Conroy

Visa unveils global expansion plans for Checkout

Visa Inc. has announced that Visa Checkout will become available in a total of 16 markets in 2015, continuing the growth the proposition has experienced since launching in three markets…

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Daily News 19 Feb 2015 Victoria Conroy

Sub-Saharan African mobile money market set to soar

The sub-Saharan mobile money market is set to provide telcos and banks with as much as $1.5 billion in fees by 2019, according to research from the Boston Consulting Group…

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Contactless 19 Feb 2015 Victoria Conroy

Google retires Bebapay card in Kenya

Google is to close its Bebapay prepaid card in the Kenya market in order to shift its focus onto the payments space. Bebapay was launched in 2013 as a prepaid…

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Daily News 19 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

EMVCo plans integration for 3D Secure specification

EMVCo says it plans to improve its 3D Secure online payment solution by facilitating a more seamless transaction flow and integration with online merchants. Introduced in 2001, 3D Secure has fallen…

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Contactless 19 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Contactless cards have paved way for mobile payments

Spending on contactless cards more than trebled over the last year to reach a record £2.32 billion in 2014, with the total spend last year more than double that of all the previous…

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Daily News 19 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Let battle commence: Samsung acquires LoopPay

As the battle for handset supremacy wages on, the new weapon for Samsung is LoopPay, as the electronics giant agreed to acquire the mobile wallet services provider that turns existing magnetic stripe…

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Contactless 18 Feb 2015 Victoria Conroy

Contactless will open the door to mobile - MasterCard

With figures from MasterCard showing that contactless transactions in Europe grew by 174% year on year in the last quarter of 2014, the payment network is predicting that the surge…

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Daily News 18 Feb 2015 Victoria Conroy

RBS and NatWest tap Apple fingerprint ID for mobile banking…

UK banks RBS and NatWest are leveraging Apple’s biometric Touch ID function for fingerprint log-in to mobile banking apps on the iPhone. RBS and NatWest are using Apple's Touch ID…

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Contactless 18 Feb 2015 Victoria Conroy

Raiffeisen Bank, Tieto enable contactless Visa cards across Bosnia and…

European software specialist Tieto has helped Raiffeisen Bank become one of the first banks in Bosnia and Herzegovina to provide contactless payment services for Visa cards. Visa is working with…

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Daily News 17 Feb 2015 Victoria Conroy

Global smartphone sales set new record

Global smartphone sales set a new milestone in the fourth quarter of 2014, reaching $115 billion for the quarter, an increase of 20% year-on-year, according to data from research firm…

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Daily News 17 Feb 2015 Victoria Conroy

iZettle launches free chip and PIN reader

Swedish mPOS specialist iZettle is launching the world's first free-of-charge chip and PIN reader for merchant customers across Europe. The new iZettle Card Reader Lite connects to tablets and smartphones…

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Contactless 17 Feb 2015 Victoria Conroy

orderbird and ConCardis provide NFC payment

orderbird, an iPAD POS provider, and its strategic payment partner ConCardis have launched a solution for cashless payment with card or contactless via NFC such as Apple Pay. orderbird's iPAD…

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Daily News 16 Feb 2015 Victoria Conroy

US EMV POS migration gathers pace

By the end of 2015, approximately 59% of US POS locations will be EMV-enabled, according to a report from payment consultancy Aite Group. EMV implementation is under way in the…

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Daily News 16 Feb 2015 Victoria Conroy

Apple Pay 2.0 includes coupon redemption and ticketing

The new version of Apple Pay will include coupon redemption, loyalty and ticketing functionalities, according to a patent filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Apple is refreshing its…

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Daily News 16 Feb 2015 Victoria Conroy

Hackers steal $1 billion in global cyber attack

Around $1 billion may have been stolen by hackers from 100 banks worldwide in an unprecedented cyber attack, according to a report by security specialist Kaspersky Lab. Hackers may have…

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Contactless 16 Feb 2015 Victoria Conroy

Mobeewave gains $6.5 million investment

Canadian NFC payments entrant Mobeewave has secured a $6.5 million funding round led by SBT Venture Capital. Mobeewave has secured investment of $6.5 million According to the company, the investment will…

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Daily News 13 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

25% of phishing attacks in 2014 targeted financial data

The Kaspersky Lab study ‘Financial Cyber Threats in 2014’ reports that 28.8% of phishing attacks in 2014 were intended to steal financial data from users. While carrying out their scams,…

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Daily News 13 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

US consumers lose trust in mobile wallets and apps

According to a new survey in the US, trust is eroding among mobile device users when it comes to making purchases or mobile wallet and app downloads. A survey of 15,000 mobile…

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Daily News 13 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

PKO BP selects ACI for advanced mobile payment system BLIK

PKO BP, the largest bank in Poland has selected ACI to support the bank’s ambitious growth plans for its mobile payment system BLIK, in one of Europe’s most innovative and fastest-growing markets. PKO’s IKO…

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Daily News 13 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

MasterCard to to invest in biometrics and cyber security

MasterCard is reportedly set to invest an additional $20 million in cyber security measures this year, including biometric protection for mobile apps, and early warning alerts on potential threat vectors. This spring,…

