This column appears in the December 2009 issue of Cards&Payments.
Writing in this space last August, I announced the launch of a new Web site, PaymentsSource.com, which for the first time brought together in a comprehensive way SourceMedia's news, analysis and data on the payments business. I'm pleased to say that very soon, PaymentsSource.com will be debuting a significant redesign, one that will make it much easier for visitors to experience the full range of payments-related content we make available every day.
For readers of this publication, there's another big change coming. The issue you're reading right now is the last Cards&Payments you'll be getting. In 2010, we become PaymentsSource magazine.
Along with the name change will come coverage that more closely ties the print publication to the breadth and depth of PaymentsSource.com's content, including trends in credit and debit card use, emerging payments, changing technologies, and legislative and legal events that are shaping the fast-changing marketplace.
We know that payments executives are among the most tech-savvy members of the financial-services industry, and as such they are more apt to seek information online. At the same time, demand for information that is relevant, independent and thought-provoking is only increasing amid the proliferation of information sources on the Web. Those trends won't reverse with the turning of the business cycle, and they are likely with us to stay.
By aligning the immediacy of PaymentsSource.com with this magazine's goal to "peel back the layers" and analyze the how's and the why's behind the news, we're recommitting ourselves to keeping our readers up to date and well informed on all topics related to payments.
The changes won't end here, of course. We'll continue to adapt to meet the changing demands of our readers, just as you do to meet the demands of your customers. We invite you to take a look for yourself at the new site and, as always, to let us know what you think about any of our products–whether by snail mail or the "contact us" feature that's accessible on our home page, www.paymentssource.com.
Jeffrey Green, Editor-in-Chief