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Predict This, Or Not: Casting Hostages to Fortune with Apple Pay

Peter Reville |

Dateline—48 hours after the cacophony in Cupertino. OK, I get it, publish or perish, but have you seen some of the predictions being made as a result of the Apple Pay announcement a scant two days ago?  Before the proverbial ink was dry I have seen articles that say PayPal will be hurt significantly by
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The New U.S. Consumer, Credit Card and Debit Cards

Theodore Iacobuzio |

I recently addressed MasterCard’s U.S. Markets meeting, Connections, in Los Angeles, about the latest version of our credit/debit work, the completed version of which should be ready next quarter. A good summary of the major findings is in this interview I gave to the McClatchy papers.

Security Still Keeps Financial Service Executives Up At Night: Aite Reports

Nitin Sumangali |

Payments card security is always a topic of conversation among financial services professionals, but in the last year it has taken on a new dimension: with the imminent transition to EMV in the U.S., and the announcement of Apple Pay, more and more executives are thinking about the topic. Shirley Inscoe and our friends at
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It’s Always Sunny in Cupertino: Mom and Apple Pay and Security

Theodore Iacobuzio |

Turns out my friend Julie Conroy of Aite picked a good date to publish her piece on mobile malware, what with the Apple (and MasterCard) announcement and all. Thoughts from our readers on this issue would be welcome in this corner.

It’s Like Bedbugs: Or, Malware Goes Mobile

Theodore Iacobuzio |

It’s not just merchants who are going omnichannel: so are the bad guys. My friend Julie Conroy at Aite is due tomorrow to publish a paper that shows how fraudsters are adapting malware, their favored tool in the wired world, to mobile devices. According to Julie, unique mobile malware strains released between this year and
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