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MYPINPAD appoints Morten Hofstad as Head of Asia Pacific

LONDON, UK. 2 June 2016 MYPINPAD, UK based technology company which enables multi-channel and multi-factor authentication via the Cardholder PIN, has today appointed Morten Hofstad as Head of the Company’s Asia Pacific business.

The appointment comes at a key stage in the Company’s global business development and signifies MYPINPAD’s investment in appointing a team of industry leaders. Morten brings over 15 years of experience spearheading business partnerships within mobile payments, electronic finance services and new technology across Europe, MENA, Africa and Asia to MYPINPAD’s senior leadership team.

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Consumer convenience and strong authentication

Guest blog by Neira Jones, Advisory Board Member and Ambassador, Emerging Payments Association

With the world population now reaching 7.4 billion and Gartner predicting that there will be 6.4 billion connected “Things” in use this year[1], it is undeniable that consumers’ behaviours are changing at a staggering pace.

Whilst we all strive for innovation and consumers demand more amazing digital experiences, the world of retail is changing and recent data breaches have increasingly put the safety of the consumer and the threat and cost of data compromise on the Board agenda. This is further compounded by the explosion in FinTech, from digital challenger banks to emerging payments players, and exacerbated by recent regulations such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation to the EU Payments Services Directive 2 (PSD2), which was published in January 2016, with a deadline for implementation by January 2018.

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Mobile World Congress 2016: Going Beyond The Mobile

The largest mobile trade show of the year, the Mobile World Congress, is well underway in Barcelona with tens of thousands of visitors from 200 countries enjoying the wares and inventions on display.

As always the environment is alive with innovation. Technology giants like Samsung and Facebook are setting the scene with trends that will likely dominate the market in 2016. There are many eye-catching products on show with both new and established players striving to showcase their creations. This cradle of mobile technology now nurtures development way beyond the mobile itself, a clear indication of the far reach mobile now has into daily life.

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MYPINPAD STRENGTHENS ITS EXECUTIVE TEAM WITH GLOBAL DIGITAL BANKING EXPERT

LONDON, UK: 23th February 2015 – MYPINPAD, UK based technology company which enables multi-channel and multi-factor authentication via the Cardholder PIN has appointed a new Head of Global Partnerships, Dheeraj (DJ) Ahluwalia.

The appointment signals an exciting period of growth for the business. Following the announcement of a partnership with VocaLink late last year, MYPINPAD is poised to announce a series of significant deals and deployments throughout 2016. DJ joins the business at this pivotal time bringing 25 years of experience and relationships in banking, payments and insurance, offering his experience as a leading digital banking and payments strategist for multi-national organisations. Read more

Banking Transformation: Payments Innovation

Over the years, technology advancements have been responsible for transforming the lives of consumers and businesses alike. The speed of innovation is accelerating with each passing month and year.

From the way people communicate with each other to how families watch TV, technology has completely revolutionised the way people do things. The banking and financial services industries are no different and FinTech is now one of the fastest growing industries in the world.[1]

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