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Tech

Dual-Interface Chip Card Sales Lift CPI Card Group

“As the payments industry reeled Monday morning during yet another wild session on Wall Street, card manufacturer CPI Card Group Inc. provided a glimmer of hopeful news when it reported improving financials thanks in part to growing sales of dual-interface cards. Littleton, Colo. based CPI said fourth-quarter sales in its U.S. credit and debit segment […]
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Reports

Contactless Payments Set to Triple to US $6tn by 2024

“Global contactless transaction values will reach nearly US$6tn in 2024, up from US$2tn today, Juniper Research forecasts. “This increase will be driven by significant growth in OEM Pay and contactless card transaction values, especially in the US,” the analysts say. Improvements in China’s contactless POS infrastructure will also be a key driver of the increase, […]
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Industry

WHO Encourages Use Of Contactless Payments Due To COVID-19

“As part of the COVID-19 outbreak, central banks have resorted to quarantining physical bills and some are even going so far as to burn banknotes. South Korea’s central bank, the Bank of Korea, has implemented a quarantine policy for physical notes that come in from local banks. They’ll keep banknotes in a safe for up […]
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Tech

AIB Customers to Be Charged for ‘Contactless’ Payments From May

“AIB customers will soon be charged 1c cent for ‘tap’ payments. From May 30, the bank is also introducing a quarterly maintenance fee of €4.50 for current accounts. It is the third bank to charge for contactless payments, following Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank. The fees could cost customers an extra €80 a year.”
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