Smart Card Talk : October 2012 : Volume 17 : Number 10

Both Sides of the Story

Dear members and friends of the Alliance,

Lately, I get the feeling that the debate over the future of card payments and mobile payments is turning increasing partisan – just like politics. I have sat in on a number of industry forums recently where the discussion has taken a caustic tone when debating the right path for the major changes happening in the U.S. payments market. As I watched the recent presidential debate on TV, the two political candidates sounded very familiar in tone and substance to the business and technical debates between the leaders of the established payments elite and the start-ups and alternative payments providers who want to unseat them. I expand more about this in the October issue of Smart Card Talk. As always, thank you for your support of the Alliance.


Randy Vanderhoof
Executive Director, Smart Card Alliance

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In This Issue:

  • Executive Director Letter
    Both Sides of the Story
  • Latin America Letter
    Smart Card Adaptation
  • Member Profile
    Spotlight on The Smart Card Alliance Transportation Council
  • Feature Article
    EMV Migration Roadmap in the United States
  • From the Alliance Office
  • Council Reports
  • Members in the News
  • Events Calendar

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