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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
Wellbeing at Paysafe: A day in the life of Stephanie Hericotte
We speak with Stephanie Hericotte, Head of Marketing Procurement, about her background, her role at Paysafe, and the importance of managing physical wellbeing in her professional and personal life.
- Sep 15, 2023
Fostering employee wellbeing and fitness in a fast-paced world
We speak to six Paysafe colleagues to hear their top tips on how they manage wellbeing and physical fitness alongside work.
- Sep 14, 2023
- Five minutes
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: honoring diversity in payments
It’s Hispanic Heritage Month, so we’re celebrating diversity in payments, recognizing the cultural contributions and achievements of the Hispanic and Latin communities.
- Sep 12, 2023
- Three minutes
5 top tips for launching a successful iGaming affiliate programme
Many iGaming operators are looking for a cost-effective and proven marketing channel to reach new users. We explore why a healthy iGaming affiliate programme can provide the answer.
- Sep 07, 2023
- Three minutes
The smart tools helping travel merchants and acquirers work better together
The way travel merchants work with acquirers is harming liquidity. Here’s how smart tools can improve this and help merchants thrive.
- Sep 05, 2023
- Three minutes
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
- Four minutes
Gamescom 2023: The future of video game payments is here
At the epic industry event, we caught a glimpse of the future of gaming, and the part video game payments can play in taking it to the next level.
- Aug 30, 2023
- Four minutes
Paysafe careers: A day in the life of Petra Mosetti
This month we catch up with Petra Mosetti, Fraud & AML Analyst, Consumer Risk, at Paysafe. Petra tells us about her career so far, the brilliant work she does with her team, and what keeps her engaged and happy at work.
- Aug 24, 2023
- Two minutes
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
eCommerce merchants can thrive with optimised seasonal deals and payments
Consumer behaviour is changing. Here’s how eCommerce merchants can optimise seasonal deals to achieve success.
- Aug 17, 2023
- Three minutes
How to take video game payments to the next level
Technologies like Web3, AI and more are driving change for games developers, publishers, and players. Now, video game payments are vital to the industry’s exciting future.
- Aug 14, 2023
- Three minutes
Sales growth for ISOs and agents: 4 key factors to consider when choosing a payments partner
With the right partner by their side, independent sales organizations (ISOs) and agents can make sure they have a wide range of services at their disposal to meet their specific business goals.
- Aug 10, 2023
- Five minutes
Payments in VR, AR and the Metaverse: consumers are ready for new experiences
We look at the current state of payments in VR and AR, the future of buying in the metaverse, and how businesses can help customers embrace change.
- Aug 08, 2023
- Four minutes
Supporting independent gas stations and C-stores with payments technology and industry associations
How Paysafe's specialized petro payments provider is deepening collaboration with North Dakota and Utah-based trade associations to strengthen member engagement and industry support.
- Aug 02, 2023
- Five minutes
Celebrating all types of families at Paysafe
We interview two members of the Paysafe team about their different family situations, celebrating what makes us unique, and what brings us together.
- Jul 31, 2023
- Three minutes
AI in payments: consumer awareness and trust must grow to reach its potential
The potential for AI in payments is vast, and yet our recent Lost in Transaction report found that usage and appetite among consumers is low. So why is this the case, and how can this potential be realised?
- Jul 27, 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
The state of blockchain in Brazil: a futuristic approach to economic growth
After attending Blockchain Festival and Febraban Tech in São Paulo, Leandro Pereira, Growth Manager for Latin America at Paysafe, discusses how Brazil has emerged as a hub for blockchain innovation.
- Jul 20, 2023
- Four minutes
How will AI impact crypto?
We explore how AI will impact crypto and what this means for crypto holders and the payments industry.
- Jul 19, 2023
- Three minutes
Paysafe careers: A day in the life of Polina Niebsch
This month we catch up with Polina Niebsch, Senior Director, Digital Wallets, at Paysafe. Polina tells us about her career so far, the brilliant work she does with her team, and how she returned to Paysafe with the Paysafe Alumni Network Programme.
- Jul 13, 2023
- Three minutes
3 tips to find the ideal iGaming affiliate marketing partner
iGaming operators are seeking ways to find more valuable users and increase brand recognition, and the right affiliate partner can help them achieve these goals. Here are three tips for finding a strong iGaming affiliate marketing partner.
