Contactless payments continue to grow in the UK

By Francis Campbell|2019-03-19T09:58:11+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Tags: |

After an initial slow start, the UK market has seen a dramatic uptake of contactless payments. Cards overtook cash payments in 2018, caused in part by the rise of contactless cards being the easiest way to pay for transactions below £30. Retailers and small businesses: take note if you [...]

Google is finally doing payments right with Android Pay

By Jamie Roberts|2018-12-14T18:38:46+00:00September 7th, 2015|Tags: , |

Google's first take on mobile payment did not pan out well for the company. Google Wallet never appealed to the masses as its privacy issues security holes never really allowed it to take off. The second take, Android Pay, looks more rewarding. With more than one billion active Android [...]

Norway embracing NFC, BLE and QR payments?

By Lucy Harris|2019-01-04T16:44:00+00:00May 23rd, 2014|Tags: |

Norwegians love payment cards. People hardly carry cash anymore when they can pay for anything from a coffee to daily groceries with their debit or credit cards. So why bother with a mobile wallet when payment cards are easy to carry? While Norwegians are usually ahead of the curve [...]

Contactless mobile payments explained

By Oliver Wastie|2019-01-03T21:23:59+00:00December 20th, 2013|Tags: |

The advent of the smartphone is resulting in a revolution that few would have predicted when they first started to make their arrival on the world stage just a few short years ago. Who would have foreseen how they would revolutionise the way we pay for everything [...]

Predicted growth of use of mobile wallet and NFC payments

By Jamie Roberts|2018-05-10T10:38:35+00:00May 23rd, 2013|Tags: , |

The growth in mobile payments, namely NFC and mobile wallet payments, is set to increase in line with the number of smartphone sales around the world. According to the latest research from Gartner, published on 14 February 2012, total smartphone sales in 2011 reached 472 million units and accounted [...]