Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: MobilityVodafone and Visa have announced SmartPass, a mobile payments system. It is a worldwide initiative which will be in Australia in 2013.
Visa believes that by 2020 more than half of all payments made in Europe will be done through mobile devices, so it is continuing to put more investment into how it will remain a central part of those transactions.
Written by: Beverley Head | Published in: SecurityThe fact that fewer than 10 per cent of Australian merchants have yet signed up for the Verified by Visa security programme means that the nation has become a target for online fraudsters – and local banks have to shoulder some of the blame according to the global payments giant.
Written by: Beverley Head | Published in: TechnologyNational Australia Bank is partnering with international payments specialist VeriFone to deliver systems that will allow NAB’s 130,000 merchant customers to accept payments using tablets or mobile phones.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: MobilityThere is a generational divide between older Australians reluctant to take up mobile and contactless payment methods, and younger Australians no longer tied to cash.
Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: MarketThere’s huge potential for further growth in mobile payments over the next few years, with only 2.1 percent of mobile users currently making m-payments, in a global payments market where debit cards continue to take marketshare away from credit cards.
Featured | Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: NetworkingAustralia’s number three telco Vodafone, which has been bleeding money for years, has announced that it will fire staff, cut costs, and restructure its operations.
Written by: Stan Beer | Published in: PeopleIt is with great pleasure that we welcome our newest columnist Graeme Philipson into the iTWire fold. As anyone who has read anything about IT over the past 30 years would know, Graeme is one of the foremost IT commentators in Australia.