Starbucks is getting it right through Square

Submitted by Alessandro Longoni on Fri, 08/10/2012 - 12:41 in

Square and Starbucks just announced their partnership to ‘revolutionize’ in-store payments at the coffee house locations. The deal will see Starbucks processing all its credit card transactions through an ad-hoc square solution, considerably reducing credit card swiping costs – Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz said.

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Key trend for 2012: Online meets offline

Submitted by Jeroen de Bel on Wed, 11/23/2011 - 12:15 in

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Banks can still do much more for the customers

Submitted by Jeroen de Bel on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 08:39 in

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Sneak preview: Mobile payments 2012 – The tipping point?

Submitted by Jeroen de Bel on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 15:52 in

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POS payment terminals: the ultimate point of contact for physical sales?

Submitted by Tonnis de Boer on Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:06 in

The good old payment terminal could very well become a very important point of physical contact when e-commerce comes to the POS world

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NFC the future for mobile payments? There are some alternatives

Submitted by Jeroen de Bel on Thu, 06/30/2011 - 12:26 in

I am sure you have all noticed the big buzz surrounding mobile payments. Mobile payments are hot again! Most of the attention goes to NFC. However, there are some hurdles that need to be overcome for implementing NFC. If you are reluctant to invest in NFC, or if you don't want to wait, there might be some alternatives for you.

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Financial institutions opening up… the ‘app era’ is here!

The last 2 days, I was at EBAday. 600 bankers and exibitors under one roof discussing ‘unlocking the full potential of SEPA’. Lots of panel discussions on innovation, e-invoicing, e-SEPA, etc. During one of these presentations I realised that I am probably missing out on a major interbank ‘e’ collaboration initiative. As an expert in this domain and generally well informed on such matters, I was instantly worried that we as Innopay had missed a great business opportunity, right in our sweetspot. Let me explain…

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Is there a role for the banks in m-banking?

Submitted by Leendert Bottel... on Thu, 05/20/2010 - 23:00 in

M-banking is hot, but not in the high-tech sense. Financial services via the mobile phone specifically get attention in emerging economies, where there is a high penetration of mobile phone subscribers and low bankarization. Although banks in these economies could benefit enormously from this potential, it seems that the mobile operators have the strongest position: higher market coverage, control over the mobile device and less competition. So how can the banks seize the potential and benefit from this movement?

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The payments landscape: the little voice in my head

Submitted by Douwe Lycklama on Wed, 05/12/2010 - 23:00 in

Some weeks after the EPCA Conference in Disneyland some thought keep coming back in my mind: payments business will never be the same … Let me summarize:

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Bankers need to move towards new frontiers in payments

Submitted by Douwe Lycklama on Thu, 11/05/2009 - 00:00 in

The yearly EPCA Conference is one of the very few conferences where payments are being discussed in their wider strategic context. For years conference chairmen and organizers Harry Smorenberg and Douwe Lycklama have been shaping the EPCA Conference into an event they would like to go to themselves. The yearly reviews of the EPCA Conference show that the event is highly regarded because of its combination of strategic interest and practical approach. After European location such as Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Brussels and Berlin the 2010 event will be held in Disneyland Paris.

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