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PAR – The good, the bad and the ugly

David Worthington
27 July 2016

In the first part of our blog series exploring EMVCo’s payment account reference (PAR), we provided an overview of the concept and explained why it has been introduced.  In this second installment, we analyse the potential impact of PAR across the payments ecosystem. Earlier this year, EMVCo introduced PAR – a ‘newly-defined data element that reduces reliance […]

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How to Launch Mobile Payments on Android

Andre Stoorvogel
13 July 2016

Mobile payments are becoming the new normal. After many years of debate, predictions and hype, many Android users even have more than one mobile payment option available to them. Google is rolling out Android Pay around the world, Samsung is matching it with Samsung Pay and a range of other services and solutions seem to […]

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What is PAR?

David Worthington
30 June 2016

Whether it is EMV, NFC, HCE or TSP, there is certainly no shortage of acronyms within the payments ecosystem. And this is one trend that is here to stay. The recent release of EMVCo’s updated payment tokenization specification has added yet another into the mix – Payment Account Reference (PAR). But what is a PAR […]

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Apple Pay Now Available for Canadian Debit Cards

Gini Lindsay
10 May 2016

Canada continues to be at the forefront of contactless payments, and has been driving the adoption of this technology since 2005 when it started issuing contactless cards to their customers and compatible terminals to merchants. Now, Interac – the national debit network in Canada – has raised the bar again by bringing Apple Pay mobile […]

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Mobile Payments @ Cards & Payments Australia

William Belle
4 May 2016

Bell ID is heading for Melbourne on 11 &12 May for Cards and Payments Australia 2016! Part of the Total Retail & Payments Expo, the event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. The Bell ID team will be available at booth 14 in the Mobile Payment Zone, primed and ready to […]

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Who Should be the Token Service Provider?

David Worthington
2 May 2016

With the various mobile payment platforms rolling out worldwide, and consumers increasingly demanding mobile services from their bank, the issuing ecosystem is faced with a number of key decisions. Chief among which is how to access the essential tokenization services that underpin the security of mobile transactions. In the quest to optimize tokenization activity, the […]

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Holland FinTech Meetup Comes to Bell ID!

Jessica de Korte
14 April 2016

Rotterdam is establishing itself as a leading hub for FinTech innovation, so we are excited to be welcoming the city’s best and brightest to our headquarters for next week’s Holland FinTech Meetup event. Participants will present for five minutes each, before opening the floor up to questions.The agenda features Bell ID’s André Stoorvogel discussing ‘The […]

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Tokenization White Paper – Everything You Need to Know

David Worthington
12 April 2016

Tokenization is here to stay. As a technology, it’s been around for a while and its use to secure payment card data has surged in recent years as mobile contactless payments have rolled out worldwide and online payments have cried out for additional security. Tokenization Use Cases We’re not just talking about trials and pilots. […]

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April Conferences: Catch us if you can

Andre Stoorvogel
4 April 2016

It may not be March Madness, but with lots of the big industry events opening their doors over the coming weeks, April is certainly a busy month for Bell ID as we travel the world talking all things mobile payments. 2016 Payments Summit: @SmartCardAlliance Now into its ninth year, the SCA Payments Summit remains one […]

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6 Top Innovative Mobile Payments Apps

William Belle
23 March 2016

Everybody is talking about mobile payments. Banks around the world are trialing and launching new platforms, the OEMs are rolling out country-by-country and battling for market share and, crucially, consumers are responding. Juniper Research predicts that mobile and contactless payments will hit $3.6 trillion dollars this year alone so the future of mobile money looks […]

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