September 13, 2019
The Evolution of Digital Payouts for SME Lenders
In recent years, online lenders have made strides toward solving a problem for growing US businesses: they put speed, flexibility, and opportunity on the table for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that once struggled to get loans. 80 percent of SMEs use external funding, and the majority want to borrow no more than $250,000. This makes them ideal candidates for...
August 23, 2019
More Seamless, Secure and Inclusive: Why Digital Identities Are the Basis for a Truly Digital Society
How well do physical identity documents still fit into our digital world? How frictionless can a shopping experience actually be if you we as customers are constantly asked to identify ourselves or to log in? For these reasons more up-to-date digital solutions are currently being developed. Like credit card networks enabling trusted transactions in stores and websites anywhere in the...
July 31, 2019
Payment Innovations: A Journey Through the Evolution of Payments from Yesterday to Tomorrow
So many payment innovations - like paying by smartwatch or fingerprint - have become almost so self-evident today that it is all the more fascinating to look back through the history of innovation in payments and see what we can learn about its likely path in the near future and beyond. As with any great innovation or invention, each stage...
April 16, 2019
Wirecard CEO Markus Braun: These Are Our Next-Generation Payment Solutions
What are the most exciting projects for Wirecard at the moment? Where are the important upcoming events for Wirecard? How is Wirecard focusing on empowering businesses and people? CEO Markus Braun personally reports first-hand about the exciting solutions for merchants and consumers that will soon be available from Wirecard – and why everything is about the value-add. Find out more...
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...
February 26, 2019
Payhawk: A Digital Expenses Solution Making Life Easier for SMEs and Their Employees
We all know the pain: expense management, such as for business trips, costs employees everywhere a lot of time and nerves, because they have to deal with a lot of paper receipts and manual input of data – even in the 21st century! Bulgaria-based fintech Payhawk addresses this problem with a smart, digital solution – and was able to win...
January 6, 2019
5 Reasons why Travel Cards are a Highly Attractive Solution – both for Banks and Travel Businesses
Travel cards, also called multi-currency cards - are these still up-to-date in times of internationally widely accepted credit cards? Oh yes, and how! Especially Travel Cards 2.0, which are connected to the smartphone, offer unprecedented levels of user-friendliness. Learn more about why multi-currency cards are becoming more and more popular, why they create value for issuers and users, why they...