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Christopher Taine

Christopher Taine

Senior PR Manager

Christopher Taine

Chris joined ACI Worldwide in 2015 by way of the acquisition of PAY.ON, bringing a specific eCommerce and mobile payments focus to ACI's PR activities.


More articles by Christopher Taine

  • China Singles Day Festival

    Beyond the Bargains: How China Singles Day Became Unstoppable

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Another year, another China Singles Day. After the clock struck midnight and November 11th got underway, the records fell fast – and frequently – with sales eventually reaching USD $25.3 billion. This represents a 39% rise over 2016, which was in turn 24.4% higher than 2015. The growth trend is as predictable as it is impressive.

  • Instant payments opportunity

    The Growing Strategic Importance of Instant Payments [Webinar]

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    Financial institutions already recognize the potential of instant (or immediate) payments in the real-time, open banking landscape, however many are still determining the best path forward as they juggle new regulatory requirements and the evolving demands of customers.

  • A new role for the ATM in the payments ecosystem?

    The ATM Turns 50: Does Retirement Beckon? Or Does A New Role in the Payments Ecosystem Await?

    Wednesday, June 07, 2017

    This year marks the 50th birthday of the Automated Teller Machine (ATM), with the first one installed in London on June 27, 1967. Five decades on, and there are more than 3 million ATMs deployed worldwide, with the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) citing research that calculated that a new ATM is added to the global installed base every three minutes. I spoke with Andy McDonald, vice president of Merchant Payments at ACI Worldwide, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the payments industry, much of it focused on ATMs. Who better to provide insight into whether ATMs have a well-earned retirement awaiting, or if we’ll still be using them (in one form or another) in 50 years’ time?

  • Machine Learning

    Rise Of The Machine (Learning) and Fraud Prevention

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    Machine learning, as a sub-discipline within computer science, is primarily concerned with the discovery of patterns in data through algorithms that can learn from and make predictions on that data. These algorithms operate by building a model based on example inputs, which can then make data-driven predictions or decisions. So what, exactly, does this have to do with beating fraud in the real world?

  • Millennial shopping behaviors

    Are Millennials’ Shopping Behaviors Today, Everyone’s Shopping Behaviors Tomorrow?

    Monday, April 03, 2017

    Much has been made of the impact that the so-called ‘Millennial generation’ (aka Generation Y) will have – or is already having – on the way financial services are developed and delivered. And plenty of (digital) column space has been dedicated to discussing how the first digital native generation is transforming commerce – and payments – with different expectations, preferences, and shopping behaviors than their older cohorts.


  • Key Cross-Border Considerations for Payment Providers

    Key Cross-Border Considerations for Payment Providers

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Pursuing a cross-border strategy is increasingly popular, especially among those U.S. payments companies – and merchants – competing in an increasingly commoditized domestic market. While there’s no template that works for all businesses, there are certain key themes that seem to crop up again and again when discussing with colleagues, partners and clients.


  • Busting Bitcoin Myths

    Busting Bitcoin Myths

    Thursday, January 12, 2017

    Bitcoin has attracted its fair share of media attention – and some negative perceptions held by merchants and consumers are hard to shake. To what extent is this justified? Or are there myths that can be dispelled? Bernard Kaufmann, General Manager, Payment21 contributed the following guest blog post to do some cryptocurrency ‘mythbusting.’



  • Cryptocurrency and the Cross-border Opportunity

    Cryptocurrency and the Cross-border Opportunity

    Friday, December 02, 2016

    Payment21 provides AML-Compliant bitcoin processing and exchange services to eCommerce merchants and online payment aggregators around the globe. The service offerings focus on regulated businesses that have a need for effective compliance procedures. The target group includes publicly-listed eCommerce merchants, licensed gaming enterprises, concessionary wireless network providers, and their banking partners. We spoke to Bernhard Kaufmann, General Manager, Payment21, to find out how their solution for cryptocurrency processing can drive cross-border growth.



  • analyzing-online-shopping-behavior

    Analyzing Annoyance? Online Shopping Behavior at the Checkout

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    If you’re standing at the checkout in a brick-and-mortar store, it’s easy enough to see when fellow customers become agitated and annoyed. Impatiently checking the time, audible ‘harrumphs’ and negative body language are all tell-tale signs that the payment process is not proceeding as smoothly as desired. But how does this frustration manifest itself in online shopping behavior?



  • GFKL-risk-management

    Risky Business? Open Invoice Payments In Germany

    Monday, November 07, 2016

    PayProtect is used by merchants and payment service providers to manage the risk around 'purchase on account' – a payment method that is a must when operating in the large German eCommerce marketplace. Jens Kühle, MD of GPP, a company of the GFKL-Lowell Group, sat down with us to explain the specifics of eCommerce risk management in the German market.