AR VR Music

AR VR & Music For Cards While Plaid & Honey – Buzzes

AR, VR & music are on the menu for 2020 courtesy of Mastercard while Visa ponies up $5 billion for a hot fintech consumer app. Interest in biometrics for payment cards may emerge this year after a sleepy 2019. The IRS has crypto-to-crypto transactions on the radar this tax season, according to Bankcenter and CardBuzz.…

Omnichannel Retail - Paul Walsh

Omnichannel Retail, Acquiring, B2B, ATMs, & AI – Feb Buzz

Omnichannel retail is one the top revolutionary developments in the payments sphere today. Within the next two decades there will be 80 billion connected devices. That includes the devices we carry in our pockets and bags as well as all of the devices we use in our workplaces and homes and literally every other place…

B2B Cybercrime Fintech

B2B & Cybercrime & Fintech EOY 2019 Update

B2B market in Japan is ripe for development as it begins to tap into modern online payment methods. In the U.S., personalization is becoming a bigger part of overall B2B performance. In 2019, data breach was most hurtful to Capital One branding, blockchain platform Nuls was hacked, and Mastercard and RiskRecon team for all out…

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence & Wearables

Artificial intelligence (AI) virtual assistants take over credit card services and wearable payments begin to blossom along with digital personal identification technology. But AI is capable of reflecting creator biases as part of the learning process, reports CardBuzz. Credit card issuers are still playing it safe in risk management as some metrics raise red flags…

MasterCard's Ed McLaughlin

Artificial Intelligence and Payments to Intersect at London AI Summit

Artificial intelligence and payments will intersect this month as Ed McLaughlin, president of operations and technology for MasterCard will keynote at the 4th Annual AI Summit in London, June 12 and 13. McLaughlin is also a member of Mastercard’s Executive Committee. This major technology event, AI Summit, is focused on artificial intelligence and will attract…

SMS Hijack Attacks Raising Concerns Sending One-Time SMS Passcodes

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s recommendation to deprecate SMS one-time passcodes as a second factor of authentication takes a big leap forward with the help of Payfone. Payfone’s Instant Authentication for Mobile solution thwarts SMS Hijack and SMS-forwarding attacks. The company’s proprietary technology prevents these types of attacks by replacing easy-to-intercept OTPs…

Mastercard Gots the Goods w/Slew of New Payment APIs – Tool Box Now 40+

Mastercard has added API’s for Masterpass QR, Qkr! With Masterpass and chatbot solutions to its ever growing developer tool box to arm banks, retailers and digital providers with what they need to enable payments on new platforms. There are now more than 40 APIs focused on payments, data services and security available to developers. Mastercard…

Digital Businesses Cannot Compete w/o Local Payment Options

The First Data Local Payments solution is here providing digital businesses and their customers with access to 195 local payment options when fully implemented. With First Data’s Local Payments solution, a merchant can manage varying online payment methods through a single interface, using a single collection model. Now, a retailer can easily enable a customer…