Mobile Payments

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.

Mobile and Retail Predictions for 2013

Steve Rothwell | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Tech
Steve Rothwell

Advances in mobile technology look set to help change the face of physical retail as we know it. From engaging shoppers in-store via Wi-Fi, implementing augmented reality and barcodes, to digitally processing offers distributed via mobile.

Could Mobile Wallets Mean the End of 'Voucher Stigma'?

Simon Robinson | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Tech
Simon Robinson

With a mobile wallet the process could be quite different. Consider this: you're walking past your favourite Indian take-away on the way home. As you walk past you get a text offering you half-price on your favourite curry. The next day you walk in and order the curry, paying by flashing the back of your phone at the point of payment with the offer applied automatically.

mCommerce in India: The Opportunity

Shane Happach | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK
Shane Happach

India's fast developing economy, coupled with a rise in the number of affluent middle class consumers, has led to a considerable appetite for eCommerce amongst the country's consumers.

What's Holding Mobile Money Back?

Tony Virdi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

Mobile is the channel of the future. Online is very relevant and still growing, but now it's about getting in front of customers via the one device that they rarely put down - the mobile device.

10 Hot Payment Startups

Raconteur Media | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Tech
Raconteur Media

A wave of new payment startups is challenging traditional models and spurring more established players into taking action to develop their own marketshare.

The Death of Cash Is Imminent - But What Will Replace It?

Tony Virdi | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

With so many players racing to develop an offering that meets the demand for mobile payments, there is no doubt that cash is on its way out - but this will be a long process. The payments industry is set to experience a great deal of disruptive changes.

Charlie Thomas

Could This Device Revolutionise Business In Britain?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK

A gadget which enables retailers to take chip and pin payments using their phone will be white-labelled for UK banks within months. Dan Wagner, chi...

Eastern Affluence Underpins Western Promise

Shane Happach | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK
Shane Happach

China is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, and consequently, its vast population has a higher percentage of disposable income to spend than ever before. The Chinese penchant for luxury items, and particularly western brands, is making it an attractive pool of income-rich consumers. How can UK eCommerce merchants successfully tap into this market?

Mean Banks

Michael Nuciforo | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK
Michael Nuciforo

You're all familiar with the bell curve right? I'm sure you remember studying it at school...