There's a huge amount going on in the European payments and fintech startup space right now, which is great news for the industry but makes staying on top of everything challenging at best. With that in mind we've picked out five what we think are the most-interesting stories across the region right now.
Whilst in the UK digital payments have already overtaken cash transactions in 2014 and we're actually spending £1.5 billion a month using contactless cards, nearly 80% of transactions in Germany are still made in cash. However, recent findings from TSYS and Wirecard suggest things could be about to change.
Following a 'significant pullback' in the final quarter of 2015, fintech funding in 2016 got off to a very strong start, buoyed by several massive Chinese deals.
This week, MasterCard came up with the first commerce application for SoftBank's humanoid robot 'Pepper': taking orders and processing payments at Pizza Hut.
Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from the world of payments.
Curve, the bank card killer that attracted a lot of attention at the beginning of the year with its ambitions to replace all the plastic in your wallet with just one card is taking another step toward full public launch.
We take a quick look at recent data from Barclaycard that shows where the British public liked to pay using contactless payments.
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.
Save the date: 2021, the year debit cards overtake cash to become the UK’s most frequently used payment method, according to a new report from Payments UK, the trade association for the payments industry.