April 19, 2018
Chris Skinner in Interview: “Cash Is Not a Good Payment System – We Need to Get Rid of It, and We Will”
In digital times, how can you make your business future-proof? Why are mobile payment adoption rates of some African or Asian countries today ahead of those of America or some European countries? When will our world be cashless? At Wirecard, we are working on answers and solutions to theses questions on a daily basis. Recently, we had the occasion to...
October 23, 2017
Has 2017 been the Year of the Mobile Wallet?
Earlier this year, we celebrated the first decade of the iPhone. Its arrival in 2007 ushered in the smart phone era and with it, a remarkable avalanche of personalized technology innovations. Today, smart phones are ubiquitous. We relish bringing everything to the small(ish) screen in the palm of our hands: Twitter, Instagram, News, Business Email – at least until Slack...
September 27, 2017
Mission “Pay with your Smartphone”
Mobile payment – people have to try it to see how easy, secure and convenient it is! This is why we got in touch with German business editors, money experts and video bloggers Timo and Mario, well-known to many from their video blog “Mission Money”. So they give mobile payment a try, using the boon app by Wirecard on their...
August 18, 2017
Meet Singapore’s most popular All-in-one Mobile Wallet
Meet Singtel’s Dash, a modern and comprehensive mobile wallet which is a handy daily companion for many users in Singapore When it comes to modern ways of payment, from a worldwide point of view Asia is clearly on the top of the list. While often China with its big, innovative players like Alipay or WeChat Pay gets most of the...
June 23, 2017
Interview: How NFC enables an Energetic Campaign
When talking about the future of payment, let’s not forget to take a look at extraordinary, creative and playful examples of how contactless payment can be used. Recently, commuters of London’s Underground rubbed their eyes and took a second look. NFC-enabled, contactless cards used to tap and pay for rides at the entrance are perfectly normal, but something strange was...
August 3, 2016
How Bijlipay Helped People During the Floods in Chennai
Bijlipay, the Chennai based provider of digital payment solutions in partnership with Wirecard has been leveraging the mPOS solution to empower and facilitate payments in unexpected scenarios at places and to people you least expect. As the floods in Chennai devastated the city in the month of December ‘15, with no power, mobile networks, inaccessible roads, the situation was nothing...
June 30, 2016
Romania Has the Fastest-Growing Rate of Card Payments in Europe
Contactless payments, e-commerce and investment in consumer education about financial cards are creating new opportunities for growth in Romania’s payments market. The future of payments is already tangible in some parts of Romania, if you know where to look. Commuters in Bucharest have been able to use their mobile phones to pay for public transportation since 2013, while shoppers at...
February 11, 2016
Singapore is on the Way to a Cashless Society – Especially Credit and Cash Cards are popular
Thanks to widespread contactless card acceptance and a high level of mobile readiness, Singapore is close to a cashless society Everyone who ventures into Singapore on the road will notice: it beeps everywhere. Why? Because in Singapore every car and motorcycle driver needs an “In-Vehicle-Unit” (IU) fitted to the windscreen or the handlebars to pay for Electronic Road Pricing (ERP...
February 4, 2016
What will it Mean if Consumers can Only Pay up to 5,000 Euros in Cash?
According to recent media reports, the German government is considering whether consumers should be allowed to pay only sums of up to 5,000 euros in cash. What would this mean for the payment industry? It could be, that in the near future, Germans can no longer pay invoices of more than 5,000 euros in cash. According to recent media reports,...
November 30, 2015
UK Paves the Way for a Mass Adoption of Contactless Payments by Increasing Spending Limit
Thanks to rapid growth in contactless payments in the UK, the spend limit has now increased from £20 to £30 Contactless payments in the UK reached a record £2.5B in the second quarter of 2015, more than double that of the previous six years combined, according to the UK Cards Association. In London last year, nearly one in three card...