Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Interview: Christo Vrey talks to IBS about enabling the availability of products and services across all channels using innovative technology.
Friday, December 02, 2011
A combination of new technologies, systematic methodologies and sheer necessity is driving firms to finally address their legacy issues, writes David Bannister.
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Understanding the scale and source of global fraud is vital if the industry is going to tackle it. Yet getting a handle on what is really taking place is a challenge.
Sunday, November 06, 2011
The big story late last week was the long-anticipated initial public offering of stock in Groupon, the Chicago-based daily coupon company. After initially pricing its offering at $20 a share, the price climbed as high as $31.34 Friday. While some business news outlets have gone as far as to call the company – with its sometimes-questionable accounting practices – a “Ponzi scheme,” there’s no doubt that it’s the tech stock of the moment. Meanwhile, countless competitors have cropped up, with everyone from Google to various niche upstarts trying to get a cut of the action.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Credit and debit card use is on the increase with global transaction volumes up by 9.7 per cent in 2009. In fact, cards remain the favourite alternative to cash, with a market share of more than 40 per cent in most countries.
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Absa’s head of digital channels talks about the motivation behind a recently launched service allowing customers to electronically transfer money via SMS to anyone with a working mobile phone.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Global regulatory efforts to make banks safer and more responsible could drive up the price of some basic transaction services, bankers and consultants have warned. These include payments processing and securities custody.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
As the federal government tells it, the money men behind the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers would never have been identified had they not been lousy bankers.
Monday, August 29, 2011
The payment transaction is becoming a core part of the online shopping experience. The right payments-processing platform can provide the operational infrastructure that creates and supports a truly agile ecommerce business.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Visa Inc.'s move to prompt widespread chip-card acceptance will have major consequences for merchants and card issuers, particularly if the other card networks do not follow its lead. By Kate Fitzgerald