Weekly DCB and payment market update (#47)

In this week’s DCB and mobile payment market update, we have curated the following articles for you. We hope that you can find a few relevant points for your daily business.

Fraud detection and prevention

Betrugsmasche: Vorsicht vor gefälschten Paket-SMS

Viele kaufen bereits Weihnachtsgeschenke ein – und bestellen sie online. Da die Corona-Infektionszahlen gerade stark in die Höhe schießen, ist es ratsam, volle Kaufhäuser zu meiden. Doch gerade jetzt kursieren gefälschte Paket-SMS, die zu hohen Kosten führen können.

All details: https://www.oekotest.de/geld-versicherungen/Betrugsmasche-Vorsicht-vor-gefaelschten-Paket-SMS-_12286_1.html

If you want to learn more on how we support MNO with fraud detection and prevention in DCB, you can find details here: https://mdk.digital/case-study/market-observation/

Hackers used this software flaw to steal credit card details from thousands of online retailers

Over 4,000 online retailers have been warned that their websites had been hacked by cybercriminals trying to steal customers’ payment information and other personal information. 

Full article: https://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-targeted-thousands-of-online-retailers-to-steal-credit-card-details/

Market outlook and development

Digital Wallets at the Forefront for Consumers with Good Cause

Within the past year and a half, the payments landscape has dramatically transformed. Rather than a traditional cash exchange, monetary platforms are becoming increasingly rare. Statistics show the number of cash transactions dropped to 28% in 2020, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. So what comes next in an increasingly digital world?

Full article: https://www.paymentsjournal.com/digital-wallets-at-the-forefront-for-consumers-with-good-cause/

Jacqui Jones, CEO, Worldplay, a South African DCB aggregation company, discusses the opportunities to be found in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East for DCB and more

Read interview here: https://www.telemediaonline.co.uk/meet-the-people-jacqui-jones-ceo-worldplay/

Use cases

Euer DAZN-Abo könnt ihr nun auch per Handyrechnung bei O2, Vodafone und Telekom bezahlen. Dafür kooperiert der Anbieter mit der Initiative “Zahl einfach per Handyrechnung”. Wer bis zum 8. Dezember ein Monatsabo von DAZN abschließt und dies per Handyrechnung bezahlt, erhält einen einmaligen Rabatt von 5 Euro. 

All details: https://www.netzwelt.de/schnaeppchen/193765-black-friday-dazn-ab-999-euro-sichern-deals-moeglich-2511.html

Innovation and “out of the box” thinking

McDonald’s expands Grab partnership to offer mobile payment option in-store

Diners at the fast food chain’s Singapore outlets can now pay for their orders with GrabPay and earn loyalty points on GrabRewards, as part of a partnership deal that includes a jointly developed data platform to analyse purchasing patterns.

Full article: https://www.zdnet.com/article/mcdonalds-expands-grab-partnership-to-offer-mobile-payment-option-in-store/

Hopefully, you found a few relevant points for your daily business – leave us a comment below, which those were.

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