Jonathan Jensen

Jonathan has been working in payments for 18 years covering digital money, identity verification, telco billing, finance systems and consumer payment services; in both startup and corporate environments. Most recently, his experience is in developing alternative consumer payment models. "I'm passionate about removing the friction and frustration from payments. The convergence of payments and mobile technology and its impact on consumers fascinates me." You can follow Jonathan on Twitter at @sevendotzero

Apple Pay comes to the UK – at last!

Apple Pay comes to the UK – at last!

Written by on June 11, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

As everyone now knows, Apple Pay launches in the UK in July. If you have a card from a participating issuer and an iPhone 6, 6 Plus or Apple Watch (paired with an iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6 or 6 Plus) you can pay in store at contactless card terminals. In-app you can pay using […]

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The Apple Watch works for me

The Apple Watch works for me

Written by on May 21, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

As soon as I saw the Apple Watch launch event last year I was curious what I’d make of the Watch. I haven’t worn a watch for several years – a very basic device that had been replaced by my iPhone. However as phones got bigger it became increasingly inconvenient to pull out my iPhone […]

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So now everyone’s a payments expert!

So now everyone’s a payments expert!

Written by on April 24, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Last week I received a letter from Capital One regarding my cashback credit card. The letter from the payments company indicated I would no longer receive cashback on my card; something of a disappointment as it was worth a few hundred pounds last year. The explanation of the change read “Changes in our industry mean […]

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Time to switch your bank account?

Time to switch your bank account?

Written by on March 19, 2015 in Guest Blog, Opinion with 0 Comments

Changing banks is one of those activities that most people seem to avoid. Despite the industry moving to seven day account switching, the number of customers switching bank accounts in the UK is virtually flat and according to the Payments Council, in 2014 there were only 1.2 million switches. The recent FCA report (Making Current […]

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Leveraging the low euro (avoid banks)

Leveraging the low euro (avoid banks)

Written by on March 16, 2015 in Guest Blog, Opinion with 0 Comments

With Sterling hitting 1.40 against the euro for the first time since pre financial crash days thanks to ECB quantitative easing, it makes spending in the Eurozone cheaper than it’s been for a long time. However most of the banks are adept at removing extra money from their customer’s accounts via transaction fees. A 2.75% […]

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Putting consumers first for call costs

Putting consumers first for call costs

Written by on February 12, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

At last UK telecoms regulator Ofcom is putting consumer interests before those of the telcos and stepping in to regulate some of their more devious pricing practices. From Summer 2015 Ofcom is making changes to save consumers money and make some of the more opaque call charges clearer. Despite Ofcom reorganising phone numbers some years ago […]

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Mobile déjà-vu for BT

Mobile déjà-vu for BT

Written by on February 10, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Last week BT confirmed its acquisition of EE would proceed, subject to regulatory clearance. From a proposition perspective, this looks good news for BT, as its forays into the mobile space since selling O2 have been less than inspiring. As a customer of either organisation, I could only hope that somehow, on some level, they […]

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Primitive plug evolving

Primitive plug evolving

Written by on January 16, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Is this the end of the UK three pin plug for charging your gadgets? Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that can be the most innovative. Travelling with UK gadget chargers has always been an awkward business because of the bulky design of the UK three pin plug. It’s an awkward shape and has a habit […]

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What’s happened to Apple’s legendary software reliability?

What’s happened to Apple’s legendary software reliability?

Written by on January 9, 2015 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

There are many reasons why Apple products are so popular with users; great hardware design, ease of use, reliability, features, functionality; to name a few. We’re used to receiving new versions of Apple software each year and the new functionality these annual updates bring is eagerly anticipated by Apple users. Whilst there are always bugs […]

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How disrupted were payments in 2014?

How disrupted were payments in 2014?

Written by on December 22, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

As the year draws to a close it’s worth reflecting on some of the more interesting disruptions in payments we’ve seen this year. Highlights for me include … The launch that will perhaps have the biggest impact on consumer payments over time was Apple Pay. Apple Pay takes a lot of the friction out of […]

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