Mobile Payments in Central & Eastern Europe

This white paper gives an overview of the mobile payments landscape in Central & Eastern Europe. It covers 10 of the biggest countries in the region by population: Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria and Serbia.

FEATURES


The challenge of creating a new payment type

Dan Glessner, the chief marketing officer at Quisk, examines the differences between companies that create a new way to pay versus the makings of a new payment type.

First Data sets its sights on mPOS market

Payment processor's acquisitions of Clover, Perka seen as strategy to protect and grow market share.

Cardis to launch low-value payments platform in US

After European trials, Dutch start-up sees chance to help U.S. retailers save on payment processing fees.

Royal Canadian Mint conducts crypto-currency trial

Participants encouraged to use government-backed virtual currency for low-value and P2P payments.

Congress digs into data breaches

With three hearings on Target/Neiman Marcus/Michael's debacles, look for the blame game to take center stage.

Will MCX eclipse branded payment networks?

A major issue clogging the road of payment evolution toward MCX is where account holders' value is stored. Another issue is the MasterCard/Visa duopoly that excludes competition. (From the ATM & Mobile Executive Summit.)

Mobile payments can fight fraud where EMV can't

EMV deployment is a flawed approach and a fatal distraction to both issuers and consumers.

Mobile payments helping ease interchange

The growth of alternative payments gives merchants new options, which should lower fees over time.

As mobile grows, all banking channels must talk

Customers demand a seamless cross-channel experience, so why is that so hard to deliver?

5 potential game-changers for mobile payments in 2014

The rapidly shifting mobile payments landscape means we should expect some big things this year.

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NEWS


Bitnet powers Rakuten's bitcoin acceptance

Bitnet said that benefits to merchants include guaranteed payment, instant global reach with no cross-border fees, no price volatility, and no fraud risk or chargebacks.

ShopKeep launches payment processing product

Retail shops, restaurants and other businesses can use ShopKeep Payments to have one centralized system for their merchant services.

Accel debit network completes its first tokenized transactions

The ability to accept tokenized transactions will allow Fiserv clients on the Accel network to accept debit payments via Apple Pay.

Zooz opens UK office

The payment technology provider now has a London location to meet the growing international need for payment products.

ValidSoft, FICO anti-fraud partnership scores another win

The companies have teamed up to address a growing threat from fraudsters who redirect mobile calls and texts in order to defeat authentication systems.

G&D offers white label mobile cloud payment service for FIs

The Convego CloudPay payment service provides secure mobile transactions, Giesecke & Devrient says.

Federal Reserve releases faster payment report

'Strategies for Improving the US Payment System,' lays out the Fed's plan for engaging with industry stakeholders to improve the speed, safety and efficiency of payments.

Real time payments coming soon ... or not?

A new report from Mercator Advisory Group considers opportunities in real-time payments for US service vendors and financial institutions.

Elavon expands services into Ireland

The company's online payments gateway is now available in the country for small and-medium-size businesses.

Bitnet secures $14.5 million in funding

Announcement comes as company launches its platform and builds teams for sales, marketing and customer support.

MyECheck partners with coffee vendor for real-time check payments

Under the agreement, MyECheck will process payments made by customers to Dad's Roast Custom Coffee.

Prepaid cards rule in September spending; checks see rare increase

Total dollar volume was up year-over-year, but month-to-month growth slowed slightly as consumers took a breather between back-to-school and Halloween spending.

TSYS works with merchants on Apple Pay

Company announced a partnership with iMobile to process transactions from Apple's new mobile-payments system.

Braintree adds bitcoin acceptance

PayPal-owned company partners with digital wallet provider Coinbase.

Heartland intros Amex program for small merchants

Processor gives businesses the ability to expand their payment card acceptance options.

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