Vaughn Highfield

A man of many words who's interested in the busy world of payment technologies and customer loyalty.

You'll find me writing on Total Payments and Total Customer.

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Snapchat May Be Getting Into Payments

Snapchat May Be Getting Into Payments

Written by on July 21, 2014 in Digital, Featured on App, Mobile with 0 Comments

Could Snapchat be a snappy way to pay? In two trademarks filed this week, Snapchat could be looking to monetise its users through enabling P2P payments, money transfers or online payments. The trademarks, brought to our attention via TechCrunch seem to stop anyone else entering the space using the Snapchat name, so it’s not sure-fire […]

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The 3 Things Customers Want from Mobile Payments

The 3 Things Customers Want from Mobile Payments

Written by on July 21, 2014 in Featured on App, Mobile with 0 Comments

To get mobile payment adoption rates up, customers need these three things Mobile payments are growing, but they’re hardly ubiquitous – nor as accessible as many payment services believe them to be. But what can be done to make customers be more optimistic towards making them? Well, according to a recent Accenture study, and a […]

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Digital Payments Set to Reach $4.7 Trillion by 2019

Digital Payments Set to Reach $4.7 Trillion by 2019

Written by on July 16, 2014 in Digital, Featured on App with 0 Comments

Digital is the way to go Digital payments are expected to rise to a whopping $4.7 trillion by 2019 according to new research released by Juniper Research. This is a near doubling of the 2014 forecast of $2.5 trillion in digital payments. The report, which bore the incredibly catchy title of Digital Payments Strategies Online, Mobile […]

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Infographic: US Payments Are Finally Getting Smart

Infographic: US Payments Are Finally Getting Smart

Written by on July 15, 2014 in Featured on App, Fraud & Security with 0 Comments

Chip and PIN will reach the US soon, but what does that mean? With the many credit card fraud scandals of the last few years, along with the numerous cases that go unreported by the media, having finally taken their toll on the United States’ payments systems, the nation now has to prepare to accept […]

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Infographic: The Key Challenges for Bitcoin Success

Infographic: The Key Challenges for Bitcoin Success

Written by on July 15, 2014 in Digital, Featured on App with 0 Comments

How can Bitcoin find a place with the masses? Bitcoin has a difficult reputation with consumers. Initially it was all about drugs and illegal activities, now it’s all about people getting hacked, cheated or just losing money through unpredictable price fluctuations. You folks in the payments industry also give it a hard time, dismissing it […]

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Barclaycard’s BPay Band Brings a Contactless Future Closer

Barclaycard’s BPay Band Brings a Contactless Future Closer

Written by on July 14, 2014 in Featured on App, Mobile, NFC, Prepaid, Technology with 0 Comments

Barclaycard gives customers one on the wrist Contactless payments have been trying to get off the ground for a while now. While integration into mobile phones is the key driver for most – take a look at the number of mobile wallets available on any Android phone – a lack of NFC in older devices […]

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Bitcoin’s Global Impact

Bitcoin’s Global Impact

Written by on July 14, 2014 in Digital, Featured on App with 0 Comments

Bitcoin may have changed the Internet, but could it impact change upon world payments? When we think of Bitcoin and bitcoins many roll their eyes with derision, especially if they work in the payments industry and lack a forward-thinking attitude. In some cases it’s true, Bitcoin isn’t having the impact that you’d traditionally hope it […]

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5 Must-Haves for the Ideal Digital Wallet

5 Must-Haves for the Ideal Digital Wallet

Written by on July 9, 2014 in Digital, Featured on App, Technology with 0 Comments

Crafting digital wallet perfection Creating a mobile, or digital, wallet has been a tough task for the payments industry so far. There’s been questions about how it should work, should it accept cards from other issuers? Should the industry work together to create one solution, or is it better to divide the market and try […]

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SumUp

SumUp

What is it? A mobile point-of-sale tool that allows merchants to accept credit and debit cards using smartphones or tablets. Its mobile card-acceptance service is built on proprietary end-to-end EMC payment technology, terminal hardware and mobile applications. Who is involved? Daniel Klein, Co-Founder & CEO Petter Made, Co-Founder & COO Stefan Jeschonnek, Co-Founder & CMO […]

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PixelPin

PixelPin

What is it? PixelPin is a revolutionary new way to sign in to apps and websites using a picture instead of a password. A picture is secure, usable and easier to remember than a password. Who is involved? Brian Taylor, CEO & inventor Geoff Anderson, COO & Founder Where is it based? London, UK Q&A […]

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