- Jul 11, 2023
- Three minutes
Changing of the card: why consumers are welcoming the age of the digital wallet
Mobile and digital wallets are growing in popularity and importance for the modern consumer, according to our recent report. We tackle the shifting attitudes driving this change, and what businesses can do to embrace the future of payments.
- Jul 06, 2023
- Three minutes
Why businesses must help employees strike the right work-family balance
Achieving a work-family balance is trickier than ever. Economic pressures mean that work often takes precedence, whether we like it or not. So how can businesses offer the support people need to get this right?
- Jul 04, 2023
- Five minutes
Pride Month insights: Discussing LGBTQ+ inclusivity in the workplace and payments industry
Continuing our celebration of Pride Month this year, we had the privilege of speaking with Shaun Lavelle, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Direct Marketing at Paysafe and the executive sponsor of our LGBTQ+ employee network, about his experiences of LGBTQ+ inclusivity in the workplace and the changes being made in the payments industry today.
- Jun 29, 2023
- Four minutes
Cross-border payments: how merchants can redefine customer experience
With summer upon us, merchants must support customers as they make travel, tourism and hospitality cross-border payments using different currencies from around the globe.
- Jun 27, 2023
- Three minutes
How restaurants are leveraging payments to improve customer experience
Paysafe’s new partnership with Applova brings order-ahead solutions and frictionless payment processing to restaurants across the U.S., creating an elevated customer experience.
- Jun 22, 2023
- Five minutes
Consumers embrace experiences and raise payments expectations as living costs continue to soar
It may be no surprise that consumers are adapting the way they spend, with change dictated by tighter budgets and an uncertain economic outlook. But the way spending is changing is presenting consumer-facing businesses with both challenges and opportunities.
- Jun 20, 2023
- Four minutes
A day in the life of Kalin Stoyanov
This month we catch up with Kalin Stoyanov, Senior Legal Counsel, to talk about his career and life at Paysafe. Kalin has recently returned to Paysafe as part of the Paysafe Alumni Network Program – an initiative aimed at bringing talent back to the business.
- Jun 14, 2023
- Five minutes
How payments are driving growth in Ontario’s expanded iGaming market
For the Canadian Gaming Summit this week in Toronto, Zak Cutler, President of Global Gaming at Paysafe, reflects on the expanded Ontario online sports-betting market and argues that a localized and diversified payment stack is essential for customer acquisition and retention.
- Jun 13, 2023
- Five minutes
Find out how smarter card acquirer management is getting travel company cashflow moving again
Travel is recovering strongly in 2023. Yet for many stakeholders in the sector – from agents to tour operators to airlines, cruise lines and other suppliers – cashflow remains a major concern even as the bookings continue to roll back in.
- Jun 08, 2023
Celebrating Pride Month at Paysafe
This year, in honor of Pride Month, we have asked members of our LGBTQ+@Paysafe employee network to reflect on the topics affecting the LGBTQ+ community in our industry today, and what Pride Month means to them.
- Jun 06, 2023
Check out 3 key findings from our latest consumer payment trend research, Lost in Transaction 2023
How do consumers prefer to pay in 2023? And how has the ongoing economic uncertainty impacted their payment preferences and spending behaviour? In April this year, we interviewed 14,500 consumers in 14 countries across Europe and the Americas to find out about the latest consumer payment trends.
- Jun 01, 2023
- Five minutes
Overcoming payment limitations can help membership and wellness platforms reach peak performance
Summer’s almost here, so it’s time for membership and wellness platforms to re-align with annual wellness goals – after all, these are an important commitment all year round. But how can platforms provide the best experience for health and wellness clients and members?
- May 25, 2023
The c-store revolution: bringing convenience and connection to local communities
From their extended hours of operation to the wide variety of products they carry and the expansion of convenient payment options available, convenience stores (c-stores) have become the ultimate one-stop-shop for busy people on the go while also serving as third spaces for community members to gather and socialize.
