Category Archives: Payment

P2P payments Gimmick or Gizmo?

January 20, 2017

For most tech-savvy consumers, the mention of P2P (person to person) payments may conjure up images of free payment services prompting consumers to register to operators’ wallets or e-money accounts – typical such services allow consumers to split restaurant bills …

Creating a security baseline for connected devices

November 29, 2016

In one of our previous blog posts we introduced Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) technology and described its applications. Here, we further explore TEE technology, examine how it can be used to secure mobile applications, and highlight how the GlobalPlatform Security …

Reflections on Mobey Day 2016: the next steps to changing mobile commerce

November 10, 2016

Mobey Day is the annual flagship event by Mobey Forum that brings together decision makers from the financial services and FinTech industries. Following this year’s event in Barcelona, the GSMA held a Q&A session with Sirpa Nordlund, Executive Director at …

What will PSD2 do for the mobile phone user?

September 19, 2016

In June the GSMA wrote on how banks can adapt to meet PSD2.  Passing into European law this year (with roll-out due for completion in 2018) the Payment System Directive 2 is designed to close the gaps left by the …

Exploring tokenisation in France and Poland

July 18, 2016

In April 2016, the GSMA published a case study of SIM-based tokenisation as designed and implemented by Orange in France and T-Mobile Poland. Aimed chiefly at mobile operators, operator suppliers and a number of other ecosystem players, the study provides …

Button: A Pioneering Contextual Commerce Solution

May 24, 2016

Contextual commerce is swiftly becoming an area of focus for Operators, merchants and brands alike. With continual evolution of the payment infrastructure and strengthening consumer confidence in mobile transactions, contextual commerce has the potential to create a seamless commercial experience. …

Trends in the dynamic landscape of digital payment: Contactless Intelligence 2016

May 6, 2016

Hosted in London at the end of April, the Contactless Intelligence 2016 conference saw a strong first day as the evolving landscape of digital commerce was thoroughly investigated, and the future of the payment ecosystem laid bare. Emphasised throughout the …

Money20/20: Changes in digital will mean changes in society

April 21, 2016

Hosted this month in Copenhagen, Money20/20’s inaugural European event provided an unparalleled platform for discussion of the impact of digital commerce’s continual evolution. With over 400 speakers featured and some 3500 attendees – of whom 1 in 3 were C-level …

Mobile security technology – an overview of the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE)

April 6, 2016

As our smart devices and a myriad of applications feature ever more prominently in our daily routine, we are potentially exposing more and more aspects of our lives to possible attacks by fraudsters and hackers. Due to the fast evolution …

China Unicom’s Wo-Wallet helps enable a ‘world where mobile unlocks a diversity of services’

March 24, 2016

At a recent mobile payments seminar, a leading expert argued that the recent launch of several high profile payment solutions in the Occident should not draw our attention away from innovative and successful services elsewhere. One of the most advanced …

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