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  • Cashless in London

    Cash... Almost As Good As Money! (The Story of Two Americans in London)

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    Mark, although we were both recently in London, shockingly, our paths didn’t cross—the city was bustling as the Commonwealth leaders had all descended upon the British capital, which was also readying for its annual Marathon. You were there for work (cooped up in conference rooms) while I was there for fun (and the surprisingly fantastic weather made my trip that much more enjoyable). So enjoyable in fact that I’d rate my trip a 9.7 out of 10, a rarity these days. The reason for the 0.3 demerits? A frustrating taxi experience!

  • 12 threats to payments

    The 12 Biggest Security Threats to Payments

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Consumers ask a lot of you in terms of convenience, speed and, above all, security. This puts the pressure on you to offer a pain-free consumer experience that is also highly secure. And when you accept payments, you need to secure all parts of your organization. Here’s an actual example: one major breach occurred when an air conditioning vendor was hacked, allowing hackers to access the corporate network and finally the point of sale network. This highlights the importance of understanding the threat landscape we face today.

  • Payments Data Theft

    High Incidence of Payments Data Theft is Driving Investment in Payments Technology

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    One in five organizations has experienced payments data theft over the last 12 months per new benchmark data, “2018 Global Payments Insight Survey: Bill Pay Services,” from Ovum.

  • coding for girls

    Why it's Never Too Late for Women to Join STEM Professions

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    With ACI’s fourth Coding for Girls Camp coming up on April 21st, ACI’s Sampy Gajre, senior recruiter and an eternal advocate for women in tech professions, talked to us about the challenges and opportunities for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) professions. She shared with us what organizations and communities can do to help encourage more women to join the field, and why it’s never too late to follow your passion.

  • The Next Stage of Real-Time Payments Evolution is Here

    The Next Stage of Real-Time Payments Evolution is Here

    Monday, April 16, 2018

    Fragmentation resulting from multiple Pan-European Immediate Payments schemes is a challenge, but solutions exist  

  • Maintain Vs. Invest

    Maintain Vs. Invest: What the Digital Era Ushers in for Banks

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Taking place this week in Brussels, the European Credit Research Institute (ECRI) will host a high-level debate on how policymakers can build on the process of digitalisation of banks to raise competitiveness in light of increased competition from fintech start-ups and tech giants.

  • The Climate, Weather and Payments

    The Climate, Weather and Payments – What the Winds Tell Us?

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    I am sitting in my home watching snow fall, it’s April and I just spent the weekend prepping my yard for the upcoming summer season. To say the weather patterns are odd is an understatement. The global climate is warming as we know. And though you don’t see it on a day to day basis, it seems to hit more regularly than in the past, with freakish events, colds snaps, warm spells and snow storms in April. And on this occasion, it had me thinking about our current environment in payments. We are seeing a fundamental change to our ecosystem with technology advancements like Open APIs, big data, AI and foundational changes like Immediate Payment initiatives and regulatory pushes.

  • Ursinus College: The Future of Campus Commerce is in the Cloud

    Ursinus College: The Future of Campus Commerce is in the Cloud

    Monday, April 02, 2018

    Sixty-eight percent of schools are moving eCommerce to the cloudi.  As Ellucian Live begins to descend upon San Diego this week, ACI’s Gene Scriven took a moment to chat with Ellen Curcio, Director of Student Accounts at Ursinus College, about the future of campus commerce.

    Be sure to catch Ellen and Gene, as well as ACI partner and host Ellucian at the event on Wednesday, April 11, for a panel discussion on “The Future of eCommerce in the Cloud.”

  • Driving IoT progress at Mobile World Congress

    Driving IoT Progress at Mobile World Congress

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    I felt fortunate to be among the 107,000 delegates from 205 countries attending this year’s Mobile World Congress, held earlier this month in surprisingly chilly Barcelona.

    Showcasing everything from connected cars, to virtual reality, 3D printing to amazing app ideas—the exhibition and conference content at MWC gave visitors a chance to discuss the future of mobile and explore the world’s most cutting-edge, mobile-enabled products and services.

  • 4 Reasons Why You Must Future Proof Your Technology

    4 Reasons Why You Must Future Proof Your Technology

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    What does future proofing your technology mean? In my view, it means preparing your bank to deliver the best customer experience possible--today and tomorrow. Research from Greenwich Associates indicates that the customer experience and ease of doing business are key drivers of loyalty. Extracting value from your technology investments so you can provide a superior customer experience is not only important because of the impact on service, but also on loyalty.

    I want to focus on 4 reasons why future proofing your technology is important. These insights are a sneak preview into some of the findings from our upcoming whitepaper produced with Ovum, the annual Global Payment Insight Series.