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The Game Changers of Global Payments Whitepaper

Posted by Rebecca Sundvall on Nov 20, 2018 2:36:14 PM

Now our latest whitepaper The Game Changers of Global Payments is out! Here we are digging into some of the factors that we believe will be the game changers of the payments industry as we know it. Some of those factors are regulations, trends in technology and shopping behaviour.

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Topics: psd2, FinTech, improve customer experience, increase conversion rate, mobile payments, Real time payments, Direct payments, Instant payment options, payment options, Payment solutions, Payments, Financial regulation, Ecommerce

How merchants can fight payment fraud

Posted by Rebecca Sundvall on Oct 18, 2018 10:25:10 AM

Making online payments a secure process both for merchants and consumers is a topic that never loses its relevance. Especially since major retailers have been subject to data breaches as a consequence of flaws in their payment systems.

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Topics: Financial regulation, FinTech, Direct payments, Instant payment options, Real time payments, psd2, Payment fraud

How FinTechs can rise above the noise

Posted by Rebecca Sundvall on Oct 1, 2018 1:47:09 PM

During FinTech Stockholm last week we got to listen to many interesting speakers with a range of different topics inside the scope of FinTech. There was a lot of focus on what it is that makes or breaks a business and who are the ones that go from good to great. One topic of discussion was innovative ways of reaching new customers and there is one company leading the way - Lunar Way.

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Topics: Entercash, FinTech, Payments, Ecommerce, Direct payments, Real time payments

All you need to know about PSD2

Posted by Rebecca Sundvall on Sep 13, 2018 1:47:45 PM

PSD2 (Revised Payment Service Directive) is being put in place within the EU this year. Banks who used to have a monopoly on their customers account information and payment services will be obliged to share open APIs with third-party providers.

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Topics: Entercash, psd2, Financial regulation, FinTech, Payments, payment options, Real time payments, Direct payments, Instant payment options, Payment solutions

STHLM Tech Fest 2018

Posted by Rebecca Sundvall on Sep 5, 2018 11:23:12 AM

This week we visited STHLM Tech Fest which was held at Stockholm Waterfront Congress. It was a full day of presentations by companies such as Google, Volvo Car Mobility, Uber, Stripe and Salesforce focusing on different topics ranging from machine learning to gender parity in the tech industry. In other words, it was truly an interesting and inspiring day.

The topic shifted towards payments in the afternoon when we got to hear a presentation by Adyen's co-founder and CCO, Roelant Prins where he talked about the reasons of the success behind the company.

These key points are:
- We build to benefit all merchants (not just one)
- We include different people to sharpen our ideas
- We launch fast and iterate
- We make good choices to build an ethical business and drive sustainable growth for our merchants
- We don’t hide behind email, instead we pick up the phone
- We talk straight without being rude
- Winning is more important than ego; we work as a team - across cultures and time zones
- We create our own path and won’t be slowed down by “stewards”

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Topics: Entercash, psd2, Financial regulation, FinTech, Payments

Why FinTechs and Banks need to collaborate

Posted by Rebecca Sundvall on Aug 20, 2018 11:14:01 AM

Alone is not always strong. Especially not when it comes to scaling a business in a highly regulated industry. But if a collaboration between banks and FinTechs are done correctly, both parties will walk away as winners.

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Topics: FinTech, psd2, Financial regulation, Payments, Direct payments, Real time payments, Instant payment options, payment options, Payment solutions

The future of payments whitepaper 2018

Posted by Rebecca Sundvall on Aug 10, 2018 11:28:56 AM

Payments is an ever evolving industry which constantly forces you to stay on top of trends and consumer needs. It is truly an industry that changes rapidly.

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Topics: psd2, Financial regulation, FinTech, Ecommerce, Payment solutions, Payments, Real time payments, Direct payments, Instant payment options, payment options

How To Choose The Right Payment Solution

Posted by Rebecca Sundvall on Jul 18, 2018 2:18:32 PM

The world of payment solutions is truly a jungle and at the moment it may seem impossible to keep up with all trends and statistics. Some merchants may think that the payment solution only is a small part of the buyers' journey, but that is far from the truth. In this article, we are going to show you some of the alternative options out there so you can make an educated decision when choosing your payment provider.

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Topics: FinTech, Payments, Ecommerce, Payment solutions, mobile payments, payment options, Direct payments, Real time payments, Instant payment options, improve customer experience, increase conversion rate

How banks can prevent losing business to fintech companies

Posted by Rebecca Sundvall on Jul 2, 2018 11:39:32 AM

With the Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2), being put into place, banks are being forced to keep up with financial innovations in order to stay relevant. As much as 88% of financial institutions are afraid of losing business to FinTech companies. If you are interested in reading more about what PSD2 actually is you can check out our article PSD2 - The regulation that will disrupt the financial industry. Here we will have a look at the PWC Global FinTech Report 2017 to see what steps banks can take in order to stay relevant.

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Topics: Payments, Payment solutions, payment options, Direct payments, Real time payments, Instant payment options, FinTech, Financial regulation, psd2

PSD2 - The financial regulation that will disrupt the industry

Posted by Rebecca Sundvall on Jun 25, 2018 11:37:35 AM

The thing on people's minds right now is the PSD2 (Revised Payment Service Directive) that is being put in place within the EU this year. Bank's who used to have monopoly on their customers account information and payment services will be obliged to share open API's with third party providers. But what does this actually mean for the industry?

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Topics: FinTech, Financial regulation, payment options, Payments