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The Finanser Interviews: Soner Canko, CEO of BKM, Turkey

Following on with our regular weekly interview, the Finanser talks this week with Soner Canko, CEO or BKM (Bankalararası Kart Merkezi), the ACH for Turkey.    BKM was established in 1990 as a partnership of public and private banks. Today, all the banks that issue a card and own a POS are members of BKM. …

Soner Canko

Banking and Payment Statistics

I received three links yesterday that were really useful. The first is from my friends at the Financial Brand who, every year, offer a free PowerPoint of useful stats and facts related to bank marketing.  There are over 200 stats and graphs in this year's PowerPoint (7.5MB), which has just been released.  You can download…

Cash

PayPal becomes a lender and its loans are free

So I cast doubt on a survey published last week that said that PayPal is a bigger challenge to traditional lenders than challenger banks. In the coverage I gave to the survey, I said: “which players are most likely to replace banks, rather than add on to the bank services?  I answered this a while…

Apple Pay will be the mobile wallet of choice and here’s why

So Apple Pay finally launched in the USA on October 20 and there’s been mixed reviews.  Some people couldn’t make payments, whilst some found they were double-charged.  However, these are just teething issues and the overwhelming reports are positive.  Even former Apple CEO and Financial Services Club keynote speaker John Sculley: I think Apple Pay…

Stipe

Why is a strong payments system important?

Payments is tightly coupled with economic success and failure I had a great meeting with PaymentsNZ last week, which finished with a chat about why is the payments scheme relevant.  You may think that’s a non-question, but it’s an important one if we are to keep track of why payments is worthy of dialogue when…

The importance of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain to banks (and everyone)

We had a revival of the Innotribe from SIBOS on Monday, by gathering the great and the good to discuss cryptocurrencies at the Escalator, an incubator for new fintech start-ups in East London run by Barclays Bank (if you want a primer on this, see Learn Cryptography). The session was led by Richard Brown, Executive…

Simon

Wallet wars haven’t really started yet …

We’re talking wallets. Digital wallets. They’ve been talked about for a long time. Google Wallet was perhaps the first big launch but, since then, there have been many. Two years ago, I showed this slide from O2 on the state of mobile wallets, and said let the wallet wars begin: Two years later, the war…

Wallets

Hello, PayPal Here

I’m a fan of anything that makes life easier and, for me, PayPal is one of those things. PayPal allows me to make cross-border payments easily. Even better, it allows me to take cross-border payments easily. I’ve sold quite a lot of stuff using the PayPal widget, and it makes an SME’s life simpler (although…

PayPal here

Hello, PayPal Here

I’m a fan of anything that makes life easier and, for me, PayPal is one of those things. PayPal allows me to make cross-border payments easily. Even better, it allows me to take cross-border payments easily. I’ve sold quite a lot of stuff using the PayPal widget, and it makes an SME’s life simpler (although…

PayPal here

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