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Escrow: The future of fighting cyber crime

Posted by Tom on Oct 31, 2017 1:24:03 PM

It is a spectre that looms large in Britain’s collective subconscious – but I’m not talking about Brexit, which for many voters was a key battleground in deciding the result of this summer’s election.

And while it is true that our diet of 24-news news coverage is dominated by Britain’s changing relationship with mainland Europe, and an arcane and quixotic deal which some fear may never materialise, it is easy for Britain’s newscasters to forget that many in the UK business community have fears that vastly overshadow Brexit.

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Topics: shieldpay, Escrow, Payments, cybercrime

There's more to ice hockey than its trademark skates, sticks and sirens! And Escrow plays a part...

Posted by Tom on Oct 30, 2017 6:03:51 PM

Escrow, a tool used by FinTech companies to ensure safe and secure peer-to-peer transactions, is also being used in the National Hockey League. Tom has the story…

In the searing heat of the Tennessee summer, the ice rink located in downtown Nashville makes for an incongruous sight. But this is no ordinary square of frozen water and hardened chemicals. Nor are the six men, who take to the ice for the Nashville Predators, the 16th best team in America’s National Hockey League. 1

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Topics: shieldpay, Escrow, Ice Hockey, US Sport, Payments

Giving is losing £2bn a year to fraudsters

Posted by Camilla on Oct 27, 2017 3:31:28 PM

Charities lose an estimated £2bn a year in the UK alone, as a result of fraud.1 We all know the vital work charities do wouldn’t be possible without donations, but external fraudsters continue to target  charities and steal their much needed donations in a variety of ways - false invoicing, credit card scams, and unauthorised fundraising, among others.

Earlier this year, JustGiving suspended withdrawals from more than 200 fundraising pages over fraud fears, set up to help families and victims of the Manchester terror attach.2 

“The Charity Commission warned con artists were seeking to exploit the British public's generosity for fraudulent, selfish purposes".

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Topics: Fraud, shieldpay, Escrow, Payments, Giving, Charity, Fraud Awareness, ShieldPay Giving

Is London still the best city in the world for FinTech?

Posted by Penny Watson on Oct 12, 2017 10:55:49 AM
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Topics: Fraud, shieldpay, Escrow, Payments, 52Founders

The Future of Payments

Posted by Peter on Oct 3, 2017 9:03:56 AM
From being able to Smile to Pay to how a Brexit Farewell is going to shake up payments for good, check out the the future of payments in the  Raconteur Special Report.

Future of Payments Special Report 2017 PDF

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Topics: Fraud, shieldpay, Escrow, Payments, DigitalEscrow, FutureOfPayments, Raceonteur

Oh, na na - Baby I got your Bitcoin...

Posted by Tom on Sep 29, 2017 2:43:55 PM

Can Escrow help cryptocurrencies win trust?

The rise of cryptocurrency is as remarkable as it is extraordinary. Take Bitcoin, the world’s largest virtual tender, for example. In just seven years its price has risen from four pence (USD$0.05) to a staggering UK£1,959.10 (USD$2.538.27).[i]

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Topics: Bitcoin, Ecommerce, shieldpay, Escrow, Payments

Classified sites and online marketplaces need to think again on fraud…

Posted by Tom on Sep 11, 2017 1:16:59 PM

eBay - it's the world’s largest online auction site and the second most popular eCommerce platform in the world. And while it drew in 169 million users in the first quarter of 2017, eBay also ranks consistently high in customer satisfaction surveys according to leading market research firm, Statista. [i]

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Topics: Ecommerce, Classifieds, marketplaces

The Facebook post that started it all...

Posted by Peter on Sep 1, 2017 3:40:50 PM

Hi, my name is Peter Janes and I am the founder of peer-peer payments platform ShieldPay™. In early 2016 the following post appeared in my Facebook feed. This post did a number of things. It shocked, angered, but also intrigued me. It made no sense that with the payment and security options available to all of us, people were still getting ripped off.

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Topics: Fraud, Classifieds, Cars, shieldpay, Escrow, Payments

Introducing ShieldPay (Video)..

Posted by Tom on Sep 1, 2017 3:32:05 PM

A short post introducing ShieldPay with our founder & CEO Peter, speaking in May 2017. 

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Topics: Fraud, shieldpay, Video, Escrow