June, 2024

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Apple unveils new iPhone touch and pay feature

Payments Dive

The P2P ‘Tap to Cash’, which enables iPhone users to transfer money by holding their phones together, was unveiled along with a slate of other features Monday.

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De-banking in cross-border payments: Why the system needs reform

The Payments Association

Banks are de-banking payment providers, causing major disruptions in cross-border transactions and impacting financial inclusion

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Understanding the Cyber Risks in Video Communication

VISTA InfoSec

With the surge in remote work and virtual meetings, video communication is crucial for businesses and individuals. However, this convenience comes with significant cyber risks that can compromise sensitive information and privacy. Therefore, this article explores the common cyber threats in video communication and provides strategies to mitigate them.

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Just Published: PCI DSS v4.0.1

PCI Security Standards

To address stakeholder feedback and questions received since PCI DSS v4.0 was published in March 2022, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has published a limited revision to the standard, PCI DSS v4.0.1. It includes corrections to formatting and typographical errors and clarifies the focus and intent of some of the requirements and guidance.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Unlocking profit potential in the payments back-office 

Payments Next

By Kate Knudsen, Senior Program Director at BHMIAs the payments space changes rapidly, banks, merchants, and processors are updating front-end platforms to The post Unlocking profit potential in the payments back-office first appeared on Payments NEXT.

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Less Than 1 in 10 Firms Are Fully Prepared for MiCA With 25% Having Made No Preparations

The Fintech Times

The first stage of the European Union ‘s Markets in Crypto Assets Regulation (MiCA) will come into play on 30 June. However, a new report by Acuiti , the management intelligence platform, and conducted by Eventus , the trade surveillance software provider, has found that a move to establish market surveillance systems is underway as firms find themselves underprepared.

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Mastercard targets 100% e-commerce tokenisation in Europe

Finextra

Mastercard has set itself a target of hitting 100% e-commerce tokenisation in Europe by 2030, phasing out manual card entry and making online shopping safer and more accessible.

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Data Disaster: Los Angeles Public Health Department Suffers Biggest Data Breach

VISTA InfoSec

On June 17, 2024, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) disclosed a data breach impacting more than 200,000 clients, employees, and other individuals. The stolen data includes personal, medical and financial information. The DPH said the incident took place between February 19-20, 2024, was caused by a gang of cyber criminals who gained access to the log-in credentials of email accounts of 53 employees through a phishing email.

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The Future of Digital Remittance in Asia

Fintech News

In today’s interconnected world, digital remittance in Asia and the movement of money across borders have become essential aspects of global finance. Billions of dollars traverse the globe every second, with a significant portion of these transactions originating from individuals, particularly migrant workers sending funds to their loved ones in their native countries.

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How Stripe’s document databases supported 99.999% uptime with zero-downtime data migrations

Stripe

In this blog post we’ll share an overview of Stripe’s database infrastructure and discuss the design and application of the Data Movement Platform.

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Residual Income Strategies: Building a Sustainable Merchant Services Portfolio

Build a sustainable merchant services portfolio with practical strategies to ensure long-term success. Diversify across industries to spread risk and stabilize income, balancing high-risk and low-risk clients for a robust mix. Combine large and small merchants to create a resilient payment portfolio, leveraging each type's strengths. Foster long-term relationships through exceptional service and personalized support.

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Open Banking Could Become a Mainstream Payment Method in 5 Years Time Surpassing BNPL, emerchantpay Research Finds

Fintech Finance

New research released today by emerchantpay , a leading global payment service provider and acquirer, has found that there is strong market potential for merchants who prioritise the adoption of Open Banking payments early in their payment strategies. The survey of UK consumers found that one in two people are unknowingly using this payment method during checkout, with more than half (51%) of the UK population being unfamiliar with the term Open Banking.

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Why a Visa-Mastercard settlement is likely to fall short

Payments Dive

The persistence of the networks’ ‘honor all cards’ rule may be a key reason Judge Margo Brodie is unlikely to approve a negotiated resolution of the two-decade-old case brought by merchants.

