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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.


Merchant considerations for EMV at the gas pump

While 96 percent of the top 200 U.S. merchants are now accepting EMV chip payments according to the U.S. Payments Forum, other merchant segments still have a lot of work to do to start accepting chip cards. In particular, fuel and convenience stores have many unique considerations for implementing chip at the fuel pump to reduce counterfeit card fraud.

Meet Lionel Grosclaude, FIME CEO

In October 2017, FIME appointed Lionel Grosclaude as CEO. In this exclusive interview, Lionel gives us an insight into what attracted him to the company, his thoughts on FIME’s position in the market and his vision for the future.

4 steps to domestic payment scheme success

Domestic payment schemes across the globe have enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. Indeed, the dominant position of UnionPay in China, the rapid growth of RuPay in India and the launch of new initiatives such as Troy in Turkey show that demand for domestic schemes is back on the up.

A power-duo for mobile payment security: TEE and SE

The use of near field communication (NFC) is growing in the U.S., particularly through mobile payments. With this growth, it is more important than ever to ensure we’re protecting users’ sensitive data.

A retailer’s guide to mPOS

Mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) is revolutionizing the way merchants large and small accept payments, and it’s taking over the POS market—projections say nearly half of all POS terminals are expected to be mobile by 2019.

Apple creates opportunities for NFC beyond Apple Pay

Apple held its annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference last month, and among the big announcements like re-vamping the operating system, they also announced that for the first time they’re opening the iOS framework to allow third-party app developers to access its NFC chip, the communications technology behind Apple Pay.

What does demonetization in India mean for terminal vendors?

Earlier this year, we explored the broad impact of India’s demonetization policy, which saw the removal of 86% of the country’s currency from circulation overnight. As India’s digital drive continues in parallel with the ongoing EMV®* migration process, the payment terminal market in particular is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth.

Three steps to successfully launch a new payment terminal

A period of rapid evolution has transformed the payment terminal market. For new disruptors and more traditional players, the path to market is increasingly difficult. With new technologies, widening international opportunities, security risks and updated certification processes, it can be overwhelming to navigate these complexities.

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