Home / Payments (page 50)

Payments

m-billing: a killer app?

I had a fascinating chat today with the head of payments at one of the largest British utility firms. She was very interested in one new channel, mobile payments, and particularly the potential of m-billing. m-billing appears to be another killer app for mobile, and seems to be far better …

Read More »

m-billing: a killer app?

I had a fascinating chat today with the head of payments at one of the largest British utility firms. She was very interested in one new channel, mobile payments, and particularly the potential of m-billing. m-billing appears to be another killer app for mobile, and seems to be far better …

Read More »

m-billing: a killer app?

I had a fascinating chat today with the head of payments at one of the largest British utility firms. She was very interested in one new channel, mobile payments, and particularly the potential of m-billing. m-billing appears to be another killer app for mobile, and seems to be far better …

Read More »

Internet Banking by Dummies, Part One

A year ago, I talked about how unusable the Xiring terminals were and have seen loads of blogs and commentaries about how impractical these terminals are in everyday life since then.  Thank goodness Visa has now integrated one-time passwords into their cards.  Meanwhile, I'm stuck with UK banks who insist …

Read More »

Lloyds TSB: first for mobile banking in the UK

After blogging about mobile the other day, I was surprised but pleased to see that Lloyds TSB claim to be the first to offer banking on the phone: What surprised me even more is that they are already advertising this on the net with celeb Nicki Chapman in The Sun.  …

Read More »

A Diamond Mastercard … iss very nice!

For quite a while now, MasterCard has been issuing a Diamond MasterCard. Yes, it is a MasterCard and yes, it has real diamonds in it.   This one came out in the Spring in Dubai, and yes, that is real gold too. What benefits does the card deliver?  According to the …

Read More »

A Diamond Mastercard … iss very nice!

For quite a while now, MasterCard has been issuing a Diamond MasterCard. Yes, it is a MasterCard and yes, it has real diamonds in it.   This one came out in the Spring in Dubai, and yes, that is real gold too. What benefits does the card deliver?  According to the …

Read More »

A Diamond Mastercard … iss very nice!

For quite a while now, MasterCard has been issuing a Diamond MasterCard. Yes, it is a MasterCard and yes, it has real diamonds in it.   This one came out in the Spring in Dubai, and yes, that is real gold too. What benefits does the card deliver?  According to the …

Read More »

A Diamond Mastercard … iss very nice!

For quite a while now, MasterCard has been issuing a Diamond MasterCard. Yes, it is a MasterCard and yes, it has real diamonds in it.   This one came out in the Spring in Dubai, and yes, that is real gold too. What benefits does the card deliver?  According to the …

Read More »

A Diamond Mastercard … iss very nice!

For quite a while now, MasterCard has been issuing a Diamond MasterCard. Yes, it is a MasterCard and yes, it has real diamonds in it.   This one came out in the Spring in Dubai, and yes, that is real gold too. What benefits does the card deliver?  According to the …

Read More »

Great advert for Contactless

I don’t normally rave about bank adverts but there have been some good ones lately, particularly those from the card firms for contactless cards.  The last one that stood out was the Visa ad, and now Barclaycard have produced a great one: Wouldn’t we all like to leave the office …

Read More »

Is mobile banking the future or a waste of money?

Posted an article on Mobile Banking on SWIFTCommunity today that talks about the four levels of banking I see out there today on mobiles. There’s basic text messaging, such as GCash in the Philippines: Then there’s a fuller mobile wallet that can make payments easier across credit cards and deposit …

Read More »

Is mobile banking the future or a waste of money?

Posted an article on Mobile Banking on SWIFTCommunity today that talks about the four levels of banking I see out there today on mobiles. There’s basic text messaging, such as GCash in the Philippines: Then there’s a fuller mobile wallet that can make payments easier across credit cards and deposit …

Read More »

Charlie McCreey’s speech to the Financial Services Club

I was proud to host Charlie McCreevy at the Financial Services Club last night.  Here’s the full text of his speech: The Financial Services ClubLondon, 2nd October 2008 Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for inviting me to address you this evening on MiFID, the Single Euro Payments Area and the …

Read More »