Anyone who still doesn't believe in the future of mobile payment and contactless payment will certainly have changed their mind since last Thursday. Once again, an American financial giant bought out a promising European finance startup - in order to consolidate its business in Europe.
Last Thursday, I learned that PayPal had snapped up the mobile payment service iZettle for $2.2 billion; news...
Last week a team of product managers, business developers and sales reps from our various markets joined in the fun at the Euro Attractions Show in Berlin, Europe’s largest amusement park industry trade fair hosted by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).
This year 13,000 attendees, including 8,400 qualified buyers, took advantage of the networking...
With any big idea, the challenge often comes when you have to turn it into reality. When we were developing AfterPay Fast Track, our new NFC-enabled instant payment system, we saw challenges that our clients were facing, and knew that we could do something about them.
As we had seen from the relatively slow adoption of NFC-based mobile payments, it is one thing to know you have a game-changer...
My long wait at Slush got me thinking about how to take the pain out of paying at large venues and events. After meeting the CEO of mFabrik it became clear that we had the services and technology to do just that. So we joined forces and AfterPay Fast Track saw the light of day – or the light of night, to be more precise, given that it made its debut at a rock festival in March.
Have you ever been in a situation where hundreds of people want exactly the same thing as you, and you happen to be last in the queue?
That happened to me at Slush 2014. There were 14,000 people at the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre that year for Europe’s leading startup event, and the restaurant had nowhere near enough capacity. It took me an hour to have lunch. You might think...
To say there is a lot going on in the area of payments is probably an understatement, with new technical features and partnerships opening doors for more convenient ways to pay. The way we shop online has changed dramatically in recent years and this revolution is spreading rapidly to physical environments such as stores, cafes and public transportation.
Traditional card companies such as Visa...
It is exciting times here at Arvato with something big on the way. I can’t say too much about it yet but it’s about to make life a whole lot more fun. And that got me thinking about what brought me to Arvato Financial Solutions in the first place.
As I had already been working with electronic payments and financial solutions for a couple of years, I knew it was an industry in transformation...