What are the implications of this new device for the world of banking and payments? Chatting around the Glenbrook water cooler this afternoon, we came away thinking we'll end up seeing iPads in unusual places - perhaps as POS devices, as kiosks in stores, etc. The 1024x768 pixel display would seem to the new design point for online banking user interfaces, bill presentment, receipts, etc. The iPad lacks a built-in camera - so it's not suitable for remote deposit capture out of the box. But, having 125 million payment credentials already on file is most impressive!
How about you? What are your banking/payments-related application ideas for the new Apple iPad? Comment here.
From the abstract: "This paper summarizes discussions from a workshop hosted by the Payment Cards Center on August 13, 2009. The workshop examined the changing nature of data security in consumer electronic payments. The center invited the chairman and CEO of Heartland Payment Systems (HPS), Robert Carr, to lead this discussion and to share his experiences stemming from the data breach at his company in late 2008 and, as important, to discuss lessons learned as a result of this event. The former director of the Payment Cards Center, Peter Burns, who is acting as a senior payments advisor to HPS, also joined the discussion to outline HPS's post-breach efforts aimed at improving information-sharing and data security within the consumer payments industry."
eBay's Payments segment (including PayPal and BillMeLater) revenue was $795.6 million in revenue for the quarter, an increase of 28% year over year. Net total payment volume (TPV) for the quarter was $21.4 billion, an increase of 34% year over year. Active registered accounts reached 81.0 MM, up 15% year over year. PayPal's revenue ("transaction revenue rate") was 3.54% with a transaction processing expense rate at 1.14% and a transaction loss rate of 0.20%.
Bill Me Later's volume for the quarter was 1% of the total Payments segment payment volume. Net chargeoffs in the BML portfolio were 11.14%, down from 11.53% in the prior quarter.
From the introduction: "Our overriding contention is that, to enable and accelerate further development everyday payments, more innovation will be essential. But we use the term “innovation” in its broadest sense. In some instances a big, sweeping change may be necessary. More often, a small tweak or a minor calibration can pay huge dividends."