We have already commemorated October 21st 2015, the date the protagonists of ‘Back to the Future II’ travelled to, in an article today. To carry on the theme of looking back and forward in time, the infographic below considers how payments have evolved from mere bartering to today’s biometric tech and mobile payments, as well as how payment technologies will continue to progress in the near future.
For example, Coca-Cola seems to be jumping on to the Apple Pay bandwagon by deploying 100,000 vending machines capable of processing the tech giant’s mobile payments.
In the world of cryptocurrencies, 2014 was a bad year for Bitcoin. Having opened the year at $770, the digital currency’s value dropped to $350 by mid-December, marking a drop of roughly 50 per cent.
As the countdown to Christmas begins, Jim Wadsworth, managing director at Accura, pinpoints five ways businesses can prevent fraud and avoid targeted risks.
Payment terminals have stayed the same over the last 10 years, with steady advances in contactless and mobile wallet transactions. Retailers and brands are making a conscious effort to get closer to consumers.
Insurers went online a long time ago, but one of the major challenges has been creating an online experience that can handle the relatively complex insurance “form-filling” process. Jonathan Attwood, CEO of Fospha, explains how his company's toolset can help insurers more accurately track their customers' behaviour.
In this guest post, Lee Britton, commercial director of Prepaid Financial Services, contrasts the fortunes of fintech startups that choose to scale with the backing of major banks with those that opt to go it alone.