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Gordon Brown’s Tobin Tax … duh?

Cisco

Many of us thought it a bit weird that Gordon Brown suggested bringing back the Tobin Tax last weekend during the G20 summit.  The idea is to tax every financial transaction, just a little bit, one or two cents on each … this way you can build up a fund …

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Time for the cheque to checkout

Oldest cheque

A cheque processing conference sounds pretty dull these days, especially as cheques are on their way out across most economies. However, a cheque processing conference celebrating 350 years since the oldest surviving cheque was written? No, not that boring. In fact, as I’m a sucker for numbers and facts, the …

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More on the SEPA DD launch

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Just got an email from Charlie McCreey's office that announces the launch of SEPA Direct Debits (SDD), as covered here last Monday.  Here's the official line: "Cross-border direct debits and easier bank account switching now possible "From the beginning of November, EU consumers will start to have the possibility to …

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More on the SEPA DD launch

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Just got an email from Charlie McCreey's office that announces the launch of SEPA Direct Debits (SDD), as covered here last Monday.  Here's the official line: "Cross-border direct debits and easier bank account switching now possible "From the beginning of November, EU consumers will start to have the possibility to …

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Today is SEPA day, wa-hey!

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So, finally, November 2nd and here we are. SEPA day! SEPA direct debits go live today and the PSD was transposed successfully across all of Europe to become law yesterday. Apart from a few countries who missed the deadline. Obviously, Sweden who have always said April because the chap who …

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Today is SEPA day, wa-hey!

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So, finally, November 2nd and here we are. SEPA day! SEPA direct debits go live today and the PSD was transposed successfully across all of Europe to become law yesterday. Apart from a few countries who missed the deadline. Obviously, Sweden who have always said April because the chap who …

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Today is SEPA day, wa-hey!

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So, finally, November 2nd and here we are. SEPA day! SEPA direct debits go live today and the PSD was transposed successfully across all of Europe to become law yesterday. Apart from a few countries who missed the deadline. Obviously, Sweden who have always said April because the chap who …

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Building tomorrow’s bank

Christopher-benjamin christiaan (14), Netherlands

My good friend Conny Dorrestijn shared this article she wrote on teenager's views on money and banking.  I thought it so good that it's worth sharing here: Sitting in the hotel bar of a conference I recently attended on payments, I pondered with my colleagues “Are we sure we are …

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Building tomorrow’s bank

Christopher-benjamin christiaan (14), Netherlands

My good friend Conny Dorrestijn shared this article she wrote on teenager's views on money and banking.  I thought it so good that it's worth sharing here: Sitting in the hotel bar of a conference I recently attended on payments, I pondered with my colleagues “Are we sure we are …

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Barclaycard contactless strikes again

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Following on from their campaign using the waterslide to promote their contactless cards, Barclaycard strikes again. This time it was a surprise that popped out as I was looking through the shelves of our local newspaper shop. Eyeing the shelves, this week's Retail Week stood out.  It's not a magazine I …

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Numbers Part 17: Mobile Money

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Just found a few numbers on mobile money users and thought it worth sharing: The market for mobile applications, or apps, will become "as big as the internet", peaking at 10 million apps in 2020 according to Symbian. CGAP produced a recent survey on Financial Access and found that there …

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Payments in the Cloud

We’ve got our cloud computing meeting tonight, and many of you may wonder what the hell all that is about. Well, cloud is the big buzz in the tech sector because it’s new, glitzy, sexy and brings together all the stuff that’s gone before. From the old days of bureaux …

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One step ahead of the card fraudsters

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The UK Payments Administration released the latest fraud figures today (doubleclick to enlarge):   This shows general card fraud is down 23% to £232.8 million in the first half of 2009 although, of concern, will be the fact that online fraud is increasing at a rapid click (55%) year-on-year.  This …

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One step ahead of the card fraudsters

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The UK Payments Administration released the latest fraud figures today (doubleclick to enlarge):   This shows general card fraud is down 23% to £232.8 million in the first half of 2009 although, of concern, will be the fact that online fraud is increasing at a rapid click (55%) year-on-year.  This …

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