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  • The connected world mobile commerce and fraud

    The connected world, mobile commerce and fraud

    Tuesday, August 09, 2016

    The following Portuguese language contribution comes from one of our many talented Latin America-based colleagues and fintech experts. Based in Sao Paolo, Hugo Costa, general manager of ACI Brazil, provides some great insight into the connected world, mobile commerce and fraud. 

  • 375x250 ACI Empowering Girls to Code

    ACI Empowering Girls to Code

    Monday, August 08, 2016

    This summer, ACI had the distinct pleasure of hosting a ‘Coding for Girls’ camp in Omaha, with plans now underway to host additional camps every quarter. It should come as no surprise that women are underrepresented in tech and view tech-related hobbies as a complex, male-driven endeavor. And as such, young women frequently avoid coding altogether, so our great team embarked on this program for girls--introducing them to coding in a fun and interactive way.

  • Higher ed eCommerce gurus on how to make students and staff happy

    Higher Ed eCommerce Gurus on How to Make Students and Staff Happy

    Thursday, August 04, 2016

    I love how honestly and openly schools tell each other what works and what doesn’t. Spalding University and Indiana Wesleyan University recently chatted about how they make students and staff happy. I wish you could have joined us for this eCommerce discussion for clients of Colleague® by Ellucian

    But you don’t have to miss out on the best quotes. Here are some of our handpicked highlights.

  • Alarming Brazilian Card Fraud Trends & Outlandish Risky Behavior

    Alarming Brazilian card fraud trends & outlandish risky behavior

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    In a recent report “Global Consumers: Losing Confidence In The Battle Against Fraud,” it was found that 30% of consumers have experienced card fraud in the past five years. Against a backdrop of 2,260 confirmed data breaches in 2015 and over 4 billion records stolen since in 2013, consumers are losing faith in the ability of providers to protect them.

  • South African Card Fraud Trends & Risky Consumer Behavior

    South African card fraud trends & risky consumer behavior

    Monday, July 25, 2016

    In conjunction with the PASA International Payments Conference this week, we decided to take a look at some recent consumer fraud data from the host nation, South Africa. The market is very similar to the global averages, in that a shockingly high number of consumers continue to experience card fraud. Despite the number of fraud attacks and breaches, consumers in South Africa continue to engage in risky behavior such as providing information in phishing attempts and writing down their PIN numbers.

  • 2016 (Mid) Year in Review

    2016 (Mid) Year in Payments Review

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    Ahhh summer - The Fourth of July (celebrating the original Brexit), Major League Baseball’s All-Star game (swap out the All-Star Game for UEFA Euro or Copa America for our friends off our shores) and the countdown to the lighting of the Olympic cauldron… the telltale signs that summer is in full swing and we have officially moved into the year’s third quarter. With all the pomp and circumstance of the continuous celebrations and backyard barbeques, I took some time to jot down my thoughts on the first half of 2016, and what I am excited to see unfold in the coming weeks and months as we march toward our fall conference schedule and the all-important holiday shopping season (22 weekends left until Christmas, hope you stocked up on Prime Day last week).

  • Aggregation Services Will Save Money

    Aggregation Services Will Save Money

    Monday, July 18, 2016

    Payments used to be so simple. You went to your bank, gave them your money and sometime later it would arrive at the beneficiary, albeit not necessarily always intact in value. But the world has changed rapidly over the past decade as new payment providers have been offering services to targeted markets and customers. Their services have been more relevant to the end user than the generic products that many banks have continued to offer.

  • Payments Fraud Survey 2016 Reflection

    Three things that it takes to be in the Fraud Management Business in 2016; a survey reflection

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    On the heels of ACI’s latest Consumer Fraud Survey, recurring questions have continued to solidify themes. Let me summarize the results for you: There is incrementally more card fraud, consumers are not changing their behavior all that much in reaction to it, and they expect any issues to be addressed and resolved more easily today than in years past. Of course, this is about what we should be anticipating in our “always on”, service and convenience oriented, mobile world. So, with that said, here’s what fraud management means to consumers and fraud managers in 2016.

  • How Will You Pay for Your…Cake by the Ocean?

    How will you pay for your…cake by the ocean?

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    Ahh, summer. I don’t have that summertime, summertime sadness nor do I like the Motel’s Suddenly Last Summer. But with summer now in full gear, I am one to wax poetic about spending those countless days of younger yore in Newport (and Middletown), RI, while my Rantings cohort has been a long-time (part-time) resident of Cape Cod. But we’re not here to debate which beaches are better (because there’s no debate that RI’s beaches are superior, though Welfleet’s Beachcomber is among my favorite all-time summer bars). We’re here to rant about more prudent topics…like bucket lists, not buckets full of delicious steamers; in this case, we’re referring to summer fintech bucket lists (or perhaps summer fintech wish lists).

  • Immediate Payments Rise

    Immediate payments tide continues to rise

    Thursday, June 23, 2016

    I recently had the pleasure of participating on an unusually high caliber payments discussion panel, sponsored by BayPay Forum, a Silicon Valley-based payment industry group. The Forum organizes some great events, most of which combine social networking with industry education on emerging payments trends.