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All posts by tag Cash
How payment solutions can build a brighter forex future in Southeast Asia
We provide an overview of the retail forex market in Southeast Asia, and how alternative payment methods can tap into its potential.
- Sep 21, 2023
How merchants can cater to Latin American consumers with alternative payment methods
In Latin America, alternative payment methods are consistently gaining popularity. Why is this the case, and how can merchants cater to millions of Latin American consumers?
- Aug 31, 2023
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What eCash growth means for businesses as more consumers use cash online
eCash allows customers to take control of spending and manage online security concerns. Here’s what businesses need to know about cash online.
- Aug 22, 2023
- Three minutes
How eCash can help European iLottery operators hit the jackpot with customers
Consumers across Europe are continuing to embrace online lotteries, so how can operators ensure they’re delivering the best experience possible to match player expectations? Offering a variety of payment options, including online cash, is crucial.
- Jul 25, 2023
Rethinking remittances with eCash
One billion people around the world depend on remittances to make ends meet and improve their economic situation. But rapid digitalization has made it harder for cash-reliant migrants to send money to their loved ones, and for recipients in cash-based economies to use it. eCash can bridge the gap and make remittance services more accessible for everyone.
- Apr 05, 2023
Why providers of essential services should enable bill payments with eCash
The growth of cashless payments is making it harder for cash-reliant consumers to pay for essentials like utilities, healthcare, and even government services. eCash can make these services more accessible and inclusive, while cutting costs for providers.
- Feb 21, 2023
Meeting consumer demand for frictionless payment experiences this Valentine’s Day
In an article originally published in Hospitality Technology, our President of Merchant Solutions Afshin Yazdian discusses how small businesses that offer an experiential service will need to leverage frictionless transactions to remain competitive this year.
- Feb 14, 2023
The value of cash in a time of crisis: how consumers are taking control
As the cost of living continues to rise, many of us are scrutinising our spending and trying to find ways to budget more effectively. Here, we explore why cash is proving key – and how merchants can offer payments options that better meet consumers’ needs and drive inclusivity.
- Jan 24, 2023
A cashless Christmas? Why access to cash is key to unlocking festive cheer for many
In an increasingly digital payments landscape, there are many good reasons to make sure cash remains part of the mix. And it’s especially at times like Christmas that we see why.
- Dec 21, 2022
Why protecting access to cash is critical to a fair and resilient society
For millions of people across Europe and the U.S., cash is the only way they can buy essentials and participate in the mainstream economy. But protecting access to cash benefits everyone — including consumers who are willing and able to pay with cashless methods.
- Nov 23, 2022
eCash’s impact on DACH neobanks post COVID-19
Despite being home to some of the biggest names in the industry — N26, bunq, and Vivid Money just to name three — the DACH region has lagged behind the rest of Europe when it comes to neobank adoption. Could accepting eCash move the needle as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic?
- Oct 25, 2022
Payment technology serving Hispanic or Latino-owned businesses
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, nearly one in four new businesses is Hispanic-owned. As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, we take a moment to look at the representativity of the Latino and Hispanic communities in the country and how payment processing can serve as an ally to this growing merchant segment.
- Oct 12, 2022
The eCash advantage: why it's high time merchants accepted cash at the online checkout
Consumer demand for online cash payments is on the rise. Merchants who accept it at the online checkout stand to gain a significant competitive edge.
- Sep 15, 2022
Merchant’s guide: adding new payment options to the online checkout
Today, around the world, and particularly among younger generations, smartphone apps and digital wallets are used to make purchases and transfer payments with just a few taps. There are several emerging payment options available that are quickly gaining popularity with consumers. This brings a great level of convenience to online purchases and transactions.
- Sep 06, 2022
Has security won the war against convenience in online payments?
Keeping their payment details safe is customers' top priority when they shop online. But that doesn't mean they're willing to jump through endless hoops or accept poor user experiences as the inevitable price of greater security.
- Sep 01, 2022
How can financial services providers become more inclusive?
For both fintechs and incumbents, a stand-out customer experience is increasingly synonymous with digitalization. But a truly inclusive financial system should be accessible to everyone, including those who predominantly rely on cash.
- Aug 25, 2022
Will pro-cash legislation halt the march towards cashlessness in the U.S.?
Massachusetts blazed the trail in 1978, making it illegal for businesses to refuse cash payments back when debit cards and credit cards were still rare and digital wallets were the stuff of science fiction.
- Aug 18, 2022
How eCash can help graduates who are falling behind on student loan payments
Most Americans think a college education is important. But for a growing number of young people, the cost of attending and obtaining a degree is increasingly prohibitive.
- Jul 20, 2022
Lost in Transaction 2022: 5 key findings from our latest research on consumer payment habits
How has the skyrocketing cost of living changed customers’ payment preferences? What are their expectations moving forward, and how do they fit with the payment trends we've been observing over the past few years? In April this year, we interviewed 11,000 consumers in 10 countries across Europe and the Americas to find out.
- Jul 14, 2022
Lost in Transaction Peru: Consumer payments trends 2022
Supporting a large unbanked population and with alternative payment methods (APMs) already trusted by many consumers, Peru presents a rich opportunity for merchants.
- Jul 05, 2022
The Latin America effect: Payments trends and a continent of opportunity
Burgeoning eCommerce is making Latin America an attractive market for merchants. And the appetite for alternative payment methods keeps on growing. Paysafe’s latest Lost in Transaction survey highlights some key trends in people’s payments habits in the region.
- Jun 16, 2022
eCash: an unmissable opportunity for neobanks to edge out the high street
It used to be clear that the differences between neobanks and high street banks were very identifiable. Neobanks were modern service providers built for the 21st century: digital-first companies with fast onboarding and superior user experiences, but no physical presence by design.
