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01/06/2016

Technical spats set to dog payment cards debate

Topic: payment services


UK & Europe 28-04-2016

Brexit a threat to London's FinTech dominance, industry says

82% of British financial technology companies want the United Kingdom to stay in the European Union, according to recent a poll by the industry association. EurActiv’s partner La Tribune reports.
UK & Europe 11-04-2016

Brexit could boost UK financial technology firms - but only in short-term

Britain leaving the European Union could give fledgling financial technology companies an immediate shot in the arm but deprive them of expansion later on, industry officials said on Monday (11 April).
Digital 09-10-2015

MEPs green light new online payment rules

MEPs approved rules on Wednesday (7 October) to cut costs imposed on online payment services and to make them safer and more resistant to fraud. Legislators say the new measures will boost the growth of innovative online services in the payments sector.
Euro & Finance 17-11-2014

The demise of cash?

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A boom in payment-enabled smartphone manufacture and the entry of key phone and finance players into the mobile wallets market has made 2014 a watershed year, as the tide turns against the future use of cash.
Euro & Finance 27-03-2014

Putin ‘sanctions’ Visa, Master Card

President Vladimir Putin said today (27 March) that Russia would develop its own credit card system, in order to reduce reliance on Western payment card companies Visa and MasterCard and soften the potential blow from EU, US sanctions.
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Euro & Finance 10-02-2014

The Road to Financial Inclusion

MasterCard commissioned Ipsos MORI to help it understand what the impact of being financially ‘excluded’ or ‘underserved’ is on people’s everyday lives. This study – both quantitative and qualitative – looked at the financially ‘excluded’ and ‘underserved’ across Europe.
Euro & Finance 13-12-2013

Technical spats set to dog payment cards debate

Key rule changes designed to introduce more competition and update the credit and debit card payments landscape are set to ignite a lengthy dispute over technicalities when they come before committee in the European Parliament next week.