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Mobile banking in America creates a big debate

CNBC in the USA ran a report at the end of June on mobile banking.  The report is interesting as 2007 is definitely the year of the mobile phone, or cellphone if you’re American, with Bank of America, Citibank, Wachovia, Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo, and ING Direct all launching mobile bank services.  The mobile service…

SEPA moves to China

Y’know I was going to write an indepth analysis of the ECB’s 5th report on SEPA titled: "SEPA: from Concept to Reality" (31 page pdf download) only to find my Dutch friend Donald at the excellent blogspot Linkdump on Payments had beaten me to it.  If you can’t be bothered reading his whole write-up, the…

Government scraps identity cards

The government intends to scrap the controversial national identity card program. Instead, the Home Office is working with NATO and the US Department of Homeland Security to create a globally recognised standard for identity management using the latest chip designs from VeriChip Corporation. The program has been given the internal codename "C-square" – which stands…

Government scraps identity cards

The government intends to scrap the controversial national identity card program. Instead, the Home Office is working with NATO and the US Department of Homeland Security to create a globally recognised standard for identity management using the latest chip designs from VeriChip Corporation. The program has been given the internal codename "C-square" – which stands…

Government scraps identity cards

The government intends to scrap the controversial national identity card program. Instead, the Home Office is working with NATO and the US Department of Homeland Security to create a globally recognised standard for identity management using the latest chip designs from VeriChip Corporation. The program has been given the internal codename "C-square" – which stands…

Banks losing fight against money laundering

It must be that time of year, e.g. it’s quiet in the summer so let’s release our research and get the headlines.  After IBM’s report yesterday, I then got KPMG’s report on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) today.  This report proves interesting in that it makes it clear that for all the money banks are being forced…

Prepaid’s demographics by Chris Skinner

We run regular meetings at the Financial Services Club, and launched in Ireland last year.  The forthcoming event in Dublin on 14th June is talking about various things from mobile to prepaid and it prompted Kieron Guilfoyle, CEO of 3V, to send me details of the prepaid product program they are running in Ireland.  The…

Celebrating PayPal’s centenary

PayPal 100 years old – surely not? Well no. PayPal's not 100 years old. In a remarkably understated way though, which no-one noticed – not even PayPal – the California-based payments platform is celebrating a milestone. In March 2007, PayPal celebrated being 100 months old. Yes, the upstart firm with only 133 million users and…

Celebrating PayPal’s centenary

PayPal 100 years old – surely not? Well no. PayPal's not 100 years old. In a remarkably understated way though, which no-one noticed – not even PayPal – the California-based payments platform is celebrating a milestone. In March 2007, PayPal celebrated being 100 months old. Yes, the upstart firm with only 133 million users and…

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