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Will wearables give way to embedded implants?
1 Aug 2014

It is surely only a matter of time before man’s best friend proves his worth and buys his owner a drink. Barclays, in fact, saw that day coming and recognised it with their PayWag April Fool’s joke last year. Their video of a contactless payment pilot showed a dog, Smiler, paying for a toy in a pet store through an NFC chip concealed in its collar

By Donal Conaty


The Hackathon Enigma
1 Aug 2014

In a recent entry from the Lafferty weblog, Group Thinking, Owen Sweeney unravels the modern day concept of the hackathon


Transactions of the Future
1 Aug 2014

In recent years online banking has become widely embraced for so many transactional needs that it has truly begun to chip away at the branches’ hold on customers, Karen Epper Hoffman reveals


Farewell Former Pal
30 Jun 2014

In a new entry from the Lafferty weblog, Owen Sweeney comments on the shock departure of PayPal’s David Marcus for Facebook


The Logical Path
30 Jun 2014

Dominic Hofer, CEO of Loylogic, talks to Insights about the company’s new PointsPay solution that converts loyalty points to cash via a payments card or e-wallet  
By Owen Sweeney


DCC: HOME OR AWAY?
30 Jun 2014

In a guest article for Insights, Eric Grover of Intrepid Ventures outlines his belief that consumers are being ‘fleeced’ by modern dynamic currency conversion practices


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IARB co-chairmen Michael Lafferty and Dick Harryvan discuss the latest rate rigging scandal and ethics in banking on the BBC World Service's World Business Report.
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