Sequent

Archive for the ‘Digital Issuance’ Category

Host Card Emulation Can Put Banks, Merchants at the Top of the Wallet

August 18th, 2014

Ever since Google announced the availability of Host Card Emulation (HCE) in the last version of Android, the discussion in the world of mobile payments has taken a very interesting turn. Banks that were previously forced to work with an […]

Host Card Emulation: A Solution for the 90%

August 14th, 2014

I was surprised to read the other day that despite all the hype, still only about 1% of commerce transactions happen in mobile devices according to eMarketer. Even total e-commerce, around from the early days of the Internet, still represents […]

How HCE helps you leverage the mobile app revolution

August 4th, 2014

The world can’t get enough of mobile applications. Last year alone there were 102 billion application downloads according to the analyst firm Gartner. And Google research says 84% of shoppers are now using their mobile phone while they shop in […]

What is tokenization?

July 30th, 2014

At its root, a token is something with low value representing something with high value; just as a casino chip represents cash. In electronic payments, tokenization is being used to reduce security risks inherent in the collection and transfer of […]

What is Host Card Emulation?

July 24th, 2014

Host Card Emulation (HCE) is the term describing on-device technology that permits a phone to perform card emulation on an Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled device without relying on access to a secure element. This new technology gained celebrity status this […]

Host Card Emulation and Cloud Issuance Give Banks Scale

July 16th, 2014

Host Card Emulation (HCE) and digital issuance can finally give banks the scale they need. Thus far, bank rollouts of mobile payment and wallet services have been hindered by multiple factors from the dependency on the secure element owner, the […]

Why Europe’s 3rd Largest Bank Chose Sequent for HCE Mobile Payment

July 9th, 2014

The announcement that Sberbank, the largest bank in Russia and Eastern Europe with 100 Million customers, was adopting Host Card Emulation (HCE) mobile payments made many news headlines. It also generated a lot of inquiries as to why Sberbank chose […]

What Sequent’s Visa approval means

April 11th, 2014

On April 9th, Sequent announced that our Digital Issuance platform had been approved by Visa. Why am I so pleased to have passed one of the most grueling security evaluations a commercial entity can suffer through? One that makes PCI […]

Canada: the future of mobile payments

April 1st, 2014

Recently, a VentureBeat article put into words what we at Sequent have felt for a long time: that Canada may just be the future of mobile payments. Why is that? Canada probably has the biggest penetration of contactless-enabled POS systems […]

Download