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Coin teams with MasterCard in wearable payments push

Smart payments startup Coin has announced it is to team up with MasterCard to use its electronic card technology to help companies integrate payment services into their fitness trackers and other wearable devices. Coin’s smart credit card can store several different payment cards, including gift and membership cards, simultaneously. According to CEO Kanishk Parashar, the… Read More

IBM to lead open-source semi-private blockchain for banking giants

In March we reported that IBM was maintaining ‘informal discussions’ with the U.S. Federal Reserve whilst investigating the application of blockchain technology for financial services. Now that work has reached a new stage; the company has announced it will lead a crowd of coding giants in the development of a new blockchain financial transaction infrastructure… Read More

Apple could be planning mobile peer-to-peer payment service

Rumours are growing that Apple is considering launching a peer-to-peer (P2P) payments system for mobile devices. In a development which could disrupt the entire banking industry, the U.S. tech giant is partnering with leading national banks to take on popular payment systems such as PayPal’s Venmo and entrepreneur Jack Dorsey’s Square. According to recent reports [paywalled],… Read More

Dealing with financial threats to online transactions

One third of banks and payment services have failed to provide a secure channel for all online payments. That’s the latest finding from a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. Despite the increase in online tools to make payments, the survey’s results find that many banks and payment companies are finding it hard… Read More

IoT and the fridge that reports to your insurer

Alagappan Karuppiah (Alagu), Head of IT at Diners Club International, the global payments network, has over fifteen years of experience in software, retail banking, IT governance & security and is an expert in smart cards and advanced payment systems. Here we ask him to discuss issues surrounding IoT, security and governance, as well as advise… Read More