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...
August 23, 2019
Three Promising Trends that Shape the Future of Payment
The way people pay worldwide is changing rapidly, thanks to the technological innovation driven by digitalization. As a result, how is payment evolving? In this post, Wirecard’s CPO Susanne Steidl highlights three promising payment trends that might be mainstream in the future – and which will eventually lead to the end of the traditional POS cash register. The way we...
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...
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”
April 24, 2019
Cashless Think Tank #1
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 eternal experts with different backgrounds for their insights, experiences and opinions about cashless as part of our "Cashless Think Tank" interview series. We start with Jan van der Holst, Director Payments at...
Jan van der Holst, Adidas: “Cashless Payment Is More Convenient, More Secure – and Also More Eco-Friendly”
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...
January 16, 2019
4 Top Trends that will keep Stationary Retail Successful in 2019
2019 will be a challenging and exciting year for retail. Since so much is currently in a state of upheaval, we notice in discussions with our retail customers that there are sometimes uncertainties or even myths about what the future will bring. In this blog post we want to present our view - and show which we see as the...
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...
July 16, 2018
Wirecard Study: The 5 Big Lessons We Learned from US Shoppers
Where do customers prefer to shop – online or in-store? Do they want to see robots in stationary retail? What are consumers buying when using voice commerce? In retail we know how important it is to keep tabs on consumers’ payment preferences and shopping habits – and how difficult a task that can be, with technology, tools, and tastes constantly...