As 2016 winds to a close, we’ve decided to take a look back at some of our most-read articles throughout the year. For the rest of the week, we’ll be highlighting the top five most popular articles in various categories across the site. If you missed these gems when they were published, now’s your chance to read them!
Our number one most-read article in Payments is actually a quiz: but that doesn’t stop it from being popular. Test your knowledge of payment acronyms with this cunning quiz devised by former PaymentEye editor Benjamin Rabinovich. Then test your friends!
Don’t forget to tweet your scores to us at @PaymentEye!
The world of mobile payments is a rapidly evolving one, with new players, new locations and technologies coming up faster and faster. So it’s no wonder that this handy infographic about mobile payments is one of our most-read articles about payments from 2016.
Click through to learn more about what makes mobile payments tick, courtesy of an infographic by Oberthur Technologies.
It seems as though our readers just can’t get enough of infographics, as two of the most-read articles about Payments are in infographic form.
Following the predictions made by the British public that include the UK becoming a cashless society within the next two decades and clothes being connected to the internet, this infographic from Wirecard and Statista takes a detailed look at the rise of the Internet of Things from various angles and tracks the increasing amount of cashless transactions being made.
Picking Copenhagen to host the first edition of Money2020 Europe is a coup for not just the Danish capital, but also the wider Nordics, helping shine a new light on the region’s thriving tech ecosystems – this time through the lens of financial technology.
Here are five things that the PaymentEye team learned about payments from Money2020 Europe.
In this popular guest post from 2016, Salim Dhanani, director of Business Development at Carta, explores how in the world of payment data, mobile is the game-changer that allows financial institutions to learn more about their customers, opening up a plethora of new opportunities.
Following a milestone in August, when spending via contactless accounted for 20% of all card transactions in the UK, the technology has reached another: contactless now makes up a quarter of all UK card transactions, according to the latest figures from the UK Card Association (UKCA).
The increase of ATMs installed away from bank branches is being driven by factors including banks' efforts to be more cost-effective, and the rise of independent ATM deployers, new research from RBR suggests.
ING has partnered with Dutch startup, Whydonate, to create a contactless charity collection box to help keep the charity sector innovative in a time when cash is being used less frequently.
Rakuten Deutschland, a subsidiary of Japan’s largest e-commerce site, has expanded its existing partnership with Wirecard to offer a wider range of payment methods.