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One year on
29 Sep 2014

In September 2013, at the MasterCard Europe prepaid conference in Rome, there was an air of disappointment at the fact that the latest iPhone (the IPhone 5s) would not facilitate NFC payments

A valley of influence
2 Sep 2014

In recent months, two interesting suggestions have been made in relation to technology companies and their relationships with international authorities that emphasise the wealth and influence that certain organisations currently have in this space

By Owen Sweeney

A dynamic response
2 Sep 2014

Currency Cloud’s Todd Latham explains how cardholders are not held hostage by dynamic currency conversion when spending abroad because of the range of payments methods available to them

Digital to the core
1 Sep 2014

With the software revolution now entering into the very nature of money, the big question remains: how do core banking values find their best expression in these new configurations?

By Fin Keegan

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

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