Voice Of The Industry

Explore of the latest payments and ecommerce commentary and insights, directly from the experts most involved in the industry

These are just some of the various topics that experienced The Paypers editors and our expert collaborators cover extensively in this section. From the minds and research of reputed thought leaders comes a constantly updated collection of thought-leader pieces dedicated to keeping you up to date with all the knowledge – spanning from the latest ecommerce trend to the inner-workings of the freshest fintech innovation – so you have the most pertinent data and analyses to take your decision-making process to the next level.

These are just some of the various topics that experienced The Paypers editors and our expert collaborators cover extensively in this

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Highlights on local and regional regulations impacting cross-border payments and ecommerce

Expert Opinion | Ecommerce | Published Friday 03 Feb 2023 10:18 CET

Michelle Swiec, Director of Deal Advisory and Strategy Practice at KPMG, elaborates on local and regional regulations with an impact on the cross-border payments and ecommerce space.

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Highlights on local and regional regulations impacting cross-border payments and ecommerce

Expert Opinion | Ecommerce | Published Friday 03 Feb 2023 10:18 CET

Michelle Swiec, Director of Deal Advisory and Strategy Practice at KPMG, elaborates on local and regional regulations with an impact on the cross-border payments and ecommerce space.

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Latest Voices of the Industry

The platformification of commerce

Expert Opinion | Online Payments | 02 Feb 2023 09:43 CET
Masha Cilliers, Principal Consultant at Payment Options, shares insights on the main challenges, strategies, and success factors platforms and marketplaces should consider.

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Overview of the key marketplace trends and predictions

Expert Opinion | Online Payments | 01 Feb 2023 12:00 CET
Jeremy Gottschalk and Maximiliano Pinnau of Marketplace Risk provide an overview of the key marketplace trends and predictions in 2023.

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Blockchain, Crypto, Tokens, NFTs, Stablecoins, Digital Assets, Defi, Web 3.0, The Metaverse, etc.? Are They All the Same?

Expert Opinion | Cryptocurrencies | 01 Feb 2023 09:29 CET
Many believe that the next iteration of the internet will be a single, shared, immersive, 3D virtual space where life is experienced in ways that are not possible in the physical world. But what are its components?

Over the next lines, we will delve more into NFTs and tokens, DeFi and DeFi protocols, and the metaverse.


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Blockchain, crypto, tokens, NFTs, stablecoins, digital assets, DeFi, web 3, the metaverse - are they all the same?

Expert Opinion | Cryptocurrencies | 31 Jan 2023 09:23 CET
CRYPTO is the umbrella term for the industry and cryptocurrency is the digital asset native to the public blockchain. In today’s instalment, we aim to distinguish between some forms of digital money.
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ISO 20022 deadlines press data management infrastructure

Thought leader insights | Online Payments | 31 Jan 2023 08:56 CET
Edward Ireland, Bottomline: Banks need to embrace a three-part journey to truly deploy the ISO 20022 standard and reap the many benefits it provides. 



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A look at post-COVID-19 trends driving disruption and change for consumers and brands

Expert Opinion | Ecommerce | 30 Jan 2023 13:40 CET
Ajit Sivadasan, President and Global Head of DTC at Lenovo, discusses major trends and their implications for consumers and brands as COVID-19 moves into the background.
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Benefits of a multicore model

Thought leader insights | Online & Mobile Banking | 30 Jan 2023 09:18 CET
In their digital transformation, banks often come up against the limits of their systems' ability to change and integrate. Ulf Meyer from SWK Bank discusses the migration to a cloud-based platform in a multicore model as a first step to greater efficiency and reducing costs.

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Alt-Commerce: the era of a new economy

Expert Opinion | Online Payments | 27 Jan 2023 10:04 CET

Olivia Viniss, Product Innovation Manager at Worldline, shares valuable insights into the rise of alternative commerce and how it disrupts the global ecommerce market.


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What is instrumental in the B2B ecommerce to be valued at over USD 41 trillion by 2026?

Expert Opinion | Online Payments | 27 Jan 2023 09:38 CET
Louis Wapler, Senior Consultant at Edgar, Dunn & Company, elaborates on the size of the B2B ecommerce market and the instrumental factors that will further accelerate growth.
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Blockchain, crypto, tokens, NFTs, stablecoins, digital assets, DeFi, web 3, the metaverse - are they all the same?

Expert Opinion | Cryptocurrencies | 27 Jan 2023 08:23 CET
What are the main concepts used under the umbrella of crypto payments? Understanding the basics of how these work and their long-term impact is crucial



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A CFO's secret to growth in an economic downturn — efficient payments

Thought leader insights | Online Payments | 26 Jan 2023 11:03 CET

Shaun Puckrin, VP of Product at Checkout.com, talks about the trends in the payments industry in 2023, focusing on business solutions that can help merchants and PSPs thrive in a dynamic and uncertain economic environment. 


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The future of B2C ecommerce

Expert Opinion | Online Payments | 26 Jan 2023 09:58 CET
Mark Beresford, Director at Edgar, Dunn & Company, shares insights into the size of the B2C ecommerce market and the main trends that will play a key role in this space.
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Consumer value in consumer duty

Thought leader insights | Online & Mobile Banking | 26 Jan 2023 08:00 CET
Moneyhub’s Vaughan Jenkins talks about data and consumer-duty, true value exchange, and demand driven by market and regulators. 
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Why are African and emerging countries adopting crypto?

Expert Opinion | Cryptocurrencies | 25 Jan 2023 10:23 CET

Dr. Estelle Brack, Founder and Chairwoman of KiraliT, explains some reasons behind an increase in digital assets adoption in the African continent


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Open Banking – risk in the data supply chain

Thought leader insights | Online & Mobile Banking | 25 Jan 2023 09:38 CET
Mike Woods, CEO at Konsentus, talks about how banks interact with TPPs via Open Banking and why there are some regulatory loopholes which come with risks to consumer data. 
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How to harness Open Banking as a fintech

Thought leader insights | Online & Mobile Banking | 25 Jan 2023 08:37 CET
As Open Banking continues to change, fintechs must keep their users’ data secure by all costs. Conor Tiernan, UK Lead for Klarna Kosma, discusses how can PSD2 tackle this and what’s in store for Open Banking in the following year.
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Lugano's Plan ₿: building the next Bitcoin City

Expert Opinion | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Jan 2023 09:21 CET

The Swiss city of Lugano is transforming into a European crypto hub where crypto payments will enjoy equal status to other mainstream payment methods. 


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Digital payments in 2023 – tailored solutions for different customer needs

Expert Opinion | Online Payments | 23 Jan 2023 08:15 CET
Rich Bayer, UK and EU Country Manager at Clearpay, discusses the future of digital payments in 2023, as well as the challenges payment providers have to overcome to deliver solutions for the new generation of consumers, according to their new standards. 
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The state of Open Banking in APAC today

Expert Opinion | Online & Mobile Banking | 20 Jan 2023 14:04 CET
Joe Jelinek, Research Director at Kapronasia, discusses the Open Banking progress made in Asia Pacific and the opportunity for greater financial inclusion in Southeast Asia.
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Should merchants accept crypto in 2023? The pros and cons

Expert Opinion | Cryptocurrencies | 20 Jan 2023 12:01 CET

Tracy Kobeda Brown, VP of Programs and Technology for the MRC, shares with our readers what are the pros and cons of accepting crypto payments for merchants


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