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3rdJan '17

How Not To Digitise

By | January 3rd, 2017|

A noted historian once observed that history is nothing but the unfolding of miscalculation. If this is true, then the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made history on November 8th when he ordered two large [...]

21stDec '16

Fintech Connect Live

By | December 21st, 2016|

In early December EDC once again joined the debate at the Fintech Connect Live event in London. This is an event that has grown considerably since last year and it was interesting to see what [...]

2ndDec '16

A Payments Strategy For The 21st Century

By | December 2nd, 2016|

Following almost 12 months of work, the UK’s payments industry, made up of hundreds individuals from over 200 organisations, representing a significant collaboration and commitment, has launched the new payments strategy ready for the 21st [...]

2ndDec '16

Samee Zafar Speaking To CEE Fintech In Budapest

By | December 2nd, 2016|

Watch Samee Zafar, Director, speaking to CEE Fintech in Budapest. CEE-Fintech matches fintech startups with financial institutions, technological integrators and investors interested in the field. The matchmaking is provided by professional partners and members.

30thNov '16

Blockchain And The Future

By | November 30th, 2016|

Getting it wrong Pollsters whose job it is to talk to people and predict the outcomes of elections, sometimes get things badly wrong: the general election in Britain in 2015 when Labour performed unexpectedly poorly; [...]

4thNov '16

Payment Roadmap For Merchants

By | November 4th, 2016|

In today’s digital world where everything happens in an instant, convenience is no longer a luxury but the expectation. Every day, new forms of payments are being developed – mobile, apps, e-wallet, contactless, online banking, [...]

4thNov '16

EDC At The Smartex Forum

By | November 4th, 2016|

Tim Mason presented at the Smartex Forum on 11 October, held at Browns in Covent Garden, London. The title of his presentation was “Smart Payments for connected IoT Devices” in which the rise of the [...]

30thSep '16

Can blockchain prevent money laundering?

By | September 30th, 2016|

Money laundering crimes, when discovered, are dealt with a heavy hand by law enforcement authorities. Record penalties and fines have been imposed on some of the world’s largest institutions held responsible for supporting money laundering [...]

9thSep '16

Can You Digitalise A Pizza?

By | September 9th, 2016|

Food delivery services are going through an extraordinary change. Domino’s Pizza started in the 1960s with three small shops in a suburb of Michigan and has grown into the second-largest pizza franchise in the US, [...]

5thSep '16

Can Blockchain Prevent Cybercrime?

By | September 5th, 2016|

Can blockchain or distributed ledger technologies help prevent attacks on the world’s critical financial systems? Banks use standardised electronic messages, made up of codes and identifiers, a sort of a common financial language, to make [...]

1stSep '16

Brexit and All That (webtalk)

By | September 1st, 2016|

EDC panel members informally discuss the impacts of ‘Brexit’. Key topics include: Financial services industry Licensing Passporting Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2), etc. To replay the audio, please click here (note: replay is not available on [...]