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    Find the latest news about online payment, cyber-security and e-shopping. This blog is for everyone passionate about the latest trends of the fintech world.

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      E-services: the popularity of cashless payments
      Various reports suggest that e-services are becoming increasingly popular among consumers. The implementation of cashless payment facilities has changed the way transactions are being processed. According to statistics, 62% of UK customers ...

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      Cryptocurrency: the evolution of this virtual innovation
        that will be forgotten with time, others advance that it will remain a significant aspect of the fintech industry. The second view is supported by the fact that various institutions have invested in this digital facility. Additionall...

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      Phone bill payment: a new tracker implemented
      A financial firm has implemented a new feature to improve its phone bill payment facilities. The latter is a tracker which is useful for consumers utilising direct debit settlement systems. It allows them to supervise expenses which are pro...

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      Secure payments: the innovative system of OPPO Find X
      OPPO has recently announced the launch of a new smartphone called OPPO Find X. One of the major benefits of this device is its ability to process secure payments due to its 3D structured light technology. This system utilises a facial recog...

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      In-store tech: customers’ opinions on digital payment services
      The retail industry is constantly implementing innovations to cater for customers’ demands. These revolutionise both online and offline experiences for clients. In-store tech can be found in almost every outlet. Recently, ByBox, a sof...

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      E-payment: what are mobile wallets?
      Nowadays, consumers can benefit from various e-payment services. One of these is mobile wallets. These services are based on several systems. For instance, they can function via mobile-based billing, SMS-based transactions or mobile web pay...

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      Cryptocurrency: applications of this virtual money
      The past few years have witnessed the rise and gradual acceptance of cryptocurrency. A previous article has even explored the possibility of it becoming the mainstream payment method. Digital currencies are considered to be more advantageou...

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      E-services: tokenisation can secure online payments
      Firms offering e-services are implementing various systems to protect their users. One of these is tokenisation. This refers to the replacement of sensitive data with an unimportant equivalent called a token. This technology has been succes...

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      E-commerce: how to attract Gen Z customers?
      Gen Z makes up a considerable proportion of consumers. Some of them have already joined the workforce. Hence, they are earning money and are spending it accordingly. Alternatively, others greatly influence their parents’ buying decisi...

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      Contactless cards: pay your metro fare with these systems
      Milan’s public transport service has been implementing several digital innovations; its latest one gives travellers the opportunity to pay for their fare with contactless cards. This service is currently available across on the whole ...

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      Direct operator billing: Watchdog supports this system
      The direct operator billing system allows customers to process transactions via their phone invoice. Recently, Watchdog, a show aired by BBC One, has extrapolated on this payment solution. The television programme is a British journalism pr...

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      E-payment services enhanced by Rainforest QA
      Institutions are constantly enhancing e-payment facilities to cope with customers’ expectations. Rainforest QA, an on-demand Quality Assurance solutions provider, has announced, on the 17th of April, the creation of an innovative syst...

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      E-transactions: what are biometric mobile payments?
      There is an increasing number of e-transactions being processed every day. It is assumed that this figure will continue to escalate in the upcoming years. As such, companies are implementing innovations to enhance the digital systems availa...

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      Cryptocurrency and micro-tipping: a new payment model
      A previous article has explored how blockchain technology can be used to revive online journalism. This post will focus on the utilisation of cryptocurrency to implement a new payment model for this industry. Virtual money facilitates the c...

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      Blockchain technology can be used to revive online journalism
      It is generally assumed that blockchain technology is restricted to cryptocurrencies. However, this decentralised public ledger can be structured in different ways. Thus, it can be used in various industries. This system can revive online j...

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      Payment: the impact of Gen Z on e-services
      Since smartphones are omnipresent in the life of Gen Z (people born from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s), it is believed that they would prefer digital experiences. However, this generation loves visiting physical stores and is in favour ...

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      Cryptocurrencies can become a conventional payment method
      Recently, the head of a financial institution has claimed that cryptocurrencies “cannot assume the functions of money”. However, a new study has found that virtual currencies like Bitcoin have the ability to become the mainstrea...

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      Online payments will be increasingly authenticated by biometrics
      The PSD2 (Revised Payment Service Directive) has been implementing new regulations that will affect online payments across Europe. Aiming to increase the safety of clients, its Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) requires transactions to b...

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      Payment cards will soon use biometric technology
      Considering recent innovations, payment cards will soon use biometric technology to secure transactions. A new system that will authenticate operations via fingerprints is being developed. First of all, manufacturers will add a thin sensor ...

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      Cryptocurrency: Facebook removes its ban on virtual money adverts
      In January 2018, the social networking company Facebook had implemented a ban on all cryptocurrency advertisements. This prohibition was introduced because there were concerns that the ads were being used for fraudulent purposes. However, i...

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      Online payment: the future of direct operator billing
      Several facilities help consumers to process online payment transactions quickly and safely. Direct operator billing systems allow internet users to conduct micropayments via their mobile phone invoice. Technological developments have led t...

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      Mobile payments will enhance your commuting experience
      Following the lead of various institutions, the travel industry is also exploiting technological advancements to offer its users the best service possible. Firms are utilising Artificial Intelligence and mobile payments to reduce the tensio...

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      Mobile payment: Starbucks’s app will continue to dominate
       Previous articles have revealed that Starbucks’s mobile payment system is the most popular one in the US. According to a report from eMarketer, it will continue to remain ahead of other remittance platforms through 2022. Current...

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      Mobile payment system tested by Tesco
      Tesco PLC, the groceries and general merchandise retailer, is joining the group of firms offering checkout-free facilities. It has implemented a mobile payment system that gives consumers the opportunity to scan and settle the bill of their...

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      Cryptocurrency Kin is used by Kik to increase revenue
      Last year Kik Messenger, the instant messaging mobile app, released the cryptocurrency Kin on the Ethereum blockchain. Users of the application could buy this virtual money and utilise it to purchase “stickers” or “emoji-l...

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      Payment facilities for unbanked and underbanked customers
      A previous article has explored how traditional settlement solutions did not cater for unbanked and underbanked individuals. However, with technological innovations, these consumers can process transactions digitally. This post will look at...

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      Online payment services and biometrics
      The introduction of innovative technologies such as biometrics and contactless services has changed the way online payment transactions are processed. Consumers are increasingly at ease with using their fingerprint to secure operations. As ...

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      Banking services will be personalised
      Firms, such as Uber, have revamped the way they allow their users to process transactions. This has increased customer expectations. As such, they anticipate that banking services will be upgraded as well. Thus, to keep up with these demand...

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      Online payment: a new coalition to increase security is formed
      The implementation of online payment services also brings concerns about security issues. Various systems are introduced to protect consumers’ sensitive data. Along similar lines, several institutions have created a coalition to incre...

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      Cryptocurrency: the rise of Bitcoin
      During the past few months, the cryptocurrency Bitcoin had been witnessing a decline in terms of its market value. However, recent reports have revealed that the price of the virtual money is gradually increasing. Within two days, the value...

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