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Barclays, HSBC and Nationwide customers hit by payment delays

Finextra

Thousands of Barclays, HSBC, Nationwide and Virgin Money customers have been hit by a payments problem that has seen some people not receiving their salaries.

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Securing Your Wealth: How Cybersecurity Affects Investment Decisions

VISTA InfoSec

The frequency and sophistication of cyber threats make cybersecurity a critical factor in any company. Therefore, investors should be more vigilant, recognizing that a company’s cybersecurity posture can significantly impact its financial health and stability. This article highlights the need for robust cybersecurity strategies and how these can determine investment decisions.

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How To Craft Your Perfect Retail Tech Stack

Speaker: Jason Cottrell and Brian Walker

The era of all-in-one platforms is over. Now, retail success depends on integrating a blend of diverse technologies to thrive. As customers and stakeholders expect agility and innovation, how can you meet these expectations efficiently without stumbling into complexity? Explore a customer-centric approach to navigating digital transformation in retail.

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Wealth Management Firms in Asia Embrace AI to Serve the Region’s Ultra-Wealthy

Fintech News

The global wealth management industry is undergoing a profound transformation, including in Asia, driven by the convergence of technological advancements like artificial intelligence (AI), shifting investor preferences, and evolving economic conditions. Capgemini’s World Wealth Report 2024, now in its 28th edition, reveals that high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) are reaching unprecedented numbers and wealth levels, with the Asia Pacific region emerging as a hotbed of growth and innovation.

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Qover Launches AI Solution to Settle Insurance Claims in Just Minutes of Approval

The Fintech Times

Claim settlements in the insurance industry can take a long time. Looking to reduce the wait time following approval to mere minutes, insurtech Qover is launching a new AI-enabled solution. The new AI solution will be overseen by Qover employees to ensure pain points in the insurance claims settlement journey are eased, as it looks to be easily integrated into any brand or risk carrier’s existing systems, the new service will improve the speed Traditional insurance experiences can often ha

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Podcast: Retail POS lending is an opportunity for lenders, Pagaya president says

Bank Automation

Point-of-sale financing as an alternative payment method is a growing opportunity for lenders, technology company Pagaya’s President Sanjiv Das says on this episode of “The Buzz” podcast. According to auto lender and Pagaya partner Ally Financial, POS financing is expected to reach a value of more than $81 billion by 2030.

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Apple adds BNPL offerings from rivals

Payments Dive

The tech giant will allow installment plans from Affirm, as well from certain debit and credit cards, onto Apple Pay alongside its own BNPL service.

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Secrets of a Successful Sale: Optimizing Your Checkout Process

Speaker: David Nisbet, Everett Zufelt, and Michaela Weber

Once upon a time, in the vast realm of online commerce, there lived a humble checkout button overlooked by many. Yet, within its humble click lay the power to transform a mere visitor into a loyal customer. 🧐 💡 Getting checkout right can mark the difference between a successful sale and an abandoned cart, yet many businesses fail to make payments a part of their commerce strategy even when it has a direct impact on revenue.

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Bank-backed DLT-based CBDC platform Project MBridge reaches MVP stage

Finextra

The Bank for International Settlements says it multi-central bank CBDC platform, Project mBrige, is ready to accept value added products and new use cases as it reaches minimum viable product stage (MVP).

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Qonto Announces Partnership With Wise Platform to Bring Faster, Cheaper and More Convenient International Payments to Its Customers

Fintech Finance

Qonto , the leading European business finance solution for SMEs and freelancers, announces today two new features which reinforce its commitment to offer the best business banking solution to its 500,000 customers. The first is a new strategic partnership with Wise Platform , Wise’s market-leading global infrastructure for banks and enterprises, to further enhance Qonto’s cross-border payment capabilities.

