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News - 2016

The Global Payments Innovation Initiative

05 February 2016

Much has been spoken about Fintech companies gaining traction over traditional banks with legacy systems and slow-to-act corporate hierarchies. Corporate expectations and new payment market entrants are putting pressure on the banks to innovate the traditional correspondent banking model for cross-border payments.

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The next reality in transactions

02 February 2016

Is there room left for a European payments infrastructure as we the American infrastructure is already there and entering the European market, accompanied by the Chinese? Does the next reality in transactions means the end of an European infrastructure?

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FinTech Bubble about to Burst?

01 February 2016

There is no doubt financial services were crying out for some variation. The existing bastions in the financial sector had been stuck in their ICT silos and long-term planning for quite some time. And so the only place where real innovation was going to come from was from outside …

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AP-Why? (in depth debate on API developments)

26 January 2016

​Whilst data is fitting as the currency of the new digital economy, some have proposed that APIs could be the oxygen of the same! Seen in the likes of airbnb, uber, open efficient APIs allows for an extension and escalation of the platform successfully.

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e-Payments in Europe: Are we ready to standardise?

26 January 2016

With PSD2 and other initiatives in the market like instant payments, E-IDAS, open banking, Europe has her arms wide open for innovation and aims to inspire more market competition.

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AML as a competitive advantage

15 January 2016

The current minimum European AML rules have resulted in differences between member states’ AML/KYC requirements. While the regulator pushes to a risk-based approach, member states and financial institutions are left to interpret AML regulations as they see fit, leading to different processes for CDD across Europe and its players...

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Regulatory Developments in the SEPA region

13 January 2016

How will current regulatory developments re-shape the future payment landscape in Europe? There are fundamental changes happening expressing the EU commission’s and EU regulator’s desire to reshape the payment industry for years to come.

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Blockchain... The Big Shift in 2016

13 January 2016

According to an article in Forbes, every financial institution in the world has some sort of internal R&D effort aimed at understanding how the Blockchain will effect their business. And in 2016, "many will be moving past the thinking and testing-the-waters stage and onto product development stage” (Coindesk).

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Have expert insights into the trending social commerce space? We want you to speak!

12 January 2016

Share your vision on how social commerce will be the next break

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Fierce debate on "change-makers' in payments @ #EPS16

15 December 2015

Lots has been shared about PSD-II, Access to the Account, Instant Payments and the fast changes by API technologies. Douwe Lycklama (CEO Innopay) will moderate a fierce debate amongst key experts and thought-leaders of the European payment landscape.

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Do you believe in Santa? Of Course!

03 December 2015

Register now for the EUROPEAN Payment Summit and get 20% discount off delegate fees - a special gift from us!

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Biometrics: Revealing the truths and debugging the myths

26 November 2015

Data breaches are at an all-time high. TalkTalk, Target, Sony and Anthem all examples of the scale and growing variety of vulnerable targets to be hit. Yet the worse is still yet to come.

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Next Generation Identity Assurance

26 November 2015

Pick any customer facing process of a financial institution in any channel be it online, mobile, call center, branche and you will find at least some form of customer authentication.

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Not another over-lay innovation!

12 November 2015

A pivotal moment in the industry....We are heading for 2.5 billion Smartphone users by 2016 globally. A number with profound impact on the way companies will do business and face the habits of their customers.

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The Impact of Universal Access to Banking

29 October 2015

The conditions are now in place to transform financial services from its traditional state of “banking is a privilege” to Universal Access to banking. Communications has made that transformation; financial services can and should follow.

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News - 2015

Growth beyond borders

03 March 2015

Rolf will share insightful facts & figures on ecommerce, international trends and online shopping preferences in different countries. His case study on Cross-border eCommerce Import & Export Europe and China will highlight the particularities of Chinese ecommerce and the perceived barriers to enter this enormous market.

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Invisible Payments - Innovation management to cater future solutions

26 February 2015

What will be the future of payments? Join a keynote briefing with Michael Schneider - strategist at AirPlus - and expand your barriers for visionary thinking.

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How to make Big Data really work for the Transaction business

23 February 2015

Big Data is praised as "the new oil". Is there anything real behind the hype? How in can work for your transaction business?

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Beyond payments… vision on next generation developments and the challenges for the FSI

18 February 2015

Payments have become “a commodity service” . This is a commonly heard message. Given the fact that large international players like Google, Apple, Facebook enter the payments space, there must be more value and/or strategic leverage for payments services.

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Finance in the eye of the disruption

06 February 2015

Changing innovations and disruptions in payments have a big impact on retail banking as it defines customer interactions and transactions. How should retail banking stay ahead of technologies and new behaviors?

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Frontiers of innovations. Are we heading to the post-innovation era in payments?

06 February 2015

For years, the industry innovated to make the payment process for the customer as simple as possible. But with the simplicity came a price. Molding different instruments into one interface, are we heading to the point when there is nothing more to innovate?

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Access to the Account - next steps

02 February 2015

In this era, where trends and businesses are shaped by speedily changing technologies, the update of regulations has to accelerate to keep pace with market realities. In Europe, PSD-2 will soon be in place and Third Party Payment (TPP) service providers will have direct access to customer accounts.

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The blockchain: new innovation driver for banks

30 January 2015

Blockchain technology: although the concept is not widely understood yet, its potential for the financial sector is becoming more apparent every day.

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The future of payments is now… and what’s next

30 January 2015

The digital world has progressively entered our daily life, and it is about to revolutionize the payment market the same way it revolutionized the advertising and media markets.

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A Common Real Time Network for Payments Interoperability?

27 January 2015

Envision a European network of payments, in any format, made anywhere, and processed in real time. Would the surmounting the challenge of this set up outweigh the benefits and cost savings for consumers and businesses?

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How will the key mass-market transaction technology evolve in the coming years?

26 January 2015

Since mobile has become yesterday's news, what will be key retail transaction technology to watch out for? This is the question for every FinTech company in payments as market players jostle for that slice of the pie.

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Advancing payment innovation by banks opening up digitally

26 January 2015

Vincent Brennan will present the Euro Banking Association’s latest opinion paper on the growth of ‘electronic Alternative Payments’ (eAPs). In this vision the banking infrastructure and the eAP world can accelerate by interoperating with the SEPA and cards infrastructures through an interoperable API infrastructure.

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Payments Innovation: riding the wave of FinTech

20 January 2015

FinTech has grown very large over the past years: worldwide more than USD 4 billion (2014 est.) is invested in FinTech startups and to a large extend (>25%) into payment technology companies. The Payment industry has been highly innovative long before FinTech became something.

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Transactions Drive the Need for Identity

13 January 2015

The online world offers business the opportunity to re-engineer business processes, and gain economies of scale through automation and reach. Online Identity, thus far has been resistant to change, with manual backend process being the norm, with highly localised approaches.

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Digital Identity: the mother of all transactions

12 January 2015

Digital Identity services have the potential to radically change the retail and payment landscape. The ongoing digital transformation of society leads to more and more electronic interaction between users and merchants, institutions and governments.

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News

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.  

Take-aways: 
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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