Mobile Payments

Cash Is No Longer King, But Bigger Changes May Be On The Cards

James Pepper | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Tech
James Pepper

Over the last 18 months the masses truly have converted from cash to card, but while retailers, retail services companies and even religious institutions are all bending the knee at the altar of the contactless card, I'm reluctant to believe the hype

Let's Get Personal: Frictionless Payments And Your Future Shopping Experience

Jerome Nadel | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Tech
Jerome Nadel

The global payments landscape is a complicated place. Technologies like digital retail wallets have made it easier than ever before for us to tap, swipe and pay. New innovations allow us to scan barcodes, add to shopping carts and receive geo-targeted updates, discounts and offers on the go.

Checkouts Are Dead, Retail Is All About The Experience

Daniel Maurice-Vallerey | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Tech
Daniel Maurice-Vallerey

With the advent of a new generation of payment terminals that make it possible to deliver the type of interaction during in-store transactions that customers are now expecting and retailers want to deliver.

How To Overcome The Challenges Of Mobile Payment Adoption

Ben Dickson | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Dickson

The implementation of mobile payment into applications should be streamlined as well and developers should not be required to reinvent the wheel. Robles' team of developers is working on a set of APIs and user interface components that can be easily understood and plugged into banking and financial applications.

East Africa and Energy Access: A Hotbed of Creative Solutions

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

In recent years East Africa has emerged as a hotbed of creative solutions to meeting people's energy needs as I saw for myself during my visit to Kenya and Tanzania earlier this year. The nexus between clean energy and mobile-based technology is one that is helping bring power to some of the remotest corners of the continent.

Focus on pre-pay not pay at your table!

Nick Telson | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Nick Telson

A year after the launch, we have processed over £2 million gross transactions through Collins Pay and we are expecting over 100% year on year growth. By focusing on a space where transactions were already happening in vast quantities, but analysing how it could be done better for our clients and their customers whilst integrating this directly into their current booking flows, Collins Pay stands alone in this space.

Most Of Us Still Freak Out At The Idea Of Using Our Phones As Wallets

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Tech

A study has found that the overwhelming majority of us still have reservations about using our smartphones to pay for things. The study -- carried ...

Three Examples of the Evolution of Identity

Patrick Salyer | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Salyer

Allowing users to verify their identities and log in to websites and mobile applications using existing profiles from networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn not only creates a more streamlined experience for consumers, it also enables marketers to capture and leverage rich, first-party social identity data.

Thomas Tamblyn

Apple And Samsung Pay Are Only As Safe As Your Bank | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Tech

With the launch of Samsung Pay at Mobile World Congress 2015 - and with the Apple Watch just around the corner - the chatter around mobile payments ha...

Starbucks Is Trialling A 'Human Free' Ordering System

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Tech

Starbucks has started trialling a test in Portland, Oregon that'll let you open up the Starbucks app, choose your drink and then order it to the neare...

Apple Just Did Something Amazing

Jon Geater | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Geater

Apple Pay, the contactless and in-app purchasing system announced by Apple this week... is not that amazing something.

Optimising Your Online Mobile Payments

Shane Happach | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Tech
Shane Happach

Mobile commerce is on the up and up, and your eCommerce business will need to ensure you're up to the play when it comes to mobile payments if you want to keep pace in 2014 and beyond. Here are Worldpay's top tips for optimising your online mobile payments.

Chat: A Serious Business

Matthew Hussey | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

While Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber and the like are locked in an arms race to help users send photos and videos with increasing speed (and discretion), one London based startup is looking to capture a more niche part of the chat market: sending money.

Forget 'Mobile First': Are We Heading for a Mobile Only Banking World?

Tony Virdi | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

The speed at which the mobile market evolves is staggering. We have seen disruptive technologies such as the tablet really change the way we interact and go about our daily lives in recent years, both as consumers and within business.

Mobile Opportunity

David Richards | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech
David Richards

Towards the end of last year I spent a number of weeks on holiday with my family in Tanzania. On our way back from visiting a town by the coast, we found ourselves in a village with no more than a few dozen inhabitants.

Mobile Payments... Here at Long Last?

Ernest Doku | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech
Ernest Doku

We have been hearing about the advent of mobile payments for a long time - both from mobile providers and banking institutions.

What Is 'Paym', And Why Should You Care?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Tech

It's not quite paying for stuff with your veins - but it's getting closer. Paym ("pay-em"), a new mobile payment service that could link every curr...

How Mobile Is Transforming the Airlines Payment Sector

Shane Happach | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Tech
Shane Happach

Airlines have long been reliant on credit cards as the primary payment type they accept online. However, as carriers' margins are increasingly squeezed, the industry is becoming more aware of the importance of enabling alternative payment methods to gain competitive advantage - and new research shows mobile is top of mind.

Down the Tubes - Ten Years of NFC

Daniel Lowther | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Tech
Daniel Lowther

Unfortunately, this future has failed to materialise. When I'm commuting home tonight, I'll pass by more than a handful of retailers. And, to the best of my knowledge, only one of them, a purveyor of ready-to-eat sarnies, accepts contactless cards.

From PayPal to Facebook: Securing the Mobile Payments World

Tony Virdi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

Juniper Research predicts, within two years mobile transactions will hit $1.3 trillion worldwide by 2015. Increasingly, we are seeing businesses turning to mobile devices for payment acceptance.

Popping Up the High Street

Mark Little | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Tech
Mark Little

Whilst a very welcome boost for retail confidence, this bounce in sales was arguably fuelled by the rarest of British heat waves, the birth of a future king, a British winner at Wimbledon and a rise in online sales of 7.9%, perhaps masking the on-going fragility of UK retail growth.

'Pay With Your Face' App Hits High Street

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

Shoppers on Richmond High Street in London will be able to use a face recognition payment system after the launch of a new smartphone app. The new...

Payments Innovation: Learn From the Experience of Others

John Chaplin | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Tech
John Chaplin

Mobile wallets, peer-to-peer lending, credit card readers for smartphones, crowdfunding, new remittance services, online loan providers... there is no...

Mobile Revolution for Small Traders

Mark Little | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Tech
Mark Little

What we now carry around in our pockets are more like mini computers, equipped with the capabilities of cameras, jukeboxes, libraries and games consoles. In the space of time it takes to download an app, almost limitless functionality can be added.

Is This the Future - High Street to iStreet?

Jon Worley | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Tech
Jon Worley

High streets need to make available the tools consumers desire to interact in-store. This will allow the consumer to not only browse in-store, it will also encourage them to complete their purchase and take their shopping away with them.