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The Hidden Catalyst to Scaling an e-Wallet that Serves 200 Million Users in Indonesia

Fintech News

DANA stands at the forefront of the rapidly evolving digital landscape of Indonesia, revolutionising the way people conduct financial transactions. Founded in 2018, DANA has swiftly become one of the nation’s leading e-wallet and payment services, boasting an impressive user base approaching 200 million in 2024. With a vision to create a cashless society in Southeast Asia’s largest economy and to empower millions with innovative financial services, as the ubiquitous digital payments service in I

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Organisations Remain Unprepared to Fight AI-Driven Fraud, Signicat Reveals

The Fintech Times

Fraud prevention decision-makers across Europe are well aware of the growth and danger of AI-driven identity and financial fraud, but are unprepared to combat it, Signicat , the European digital identity and fraud prevention solution provider, has revealed in a new report. ‘ The Battle against AI-driven Identity Fraud ‘ study by Signicat delves into how organisations across Europe are battling the growing threat of AI-driven identity fraud.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.

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5 questions with … Morgan Stanley Head of AI Jeff McMillan

Bank Automation

Morgan Stanley’s Jeff McMillan, head of firmwide artificial intelligence, is focused on developing and deploying AI throughout the operations of the $212 billion financial institution. The New York-based FI appointed McMillan to the newly created position March 14, he told Bank Automation News.

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Cash use persists in US beyond pandemic

Payments Dive

Consumers remained committed to cash use last year, even as the share of card payments rose and online payments increased, according to an annual Federal Reserve study.

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Evolve Bank confirms data stolen by ransomware gang

Finextra

Days after claiming that it had hacked the US Federal Reserve, the Russia-linked LockBit ransomware gang has posted stolen customer data from Evolve Bank & Trust on the dark web.

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ZORRZ Selects CLOWD9 to Drive Financial Inclusivity Through Innovative Virtual Credit Card

Fintech Finance

ZORRZ , the pioneering fintech driving financial inclusivity, has announced its strategic partnership with CLOWD9 , a B-Corp certified processing platform, to power its innovative BlueAccess Hybrid Credit Card platform. This collaboration aims to enhance ZORRZ’s mission of providing responsible access to credit for underserved communities. The ZORRZ BlueAccess Card is a first-of-its-kind collateralized virtual credit card designed to empower groups often excluded from mainstream lending, i

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Using Data & Analytics for Improving Healthcare Innovation and Outcomes

In the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, delivering data insights to end users or customers can be a significant challenge for product managers, product owners, and application team developers. The complexity of healthcare data, the need for real-time analytics, and the demand for user-friendly interfaces can often seem overwhelming. But with Logi Symphony, these challenges become opportunities.

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MAS Advances Asset Tokenisation with Next Phase of Global Layer 1

Fintech News

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) , alongside international financial institutions, has successfully completed the first phase of the Global Layer 1 (GL1) initiative. The regulator is now focusing on developing standards, market practices, and governing principles for digital infrastructure supporting tokenised assets. The MAS Global Layer 1 initiative includes partnerships with global industry associations and financial institutions to develop common standards in fixed income, foreign e

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UK Has Seen the Biggest Increase in Online Fraud in the Past 12 Months According to Ravelin Research

The Fintech Times

According to research from fraud prevention platform Ravelin , the UK economy and businesses that reside within it are at great risk, as the UK’s online fraud presence has increased the most out of 10 countries surveyed in the past 12 months. In its fourth edition of the Fraud and Payments Survey Ravelin has revealed that 84 per cent of UK merchants have confirmed an increase in online fraud.

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BBVA plans to start digital bank in Germany to rival JPMorgan

Bank Automation

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA is planning to open a digital consumer bank in Germany, using existing technology to expand at relatively low cost. The project is led by Javier Lipuzcoa, the head of BBVA’s digital bank in Italy, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Illinois heads toward landmark card interchange fee restrictions

Payments Dive

The state may become the first in the nation to outlaw the imposition of credit and debit card interchange fees on state excise tax and tips.

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6 Innovative Strategies for Mastering Merchant Services Sales

Ready to boost your game and stand out in the competitive world of merchant services sales? Discover 6 innovative strategies that will help you rise above the crowd, from leveraging tech trends and perfecting referral programs to harnessing the power of testimonials and pop-up events. Learn how educating clients can turn you into a trusted advisor and uncover the secrets of building community ties that cement your reputation as a market leader.