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Daily News 13 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Survey on internet security: smartphone and tablet users most reckless

It is surprising to see that smartphone owners of all people are taking the biggest risks with data security, considering that 74% of all interviewees regularly use their web-enabled smartphone…

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Daily News 12 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

EMV cards are no panacea for credit card security

Whilst the EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) bashing in the US continues to gather pace, US banks, credit card companies and retailers continue to invest heavily in the technology widely used in Europe. EMV cards…

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Daily News 12 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Amazon payments business trebles

Momentum for Amazon's payments service Login and Pay With Amazon appears to be building after a sluggish start. In January, Amazon reported strong growth in the service among mobile users last…

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Daily News 12 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Rabobank deploys mobile wallet with secure mobile payment app

Rabobank, one of the largest financial institutions in the Netherlands, is now offering its customers a mobile payment and mobile value added service via its mobile payment app. Dutch consumers are now able to use…

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Contracts 12 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Banque Populaire selects HPS to expand pan-african payments

Banque Populaire says that will now be using the HPS’s PowerCARD solution to process electronic payment transactions of all of its subsidiaries in Africa. The partnership between Banque Populaire and HPS…

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Daily News 11 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

UATP enabling airlines to accept bitcoin

UATP has teamed up with Bitnet as a payment processing partner. This relationship will allow UATP to offer its Network of 260+ airlines the ability to accept bitcoin payments in…

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Daily News 11 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Fraud and security concerns push ID management in 2015

Fraud and security: with the influx of high profile digital data breaches in the past year, businesses and consumers alike have grown increasingly concerned over the amount of sensitive personal…

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Daily News 11 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

India plans unified mobile payment system

India has begun implementing plans for a centralized electronic and mobile payment system and set of APIs designed to encourage the country to transition over to electronic transactions via smartphone…

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Daily News 11 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

E-commerce experiences growth in Brazil through cross border sales

Brazilian e-commerce generated revenues of R$35.8bn ($13.3bn) in 2014 with an annual growth rate of 24%, according to e-bits' recently launched e-commerce study. Brazil has a total of 61.6 million…

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Daily News 11 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Core banking infrastructure replacement critical say banks

A clear majority of banks believe that they will have to overhaul their core banking infrastructure over the next three to five years if they are to face off the…

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Contracts 10 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

SWIFT selected by Payments Council to host national data platform…

SWIFT says it has been selected by the UK’s Payments Council as the vendor for the country’s Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) International Bank Account Number (IBAN) Only central infrastructure platform. The…

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Contactless 10 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

40% of large retailers intend to accept Apple Pay by…

According to a survey from Boston Retail Partners, by the end of 2015, nearly 40% of large US retailers will accept Apple Pay. According to the report, Apple, CurrentC and Bitcoin are…

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Daily News 10 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Is 2015 the year for biometrics in payments?

From wearable technology to smart phones, biometrics seemed to dominate at CES this year. Biometrics are unique human identifiers, such as fingerprints or retina scans, used as Is 2015 the Year…

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Contactless 10 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

UK contactless usage surges

As the limit on contacless payments in the UK rises to £30 per transaction, so too has spending on contactless cards, according to data published by The UK Cards Association,…

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Contracts 10 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Misys up for sale

Little know, Singapore state-owned investment fund, Temasek Holdings, is reportedly showing interest in core banking supplier Misys, which has been put up for sale by current owner Vista Equity Partners, according to Sky…

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Contracts 10 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

First Data and Capgemini form global alliance

First Data and Capgemini have formed a global alliance to develop next generation payment technology software using First Data’s VisionPLUS and AccessPLUS solutions. The collaboration will leverage Capgemini’s global vertical industry and payments First…

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Daily News 05 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Digital shift to cull slow moving banks

It will be increasingly difficult for banks to simply invest in doing the banking business digitally.Up to half of the world's banks will disappear due to the digital disruption of the industry,…

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Contactless 05 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

UK adults believe that smartphone payments will outpace credit and…

A new study published by Experian reveals that a third of the UK population (33%) believes credit and debit cards will no longer be the preferred method of payment in 2020,…

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Contactless 05 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Contactless payment and US Chip and PIN adoption drives smart…

The United States’ migration to EMV-standard Chip and PIN cards, and the growing demand for contactless technologies, defined a high-growth payment card market in 2014, according to the Smart Payment…

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Contactless 04 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

2015 onwards - The future of payments

What will the world of payments look like in 20 years’ time? PCM dusts off its crystal ball to get a glimpse into the future. We are on the threshold of…

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Contactless 04 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Survey reveals the growth of the multi-channel consumer

A recent survey has revealed that consumer trust in newer payment methods has declined significantly in the last year. However, despite this lack of trust, the results also demonstrate that…

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Daily News 04 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Every $100 of fraud from mCommerce costs merchants $334 in…

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has released its annual True Cost of Fraud Mobile study, which indicates that as merchants flock to the mobile channel so too are fraudsters. Revenue that mobile commerce (mCommerce)…

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Contactless 04 Feb 2015 Payments Cards and Mobile

Disagreement over US EMV implementation readiness

EMV implementation is under way in the US, but only about half of the 12 million merchant payment terminals will be converted to accept more secure EMV smart credit and…

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