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Smart Insights Reports

Smart Insights Reports provide expert analysis on the secure transaction industry. Smart Insights Reports are off-the-shelf research reports providing key facts and figures as well as strategic insights about a technology, a geographical area or a major issue in the secure transaction industry.

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Smart Insights Weekly

Smart Insights Weekly delivers permanently updated information to give our subscribers the most complete and comprehensive information for them to make the best business decisions. Every week Smart Insights Weekly brings up to date information about the secure transactions industry. 

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White Papers

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Secure Transactions News

Apple moves to NFC, combines it with biometrics to start Apple Pay

Apple announced its move towards NFC, satisfying a long wait from the whole secure transactions industry.

 

Apple announced at its September 9, 2014 product launch, that it is finally including NFC into its latest smartphone, the iPhone 6 and the bigger iPhone 6 Plus. It also announced a new digital wallet called Apple Pay, which can be accessed securely using its fingerprint Touch ID technology introduced in the iPhone 5S.

Gemalto H1/2014 results

Gemalto just announced its results for H1/2014. The company achieved:

  • A first semester with revenue at EUR 1.13 billion, roughly equivalent to H1/2013,
  • Profit from ongoing operations at EUR 120 million,
  • Strong performance in Mobile Financial Services (+24%) and EMV payment cards (+22%) was dampened by lower revenue from eGovernment documents and Netsize.

Our news

mPOS market dynamics will reduce traditional POS sales by 10 million units according to Smart Insights Report

The latest Smart Insights Report: “mPOS expansion shakes the Point of Sales industry,” establishes that mPOS, the combination of smartphone convenience with the needs of the bank card acceptance at the point of sales, will account for 52 million units shipped in 2018. At that time, the installed base of mPOS will be larger than the number of traditional POS terminals. During the study period (2013-2018), the emergence of mPOS will lead the traditional POS terminal vendors to lose almost 10 million units sales.