About: e-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 23-11-2017

Commission ready to boost cash support in humanitarian aid

The European Commission is aiming to boost the proportion of humanitarian aid it hands out as cash. But most payments are actually made by banking cards very similar to regular ATM cards.
Digital 26-09-2017

Tech industry sounds alarm over draft online payment rules

Twenty-seven e-commerce companies and lobby groups have asked the European Commission to change a draft proposal to regulate payment services, arguing that additional security measures will drive shoppers away from online platforms.
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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.
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Economy & Jobs 25-03-2015

The Post-2015 Development Agenda: What Role for Financial Services?

More than 2.5 billion adults lack access to formal financial services. But technology’s potential for financial inclusion and improving livelihoods is being heralded, particularly as mobile-phone use grows.
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.
Digital 04-06-2012

Commission launches e-identity initiative

The European Commission will publish today (4 June) a proposal to encourage the take up of e-signatures and e-identities across Europe, gathering praise from companies but raising a controversial debate around the protection of privacy and the security of personal data.

Brussels wants e-identities for EU citizens

The European Commission is set to launch a substantial review of rules governing personal documents with the aim of making electronic identities take off across the EU. But the proposal faces likely opposition from civil rights groups and member states where identity cards do not exist.
Digital 12-01-2012

EU moves to integrate online, mobile, card payments

The European Commission has moved to further integrate the 27-nation market for card, internet and mobile payments and stave off a lack of competition in that business.
Digital 22-12-2011

EU plans next move as Google, Visa jostle for ‘eMoney’

The European Commission is following with interest the battle between Google and Visa, which have both stepped up their offers of "digital wallet" services. EURACTIV has seen a draft of a public consultation document that the EU executive will launch in January on internet and mobile payments.