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By Hendrik Kleinsmiede, Director of Innovation • Visa Europe
May 06, 2016
This week, Jon Downing from Visa Europe Collab attended the Consensus 2016 event in New York to talk about Collab’s recent global remittance service proof-of-concept with Epiphyte.
On the Collab blog this week we discuss the impact of Contextual Parity on finance – and how it has led banking into competition with every business in the world – and the huge potential of nano-payments within the Internet of Things.
What is Contextual Parity? Today’s consumers are much more demanding than they used to be – yes, they expect their banking app to be better, faster and easier to use than its direct rivals – but they also expect parity with the latest and best technology from every other walk of life. Read more here.
Tell me about Micro-Payments! The Internet of Things is about connected environments – homes; cars; public places – each one enabled by tiny, invisible sensors that are intelligent enough to monitor what occurs within that environment and to make inferences about it and the people who inhabit it. Such intelligent sensors lead to self-restocking fridges, and many other examples – but how should we approach a transaction as tiny as a fraction of a penny, like a lightbulb that pays for its own electricity as it’s used? Find out more here!
March 11, 2016
All this month we’ve be looking back at our Cashless on the Catwalk project with Henry Holland. This week Henry Holland himself looks back at the project and what it achieved.
June 01, 2016
There were many ‘Firsts’ at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm in May.
June 03, 2016
Over on the Collab blog we’re discussing the ways in which consumers interact with banking services – and how that has changed profoundly over the last twenty years. We’re also looking at the rise of gamification in Financial Services.
July 16, 2015
The worlds of fashion and tech have never been closer, and as mobile payments continue to build market momentum, designers are looking to their SS16 collections to showcase new innovations.
February 26, 2016
In the second of our series looking back at our Cashless on the Catwalk proof of concept (PoC) project with Henry Holland we explore the technology in more detail with Ranjiva Prasad.
June 02, 2016
Blockchain is the talk of the town. At Visa Europe, we’re watching this technology progress very closely.