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...
Someone reminded me recently of two predictions I made in a panel discussion in 2008. I got one right, and one wrong. So of course I am going to make a new prediction (I like doing that).
The one I got right was that mobile phones would become the universal tool for banking and payments. It wasn´t really too much of a bold prediction, and I was certainly not the only one having these thoughts...
It's hard to believe we're already in the third year of our partnership with the Startupbootcamp FinTech acceleration program - although they do say that time flies when you're having fun! Without a doubt, the talent we've seen so far has never failed to impress and what's more exciting is that our two most recent scouting events have continued to surpass expectations (you'll read more about some...
The financial services market today is one where you adapt or die, where evolution has never been more relevant.
Staying ahead of the pack is a matter of corporate life and death: it’s survival of the fastest, not just the fittest. The continuing emergence of e-commerce, ever-increasing competitive pressure, and the proliferation of fintech developments mean a company in our industry that...
Here at arvato Financial Solutions, we always aim to deliver reliable services throughout the entire customer journey, as well as across a broad range of industries. We’re also consistently striving to provide the best offerings for our customers.
We often find these offerings as a result of collaboration and learning, so this year we’re sponsoring London’s Startupbootcamp Fintech, a...
Some people don’t like talking about debt collection. They might think it is nasty or mean, embarrassing maybe. I actually see debt collection as a vital pillar of society’s economic system. The ultimate truth is that somebody always pays. And if one customer doesn’t pay, then all the other customers have to pay more. Otherwise your company will suffer. So debt collection is actually a basic...
Anniversaries are great milestones, giving us an opportunity for celebration and reflection. And two of our communications initiatives are marking milestones this week.
The first is PAY magazine, which has been reaching out to the Nordic market for 500 days, while the youngest child of the family, our Nordic Finance Blog, has just reached the 50-day mark. Both channels provide insights into how...