- Dec 16, 2021
A completely cash-free society is a myth. Here's why.
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.
- Oct 14, 2021
Are there U.S. consumers who want to repay their car loans with cash?
Paying for a vehicle can be done in more than one way. So why do Americans decide to take auto loans, and how do they want to pay them back?
- Sep 09, 2021
Why eCash is a serious driver of financial inclusion
According to the World Bank, financial inclusion means having access to financial products and services such as transactions, payments, or savings which are necessary to fulfil an individual’s or a business’ needs. But why is financial inclusion an important topic for payments companies? And why is the digitization of cash so important to boost financial inclusion and diversity? Here is what Robert Albrecht, Head of Paysafecash, thinks about it.
- Jul 27, 2021
Why U.S. property managers must think about accepting digital cash
Before the global pandemic, 82% of rental payments in the U.S. were paid via a check or in cash. And COVID-19 has created many crises, but not being able to pay rent on an apartment or house has become an essential issue for many Americans. In this article we ask Jan Marc Kuelper, VP for Strategic Development of eCash in the US, why eCash payment solutions could alleviate these housing issues resulting from the pandemic to an extent, not only for renters willing to pay in cash but also for property managers collecting rent payments.
- Jun 17, 2021
The role of cash after COVID-19
The pandemic has driven consumers away from stores and businesses for the majority of the past 15 months. When we go back to normal, will the role of cash change?
- Jun 04, 2021
Will cash make a comeback after COVID-19?
The use of cash has dipped during COVID-19, but looks likely to bounce back after the pandemic. Contactless adoption continues to be identifiable consequence of the pandemic, but the US is significantly behind other countries.
- May 10, 2021
Should U.S. consumers be able to repay loans with cash?
As we look beyond the pandemic, the role of cash is going to be key to recovery and growth for many consumers. This includes access to loans and the way they will be repaid.
- Apr 29, 2021
Why tackling financial inclusion will be key to the U.S.’ COVID-19 recovery
The economic impact of the pandemic has hit many American consumers and businesses hard, and some of those worst affected are the unbanked and their communities. Addressing the issues of financial exclusion must be a priority in the post-COVID-19 recovery.
- Mar 29, 2021
Are cash payers the future customers of challenger banks?
Being dynamic and agile, particularly in the pursuit of better user experience for customers, is a common trait of digital banks. This is key to their competitive advantage when compared to traditional banking. And while cash consumers seem to represent a rather conservative demographic as it relates to financial services, this group is an increasingly attractive target for digital banks, especially during the global pandemic.
- Mar 03, 2021
Cash is key to the future of the US renting market
COVID-19 has severely disrupted the renting market. As the US economy bounces back, cash will play a pivotal role for renters and landlords.
- Feb 18, 2021
Why businesses are turning to eCash during COVID-19
Consumers are shopping online more due to COVID-19, but many still prefer to use cash or increasingly do not want to share their financial details. So eCommerce businesses are turning to eCash to win new customers.
- Oct 29, 2020
Why cash remains a global constant in payments
Payments preferences are diversifying at a rapid pace, but there are still universal payment methods that underpin consumer habits. Cash is the most ubiquitous, even as consumers move online.
- Oct 01, 2020
Integrating cash into digital financial services
Financial services are increasingly digital, but cash is still a critical element of the payments ecosystem. Financial services must maintain their relationship with cash as they move online.
- Aug 25, 2020
Can I pay back a loan with cash?
For some consumers, repaying a financial loan with cash is the most logical and convenient method. So should more lenders be offering this solution?
- Aug 06, 2020
Is cash the key to digital financial services growth?
Integrating cash into eWallets is critical to attracting consumers that are new to the world of online payments.
- Jun 10, 2020
LiT: What’s next for cash post-COVID-19?
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?
- May 14, 2020
COVID-19: Facilitating the cash consumer in a crisis
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.
- Mar 31, 2020
Will there be regulation to prevent cashless societies?
The US is leading the charge to prevent retailers from having the right to refuse cash payments. Will we see this trend cross the Atlantic to Europe any time soon? And how might this affect eCommerce?
- Feb 10, 2020
2020 trends: The evolving role of cash
The latest article in our 2020 payments predictions series examines five trends that will impact consumers' relationship with cash in the next 12 months
- Dec 17, 2019
Online cash is key for digital banks in the DACH region
Online banks must consider how consumers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland feel about using cash if they want to capture significant market share
- Oct 23, 2019
Why utility suppliers must accept online cash payments
Three reasons utility providers need to consider offering a cash payment option in their online checkout.
- Aug 15, 2019
Payments: what happened in 2018?
We look back at the predictions we made at the beginning of 2018, including our vision for voice-activated payments and cryptocurrencies, as well as a new role for cash online and the impact of PSD2.
- Dec 27, 2018
The next year in payments: 11 trends to expect in 2019
Contactless, cryptocurrencies, Open Banking and greater financial inclusion will be some of the major topics that will shape the payments landscape in 2019
- Dec 11, 2018
Why online merchants must accept card and cash payments
Discover more about Paysafe’s new product Paysafecash, and how merchants can benefit from integrating Paysafecash with Paysafe’s payment processing functions
- Jun 12, 2018
The evolution of making online payments using cash
At Money20/20 Europe paysafecard CEO Udo Müller launched Paysafe’s latest payment solution, Paysafecash.
- Jun 06, 2018
Asia-Pacific: leading the cashless revolution
While Europe and North America discuss the inevitability of a cashless future and speculate about what it could look like, large swathes of Asia-Pacific are already there.
- Mar 06, 2018
Cash: still king after all these years
How cash is evolving to remain relevant in the payments ecosystem
- Jun 26, 2017