September 27, 2019
Payment Innovations Made in Africa: Impressive Innovation, Unlimited Opportunity
To travelers worldwide, Africa is known for its beautiful landscapes and its diverse cultures and languages. Less well known, however, is how diverse, dynamic and highly innovative Africa's Fintech culture is. At Wirecard we are always exploring international trends in payment, so today let us have a deeper look into how the rapid ascent of mobile money across Africa is...
September 4, 2019
The Power of Payment Innovation in Asia – Expert Interview with Richard Hartung
Asia is the most dynamic economic region in the world, according to the IMF - nowhere else is the economy growing so rapidly. This is also because the region is a digital pioneer, as well in terms of payment: nowhere is mobile payment more widespread, with China, India and Indonesia, the top three countries worldwide are in Asia in terms...
July 17, 2019
Exclusive Report: Top Five Trends in Hong Kong’s Digital Payments Landscape
Evolving customer preferences, increased smartphone penetration and the proliferation of innovative solutions are transforming the payments landscape both in Hong Kong and globally. With Hong Kong’s ecommerce market expected to grow at 7.4% to US$6.4 billion by 2023, the city presents massive opportunities for retailers as well as solution providers. There is also great potential in enhancing the customer experience...
May 28, 2019
Cashless Think Tank #5
The future is cashless – this is what our Wirecard experts regularly report on this blog. But as we also find other perspectives exciting, we have asked various experts with different backgrounds for their insights, experiences and opinions about cashless as part of our "Cashless Think Tank" interview series (click here to read all parts published so far). Today we...
Spiros Margaris: “Paying Will Be Less and Less of a Nuisance for Customers”
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...
March 7, 2019
Electronic Shelf Labels: 5 Ways They Make Life Easier for Retailers – and Customers Happier
Electronic shelf labels (ESLs) allow retailers to capture the same digital magic that has made e-commerce and m-commerce so successful, while also retaining the unique value that only physical stores can offer. Learn more about the five ways ESLs help brick-and-mortar retailers digitalize their business. E-commerce is big, but stationary retail is still number 1, and for good reason Globally,...
February 8, 2019
pex19: How to make a Light Bulb from a Candle – Learnings from the Payment Exchange
What are the topics, challenges and trends that currently occupy the payment industry – and what are the experts’ answers? These are precisely the questions that this blog regularly deals with. However, to get the bigger picture, the Payment Exchange, or PEX for short, is the place to be. Not long ago, PEX took place in Berlin and was organized...
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...