How CBDCs can operate seamlessly with existing networks – and why they should

Expert Opinion | Online Payments | Published Wednesday 25 Nov 2020 08:18 CET

Mastercard’s Raj Dhamodharan agrees that CBDCs could work alongside existing schemes such as RTP to enable central banks to focus on CBDC minting and issuance while banks and PSPs focus on payment processing and distribution through existing channels

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How CBDCs can operate seamlessly with existing networks – and why they should

Expert Opinion | Online Payments | Published Wednesday 25 Nov 2020 08:18 CET

Mastercard’s Raj Dhamodharan agrees that CBDCs could work alongside existing schemes such as RTP to enable central banks to focus on CBDC minting and issuance while banks and PSPs focus on payment processing and distribution through existing channels

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Latest Voices of the Industry

Embedded financial services – a disruptive threat or a competitive opportunity for traditional banks?

Expert Opinion | Online & Mobile Banking | 25 Nov 2020 08:09 CET
Jens Röhrborn, Founder and CEO Banxware: To stay afloat in the long run, with the fast-changing banking environment, banks need to embrace this new approach to lending and business - and transaction banking

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The Open Banking journey in Latin America

Expert Opinion | Online & Mobile Banking | 24 Nov 2020 10:15 CET
Bruno Diniz, Managing Partner at Spiralem, discusses the state of play in Open Banking in Latin America, the opportunities there, and further steps to unleash the potential of Open Banking
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How fintechs, like Truevo, are using customer insight to challenge the traditional banking model

Thought leader insights | Payments General | 23 Nov 2020 07:24 CET

Jon Barras and Rob Lemmen of Truevo explain how the fintech industry has successfully developed by considering the customer-driven approach


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Open Banking: how can third party providers succeed?

Expert Opinion | Online & Mobile Banking | 20 Nov 2020 11:04 CET

Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer, Strategic Adviser for ETPPA, talks about the way TPPs can approach Open Banking for ensuring success, including problems to solve and strategies to implement


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Journey to the land of the Internet of Payments

Expert Opinion | Online Payments | 18 Nov 2020 09:40 CET
Corinne Estève Diemunsch, CMO of Limonetik, provides an expert view on the Internet of Payments (IoP) and its role in shifting consumers’ paying habits towards digital buying experiences

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2020 ─ a milestone for innovation in the financial and payments sectors in Brazil

Expert Opinion | Online & Mobile Banking | 16 Nov 2020 10:27 CET
Pedro Eroles from FAS Advogados gives an insightful overview of the fintech and payments ecosystem in Brazil

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Strong Customer Authentication in travel payments: what happens when the booking includes products from multiple travel suppliers?

Expert Opinion | Payments General | 13 Nov 2020 10:24 CET
Jean-Christophe Lacour from Amadeus provides insight into the steps taken by travel agencies when performing SCA on behalf of several travel suppliers in a multi-merchant scenario
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Riding the Next-gen POS wave

Expert Opinion | Online Payments | 13 Nov 2020 09:08 CET
Joel Van Arsdale from Flagship Advisory Partners provides insights into Next-gen POS solutions, going over their features, their providers, and their expected growth post COVID-19

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Open Banking - are you doing enough to protect your customers?

Expert Opinion | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 12 Nov 2020 09:13 CET

Mike Woods, the CEO of Konsentus, adresses the issue of protecting customer data in the context of Open Banking, providing valuable insight into how PSD2 helps TPPs thrive and gain trust in this environment


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Three conditions for Open Finance to succeed

Expert Opinion | Online & Mobile Banking | 12 Nov 2020 08:58 CET

Michiel Bijlsma and Nicole Jonker of The Nederlandsche Bank lay out the three conditions that players need to take into consideration on the path to Open Finance success


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Diversity, Covid, and courage: Mastercard's Ann Cairns on women's careers during the pandemic

Expert Opinion | Payments General | 11 Nov 2020 10:23 CET

Linda Perry, Wnet Co-Founder, highlights key themes discussed during Wnet’s PayTechWomenLive event. These also include advice for women on coping with work and the current pandemic


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Australian Fintech Archa aims to reinvent the corporate card market with the help of i2c

Case Study | Cards | 11 Nov 2020 08:15 CET

Archa, an Australia-based fintech, has explored the opportunity of providing a corporate card program for SMBs, and has partnered with i2c to power up the technology behind this product


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API monetisation: making a success of Open Banking

Expert Opinion | Online & Mobile Banking | 10 Nov 2020 09:08 CET

Kunal Jhanji, partner at BCG, discusses API monetisation and how Open Banking can deliver commercial outcomes for all industry players


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Request to Pay – Don't Wait, Start Today!

Expert Opinion | Payments General | 09 Nov 2020 09:56 CET

Conny Dorrestijn and Mark Hartley, BankiFi: A standalone Request to Pay service (RTP4) offers SMEs and their customers a way to interact over payments, and way more choice

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Adapt and innovate – how merchants survive the COVID-19 pandemic

Thought leader insights | Ecommerce | 06 Nov 2020 08:10 CET

Discover® Global Network depicts the undergoing changes for ecommerce businesses amid COVID-19, while providing insights into how merchants can keep up with the accelerated digital transformation with secure and seamless checkouts

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Strong Customer Authentication in travel payments: what happens when the travel agent processes the payment?

Expert Opinion | Payments General | 05 Nov 2020 15:01 CET
Alessandro Monge, on behalf of Amadeus, is examining how authentication works when the travel agency processes the payment as the Merchant of Record
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An API-enabled banking renaissance

Expert Opinion | Payments General | 04 Nov 2020 08:23 CET

‘The emergence of a vibrant marketplace of specialised fintech providers enables banks to facilitate experiences rather than provide them’, Lisa Shiels, CEO and co-founder, FISPAN


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New customer acquisition: How to manage fraud risk in an age of digital migration

Thought leader insights | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 04 Nov 2020 08:10 CET

Gemma Staite from BioCatch provides key insights on how behavioural biometrics can be used to reduce online fraud and protect against cybercriminals


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Best practices to successfully serve SMEs – now and post COVID-19

Thought leader insights | Payments General | 03 Nov 2020 08:31 CET
Anders la Cour of Banking Circle on how financial institutions can equip themselves to meet SMEs’ needs and new approaches to support SMEs for a profitable, sustainable future in the next normal 

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Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) – building together the future of money (and humanity)

Expert Opinion | Cryptocurrencies | 02 Nov 2020 10:46 CET

We can do better than build back the pre-pandemic world – we can build forward to a world that is more resilient, sustainable, and inclusive. We must seize this new Bretton Woods momentKristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director, Washington, DC on 15th October 2020


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