Mehmet Sezgin

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Time

My dad was a wise man. He had many quotes that I still use today. One of such wisdom was this: “Time is the only democratic resource given to mankind.” He meant that all of us, however rich or poor, young or old, man or woman, a CEO or a shepherd...

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Vee….; 2014’ün en yenilikçi kart ürünü ????

A neden bulamadınız? Keşke seçenekler arasında zorlansaydık değil mi? Ama yok ne yazık ki. Yeni heyecan verici ürün yok. Peki ne oldu inovasyon merkezi Türkiye’ye birdenbire??? “E regülasyon oldu” dersek yanlış olmaz herhalde ve de birdenbire değil...

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How far is Mexico from Turkey?

Well, it is so far, there is not even a direct flight yet. In spite of the fact that Turkish Airlines brags about flying more countries than any other airline and flies all the way down to Buenos Aires, there is no direct flight between a country of...

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Apple Pays or not?

Was September 9, 2014 a good day for payment systems? Just as everybody was saying digital wallets are dead in the US, Apple comes with this announcement of its own payment solution. If you haven’t watched the keynote you can watch it here. But...

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It is the mobile stupid!!!!

Bill Clinton won his first elections by saying it is the economy stupid. The message was clear: If you are better off financially, all falls in place and if not, the whole country will suffer. So I am using this metaphor to emphasize the importance...

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HCE is a reality

BBVA Wallet to be extended from Spain to the U.S., Mexico and Chile BBVA and Visa Launch First Commercial Solution for cloud-based mobile payments BBVA is the first global banking group to commercially launch mobile NFC payments based on new cloud...

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Bank Wallets & Banking Apps, A Glimpse To The Future

I finished my last essay on telco wallets saying; …. the automatic role of a telco renting a secure place on the SIM for digital payment transactions will be disappearing. However only by investing user friendly and functional wallets, banks will be...

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Say Good Bye to Telco Wallets

About a month ago, T-Mobile launched a wallet with a prepaid card in the US. (link) And this week in Barcelona (February 2014) we will hear many announcements about digital wallets from banks and payment schemes in partnership with Telcos of course...

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