September 4, 2018
6 Reasons why Singapore is the Hidden Champion for E-Commerce
The e-commerce market in Singapore has the best chances to continue its current success story in the future, with smartphones being the preferred device for ordering online – no wonder mobile payment has more than doubled since 2013 and e-wallets are very widespread. "We can together become Singapore unlimited. Unlimited by our geography, unlimited by our size, unlimited by our...
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...
March 14, 2018
6 Surprising Facts about Payment in Asia You Should Know
Did you know which nation is the fastest-growing mobile commerce market worldwide? In which country mobile payment is most widespread? And which mobile payment app has more users in only one Asian country than there are EU citizens? Here are six current facts about payment in Asia that you should know – and that might surprise you! 1. Asian emerging...
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...