About Anne Taylor

Anne has followed the payments field for more than a decade, with focus on the interface between tech innovations in small business offerings.

PDQ machine goes mobile

PDQ machines are no longer optional for small and medium-sized businesses. What are the different types for businesses? What should be considered?

Anne Taylor2022-06-07T23:01:40+01:00Published: February 23rd, 2015|

iZettle & Windows Phone 8: why does it lack support?

When iZettle first launched a few years ago, it was compatible only with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Since then, the service has added several countries in Europe and beyond, but it has only gained compatibility with Android devices. No Windows Phone, no BlackBerry. The same applies for iZettle's main [...]

Anne Taylor2019-02-18T05:06:11+00:00Published: September 17th, 2014|Tags: |

Are viruses a threat to mobile point of sale systems (mPOS)?

In the wake of the Target data breach in late 2013, which exposed the credit and debit card accounts of 70 million holiday shoppers, both investors and merchants have started searching for alternatives to upgrade outdated payments technology. Are mobile point of sale (mPOS) systems part of the solution, or do [...]

Anne Taylor2018-05-02T09:43:03+01:00Published: June 17th, 2014|Tags: |

mPOS in Hong Kong – which were the first providers?

New mobile payment systems give merchants and small business owners in Hong Kong a chance to accept credit cards easily on the go. mPOS terminals allow local businesses to accept international payment cards such as Visa, MasterCard and JCB wherever they are. An external card reader is connected to [...]

Anne Taylor2018-09-13T11:06:34+01:00Published: May 23rd, 2014|Tags: |

M-PESA: how Kenya took the lead in mobile money

By Janet Kamana, Nairobi M-PESA is a mobile money transfer service supported by Safaricom, Kenya's largest mobile network operator. It is arguably the most developed mobile money transfer system in the world, and has transformed the lives of many Kenyans. With over 18.2 million subscribers in a country [...]

Anne Taylor2021-08-15T05:38:27+01:00Published: April 7th, 2014|Tags: |