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Perceptions of Cash—Deceptive and Dangerous

Nitin Sumangali |

When BloombergBusinessweek published a recent story entitled “As Cash Use Drops, Do Crime Rates Follow?” I must confess I was very intrigued. This is precisely the type of story that matches my interests—it talks about an economic/financial issue and ties it into a larger social trend. It’s right up my alley. The article then goes
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Small Businesses Going for the Win

Alissa Saoutina |

Are you a small business? Does the thought of keeping doors open tomorrow and winning sales this month keep you up at night? Eugene DeSilva, MasterCard’s group head responsible for the SME segment, talks to PYMNTS.com about small business’s outlook today; he offers advice to small business owners regarding securing funding for tomorrow’s initiatives. Go
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The Changing Face of Banking, or, What Is a Bank, Anyway?

Alissa Saoutina |

I know, you are probably wondering: “Where is the payments perspective in the message of the picture above?” But, think again. Is the message true? Who is it for? Will Citizen M hotel put Hilton Hotels & Resorts out of business? Probably not. To contrast with the message of the picture, consider this: the ability to
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MasterCard’s Chief Emerging Payments Officer on Mobile with Payments Guru Karen Webster

Alissa Saoutina |

Don’t miss out on an engaging conversation with MasterCard’s Chief Emerging Payments Officer Ed McLaughlin about how MasterCard is working to provide a payments platform to enable mobile commerce. You can access it here. Read the full article or listen to the recording of the conversation to discover examples of how electronic payments made a difference
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Do You Want a Wocket in your Pocket?

Peter Reville |

A recent article on PYMNTS.com introduces us to the latest payment gizmo, Wocket.  As I understand it, the Wocket is an independent piece of hardware biometrically locked that stores multiple cards. Once the device is unlocked, the Wocket sends the relevant card information is sent to a dynamically programmable “card” that comes with the wallet. 
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