I was honoured today to join a panel at the Digital Money Forum
of global bloggers, all of whom I think deliver great value to our industry.
First was Dave Birch of Consult Hyperion. Dave runs the Digital Money
Forum and the Digital Money Blog. He’s a regular blogger on new payment systems,
especially areas such as contactless payments, mobile payments, internet
payments and related disruptive stuff.
Second was Aneace
Haddad of Welcome Real-Time of France and Aneace’s Blog. Aneace is now
domiciled in Singapore and is another really insightful person who seems to
spend most of the time talking about card fees and, with MasterCard being told
their model of interchange fees is now illegal, has a blog that has more
relevance today than ever before.
Third, we were joined by Scott Loftness. Scott manages Payments News, an American blog
with a global reach which, if you have not registered for their daily email, is
the one email I read every single day as it gives you the most wide-ranging
knowledge of what’s going on in the payments world.
Last, but not least, was Colin Henderson of Bankwatch. Colin is a Scottish ex-banker
living in Toronto who has a different way of thinking about retail banking with
his wry views. Another great thinker on banking, and well worth following.
What was the point of the panel?