January 2, 2020
From sci-fi to reality
Welcome to a brand-new decade: ‘the 2020s’! Here at Wirecard, we are ready to hit the ground running with new ideas and innovations that make a positive impact on our world. January the 2nd is known as ‘Science Fiction Day,’ the birthday of sci-fi author Isaac Asimov, a figure who is firmly enshrined into the folklore of geeks, tech-heads and...
October 18, 2019
Faster, Smarter, More Comprehensive: 4 Ways That 5G Networks Will Revolutionize Payment
Everybody is talking about the new super-fast 5G connection standard – but the huge potential of 5G for payment has hardly been discussed so far. 5G will revolutionize the way we shop, pay and use financial services in the future, and we’ll show you how. We’re on the cusp of the fifth major revolution in mobile telecoms – and it’s...
October 11, 2019
Three Promising Trends that Shape the Future of Payment
The way people pay worldwide is changing rapidly, thanks to the technological innovation driven by digitalization. As a result, how is payment evolving? In this post, Wirecard’s CPO Susanne Steidl highlights three promising payment trends that might be mainstream in the future – and which will eventually lead to the end of the traditional POS cash register. The way we...
October 8, 2019
The Payment Megatrends:
New Mobility, the future of mobility will open doors to new passenger transport. Electric, driverless and cashless will be important features. It will change the way we travel, the way we shop and the way we work – and it will make our mobility more sustainable. EVP Group Strategy Markus Eichinger gives you insights into how this megatrend is made...
October 2, 2019
Success Factor Smart Checkout – How New Technologies Can Improve Efficiency and Shopping Experience
On the Wirecard blog, we are always curious to see the perspective of external experts. In this guest article, Mathias Gehrckens, Managing Director at Accenture Consulting and retail expert, highlights six ways to digitize checkout in brick-and-mortar stores. [caption id="attachment_2979" align="aligncenter" width="947"] Terminals for self-checkout, as seen at Edeka Paschmann, are just one example of what retailers are currently experimenting...
September 4, 2019
The Power of Payment Innovation in Asia – Expert Interview with Richard Hartung
Asia is the most dynamic economic region in the world, according to the IMF - nowhere else is the economy growing so rapidly. This is also because the region is a digital pioneer, as well in terms of payment: nowhere is mobile payment more widespread, with China, India and Indonesia, the top three countries worldwide are in Asia in terms...
February 5, 2019
How Technology Changes Chinese New Year – Stimulating a Big Appetite for Food Ordering
Intelligent technology that brings concrete benefits to users changes everything - even a traditional holiday that is thousands of years old. The important Chinese New Year family holiday that started today highlights a huge trend made possible by technology that has gripped the whole of Asia: the food order boom. Find out why more and more people order food online...
January 16, 2019
4 Top Trends that will keep Stationary Retail Successful in 2019
2019 will be a challenging and exciting year for retail. Since so much is currently in a state of upheaval, we notice in discussions with our retail customers that there are sometimes uncertainties or even myths about what the future will bring. In this blog post we want to present our view - and show which we see as the...
January 4, 2019
DLD Discussion: The Future of Intelligent Transport & Connected Mobility
Artificial Intelligence: this is no longer just a buzz word. AI is about to change our everyday life – including our mobility. So how exactly is AI going to change the way people travel? How does the specific use of AI in mobility look in this context? And what are the biggest challenges? These and other topics were discussed at...
October 5, 2018
Why Digital Payments are the Centerpiece of Airlines’ Transformation Journeys
Airline managers know: When it comes to air travel, their passengers not only want to be able to easily find and pay for flights, they also want to be well informed at all times afterwards – for example, about delays, lost luggage or additional services that they can book in advance for their flight. In short, they want a customer...