Acquisitions and investments in the payments industry: where money goes in 2021 (Part II)

Expert Opinion | Online Payments | Published Friday 24 Sep 2021 10:54 CET

The first part of the M&As and investments overview regards the ecommece space and Gen Z and Millennials as main targets, and the fast-growing markets to watch, which are India and LATAM 

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Acquisitions and investments in the payments industry: where money goes in 2021 (Part II)

Expert Opinion | Online Payments | Published Friday 24 Sep 2021 10:54 CET

The first part of the M&As and investments overview regards the ecommece space and Gen Z and Millennials as main targets, and the fast-growing markets to watch, which are India and LATAM 

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Acquisitions and investments in the payments industry: where money goes in 2021 (part I)

Expert Opinion | Online Payments | 24 Sep 2021 10:39 CET
The first part of the M&As and investments overview regards the Buy Now, Pay Later sector, the A2A payments, and the way unicorns are strengthening their position in the payments value chain 
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Exceeding customer expectations underlies maximising instant payments in Europe

Thought leader insights | Payments General | 24 Sep 2021 09:42 CET
Vitus Rotzer, Director for EMEA, Bottomline, explains that even though instant payments are table-stakes when it comes to the future of payments, there are substantial obstacles to their adoption in the EU
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Payments orchestration reshaping merchant payments

Expert Opinion | Online Payments | 23 Sep 2021 10:16 CET
Joel Van Arsdale and Rom Mascetti of Flagship Advisory Partners make an in-depth analysis of all the ways in which PSPs use payments orchestration to streamline and safeguard the success rate of merchant payments
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Rising identity theft casts a shadow over fraud prevention

Thought leader insights | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 23 Sep 2021 10:03 CET
FSOs that leverage advanced analytics-based tools to detect fraud early on are better prepared to address synthetic identity fraud. Glenn Fratangelo from NICE Actimize shows why. 
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BLIK and the future of payments in Poland

Thought leader insights | Mobile Payments | 22 Sep 2021 08:30 CET
Dariusz Mazurkiewicz, CEO of BLIK – Polish Payments Standard, talks about the company's mission, the global trend of moving away from cash, and the future of payments in Poland
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A practical vision for payments platform rationalization

Expert Opinion | Online Payments | 22 Sep 2021 08:09 CET
The settlement between payments platform fragmentation and payments platform rationalization is comprehensively depicted in the article below by Joel Van Arsdale of Flagship Advisory Partners and Nick Telford-Reed of Stormglass Consulting
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How can European companies win in Indonesia's ecommerce market?

Thought leader insights | Ecommerce | 21 Sep 2021 08:15 CET
Kelvin Phua of PPRO makes a rundown of the latest trends, new-comers, innovation and dynamics of the current Indonesian ecommerce market
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Mobile payments and super apps in Latin America

Thought leader insights | Mobile Payments | 21 Sep 2021 08:06 CET

Juan Pablo Ortega, Rappi: 'Technology is changing how we do things every day and super apps are helping us save time that we can now spend doing what we like'


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Will CBDC gain popularity across the globe?

Expert Opinion | Cryptocurrencies | 20 Sep 2021 08:38 CET
As CDBCs are being explored by several governments, Petr Kozyakov from Mercuryo explores some of the benefits they offer such as improved economical transparency, traceability, and security
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Alternative payment form factors of the future

Expert Opinion | Online Payments | 20 Sep 2021 08:33 CET
David Shipper, Stratetic Advisor at Aite-Novarica Group, explains why card brands and issuers could further succeed if they consider futuristic forms of payments, such as smart home devices, connected cars, wearables, and more

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Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology - an iceberg to remember

Expert Opinion | Cryptocurrencies | 17 Sep 2021 08:58 CET
Dr Joshua Ellul, director of the Centre for DLT at the University of Malta, shares a memento with us, discussing the benefits of blockchain in the process
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How seamless payment services can help telcos reduce customer churn

Thought leader insights | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 17 Sep 2021 07:49 CET
Customer churn is a major challenge for telco providers all over the world. Nicolas Engel, Director, Global Services at Cybersource, discusses how a seamless payment experience and effective protection against fraud can help telcos seize the opportunity to win and retain more customers.
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E-wallets latest trends: about challenges and consumer trust

Expert Opinion | Mobile Payments | 16 Sep 2021 10:31 CET
Úna Dillon of MRC tackles the challenges that come with incorporating e-wallets for payments companies and merchants, as well as the way it can affect consumer trust
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FIDO: The gamechanger in online payment authentication

Thought leader insights | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 16 Sep 2021 08:07 CET

The next hottest development on the payment scene is the FIDO authentication method. But how does it work and how can it optimise online payments? We spoke to Netcetera’s Suzana Kordumova Nikolova to learn more about how it could bring big improvements, and why it is relevant now


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SMS authentication — is it enough to protect your business?

Thought leader insights | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 15 Sep 2021 08:46 CET
As SMS dependent systems fail to provide secure OTP authentication Edwardcher Monreal, HID Global, explains what the benefits of a good SMS authentication alternative are
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How fraudulent activity can be detected before the checkout

Expert Opinion | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 14 Sep 2021 07:29 CET
Alasdair Rambaud, CEO of SecuredTouch, a Ping Identity company, explains what is happening in the market and how merchants can protect themselves from fraudulent activities before the checkout 
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Building a digital wallet for the future with Huawei Pay

Expert Opinion | Mobile Payments | 13 Sep 2021 09:51 CET
As the payments industry has changed and evolved during the pandemic, Chuanyong Ma, Huawei, explains what the pillars for payments innovation are and what is there to expect from the future
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Travel and hospitality businesses can increase profits through engaged digitalisation

Thought leader insights | Online Payments | 13 Sep 2021 09:18 CET

Europe’s travel and hospitality industries have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. In this article,  Rohit Anhal, International Partnerships and Business Development Lead at Worldline, explains what travel and hospitality vendors can do to embrace digitalisation and stay ahead of the curve

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Financial crime – any sign of winning the battle?

Thought leader insights | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 10 Sep 2021 08:44 CET
With regulators focusing on fighting financial crime, by bringing more accountability and transparency with more stringency on KYC, Verity Snelson from Encompass shares what lessons can be learned from the past
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The next game changer in the world of card payments

Thought leader insights | Cards | 09 Sep 2021 09:25 CET

Sergey Butyrskiy, Head of  Payments Consulting at BPC Banking walks us through the modern approach to attracting customers in a card payments ecosystem that seems more innovative than ever


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