Payments Spectrum
Keep Rocking

Featuring : Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2017
Sheer Grit Spurs Women Entrepreneurs, but Supporting Conditions are Crucial for Them to Thrive.
Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs reveals top countries where female-owned businesses flourish.

Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2017

Mastercard Newsroom
March 7, 2017


World Payments Report 2018: Enabling the new payments ecosystem
Capgemini Group
Published on Oct 16, 2018
World Payments Report 2018
The World Payments Report 2018 from Capgemini and BNP Paribas is the leading source for data, trends and insights on global and regional non-cash payments, the key regulatory and industry initiatives (KRIIs), and today’s dynamic payments environment. It explores how emerging technologies can help banks become anchors of a new payments ecosystem and offer new value-added services to customers, including corporate treasurers.
Download Report

Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet trends report
Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley.
It’s that time of year again, when Mary Meeker unloads her highly anticipated internet trends report for the Code Conference crowd in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. This year, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner released 294 slides in rapid succession, covering everything from smartphone behavior in the U.S. to tech company competition in China.

Update: You can also read a transcript of Meeker’s remarks here.

Here are some takeaways:

2017 was the first year in which smartphone unit shipments didn’t grow at all. As more of the world become smartphone owners, growth has been harder and harder to come by. The same goes for internet user growth, which rose 7 percent in 2017, down from 12 percent the year before. With more than half the world online, there are fewer people left to connect.
Read More

Rani Molla
Published on May 30, 2018

Cindy Provin, CEO of Thales eSecurity, discusses key findings from Thales eSecurity’s 2018 Data Threat Report, Global Edition.


Digital transformation and increased threats require that enterprises change how they secure their data – Or be breached. Again.
67% Of global enterprises have now been breached – 73% in the U.S., 42% of enterprises breached this year had been breached in the past & 79% increased IT security spending – And the data breaches didn’t even slow down.

2018 Thales Data Threat Report – Global Edition
Written by Garrett Bekker , Principal Analyst for Information Security with 451 Research, this year’s report is based on a survey by 451 of over 1200 senior security executives from around the world.

Thales eSecurity
Jan 23, 2018

Online Fraud Trends and Behavior December 2017
Stripe Snapshot: Fraud Trends and Behavior.
We looked across more than a year’s worth of data to understand fraudulent behavior patterns by country, time-of-day, industry, and other factors to guide how businesses approach battling online fraud.

Stripe Snapshot : Online Fraud Trends and Behavior December 2017

December 12, 2017

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Payment Services Directive (PSD2)?
PSD2 is the legal framework for innovative payment services. You could hardly call it a buzzword, nevertheless it is everybody’s cup of tea in anticipation of 13 January 2018. In this video several speakers discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the Payment Services Directive.
Vlerick Business School, published on Apr 25, 2017.

Waiting until the Eleventh Hour – pwc report
Banks are preparing for PSD2 but few are ready for new era of open banking.
For its new PSD2 readiness survey dubbed ‘Waiting until the Eleventh Hour’, PwC interviewed 39 senior bank executives in 18 European countries, covering most of the world’s leading banks. The interviews were conducted in the first half of 2017. While two-thirds of the execs anticipate PSD2 will affect all their bank functions, with numerous interdependencies with other regulations, only 9% said their preparations for PSD2 were at the stage of being implemented.

Waiting until the Eleventh Hour


World Payments Report 2017
Take a look…for in-depth forward-looking analysis and detailed industry assessment.
The 2017 World Payments Report, from Capgemini and BNP Paribas, brings a preview into global and regional non-cash payments and the key regulatory and industry initiatives (KRIIs) that govern them, and makes a deep dive into the new payments ecosystem.

Press Release
View Infographic
World Payments Report 2017_Year_End

Capgemini Group
Launched on Oct 9th 2017

Visa biometrics payments study
Consumers ready to switch from passwords to biometrics, study shows.
Fingerprint authentication offers perks that password and PIN don’t but how does the technology actually work? Visa’s security team takes us behind the screens.

Goodbye, passwords. Hello, biometrics.

Research conducted by AYTM Market Research, September 12-19, 2017, among 1,000 U.S. adult consumers who use at least one credit card, debit card, and/or mobile pay.

Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index 2017
Defining What Makes a City a Destination
Mastercard Unveils Which Cities Benefit the Most from International Travel

Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index 2017 Report
GDCI 2017: Origin Markets

Mastercard Newsroom
September 26, 2017

Digital Evolution Index 2017
Singapore, UK, New Zealand, and UAE among World’s Stand Out Digital Economies.
The Fletcher School and Mastercard unveil the Digital Evolution Index 2017, an in-depth look at technology adoption and the state of digital trust around the world.

Digital Planet 2017
The Digital Evolution Index 2017

Mastercard Newsroom
July 11, 2017

EY FinTech Adoption Index 2017
The rapid emergence of FinTech
When EY launched the first global EY FinTech Adoption Index in 2015, FinTech was still in its relative infancy. EY found that one in seven digitally active consumers were already FinTech users. In 2017, EY find that adoption has risen dramatically to one in three.

EY FinTech Adoption Index 2017

EY Publication
June 22, 2017

Keep Rocking