Mobile payments

Economy & Jobs 15-01-2018

Moving the payment landscape forward at speed

The way we pay and shop continues to evolve at speed but the vision  of a safe, secure and simple digital payments landscape is happening all around us, writes Ann Cairns.

Economy & Jobs 11-07-2017

How consumers and government can combat the shadow economy

Perhaps the clue is in its name but the shadow economy’s drain on economic growth and public finances can be difficult to recognise. And, unfortunately, consumers can often unwittingly contribute to its growth, writes George Simon.

Euro & Finance 10-01-2017

ECB to enable mobile payments using phone numbers by 2018

ECB plans to link mobile phone numbers to their owners' bank accounts will facilitate bank transfers and consolidate the eurozone payments market. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.

Brexit 03-11-2016

UK fintech finds EU barriers emerging after Brexit vote

Fallout from the vote to leave the European Union is already threatening the growth of financial technology firms in Britain, industry officials said on Wednesday (2 November).

Euro & Finance 13-09-2016

A cashless society is a fairer society

Greater transparency is key to combatting VAT fraud and the shadow economy, writes Jason Lane.

Development Policy 17-06-2016

Blending: The new buzzword at EU’s ‘Davos of Development’

'Blending' - a form of pump-priming private sector investment, by leveraging it onto public official development aid - seems to be the new buzzword at this year's EU Development Days, according to the UN's Xavier Michon.

Euro & Finance 08-06-2016

National Front calls for ban on Bitcoin

The National Front wants to preserve cash and ban Bitcoin, which it sees as an unsafe form of payment. The EU has yet to legislate on the subject. EURACTIV France reports.

Brexit 11-04-2016

Brexit could boost UK financial technology firms – but only in short-term

Britain leaving the European Union could give fledgling financial technology companies an immediate shot in the arm but deprive them of expansion later on, industry officials said on Monday (11 April).

Women in Takalafiya-Lapai village (Niger State)
Development Policy 28-04-2015

Phone-packed Africa leads way in take-up of mobile banking

Services allowing consumers to perform banking and payment operations on their mobile phones are surging in sub-Saharan Africa, blazing a trail for the rest of the slower-moving world to follow.

Development Policy 19-11-2014

Cashless payment hopes pinned on developing nations

SPECIAL REPORT: Business and civil interests representing the mobile payments markets are developing global principles, standards and codes of conduct for digital finance, as cashless payments move to the fore in the developing world, following a meeting this summer in Perth, Australia.

Digital 18-11-2014

Biometric security moves to counter cyber fraud

SPECIAL REPORT: If consumers put safety and security of their payments as a key priority when shopping, it is with good reason.

Digital 17-11-2014

Mobile phones call up a cashless future

SPECIAL REPORT: A boom in payment-enabled smartphone manufacture and the entry of key phone and finance players into the mobile wallets market has made 2014 a watershed year, as the tide turns against the future use of cash.