How is Denmark's national debit card faring against international competition and mobile payments? Statistics tell a complicated story of change.
The Brazilian market of card readers is one of the most exciting at the moment. Companies are fighting for a slice of the sector, estimated to have released over 300 models so far and paved the way for two successful IPOs this year. Yet not so long ago, local [...]
There’s an odd relationship going on between the Italian people, the past and the future. In a country where entrepreneurs and merchants are still reluctant to accept card payments (and customers to pay by card), what we may call a passion for smartphones could finally soothe this conservative attitude. [...]
Mobile app-based card readers could be ideal for you, but what are the options in Ireland and are they worth considering? Here's the lowdown.
On average each Norwegian citizen paid by card 417 times in 2016, beaten only by Iceland in the worldwide ranking. With fewer Norwegians carrying cash, even the smallest of vendors find that not accepting card payments is hurting the bottom line – badly. But before we look at the [...]
Small and mobile businesses in Switzerland got a new option for accepting card payments: the SumUp app installed on their smartphone or tablet. Combined with the PIN+ card reader, small businesses can accept debit and credit cards using the latest Bluetooth connectivity and a Wifi or 3G/4G connection to process the transaction. [...]
Holland's mobile payment market just got “agglomerated” in the fall of 2014, when Swedish iZettle stepped in as the fourth mobile payment service provider, joining Payleven, SumUp, and Adyen Shuttle. For small business owners, sole traders, non-profits or individuals who want to accept debit and credit cards without the [...]
Europeans are becoming more and more used to using plastic cards for everyday items. In some countries it’s now quite possible to get through a day and even week without using cash at all. According to Euromonitor International’s recent consumer payments study, card payments are expected to be more popular [...]
A late-bloomer in credit card payments, Germany is now embracing mobile card readers. It is one of the leading countries in the world in technological innovation, yet when it comes to payments, Germany has been among the most conservative in Europe, holding on to the cash economy. True, the [...]
Since 1947, Pakistan’s banking sector has come a long way. The current estimated population of Pakistan exceeds 182 million out of which roughly only 7% use banking services. With a network of 12,000 branches across Pakistan the banking footprint is well established, but has also been deemed insufficient. Taking [...]