Predictions for the Payments industry in 2018 - New Entrants

This is the second of our predictions for the Payments industry in 2018, and it is about New Entrants to the payments business. The main focus is on Third-Party Providers...
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UnionPay to promote QR code-based Mobile QuickPass outside mainland China

Recently UnionPay and commercial banks in Mainland China jointly launched Mobile QuickPass, the unified APP for China's banking industry. UnionPay International is accelerating the promotion of UnionPay QR code payment...
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FCA on EBA guidelines for security of payments under PSD2

On 12 December 2017 the European Banking Authority published final Guidelines(link is external) on security measures for operational and security risks of payments services under the revised Payment Services Directive...
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Network International leads Emirates NBD's credit card migration to Network One platform

Network International, the leading payment solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) has led the successful migration of Emirates NBD's credit card issuing business, moving over one million...
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Monimove launches corporate supply chain finance platform to improve credit management

A new corporate supply chain finance platform launches today, which aims to improve credit management and provide additional transparency, security and flexibility for banks and their corporate customers. The new...
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Grab launches in Cambodia

Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand transportation platform, has launched in Phnom Penh today and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Cambodia...
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Payments Canada releases detailed future view of Canadian payments

Payments Canada today issued an in-depth view of the target end state for payment system modernization in Canada, including the infrastructure, rules and standards that will benefit Canadians and businesses...
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Finextra's year in review

As Finextra pulls the shutters down on 2017, we take a look back at our most popular news stories, videos, and community engagement activities over the course of the past...
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XRP now available on 50 exchanges worldwide

The digital asset market is heating up. Many new assets entered the space touting to be better and faster for settling payments. Worldwide interest surged, which boosted the collective market...
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FairFX granted Mastercard membership status

FairFX, the e-banking and international payments group, is pleased to announce that Mastercard has granted FairFX full membership status. This gives FairFX a licence to issue Mastercard branded cards, initially...
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Lowe’s Snags Former Amazon Exec for New Chief Digital Officer Role


The newly created role will further accelerate Lowe’s digital evolution and help the home improvement retailer drive a holistic integrated strategy to make shopping more flexible, convenient and intuitive. Original...
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RIS’ Top 5 Reports of 2017


RIS publishes a wealth of special reports and research projects throughout the year that explore the trends and technology that are shaping the industry. Check out the five reports that...
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Top 8 Retail Trends to Watch in 2018



Top 5 Retail Trends to Watch in 2017 The trends that will dominate the industry over the next year as retailers continue to invest in game-changing tech to differentiate themselves...
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Chase offers five percent cashback to mobile wallet users

Chase Freedom® announced today that cardmembers can earn 5% cash back on up to $1500 in combined purchases in quarterly categories during the first three months of 2018, including purchases...
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Savings app Chip raises £1.1 million on Crowdcube

Chatbot savings app Chip has crashed through the £1 million barrier in a crowdfunded effort to raise funds to apply for a banking licence. Chip's proprietary AI connects to consumer...
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Japanese and Korean banks to test RippleNet for cross-border funds transfers

Japanese and Korean banks are to run pilot trials of real-time cross-border funds transfers over the Ripple network. The Japan Bank Consortium — a coalition of 61 banks in Japan,...
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Japanese and Korean bank to test RippleNet for cross-border funds transfers

Japanese and Korean banks are to run pilot trials of real-time cross-border funds transfers over the Ripple network. The Japan Bank Consortium — a coalition of 61 banks in Japan,...
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Fintrax group acquires Planet Payment

Fintrax Group, a leader in digital payment processing for international shoppers, today announces it has acquired Planet Payment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLPM), a leading provider of international and multi-currency processing services,...
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Fit Pay partners Cascade to bring cryptocurrencies to mobile wallet

Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) and Cascade Financial Technology Corp (Cascade FinTech) today announced an agreement for the joint development of a platform...
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The Top 5 Videos of 2017


With so many retail events throughout the year, we had a lot to cover and great leaders to interview. Check out the 5 most popular RIS News videos of 2017....
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