Cutting Complexity Out of Mobile Payments March 03, 2014The announcement by MasterCard and Visa that they will support Host Card Emulation could set a simpler path for mobile payments innovation and adoption. How MasterCard Is Pushing Mobile Payments Ahead February 25, 2014MasterCard unveiled a number of new initiatives at Mobile World Congress this week that could help further mobile payments in the U.S. and abroad. Breaking Down the Impact of the Target Breach February 14, 2014The payments, banking and retail industries are still experiencing the fallout of the major data breach that hit Target last year. We take a look at the numbers behind the breach’s repercussions for banks, hackers and consumers. 3 Reasons Why Data Breaches Should be Combated with Card Instant Issuance February 14, 2014Instant card issuance can help banks quickly react to a data breach, cutting costs and improving customer service. How Single Use Virtual Cards Can Improve Digital Payments Security February 14, 2014Single use virtual cards are one way banks can help customers secure online payments in the wake of the Target breach, but gaining customer adoption remains a challenge. U.S. Bank Pilots Voice Biometrics As Secure Way To Access Card Accounts February 12, 2014In an expansion of work on voice recognition that U.S. Bank and Nuance Communications started last year, the technology is being used to eliminate passwords, PINs and security questions. Hotel Company Investigates Data Breach, Card Fraud February 04, 2014White Lodging, which manages 168 hotels under Hilton, Marriott, and Sheraton brand names, is investigating a suspected credit and debit card breach Target Breach: Why Smartcards Won’t Stop Hackers January 27, 2014"Chip and PIN" smartcard adoption in the United States is long overdue. But the security improvement wouldn't have stopped Target's BlackPOS malware attackers Banks and Retailers Face Off Over Target Breach and EMV Adoption January 23, 2014Retailer and bank traded allegations yesterday over who is at fault for recent security breaches at major retailers. 3 Trends on EMV Adoption in the U.S. January 21, 2014By Q4 2015, the U.S. will no longer be a non-EMV market.
Know Your Scope: Virtualization and the New PCI Standards January 15, 2014Three recommendations on how banks can maintain PCI compliance in an increasingly virtualized world. National Retail Federation Appeals Card Swipe Settlement January 03, 2014The industry advocacy group claims a recent settlement of a class action lawsuit between retailers and MasterCard and Visa was flawed.
U.S. Debit Card Usage Down in 2014 December 23, 2013A new study from Mercator finds that the Durbin Amendment has helped reduce the use of debit cards.
Target Confirms Hackers Stole 40 Million Credit Cards December 19, 2013Hackers' 19-day heist scoops up all ingredients required to make counterfeit cards. Forrester: PayPal Most Trusted Provider for a Digital Wallet December 04, 2013A new survey found that more consumers would trust PayPal than their bank or card issuer to be their digital wallet provider. Mercator Examines Risks and Trends in Prepaid Fraud November 19, 2013A new report from the analyst firm analyzes recent prepaid fraud cases and offers best practices for dealing with them. Low Value Transactions: A Mobile Payments Dilemma October 15, 2013Lowering processing costs cloud open up an opportunity for mobile payments to gain traction in low value payments. 3 Ways Ontario, Canada Is Leading the Charge in Mobile Payments September 27, 2013MasterCard ranked Canada as the second most prepared country in the world for widespread mobile payments adoption. Here are some of the reasons why.
EMV: A Game Changer for the USA September 20, 2013The standard brings personal security benefits to cardholders, but EMV can also be a game changer for payment service providers.
How The Cards Business Is Transforming September 06, 2013Mobile capabilities, nontraditional competition and new regulations are among the trends reshaping the cards business. What does it mean for the major players -- and for banks?