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...