The BPC Blog

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SmartVista compatible with Matica personalization systems

BPC, a world leading provider of payment solutions, is happy to announce the successful certification of its partnership with Matica Electronics, and with it comes the official accreditation for Matica personalization systems, which are now compatible with the SmartVista suite. This forte of the suite has also been evidenced by Matica Electronics. Quoting Valerio Cimbro,…

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MPE Open Banking 2018

At this years MPE 2018 event our Product Marketing Manager, Marijke Koninckx presents Payments in the Times of Open Banking and discusses how to create the next generation customer propositions for your future business. Watch the our presentation at Merchant Payments Ecosystem 2018 here.

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New fraud tactics require new prevention measures

Fraudsters are getting more and more organized and have started more sophisticated and targeted attacks on financial systems over the last couple of years. With the overall payment ecosystem getting more complex, fraud has become increasingly difficult to detect and prevent. On the other hand, computing power is cheaper than ever and technologies such as…

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Mastering the challenges of frictionless fare collection

Mobility is one of the key success factors for economic growth and therefore, it is one of the core themes that local authorities and public transportation companies need to address when working towards more sustainable cities. Investing in a good public transport infrastructure is only part of the equation. Making the city (and its public…

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Payments in Times of Open Banking

The retail landscape has undergone a significant shift over the last decade. The traditional sales channels have been amended with or even replaced by digital channels through which consumers prefer to make their purchases. Retailers had to rethink their customer engagement models and the changing customer expectations did not only affect the retail industry but…

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Digital Wallets as a driver towards a cashless society

Even though digital mobile wallets have been around for a while, we still see new wallets being launched on a weekly basis, like Huawei Pay launching in Russia just last week. As we are taking a closer look, it is easy to see that there are significant differences between various digital wallets and those differences…

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Despite all the preventative measures, why does fraud still occur?

When it comes to protecting systems from cyberattacks, banks have invested heavily in applications to prevent any of their data to be compromised. So how come we still see these breaches occur? It is plain and simple; sooner or later any payments processor or financial institution will be subject to cyberattacks. But how ready is…

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Open Banking as an opportunity for retailers

Open banking is set to have a major impact on the financial services industry. In the last few years, open APIs have gained traction and financial institutions are revisiting their channel and partner strategies accordingly. The revised Payment Service Directive, known as PSD2, is one of the driving forces behind this evolution. The European Commission…

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