February 9, 2018
The 6 Payment Megatrends – #5:
How do you receive your salary? By a transfer to your bank account? If your answer is “yes, of course,” then quite likely you’re from a high-income OECD country. But what about the other regions of the world where people often don’t have a bank account or lack access to financial services? In this article, which is the 5th of...
November 30, 2017
4 Ways to Turn Holiday Shoppers into Return Customers
Merchants rejoice, it’s that time again: retail’s biggest quarter of the year! The National Retail Federation reports that U.S. sales totaled $658.3 billion in November and December 2016, $122.9 billion of which was spent online. And for this year’s holiday season, Forrester predicts a rise of up to 12%. It’s not news that the retail industry is in the middle...
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...
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...