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  • Contactless – 2 sectors that are cashing in

    Contactless payments have become mainstream in the UK – that’s a fact. According to new figures from Barclaycard, British consumers are now making seven million tap-and-go purchases per day, and these numbers are growing all the time.  Here are some sectors that are leading the cha...
  • How can banks meet the needs of the digital consumer?

    There’s often talk about how retailers must adapt in this digital age. As consumers of all ages become increasingly tech-savvy, these organisations are in constant competition to be the most innovative.  Yet, this battle stretches beyond the store, to the payments sector. Banks have alwa...
  • Why 2015 was the year that contactless truly went mainstream

    Contactless – it’s now a word that’s widely recognised in British society. After being promoted by the business community for some time, the payment method is finally becoming habit for consumers too. In fact, it’s been causing such a buzz that the Oxford Dictionary even name...
  • How realistic is a cashless society?

    For years the industry has been referencing the demise of cash in the UK. The rise of digital payment methods have of course added a whole new level of convenience to our spending habits – but does this really mean we’re prepared to completely disregard the most traditional way to pay?&n...
  • Are retailers paying attention to their social customers?

    It’s no secret that we live in a world populated by social media addicts. Tweeting, liking and scrolling through a stream of social content is part of daily activity for most consumers – and retailers are jumping in on the trend.  92% of the UK’s top 50 retailers are now acti...
  • The payments innovations that consumers really want

    Long have the likes of cash, cards and contactless dominated the payments headlines – but which actually interest consumers?  Usage of these three key ways to pay is always high, which has led many in the sector to believe they can pinpoint exactly how shoppers want to make their purchas...
  • Will mobile payments ever become mainstream in the UK?

    Discussions around the use of mobile payments have been widespread in the industry for years – but it’s only recently that consumers have started taking notice.  Apple Pay has been key in sparking consumer interest; having launched only two weeks ago in the UK, more than 250,000 re...
  • Which new technologies will truly change the way we pay?

    While technology such as contactless has been making waves in the payments market for quite some time, it’s only in the last year that consumers have started to take notice; realising what a difference a new purchase method can make to their daily activities.  This is something that paym...
  • Why has the UK’s love affair with card payments flourished?

    British consumers regularly make headlines for their willingness to experiment with new ways to pay. And as these continue to hit the market, the popularity of cash has inevitably started to suffer.  However, whilst mobile and wearables are certainly gaining traction, it’s the card that ...
  • The rise of digital banking in the branch

    Consumers are becoming more and more accustomed to using new technology as part of their daily routine. And it’s no surprise as technology is increasingly making our lives easier and more convenient.  In payments, new technological innovations have meant that fewer people are using tradi...