Tag: Contactless Payments

Is paying with contactless too easy?

Is paying with contactless too easy?

Written by on May 26, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Earlier this week BBC News wrote a piece on contactless payments under the title “Will paying with contactless cards make us less healthy?”. The contention here is that paying with contactless is so simple and without any visibility of ‘real’ cash it’s too easy to spend more, especially on unhealthy snacks. I can see the […]

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Friction and frustration in payments – the state of UK contactless

Friction and frustration in payments – the state of UK contactless

Written by on May 11, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

There’s been a lot of comment recently about the success of contactless payments in the UK. I’m a big fan of contactless payments, especially when they’re secured and tracked using Apple Pay. Contactless takes some of the friction out of paying and delivers a simpler consumer experience. However despite the growth in contactless, the reality […]

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Contactless payments (and more) with Kerv

Contactless payments (and more) with Kerv

Written by on April 22, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Recently I caught up with the team behind Kerv, the contactless payment ring. Kerv has taken an innovative approach to contactless payments by creating a product that is both convenient and robust. Consumer interest in Kerv has been huge – the Kickstarter campaign was over-subscribed and preorders have been significant. Initially I will admit I […]

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Mobile payments predictions from 2011: what we got right – and wrong.

Mobile payments predictions from 2011: what we got right – and wrong.

Written by on April 14, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

 According to the latest research by Juniper, ‘global payments via mobile devices will reach $507 billion this year, a rise of 40 percent.’ The initial reaction at the BillingViews Detective Agency was to welcome the news and to take it at face value. But then one of our top detectives began to get an itchy nose […]

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Does your Payment System Solve a Problem?

Does your Payment System Solve a Problem?

Written by on September 10, 2013 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

It’s an exciting time to be working in payments. The market is experiencing a plethora of new providers; some will succeed, some will be acquired, some will sink without trace. But what determines who will be successful? New payment systems that succeed are ones that do it better than what went before or solve a […]

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