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.
Apple isn’t aiming for the low-hanging fruit Apple entering the payments space has been a tantalising prospect for many for a while now. It’s certainly something that would easily upset the status quo of the payments market. And, while we’ve not heard anything concrete on the matter of payments, except for an occasional teasing statement […]
HCE seems to be the new and ‘exciting’ prospect PayPal has been waiting for in NFC PayPal has never been extremely active in the NFC environment, even trying to push its own Bluetooth Low Energy alternative, PayPal Beacon. However, in a surprising reversal, the digital payments company looks like it could well embrace NFC technology […]
Bitcoin just hasn’t hit it off in the UK The future where we all pay for products and services using Bitcoin may well be a pipe dream in the UK right now, as it seems that UK citizens just don’t trust the digital currency. It’s strange too, as media focus has been strong around the […]
In Sweden they’ve chucked the credit card and have started paying with their hands In an effort to move the payments business forward in Sweden, one city in the south of the nation has adopted hand scanning as a means of payment acceptance. The news comes from Lund University who have said that vein scanning […]
Bitcoin has been considered, but Amazon is waiting for something else Amazon is one of the biggest eCommerce sites around. If you think of online shopping, you usually think of Amazon first. So, why isn’t the biggest online retailer looking at one of the most prolific crypocurrencies around? Well, it seems that they have, but […]
Zuckerberg wants Facebook to have a slice of that payments pie Facebook’s been buying up a lot of tech lately, what with virtual reality company Oculus and instant messaging service WhatsApp, but what’s it really been playing at? Well, it seems that the social network want’s to find a way into your wallet too. And […]
South Korea ups its payment game The mobile payments industry in South Korea will receive a rather welcome boost thanks to local credit card companies helping small merchants gain access to EMV terminals by 2015. The initiative was announced by the Financial Supervisory Service in South Korea on Friday, explaining how it’ll help over 650,000 […]
Google Wallet head is committed to moving Google deeper into the payments industry Google Payments chief Ariel Bardin spoke at the Electronic Transaction Association tradeshow in Las Vegas about just how far the company has come with its Google Wallet product. Having launched little over three years ago, Bardin admits that Wallet has been a […]
NFC, the past, present and future As I’ve said on many an occasion, the future of payments is changing. It’s an ever evolving landscape that is relatively uncertain. However, it’s clear that there are trends that point towards where the future could lie. For instance, take a look at NFC technology that’s pervaded society. While […]
But despite the US Federal Reserve’s interest, the old guard dislike the idea of real-time payments In the recent September payment System improvement Public Consultation Paper from the US Federal Reserve, it asked what could help improve the US archaic payments system. And, as you may well have expected, feedback was divided. However, the old […]