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United Airlines Launches Mobile App Passport Scanning

New feature enables more customers to check-in for international flights on mobile devices CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2014 – United Airlines today became the first U.S. airline to offer customers the ability to scan their passports to check in for international flights via their iOS and Android mobile devices. United is offering customers the opportunity to … Click to continue…

More Ecommerce, More Problems

While fraud can take place either in a store or online, it’s been proven that the risk is significantly greater in Card Not Present (CNP) transactions. With more and more customers now buying online, fraud risks surrounding e-commerce will grow. Smaller merchants will be at particular risk, and midsize vendors may have limited, if any, … Click to continue…

Mobile Payments, It’s all about the Incentives

According to a recent Nielsen Report survey, 40% of US mobile wallet users say they use mobile methods as their primary mode of payment and that rewards are the key to winning them over as users. 69% of consumers agreed that they would convert to mobile payment methods if merchants were to offer incentives specific … Click to continue…

Mobile Wallets: Driving Change in the Developing World

Whilst in the developed world the mobile wallet is mainly seen to be making people’s lives more convenient, in developing countries it is having a transformative effect, bringing safer, faster, easier financial services to the people who need it most. Obviously the spread of mobile wallets in the developing world serves to draw people, who … Click to continue…

5 things every fraudster wants you to do

Allowing fraudsters access to information about you could result in hacked emails or worse; empty bank account balances and maxed-out credit cards. Identity theft is unfortunately becoming an increasingly common part of everyday life – here’s 5 tips from Jumio on how you can avoid being a fraudster’s victim. 1. Don’t Ignore Your Bank Account … Click to continue…

Vive la Bitcoin! Vive la Transparency!

The French government has moved to limit the anonymity of French Bitcoin users. The new regulations, set out by the country’s finance ministry in response to a report by its Tracfin money laundering unit, will come into effect at the end of the year. Bitcoin is a way of making transactions that bypass the banking … Click to continue…

The Bitcoin Republic of California

California is getting closer to legalizing Bitcoin. In September last year, California passed AB 786, a piece of legislation that made it easier to conduct in-state business for Bitcoin start-ups. Recently, a bill named AB-129 Lawful Money, which would legalize cryptocurrencies in the state, passed the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee by a 7-1 … Click to continue…

Mcommerce: Optimise to Capitalise

More stores need to optimise their Mcommerce sites to capitalise on the opportunity Mcommerce presents. According to the UK Retailer Mobile Optimisation report, there has been a surge in Mcommerce purchases which now accounts for nearly 20% of all UK E-commerce traffic and this surge is mirrored in the US where 12% of overall ecommerce … Click to continue…

SMEs lead the way on Mcommerce Innovation

Large businesses have traditionally been pioneers when it comes to being on the cutting edge of technology, but when it comes to mcommerce, a major push is being led by small and medium sized businesses that are not held back by the infrastructure and red tape restricting their larger counterparts. SMEs are keen to try … Click to continue…