UK challenger bank Tandem is launching a £1m crowdfunding campaign tomorrow as it looks to turbo charge interest among future customers ahead of a planned launch later this year read more ..
Over half of all charitable donations are made in cash - but that number is dropping, says the UK Card Association. With fewer people carrying cash, will contactless be at the heart of charitable donations? read more ..
The quiz we did recently about the history of payments in general will look like a walk in the park compared to this one about cash. Think you know when the Brazilian real was first introduced or what's the nickname for the Canadian dollar? Then this is the quiz for you.
Samsung has announced that it has finally made a deal with Alipay to broaden Samsung Pay's reach in China, in a move that will no doubt have Apple worried...at least for the time being.
Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from the world of payments. This week's round-up includes a company that shocks you if you overspend, Italian cheese that is used as currency and of course Android Pay in the UK.
The infographic says cash payments could decline by as much as 50% in the next ten years, exacerbated by the introduction of the likes of Android Pay, Samsung Pay and improvements to mobile coverage and public wifi.
After a false start yesterday and numerous rumours throughout the week, Android Pay has officially been launched in the UK.
Can the rumours be true? Is Android Pay coming to the UK this month? A few breadcrumbs (full-on green signs saying 'We accept Android Pay) from Pret, and web activity from Halifax and HSBC suggest that so.
The majority of small businesses surveyed expecting to see mobile sales growth in the next 12 months, according to a new study conducted by eBay UK.
The crew of #NoCashTrip including Geronimo Emili, the founder of CashlessWay are going to be making their way across Europe next month relying solely on digital payments in a bid to see where the continent is heading in terms of digital payments.
Whilst the payments industry likes nothing more than to go with the hype, it is always good to check in on the data and see how people are paying. Here we look at the latest data from two payment methods on polar ends of the payments spectrum: contactless and cash.
“It’s time to drive through the front window of financial services” – Tandem Bank, Azimo co-founders
An auspicious dinner threw Michael Kent and Ricky Knox together at business school more than a decade ago, laying the foundations of a business partnership that would see the pair create financial tech companies remittance firms Small World FS, Azimo and most recently challenger bank Tandem.
Not a single one of the 14 British tech unicorns, private companies with a valuation of more than $1 billion, supports Britain leaving the EU, according to a new report, with fintech companies such as TransferWise being most vocal about it.
Like some sort of payments equivalent of a fighter who just keeps picking the wrong fights, Barclays is taking on Android Pay by releasing its own contactless payment for Android phones service in June. The bank tried and failed to take on Apple Pay last year. We're not exactly sure how it expects to do better this time round...
In a week when Sainsbury's finally revealed it will go contactless this year and when Eurovision said it will be cash-free and payment wearable full, it shouldn't come as a surprise that new data from Visa Europe confirms contactless payments' dominance in Europe.
Zwipe founder and CEO Kim Kristian Humborstad talks about his vision for the company, what he’s learned building the business and why startup teams need a good sense of humour.
As a retailer, reducing the friction associated with payment as much as possible is crucial for maximising revenue. In this white paper, Verifone explains how adopting an mPOS solution can maximise the revenue potential of bricks-and-mortar stores.