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VTEX, PCI Security Standards Council to enhance payment data security

  • 07,32,23,01,2017

VTEX, a digital commerce platform, has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new participating organisation. read more

Al Rajhi Bank taps Diebold Nixdorf’s biometric technology for debit card issuance

  • 07,19,23,01,2017

Saudi Arabia-based Al Rajhi Bank has forged a partnership with Diebold Nixdorf to develop a biometric-enabled self-service solution, enabling debit card printing through biometric authentication at self-service terminals. read more

iZettle, UnionPay to boost card acceptance for European SMEs

  • 06,54,23,01,2017

Swedish mobile point-of-sale start-up iZettle has partnered with UnionPay International, a global subsidiary of China's only domestic bank card organisation UnionPay, to boost its card acceptance for SMEs in European market. read more

DBS Bank launches overseas payments service

  • 06,17,20,01,2017

Singapore’s DBS Bank has unveiled an overseas payments service to help customers avoid high foreign exchange (FX) and conversion fees on making overseas payments. read more

Amex Q4 net income down 8.2%

  • 00,00,20,01,2017

American Express (Amex) has reported a net income of $825m, or $0.88 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter ended 31 December 2016, a decrease of 8.2% compared to $899m, or $0.89 per diluted share, for the same period of 2015. read more

TSYS renews payments services agreement with BBVA Compass

  • 00,00,20,01,2017

US-based credit card processor TSYS has inked a long-term renewal of its payments services agreement with BBVA Compass to continue processing the bank’s consumer, commercial and small business credit card portfolios. read more

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Canadian experts’ year-end review and forecasts for 2017

  • 14,32,19,12,2016

Canada’s financial industry experts talk to Robin Arnfield about the key developments, shocks and successes of 2016, and provide insight and forecasts on how they see the landscape developing in 2017. what twists and turns will the cards sector in North America take next year? read more

StanChart flying to Infinite heights

  • 14,19,19,12,2016

Standard Chartered Singapore has scored a direct hit with its revitalised Visa Infinite credit card, which it targets squarely at the affluent segment. Douglas Blakey reports on the background to the product refresh, and its highly successful relaunch in an increasingly competitive market read more

The Digital Banking Club: Can bots be bankers?

  • 10,56,16,12,2016

As soon as new technology appears, the banking industry wonders if it can be applied to the financial sector. The latest additions are chatbots, which are AI-enabled messaging services. However, can these be utilised successfully? And will customers consider them to be a helpful addition? Patrick Brusnahan writes read more

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Can MasterCard compete for the affluent segment in Asia Pacific?

  • 14,11,17,01,2017

While American Express has usually been the preferred credit card option for affluent customers in the Asia Pacific region, some others have started to focus on this profitable segment. Mainly, it is MasterCard and local banks. read more

PSD2 to spur digital ID uptake in 2017

  • 11,03,16,01,2017

Digital ID providers will become a major part of the European payments landscape in 2017 as a response to stronger EU regulatory requirements. read more

Chinese visitors to Australia enough to push for retail acceptance of Alipay

  • 00,00,4,01,2017

The sheer number of tourists from China vising locations around the world over the last few years has initiated Alipay’s expansion overseas. read more

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