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Spain vs. Their EU Amigos: It’s Question of Growth in E-commerce

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The Spanish website Capital, recently published an article titled “El Imparable Crecimiento del Comercio Electronico” or “The Unstoppable Growth of E-commerce”. Worth noting was the optimistic statistic by the eMarketer firm which estimates the Spanish e-commerce turnover will almost double in the next two years, from 18,000 million euros with which we will close 2014 at […]

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08 Sep, 14

A leading payment card in Japan expands to Europe

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JCB was founded in Japan in 1981 and remains the only major payment brand headquartered in Japan. It currently estimates 84 million card holders, of those, approximately 17 million customers are using JCB cards issued in countries and areas outside of Japan. However, JCB is making moves to expand it’s card membership base in Europe. JCB International […]

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31 Jul, 14

34 Million French Now Shop Online: Internet Sales Up 11%

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French internet sales figures for the first quarter of 2014 show an increase of 11% compared to the first quarter of 2013. The number of transactions increased by 15%. The total amount spent on-line by the French was €13.4 billion euros which equal over $18.1 billion US Dollars. There are now 34 million French on-line consumers, over […]

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17 Jun, 14

Alternative Payments Infographic: International E-commerce

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There are 200+ payment methods used around the world. This infographic illustrates where credit cards are falling short and some of the variety of payment types. Also a brief look at SEPA, the mandate to change bank debits in all EU countries. The advantages of offering Alternative Payment methods may be lost in the credit […]

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14 May, 14

Alternative Payments SEPA-Compliant and Processing EuroDebit Transactions

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Global payments processor Alternative Payments announced that EuroDebit, the company’s flagship debit product, is 100% SEPA-compliant and has been processing transactions since the February 1 deadline set by the EPC. While the EPC has issued a six-month grace period extending the compliance deadline to August 1, Alternative Payments CEO Wolfgang Kring said his company completed […]

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13 May, 14

Is Your Business Ignoring Half of The EU Market?

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More than 50% of online consumers in the EU do not have a credit card. “Alternative payments appeal to overlooked customer segments. More than half of European online buyers do not own a credit card…These buyers need alternatives when shopping online.” – Excerpt from “Understanding Online Payment Preferences in Europe” by Forrester Research The most […]

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01 May, 14