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The information Age
29 Sep 2014

Recent technological innovation has made it easier for people to make payments for whatever their hearts desire, but, as landmark developments continue, it seems that technology could soon question the wisdom of spending at all rather than facilitating purchases

By Donal Conaty

Psychology of spending
29 Sep 2014

With the consequences of spending psychology particularly acute in cards and payments, both traditional players and new entrants from the software industry must stay focused on long-term good over short-term profit-taking

By Fin Keegan

Mobile Money Watch
1 Sep 2014

A new remittance feature added to Barclays Pingit app and BGFI Bank’s partnership with Bharti Airtel took centre stage this month in the mobile money space

The Identity Supremacy
1 Sep 2014

As many of society’s information services migrate to digital and, more specifically, mobile spaces, it is becoming increasingly clear that security is the new wealth

By Fin Keegan

Mobile Money Watch
1 Aug 2014

This month the ‘Thin SIM’ takes centre stage in Kenya while an unlikely social media player strides into the payments arena

KCB and Safaricom collaborate to defend against competitor’s planned challenge

Two Worlds Collide
1 Aug 2014

Lafferty researcher, David Hickey, reports on the much anticipated Bitfin 2014 conference

“Where two worlds collide” – these words from Gareth Murphy, director of market supervision at the Irish Central Bank, neatly sum up the theme of the recent bitfin conference on bitcoin finance which took place in Dublin, Ireland on the 4th and 5th of July

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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. 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.