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Payments 2016 – Will these be the top 5 payments trend...

Having given my overview of the top 2015 payments topics it’s time to take a look at what I think will be coming up in 2016. In general 2015 was a year when big ideas started to take shape and I’m hoping that 2016 will be the year that...

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Online shoppers are unforgiving – once they’ve g...

Millions prefer buying online to speaking with a salesperson – for everything from financial services, to car insurance and u...

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2015 Trends – And in Other 2015 Payments News…...

Our previous 2015 Trends blogs have highlighted some of the most important developments of the year, here are a few more that are worth noting. SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) continued its journey with preparations being made for the approaching 2016 deadlines. Banks and Payment Service Providers are assessing...

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2015 Payments Trends – Regulation – all ch...

The fifth and final trend in my earlier blog on the top 5 payments trends in 2015 was another regulatory push, this time from the EU and with the goal of making card processing fees more standard and transparent by putting caps on the fees payable by merchant acquirers...

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2015 Payments Trends – Opening up UK Clearing...

My fourth trend in my earlier blog on the top 5 payments trends in 2015 was the opening up of the UK payment clearing market. This was in part driven by the Payment Systems Regulator, created in 2014. The Payment Services Regulator took up the reins in 2015 following...

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2015 Payments Trends – Mobile Payments Proliferation...

It’s fair to say that 2015 was the year that for the consumer, mobile phone payments went mainstream, mostly driven by launches of Apple Pay in the US and UK, followed by Android Pay and Samsung Pay. My earlier blog on the top 5 payments trends in 2015 listed...

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2015 Payments Trends – Establishing the need for Real ...

My earlier blog on the top 5 payments trends in 2015 listed the second key trend over the past year as related to real-time payments. It’s worth understanding why and where we are in the process: The move to faster payments had been going on for over a decade...

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2015 Payments Trends – Blockchain moves out of the sha...

My earlier blog on the top 5 payments trends in 2015 listed blockchain as being a key theme over the past year, here’s a little more d...

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The top five payments trends we’ve seen in 2015...

2015 was a busy year in the payments industry with the introduction of new initiatives and concepts. It was a year of new ideas and innovation. We can see the world of payments is changing and rapidly and 2015 showed us the direction we will be taking in years...

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