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How the new EU payments regulation will help prevent fraud

PSD2

Scott McInnes, partner at international law firm Bird & Bird, discusses how the Second Payments Services Directive (PSD2) will affect companies and what requirements industry players need to know.

Wirecard completes Citi Prepaid acquisition

Acquisition-Defined

Wirecard has finalised its acquisition of Citi Prepaid Services. The deal expands Germany-based Wirecard’s prepaid payment processing business in North America and brings more than 120 former Citi Prepaid employees under the Wirecard umbrella.

AnaCap to acquire German payments provider Heidelpay

Heidelpay's Mirko Huellemann is "extremely excited" about the acquisition

Private equity firm AnaCap Financial Partners is taking over a controlling stake in Heidelpay, an online payment service provider (PSP) in Germany. Heidelpay’s co-founders and existing management will retain a minority stake in the business.

It’s time for payments infrastructures to change

Rich Wagner, Advanced Payment Solutions

There’s no doubt about it, fintech is a force to be reckoned with, and the UK has positioned itself convincingly as the global capital. Speaking at an event only last month, Economic Secretary, Harriett Baldwin, commented on how fintech is “helping normal people in their daily lives” by giving them extra choices when it comes […]

Equens launches PSP proposition for banks, acquirers and PSPs

Equens has announced the first go-live of its new white-label PSP proposition for banks, acquirers and payment service providers (PSPs), which creates a one-stop-shop model for banks, acquirers and PSPs both for offline and online retail payments across Europe.

Getting ready for mobile payments

Tobias Schreyer is co-founder at the PPRO Group

With the penetration of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets constantly growing, attention is increasingly turning to mobile marketing, mobile commerce and mobile payments. It is still the case, however, that these trends are largely played out in specialised media, and do not influence the actual behaviour of consumers. This is especially true for mobile payments, with consumers very sceptical about this concept

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