Category: digital payments

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Payments modernization: Addressing threats and assessing new opportunities

Payments modernization initiatives around the globe have long been a topic of huge interest and are at different stages of implementation in different countries. Time and again, it has proven to be a catalyst for the transformation that has fueled innovation. Canada is now completely into this modernization party, driven by the modernization agenda and…
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9th September 2019 0

The Bank of the Future: What Will It Be?

The bank of the future will essentially be a “data company that is inclusive and leverages technology and ecosystem partnerships to deliver value for the customer’s financial and non-financial digital ecosystem in a seamless manner.” The banking organization of the future will be a value aggregator, advice provider, and access facilitator – all in one.…
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29th August 2019 0

Visa releases new security tools to combat payment fraud

Visa has released a suite of security capabilities which will help prevent and disrupt payment fraud. The new payment security services protect the integrity of the payments ecosystem by detecting and disrupting fraud threats targeting financial institutions and merchants. Its services are available to Visa clients at no extra cost or signup. A study commission…
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23rd August 2019 0

Is RegTech encouraging a cloud revolution?

The deployment of new applications and the migration of core systems onto the cloud is in full swing, and financial institutions (FIs) could arguably soon be free of the legacy shackles that prevent them from moving forward into the age of digitalisation. However, before this can happen, FIs must identify the operational risks involved with…
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1st August 2019 0

4 Key Strategies To Create a Future-Proof Digital Bank

Deploying a digital-first banking platform is not only now possible but mandatory for financial institutions of all sizes. To compete effectively in the future, every bank and credit union must understand the four facets of a digital platform strategy — omnichannel capability, modular structure, open API architecture, and smart technologies. Consumers used to shop around,…
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9th July 2019 0

Visa says payment industry can move away from using passwords

World Password Day was “observed” last month and there is no better time to acknowledge that the computer password is over 50 years old. It was invented by Fernando Corbato in the 1960s. Since then, other ways for consumers to authenticate their identity have been developed and according to a Euromonitor study, occurred 52 trillion…
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6th June 2019 0

Regulators struggling to oversee crypto assets

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (Iosco)’s attempt to harmonize crypto regulation will have no immediate impact, as national regulators are still failing to understand jurisdictional governance, says a lawyer. While the CEO of a crypto exchange says the lack of adoption of current regulation to crypto, has created a bottleneck effect. “While efforts to…
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4th June 2019 0

UK Government to set up cash strategy group

The UK Government is to set up a ‘Joint Authorities Cash Strategy Group’ to ensure continued access to notes and coins as the country drifts towards a digital economy. The ongoing removal of bank branches and ATMs from Britain’s high streets has led to a rowdy debate about the consequences for a disenfranchised segment of…
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28th May 2019 0

The future is digital. So, how will it change the business world?

We live in a world consumed by smartphones, new technology and intelligence, which is critical to our connected lives, one in which people can talk, search, interact and buy in real time. We’ve come to expect the same frictionless experience we have online and on our phones in the real world. Paying virtually, either by…
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22nd May 2019 0

Regtech firms look to help shoulder compliance demands

As regulators globally continue to demand that firms strengthen their risk management systems, regtech entrepreneurs see technology as the answer to rising compliance costs and an opportunity to boost trust with clients. Regulated entities support their ambitions, but the slow pace of adoption is a concern. The global wave of regulation is expected to continue…
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15th April 2019 0