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Google's first attempt to work with banks in mobile payments was disastrous — it required banks to jump through hoops to link their brand to its wallet app, and only one issuer ever did before Google lowered the hurdle. But with Android Pay, that logic is reversed, and Google is the one going out of its way to be a part of bankers' apps.
As the deadline nears for U.S. EMV adoption, more processors are partnering up to help their clients speed through the certification process.  more »
Over the holidays, my wife and I took a short vacation to Napa Valley. We had the opportunity to visit a number of wineries and purchase a few bottles—an experience that also demonstrated the shortcomings of antiquated card security.  more »
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Investor communications company Broadridge Financial Solutions has entered into an agreement with Thomson Reuters Lipper to acquire its Fiduciary Services and Competitive Intelligence unit.  read more »