The payments industry had quite a decade. In a few days we will be saying goodbye to the first decade of the 21st century. What better time to take a look at the events that have shaken up the payments industry since 2000. Back at the turn of the century MasterCard and Visa were bank-owned associations, knee deep in litigation. Debit cards were growing rapidly and online was still a scary frontier with security concerns and fraud. People weren't paying for anything with a mobile phone and contactless payment was still something only used in exotic locales like Hong Kong.
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