Payments and Collections

2016 Payments Trends – New banking providers get up and…

The final trend for 2016 is a significant development in the race to provide banking to consumers and small businesses in a new...

Blog - Feb 2016
Millennials’ work-ethic underpinned by high expectations, bold aspirations and increasing…

The future’s bright in the eyes of Millennials with many willing to work hard, save carefully to get there and a clear idea of what they want out of life....

Blog - Feb 2016
2016 Payments Trends – Updates to internet security cause confusion…

The fourth item on the list of payments trends for 2016 is not specifically a payments industry issue although it could have a significant impact if not properly...

Blog - Feb 2016
Cash-savvy millennials out-saving their free-spending parents

New research from our Millennial Me & My Money report, reveals nearly half that (45%) of Millennials (18-34 year olds) manage to save at least a quarter of their disposable income every month -...

Blog - Feb 2016
2016 Payments Trends – Electronic push payments start to stem…

The third item on the list of trends for 2016 is the changing means of customer purchases.  The third item on the list of trends for 2016 is the changing means of customer purchases. Over the last...

Blog - Feb 2016
2016 Payments Trends – The customer/bank interface will be opened…

The second item on the list of payments trends for 2016 is around the way that bank clients access payment and banking services. A key topic for a number of regulators is how to increase competition...

Blog - Jan 2016
What is days beyond terms and how can you reduce…

Days beyond terms (DBT) is a commonly used business credit term that indicates how long a business has taken to pay its invoices beyond the agreed payment terms. Prompt payment of invoices is one of...

Blog - Jan 2016
2016 Payments Trends – Gearing up for PSD2 – strong…

As the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) starts to get implemented in national laws, customer authentication is going to become a more fundamental aspect of the payments process: it will be...

Blog - Jan 2016
Payments 2016 – Will these be the top 5 payments…

Having given my overview of the top 2015 payments topics it’s time to take a look at what I think will be coming up in 2016. In general 2015 was a year when big ideas started to take shape and...

Blog - Jan 2016
Online shoppers are unforgiving – once they’ve gone, they’ve gone…

Millions prefer buying online to speaking with a salesperson – for everything from financial services, to car insurance and...

Blog - Jan 2016
2015 Trends – And in Other 2015 Payments News…

Our previous 2015 Trends blogs have highlighted some of the most important developments of the year, here are a few more that are worth noting. SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) continued its journey...

Blog - Dec 2015
2015 Payments Trends – Regulation – all change interchange

The fifth and final trend in my earlier blog on the top 5 payments trends in 2015 was another regulatory push, this time from the EU and with the goal of making card processing fees more standard and...

Blog - Dec 2015