Thursday, June 16, 2011

New payment methods, to configure market Part.I



There are innovative ways of payments in the market. The payment of the future just around the corner: NFC mobile phones, TPE biometric or contactless cards etc. Given the diversity of solutions, potential entrants and business models possible,

In the United States and Great Britain, stores now offer the ability to adjust by putting his finger on a biometric TPE. This device allows in particular reducing the rate of commissions charged to merchants by offering an alternative to traditional electronic payment networks (MasterCard, Visa, Amex ...). A single operator manages all the activities: Registration and scanning fingerprints, food bases CRM containing biometric markers, center management authorizations and payment instructions via electronic checks.

Asia is basically the payment by mobile phone that has developed. These are the operators themselves who are behind this revolution, like NTT, Do Como - the first Japanese operator - which now has a banking license.

Other supports innovative payments, already launched or still in study, will also put in place: contactless payment card, bank transfer by SMS, prepaid bank cards, biometric payment online ...

In Europe, experience "laboratories" abound, but no business model seems to be finalized at this point. Bids still need to mature to provide an appropriate policy mix in terms of palatability and customer profitability, particularly in arbitrating on the following:

* Choice of media and associated technologies: NFC mobile phone (with card integrated or not with the SIM card), biometric POS, RFID card reading (with or without chip), USB drives to borrow for online payments ...
* Types of payments and services available: electronic wallet, bank account debit (backed or not network card), revolving credit line, transfer, various insurances ...
* Partners in the presence and role distribution business (distribution, retention, risk management, billing and collection ...): banks, telecom operators and MVNOs, biometrics specialists, retail signs, payment networks, card manufacturers and chips, cards and managers authorization centers ...