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  • 5 Issues that will Shape the Payments Industry

    Monday, January 25, 2010

    Credit and debit card issuers face another tough year this year as the economic recovery continues, consumers keep the brakes on spending, and new legislation and data-security rules kick in. But even as they plug holes that could lead to data breaches, adjust business plans to comply with new card rules and monitor the ongoing debate over interchange rates, issuers eagerly are watching and preparing to experiment with new mobile-payment initiatives.

  • Future of Payments Lies in Innovation Customer Service

    Monday, January 11, 2010

    New research from ACI Worldwide Inc. and Retail Systems Research reveals that retailers are not doing enough to keep pace with consumers' swift adoption of technology.

  • Fraud Social Media Heightens New Threat

    Monday, December 21, 2009

    As fraudsters increasingly seek to exploit weaknesses in consumers' defenses through social engineering schemes rather than hack vulnerabilities in banks' security systems, the need for enterprisewide solutions to detect fraud across channels is greater than ever.

  • Payments Innovation in the Middle East

    Wednesday, December 16, 2009

    Like much of the world, the Middle Eastern region is currently going through a period of change on several levels in addition to relative economic uncertainty, which in turn impacts on banks’ ability to be innovative.

  • Be an Agile CU Five Stages

    Tuesday, December 01, 2009

    With millennials opening bank accounts, saving money, getting student loans, purchasing cars, and getting mortgages, the rules have changed for credit unions.

  • PSD Lack of Harmony

    Wednesday, November 18, 2009

    The Payment Services Directive came into effect this month - at least in parts of Europe. Some countries have yet to transpose the directive into national law, which will pose problems for the payments industry, while new payment institutions will be able to cherry-pick their opportunities.

  • ATM, Tech Players vie for Slice of Mobile Banking Pie

    Thursday, November 05, 2009

    Adoption of mobile payments and banking has a long way to go, despite industry hype. At least that’s the way a number of industry insiders closely watching the mobile landscape see it.

  • ACI Worldwide to Acquire Euronets Essentis Unit

    Sunday, November 01, 2009

    ACI Worldwide Inc. says its acquisition this week of Euronet Worldwide's Euronet Essentis Ltd. subsidiary will enable it to expand its relationships with large, global financial-services providers, including retailers with mass-scale card programs.

  • Card Guard

    Thursday, October 01, 2009

    Andrew Rochford, Business Solutions Consultant for the Middle East and Africa at ACI Worldwide, talks about how banks in the Middle East can use fraud-fighting technology to give their cardholders greater piece of mind.

  • The Difference a Year Makes

    Monday, September 14, 2009

    At this year’s Sibos, delegates are likely to be debating the fallout from the dramatic events that took place during last year’s event. But they’ll also be hoping for a much quieter week, writes Heather McKenzie.