July 21st, 2016
Retailers and payment companies continue to battle, but what about shoppers? Walmart’s tussle with Visa in Canada and Costco’s transition from American Express to Visa serve are the two most recent high-profile examples. Listen to Euromonitor’s Retailing and Consumer Finance analysts outline reasons for these conflicts and debate their potential effects. Listen as MP3 http://traffic.libsyn.com/euromonitor/VisaWalmart.mp3
July 6th, 2016
Financial technology, commonly known as fintech, continues to be a hot spot for innovation and investment across the world.
June 15th, 2016
In this episode of Viewpoint, Senior Services & Payments Analyst Philip Benton interviews Fortumo CEO and Co-Founder Martin Koppel. Fortumo founded in Estonia, with five other offices worldwide, is a leading global provider of direct carrier billing.
June 11th, 2016
In the quest to provide customers with options on how to order and pay, as well as improve the efficiency, speed and user experience, a wide variety of options have emerged. Digital Consumer Manager Michelle Evans spoke about the latest in mobile ordering and payments in the US at the ICX Summit in early June.
June 9th, 2016
Blockchain evolved from Bitcoin, a form of digital currency also known as crypto-currency, which is independent, decentralised, commands low transaction fees and is practically invulnerable to fraud or theft.
April 28th, 2016
Euromonitor International is pleased to be speaking at the 7th International PLUS Forum “Cards, Payments and Mobile 2016” 07-08 June 2016, Moscow, Russia.
April 26th, 2016
In line with increasing use of smartphones and growing demand for innovative, fast and easy-to-use financial services, traditional banks are facing increasing competition from alternative financial services providers.
April 23rd, 2016
I attended Card Forum last week in Los Angeles and had three key takeaways from the conference: the implications of the transition to EMV in the US; what’s missing from mobile payments; and expanding card payment security measures.
March 25th, 2016
M-Pesa, a mobile-phone based money transferring service, has been popular in Kenya for some time and was launched in India in 2013. However, this service has not proved as popular in India due to the country’s regulations imposed on mobile money services. There was also a problem in getting word to India’s diverse rural […]
March 9th, 2016
The UK is one of the most advanced countries in terms of proximity payments, with the launch of Apple Pay in mid-2015. Although proximity payments is still relatively new, particularly with regard to wearable technology, UK consumers are well placed to adopt these payment methods with smartphones widely available and contactless payments already commonplace, thus […]