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Udo Mueller

CEO paysafecard

Udo Mueller co-founded and launched paysafecard in 2000 and has been the Chief Executive Officer of paysafecard since 2014.

Udo Mueller co-founded and launched paysafecard in 2000 and has been the Chief Executive Officer of paysafecard since 2014. Under Udo’s leadership, the international expansion of the company has reached significant success: paysafecard is available in 45 countries across the world. Udo was the driving force behind the acquisitions of paysafecard’s biggest competitor, Ukash, in 2015. Udo’s focus as CEO is on the product development towards mobile, the internationalization of paysafecard, and the expansion of the company and its products and services in existing markets. Udo holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University in Graz, Austria, and an MBA in Business Administration from Donau University in Krems, Austria.

Featured articles and reports from Udo

Why next-generation payments are the key to taking open banking to the next leve…

Nov 23, 2021 - Both consumers and merchants have proved they’re eager for change in financial services, but what we’ve seen since PSD2 is just the beginning. We look beyond the opening up of APIs to see what sort of next-generation payments will satisfy demand as innovation in open banking gains pace.

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Both consumers and merchants have proved they’re eager for change in financial services, but what we’ve seen since PSD2 is just the beginning. We look beyond the opening up of APIs to see what sort of next-generation payments will satisfy demand as innovation in open banking gains pace.

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Taking local bank transfers global

Nov 17, 2021 - Different approaches to banking connectivity around the world mean we’re still way off achieving global instant bank transfers. What will get us there? Creating frameworks that transcend geographic boundaries, agreeing on standardised APIs, and building partnerships between banks and payments companies at local levels.

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Different approaches to banking connectivity around the world mean we’re still way off achieving global instant bank transfers. What will get us there? Creating frameworks that transcend geographic boundaries, agreeing on standardised APIs, and building partnerships between banks and payments companies at local levels.

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A completely cash-free society is a myth. Here's why.

Oct 14, 2021 - The media has proclaimed that cash usage is in a downward spiral for at least a decade. But while it's true that more people are using contactless and other digital forms of payment than ever before, the claim that we don't need cash anymore is misguided.

  • Udo Mueller, CEO paysafecard
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The media has proclaimed that cash usage is in a downward spiral for at least a decade. But while it's true that more people are using contactless and other digital forms of payment than ever before, the claim that we don't need cash anymore is misguided.

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eCash and mCommerce: A perfect match for Gen Z consumers?

Jul 30, 2020 - Half of Gen Z consumers shop more on mobile than on any other device, making them the leading adopters of mCommerce. With that trend growing, how can businesses better respond to their shopping needs?

  • Udo Mueller, CEO paysafecard
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Half of Gen Z consumers shop more on mobile than on any other device, making them the leading adopters of mCommerce. With that trend growing, how can businesses better respond to their shopping needs?

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LiT: What’s next for cash post-COVID-19?

May 14, 2020 - There is still a significant role for cash in consumer payments, but with shoppers increasingly relying on eCommerce in the wake of COVID-19, will their relationship with cash change? And if so, how?

  • Udo Mueller, CEO paysafecard
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There is still a significant role for cash in consumer payments, but with shoppers increasingly relying on eCommerce in the wake of COVID-19, will their relationship with cash change? And if so, how?

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COVID-19: Facilitating the cash consumer in a crisis

Mar 31, 2020 - Many consumers still want to use cash as their main source of payments. But to do so while still adhering to social distancing guidelines means taking cash purchases out of many stores.

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Many consumers still want to use cash as their main source of payments. But to do so while still adhering to social distancing guidelines means taking cash purchases out of many stores.

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