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The logic of government intervention in fintech: the view from Australia

In recent months, Australia has followed in the footsteps of the United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong and the US in throwing the state’s weight behind...
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Cashless in Mumbai

“Are you sure you want to do this?” My wife Richa asked as I shared my idea for an experiment: to stop using cash...
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An alternative fintech lexicon

Pascal Bouvier is a partner at Santander InnoVentures. As a venture capitalist and an entrepreneur, he’s seen both sides of fintech – and all...

Innovators’ insights: The power of Millennials

Experiences lie at the core of what Millennials value, and they seek out those experiences over material things, said Stephan Jacob, founder and CEO...

Hitting a home run: Spotting investment opportunities

About $1 billion has been invested in the payments/fintech industry over the last couple of years. “As a venture capitalist I’m going to bet...

The ‘need for speed’ in Payments

Innovation has fueled the need for faster payments, and a Federal Reserve task force is entering the second part of a three-phase initiative to...

Risky Business: Fraud & security in the new payments ecosystem

Fraud and security is becoming a greater concern in payments as more retail sales move into digital channels. For retailer Nordstrom, 10% of sales take...
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Forget mobile, the future of payments is all about wearables

Despite popular opinion, mobile payments will not be the future of payments, according to Suresh Vaghjiani, Executive Vice President, Card Services of Global Processing...

Industry Insights on Wallet Wars

As consumers continue to grapple with mobile wallet adoption, the question remains as to what it will take for that adoption to reach a...
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How can we avoid virtual cart abandonment

According to Julie Fredrickson, CEO & Co-Founder of Stowaway Cosmetics, we need to provide consumers with more context around their purchase if we want...