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Standards the payments acceptance world can’t ignore

Standards. They form a huge part of what FIME does, and in the world of payments, they’re far from new. Yet, despite a lot being achieved in the last few decades, there is still work to be done to realize true standardization and, more crucially, interoperability.


EMV at the ATM

Considerations and tips for ATM owners implementing EMV

Migrating to EMV at the ATM isn’t the same as migrating in stores – there are a lot of ATM-specific implementation, testing and certification considerations that should be considered to make the transition as smooth as possible.

NFC, IoT, Security: the big three at MWC

Mobile World Congress brings together the biggest names in mobile, and the build up to Barcelona is always dominated by talk of ‘big-ticket’ product launches. To be successful, however, mobile technology must be both secure and interoperable. It may be less glamorous, but hacks and failures can have a catastrophic impact on a brands’ image, reputation and, ultimately, their bottom-line. So, behind the attraction of the latest VR solution and mobile handset launches, what will be the hot topics crit

7 key questions for banks

What do banks need to know about launching mobile payment solutions?

Mobile payments have arrived. Increased awareness and acceptance is fuelling consumer demand and driving adoption across the globe. The figures speak for themselves. In Europe, 2016 saw mobile payments usage triple, with over 50% of European consumers regularly making payments using their mobile devices. Looking at the worldwide picture, mobile payment revenues are estimated to surpass $1 trillion in 2019.

the killer app for wearables

Payments: the killer app for wearables

With worldwide shipments of wearable devices predicted to top 110 million by the end of 2016, a figure expected to have doubled to over 220 million by 2020, there’s no denying that wearables are here to stay. Etienne Audebert, Product Manager at FIME, looks at how payments can monetize the wearables market and drive the growth of this lucrative sector.

FIME booth at Trustech

Four key talking points from TRUSTECH 2016

With a worldwide reputation and over 12,000 attendees from across payments, smart card, mobile and security, TRUSTECH (now incorporating Cartes) is renowned as one of the industry’s blue riband events. As you would expect, the event generated lots of discussion! One blog is not enough to cover everything, but here’s our summary of four topics that got people talking.

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