March 19, 2019
6 Reasons Why the Countries of CEE have become Digital Power Houses
When people think of Europe, many wrongly imagine an invisible border on the eastern edge of Germany, Austria and Italy. However, they do so at their cost. The emerging economies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are now the fourth largest e-commerce market in the world; bigger than both Latin America and the Middle East. Having gone through a rapid...
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...
May 24, 2018
Why Payment Is the New Key to the Customer
Consumers wish for added value during the payment process. A new generation of successful loyalty apps with a payment function are the best example: They offer a seamless payment experience combined with intelligent features providing added value. Let’s be honest: Everyone loves shopping, but nobody really likes to pay. But have you ever tried user-friendly and innovative payment solutions that...
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...