Blogs

PSD2 – Lessons From India

While reading through the second payments service directive and trying to decipher the recently published RTS draft, I have been trying hard (without much success) not to draw parallels between the soon…

Saara Day

24 October 2016

Blogs

NextGen Banking: From Start to Finnish

Icon’s Payments team have just returned from the FinExtra’s  NextGen Banking conference in Helsinki, Finland and thought we’d share some highlights from the event. To open the event, Erkki Poutiainen summed up…

Theme Group

14 October 2016

Blogs

PSD2 – Powered By Pixie Dust

I was recently on a panel at NextGen Banking Nordics, discussing PSD2 (of course) where I was pretty critical of the draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on Secure Customer Authentication. After the discussion, a…

Saara Day

13 October 2016

Blogs

Access to Accounts – the great security debate

The Access to Accounts provisions of PSD2 oblige banks to allow third parties (TPPs) to access bank details and initiate payments on behalf of the bank’s customers. The huge unanswered question is,…

Icon Solutions

28 August 2016

Blogs

Beyond Babel: A New Blueprint for Global Instant…

Following on from the topic of fragmentation in Part 1, we have much to discuss. Techno-genies, the value chain and realism Rather than lamenting the lack of international interoperability, we should consider whether…

Theme Group

27 June 2016

Blogs

Beyond Babel: A New Blueprint for Global Instant…

Fragmentation has become a very real challenge for the industry as instant payment schemes are being implemented on a country by country basis, and each country is doing it differently. Like the…

Theme Group

22 June 2016

Blogs

Fast forward – The landscape of faster payments

The landscape of faster payments has been changing rapidly over the past 12 months, with more change to come. This article tries to capture some of the key debates that have been…

Tom Hay

20 May 2016

Blogs

Watch out EBA, SWIFT & VISA..here comes Masterlink!

Mastercard’s planned acquisition of Vocalink has the potential to create a new payments powerhouse in Europe and beyond. The news of the planned acquisition broke a few days after the Payment Systems…

Saara Day

16 May 2016

Blogs

What does clearXchange tell us about the battle…

Seven major US banks – including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America Corp, Wells Fargo & Co and Bancorp – are collaborating on a jointly owned system that will speed up and simplify…

Saara Day

9 May 2016