Category: Mobile

Thoughts From the 2019 Seamless Conference

Seamless seems to miss the point, or does it?! From an unusually cloudy Dubai and as the sun (or lack thereof) sets on the latest iteration of the Middle East’s leading Payments and eCommerce conference, one is left wondering if this year, again, our industry has missed the point. Bringing together the regions’ leading lights…

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Sequent Re-certifies Against the Highest Level of Payment Card Security

Payments and data security is a never-ending journey punctuated by both “milestones” and “events”. Milestones are the high points associated with meaningful security improvements (e.g. a new feature, product, or tool that better protects the data) or newly demonstrated competency in managing security. A security-mindful company will experience these positive milestones frequently and consistently. Events…

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How can banks win the mobile payments game?

Banks are beginning to realize that mobile payments are better not left to tech giants. Banks can be intermediated and loose the one-on-one brand connection with the consumer. But how can banks win the mobile payments game? Well, the partnership between Chase and MCX gives us a few good lessons. At first you wouldn’t think…

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Cards are the hottest new content category on mobile

2015 has been the breakthrough year for consumer mobile payments at physical stores. Beyond the current hype, there is still plenty of debate about whether mobile proximity payment will be successful moving forward. This new consumer value has roots in both the payments and mobile ecosystems and yet is something wholly new – an idea…

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The rise of HCE-based mobile payments

From an interview published on Mobile Payments Today Last May, Russia-based Sberbank became one of the first major financial institutions to announce a commercial mobile wallet rollout that integrated Host Card Emulation to bypass the secure element in a smartphone to make NFC mobile payments. Sequent Software Inc., a U.S.-based firm that specializes in providing a mobile wallet platform-as-a-service,…

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Tokenization is not enough: Ensuring secure mobile payments using dynamic issuance with on-device security and management

HCE cloud-based mobile payments have opened a new chapter in the industry’s thinking around security of card data on-device and the risk management associated with it.  The lack of secure element hardware storage on-device creates the need for strong software based solutions to mitigate the risk of storing sensitive card data on phone memory. Tokenization…

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