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How Alternative Payments can Supercharge your e-Commerce Business

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The Internet has become an immensely powerful marketplace that keeps transforming the financial services industry. With the global e-commerce space projected to grow at 15% CAGR through 2018, payment systems need to adapt to the changing business landscape. Namely, as businesses and consumers move to online channels, financial services need to support their expectations in […]

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14 Dec, 15

The Netherlands Payment Methods: iDeal is on Top

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The Dutch have a clear payment method of preference in the bank transfer option iDeal.  100 million transactions have been paid via iDeal in the first six months of 2015. This is 23% increase over the same period last year. 54% of all e-commerce purchases are paid using iDeal. The following chart displays the breakdown […]

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30 Jul, 15

3 Reasons Paypal is NOT a Payment Solution

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It’s easy to see why many online shops think they have international customers covered by throwing up a Paypal button. The reality is that this option might hurt sales more than help. Here are three reasons why having a real payments strategy to maximize sales will include real payment options. 1. Losing your customer I’ve […]

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28 Jan, 15

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