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Industry News: Mobile payments boom despite narrow marketing strategy

Paying by mobile has overtaken credit cards, says BuzzCity.Mobile payments are booming around the world despite banks’ failure to inform customers of the latest innovations, according to the advertising network BuzzCity. A global survey by the firm found a quarter of consumers now use mobile payments, compared to 17% that use credit or debit cards. Computer Business Review – Mobile Click to continue →

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Industry News: Scottish M-Commerce to Grow 224% by 2019

New research by Barclays has predicted that Scottish consumers will spend £2.4billion each year via mobile devices by 2019, making a rise of 224% in 5 years. The same study also found that many retailers aren’t jumping on the growth in mobile shopping and taking advantage. Go – Mashmobile – Scottish M-Commerce to Grow 224% by 2019

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Industry News: US replaces China at top of eCommerce markets index

The US has replaced China at the top of AT Kearney’s global list of attractive eCommerce markets for retailers. The UK – with a lower growth potential – is ranked third. Continued growth, an improving economy and higher consumer confidence in the US has seen the nation ranked first in a global list of attractive eCommerce markets for retailers. Management consulting Click to continue →

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Industry News: UK Retailers not on pace with M-Commerce growth

Consumers in the U.K. are using mobile in full force, but retailers in the region have a lot of catching up to do. A new study released by Barclays (with the research having been conducted by Conlumino) shows that U.K.-based consumers — who currently spend $14.2 billion a year on mobile retail transactions — are predicted to spend $78.7 billion annually on Click to continue →

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Industry News: Australia's Slow Move to Faster Payments

After some delay — and the failure of an earlier project — Australia’s New Payments Platform (NPP) is on track to go live sometime in 2017, as much as a year after its original goal. Slow pace is due in part to the complex work required of banks, said Carlo Palmers, market infrastructures solution manager at SWIFT, which is building Click to continue →

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Your identity is the cornerstone of online security and privacy

With almost 2 billion smart phones in the world how we connect, shop, game, bank and even travel is changing. Everything is now at our finger tips and as a result digital ID authentication is making a big splash.   Mobile is synonymous with convenience – filling out lots of boxes and remembering various passwords and users names in order Click to continue →

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Industry News: M-commerce set to rocket says research

THE value of good brought through mobile phones and tablets is set to rocket, according to research. A study fron Barclays predicts consumer spending on mobile devices in the North West set to increase by 222% within five years. The Business Desk – M-commerce set to rocket says research

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Industry News: Japan says ‘Moshi-Moshi’ to Indian eCommerce

With the e-Commerce sector in India rapidly growing, foreign retailers want a piece of the growing pie. Apart from the traditional matured players from the US and UK, eCommerce players from Japan too want to enter the Indian market. Business Insider – Japan says ‘Moshi-Moshi’ to Indian eCommerce