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U.K. Votes to Exit EU; Payments Industry Faces Uncertainty

The people have decided and the U.K. is splitting from the European Union, raising serious concerns for the payments industry. Among those concerns is how passporting will work when the U.K. is no longer part of the EU since the majority of European e-money issuers have licenses in the U.K. that they passport elsewhere. Fifty-two percent of voters opted to bow out, or “Brexit,” as it’s commonly called.

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Mobile & Emerging Payments


Microsoft’s New Wallet Faces Stiff Competition, But a Potential Boost from LinkedIn


Microsoft’s mobile wallet launch this week seems like small ball at first glance but could pay off as more consumers turn to smartphone payments, and the software giant moves forward with a big acquisition.

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Pay Studio


Canadian Prepaid-Sizing Study Shows Bright Future for Open-Loop


Canada’s open-loop prepaid market saw CAD$3.1 billion (US$2.4 billion) in total card loads in 2015, according to a new market-sizing report offering insights into the country’s fast-growing prepaid industry.

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On the Wire: Walmart Introduces Walmart Pay in Georgia

Walmart knows customers want to save not just money, but also time. That’s why Walmart introduced Walmart Pay – a fast, easy and secure way for customers to pay with their smartphones in Walmart stores. Now, customers in Georgia are among the first to use the checkout-changing service as it’s available in each of the more than 180 Walmart stores in the state.

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Top 10 Viewpoints of 2016

From the future of prepaid and which mobile wallets stand to win to regulatory uncertainty and the best route to market in Europe, view our most popular opinion pieces from 2016, so far.

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Government Watch


Pay Gov – June 2016, Vol. 10, Issue X


In this issue: What’s at Stake in N.Y. for Payroll Cards; Will FinCEN Revisit Monetary Instrument Rule?; CFPB’s Legal Victory; More

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On The Move


People on the Move: Jason Bohrer, CPI Card Group

Card fulfillment and manufacturing specialist CPI Card Group has announced the appointment of Jason Bohrer as senior vice president of operations.

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