Mobile payments

ECB issues recommendations for secure mobile payments

The European Central Bank (ECB) has warned that mobile payment technology currently used by smartphone operating systems represent a security risk as customers increasingly adopt mobile payments for their day to day purchases. As previously reported, mobile phone payments are growing rapidly as smartphone technology becomes more widely available and as consumer trust in the…

Nigeria - 5 banknote

Nigeria considers ditching polymer

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is reportedly considering¬†a move from polymer banknotes back to traditional paper. Low denominations banknotes have been issued with a polymer substrate – the N5, N10, N20 and N50 – since 2006 after the CBN signed a deal with Australia’s Securency International to print low value, high circulation Naira banknotes…