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Latin America: A mobile feast

Payments, the centre of innovation From a financial services perspective Latin America has been an interesting market to watch over the last decade. With markets opening up after long periods of dictatorship, civil wars or oppressive governments, the industry was presented with real opportunity to grow. However in 2015, growth in the region declined for […]

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SCT Isn’t: How ready are banks for Europe’s IP scheme?

The single euro payments area (SEPA) instant credit transfer (SCT Inst) voluntary scheme went live last month but only 585 PSPs, 15% of the total, were ready for it. How long will it take for the rest to catch up, asks Neil Ainger, and is US TCH RTP adoption similarly slow? SCT Inst launched in […]

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Pricing Strategies for Instant Payments

You can find a multitude of pricing strategies in place today for instant payment schemes around the world. These have come about for a variety of reasons including: pre-established pricing practices, the level of competition being faced and long-term strategic objectives. Some countries view instant payments as being a premium product and therefore charge accordingly, […]

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Sibos 2016 – Instant Payments Report

Mark McMurtrie, InstaPay’s Editor shares some of what he heard at the show. Instant Payments was one of the main topics discussed at last week’s Sibos in Geneva, which was attended by over 8000 people. It featured in many of the conference sessions, in workshops as well as widely on the exhibition floor and in […]

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SIBOS Instant Payments Review

Mark McMurtrie, InstaPay’s Editor shares some of what he heard. Instant Payments was one of the main topics discussed at last week’s Sibos in Geneva, which was attended by over 8000 people. It featured in many of the conference sessions, in workshops as well as widely on the exhibition floor and in discussions. Instant Payments […]

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Real-time Payments to feature heavily at Sibos 2016

Later this month thousands of banking and payments professionals from all around the world will be congregating in Geneva for the 2016 Sibos conference and exhibition. This 4 day premier event runs from the 26th to the 29th September at the PALEXPO which is close to the Swiss / French border. Each day delegates will […]

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Choosing which payment services to support in real-time

When a bank starts planning to enter the world of real time payments it faces many difficult decisions. These include producing a business case that stands out from the many other internal projects competing for investment, choices around the IT architecture to be adopted and then which suppliers to work with. But one of the […]

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Creating the InstaPay Community

Its been a hectic couple of weeks since InstaPay went live on the 9th June to coincide with the EBA Day conference that was held so successfully in Milan where real-time payment discussions took center stage. We have been heartened by the many positive reactions to our launch and all the messages of congratulations received. […]

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InstaPay launches

InstaPay is set to become the go-to source for market information relating to Instant Payments across the globe. This unique hub will provide full access to the latest news, analysis and market intelligence from the Instant Payments world, creating one respected destination for payment professionals to gain access to industry content. The Instant Payments Tracker […]