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Next Generation Alternative Retail Payments: Infrastructure Requirements

17 December 2014

The advance of e-/m-commerce has sparked a large number of new and innovative payment initiation methods that cater for all kinds of contexts, which are commonly called electronic Alternative Payments (e-APs).

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Do we need a new EU Network for EU Payments Interoperability?

17 December 2014

Suddenly the payments talk is of EU payments “technical interoperability” frameworks and new networks. The analysis looks at the key issues the EC and ECB need to consider when assessing the impact of their vision for “any payments acceptance” across the EU.

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The Mobile Internet Economy in Europe

17 December 2014

Powered by the rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets (and the prospect of new applications, such as “wearables” and machine-to-machine communication)—as well as by vigorous competition between mobile ecosystems—the mobile Internet is having a big and growing economic impact in Europe, as it is elsewhere.

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The key #infrastructure to unlock the EU market #SEPA

14 February 2012

Antonio Bracaglia of Poste Italiane will speak about the voyage of OSCar from the drawing board as a R&D project,...

...all the way to the operational challenges that had to be overcome to arrive at the current pilot phase with transactions in a real life situation. Due to its increasing business, Poste Italiane has joined the OSCar Consortium with the intention of demonstrating the quality of new SEPA standards and to adopt them into a new e-payments platform, called TITAN.
OSCar is an international initiative that aims at facilitating and speeding up the implementation of the SEPA Cards Standards in the terminal-to-acquirer domain.  

definition of security and functional requirements for new payment products
certification and type approval processes
implementation and testing of new protocols
risk analysis and risk assessment

Antonio Bracaglia –  OSCar Steering Committe member / E-payments development - Poste Italiane, has been working in standardisation SEPA initiatives for many years and will share his experience on April 19th.


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