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...
April 27, 2017
Mobile Commerce, Payments & Banking: 7 Key Facts
Nowadays, it has become breathtakingly easy and convenient to buy something. Whereas, not too long ago, you needed to physically visit a store and until recently, the only thing you needed to shop was a desktop PC with internet connection. Now you can simply reach into your pocket and purchase pretty much anything from anywhere in the world. Because of...
March 9, 2017
These are the Essential
No cash please, we’re American: Learn more about the main trends on the US payment market! The United States with its 320 million inhabitants is not only one of the largest domestic markets, but also possesses the biggest GDP worldwide and as a result has one of the highest purchasing power index per capita. So there are many good reasons...
Payment Trends in the US
April 26, 2016
Part 3 of our “Simply Uncomplicated” Series: What is NFC?
How NFC simplifies and speeds up the payment process at the point of sale In recent years, mobile payment has further established itself based on the international transmission standard NFC – the basic prerequisite. But what exactly is NFC? Near Field Communication (NFC) is a set of close-range wireless communication standards. Simply put, it's a method of wireless data transfer...
March 15, 2016
Here are the Reasons why 2016 will be the Year of Omnichannel in Europe
Omnichannel retail is becoming ever more popular right across Germany and Europe. Here are the reasons behind this trend. Retail goes digital: More and more retailers are selling on the web, making a solid turnover share online and the digitization of the whole customer life cycle is on the breaktrough. This is the result of the latest infographic ‘Digitization in...
December 21, 2015
It is Now Easier Than Ever for European Retailers to Install Alipay
Alipay is now available in a simple way for European retailers. This has many advantages for those who have a lot of Chinese customers About one week ago, the most popular mobile Wallet in China, Alipay, made a substantial step forward: From now on, the online payment service can be easily integrated into European checkouts. As the parent company and...
December 15, 2015
Using Smartphones as a Wallet is Becoming More and More Popular – What is The Current Situation?
Mobile banking and mobile payment have become trends around the world. Each culture has its own way of using this innovative technology In regions such as Asia, Africa and Europe, payment and banking by smartphone has advanced impressively in recent years, developing from an interesting future technology into a viable payment option. At the same time, there couldn’t be greater...
December 3, 2015
Value-Added Services Will Drive Mobile Payments and Bring Benefits for Customers and Retailers
When it comes to mobile payments, what do consumers really want? Features like receipt tracking and price comparison top the list “Value-added services” is the phrase on everyone’s lips in the mobile payments industry right now – and for good reason. Many experts believe that useful features, such as receipt tracking, couponing & loyalty and services in the area of...
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...
November 24, 2015
There is a Huge Potential for Mobile Payments in the German Market Right Now
Research shows contactless transactions in Germany will double by 2020. Why new mobile payment solution “boon.” will boost the trend Slowly but surely, mobile payment is gaining momentum in Germany. Why slowly? Because the acceptance of mobile payment among German consumers is not as high as in other European countries. What are the reasons for this? First of all, Germans...