Payment Systems News

To help you stay on top of developments that are changing the way we pay for goods and services, Wiser has created a payment systems news email. It is delivered to your inbox once a day and features the best articles on the topic from around the web. Down through history the way payments have been made and received has changed. Bartering gave way to currency which lasted for centuries until technology developed electronic methods of payment. These payment systems include electronic transfers and payments by debit and credit cards. Electronic payment systems have become more popular, and have moved on to contact-less payments and payment through personal mobile devices. But new technologies are changing payment systems even further. One change is the introduction of non-traditional financial institutions to control the networks. An example of this is using the technology company PayPal rather than a traditional bank. And this is moving even further with systems that remove the middleman altogether - an example of this is Bitcoin. To stay up-to-date with payment systems news and with developments in the technology and regulatory system, sign up for the free Wiser email digest.

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Samsung Pay now supports Discover cards
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CNBC • Todd Haselton
SHOCKER! Massive Charter Scandal Stretches from Ohio to Florida
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Teaching Machines to Understand – and Summarize – Privacy Legalese
Scientific American • Karuna Pande Joshi
What I read this week: India may be legalising Bitcoin; how Sweden makes money on others’ waste
The Economic Times of India
Holiday car hire: how to avoid the add-ons that can double your bill
The Guardian • Rupert Jones
Baltic Sea Card tracked through Aland Index
The Inspiration Room • Duncan Macleod
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Venmo is testing its own physical debit card
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Consumer Appetite Will Dictate Level Of Disruption In Europe's Banking Industry
ForbesContributor, Dina Medland
More people than ever before hate their banks, according to a CNBC report last month. Within financial services as an industry there has been little love lost on both sides of the Atlantic between banks and their customers since 2008 and the...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
Samsung Pay now supports Discover cards
The VergeAndrew Liptak
Discover card shoppers can finally use their credit card with Samsung Pay on their phones, two years after the credit card company announced that the card would come to the system. A customer service representative for Discover confirmed that customers can now...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
How to buy Bitcoin in seconds from your smartphone
CNBCTodd Haselton
You've seen all the headlines about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies rising in value. Maybe you want to get in on the game. But how do you even start? We'll show you. Before you do this, though, you should note that bitcoin isn't...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
SHOCKER! Massive Charter Scandal Stretches from Ohio to Florida
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
The Akron Beacon-Joirnal reports on a multi-state charter scandal. “The founder of an Akron-area charter school company is accused of using thousands of dollars parents paid for student lunches and uniforms and millions more from Ohio and Florida taxpayers to fund home...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
Teaching Machines to Understand – and Summarize – Privacy Legalese
Scientific AmericanKaruna Pande Joshi
The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. We humans are swamped with text. It’s not just news and other timely information: Regular people are drowning in legal documents. The problem is so...
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Bitcoin, Economic Policy
What I read this week: India may be legalising Bitcoin; how Sweden makes money on others’ waste
The Economic Times of India
Hey there, Farm loan waiver is trending in economic and market parlance these days, and many of us must be feeling the pinch about the way the states are doling out our taxes for their political gains. But, the pain could be...
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American Express Co, Auto Industry
Holiday car hire: how to avoid the add-ons that can double your bill
The GuardianRupert Jones
Greece and Portugal are the priciest places to hire a car this summer, while Florida is the cheapest, according to a survey of holiday hotspots. Research also revealed just how much the various add-ons – from child seats and satnavs to the...
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Bank of America, Communication Design
Baltic Sea Card tracked through Aland Index
The Inspiration RoomDuncan Macleod
Ålandsbanken (The Bank of Aland) in Finland has won a Cyber Grand Prix for the Baltic Sea Card, a biodegradable credit card linking spending patterns with impact on the environment. Ålandsbanken worked with MasterCard and KPMG to develop the Aland Index, calculating...
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Charter Schools, Credit Cards
Who is Jeff Sessions’s Doppelgänger?
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
I think this is the biggest Ohio charter fraud case ever. It’s 20 schools in Ohio and it extends to Florida: “The founder of an Akron-area charter school company is accused of using thousands of dollars parents paid for student lunches and...
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Credit Cards, Credit Services
Venmo is testing its own physical debit card
CNBCJason Del Rey
PayPal's Venmo has been testing its own version of a physical debit card that would allow people who use its app to make purchases in brick-and-mortar stores using money stored in their Venmo account, according to multiple sources. The Venmo feeds of...
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