- May 22, 2023
Our key takeaways from Web Summit Rio 2023
This year saw the first-ever Web Summit Rio, for the industry to come together in Brazil to network, see what’s new and trending in the market, and sign deals to grow their business
- May 17, 2023
What is fiat wallet-as-a-service and how does it boost crypto adoption?
Embedded finance has been a fintech industry buzzword for the last couple of years, but no review of its explosive growth, or the rise in consumer demand for alternative payment methods, is complete without a look at cryptocurrency and the role that fiat wallet-as-a-service has to play.
- May 17, 2023
How the crypto asset industry can embrace ESG standards
We are delighted to launch Paysafe’s A green future: How the crypto asset sector can embrace ESG report, which marks a first for the industry. The report, published in conjunction with leading international law firm Clifford Chance, provides an overview of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) aspects in the UK landscape, including why they are important and where progress can be made.
- May 09, 2023
The role of payments in strengthening online sportsbooks’ relationships with VIP customers
High-stakes sports bettors are arguably the most important customer segment of online sportsbooks. Referencing our recent ‘All the ways players pay’ research, Zak Cutler, Paysafe’s President of Global Gaming, argues that payments are key for both converting and retaining these coveted customers.
- May 03, 2023
How Payments Technology is Revolutionizing the Restaurant Industry
Modern payment solutions that allow customers to order and pay at the table are on the rise in the U.S., improving the restaurant experience without sacrificing the quality of service.
- Apr 27, 2023
A day in the life of Tonislav Toshev
This month we catch up with Tonislav Toshev, Senior Manager, Issuing & Collections, to talk about his career and life at Paysafe.
- Apr 19, 2023
The power of payments: How payments can transform iGaming player retention strategies
Reducing player churn and maximising customer lifetime values are essential for an online sportsbook’s long-term success. Against this backdrop, Zak Cutler, Paysafe’s President of Global Gaming, explores the fundamental importance of payments in a robust player retention strategy.
- Apr 10, 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
A day in the life of Meabh Hogan
This month we catch up with Meabh Hogan, Senior HR Manager UK & Ireland, to talk through her career and life at Paysafe.
- Mar 30, 2023
Celebrating Influential Women in Payments: Meet Chris Petersen, SVP of Partnerships & Core Verticals
An interview with Chris Petersen, who is one of our newest female leaders at Paysafe, about her experiences in the workplace and the path to inspiring career growth.
- Mar 29, 2023
US online sportsbooks’ player acquisition & the twin roles of payments & affiliate marketing
Zak Cutler, Paysafe’s President of Global Gaming, argues that payments diversity twinned with a robust affiliate marketing channel are essential if American online sportsbooks want to convert and keep players on board
- Mar 21, 2023
Expanding access to financial services and technology for women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs
The number of female entrepreneurs is increasing around the world, yet many women continue to face significant obstacles when starting their own businesses. Fintech providers that champion broader representation within the global SMB community are providing solutions to help level the playing field.
- Mar 16, 2023
Travel Payment Innovation: How risk management solutions became a catalyst for travel merchants
Paysafe’s latest collaboration with Mastercard via its T&E Risk Monitor tool will focus on delivering an innovative risk management solution set to improve working relationships between merchant acquirers and the travel sector.
- Mar 14, 2023
Celebrating women at Paysafe
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we are celebrating women at Paysafe and women in the workplace. With this in mind, we have asked some of our colleagues and members of our Women@Paysafe employee network, to reflect on the topics affecting women in our industry today, and what International Women’s Day means to them.
- Mar 08, 2023
Why digital wallets are critical for the growth of online sportsbooks
Paysafe’s latest iGaming study with sports bettors in North America and the UK found that four out of ten players consider quick and easy payouts as the most important factor when deciding where to play. And digital wallets offer the best experience when it comes to payouts.
- Mar 07, 2023
Diversity in fintech – A look at the status quo
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, it’s time to take a look at diversity in fintech from the perspective of female representation in the industry. With both finance and technology being traditionally male-dominated fields, we’ve typically seen a similar make-up in the fintech industry. However, this has slowly been changing, with a number of external factors creating a foundation for more diversity in the sector.
- Mar 01, 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
Assessing the iGaming payments landscape in the UK
Zak Cutler, President of Global Gaming at Paysafe, assesses the key trends from our 2023 ‘All the ways players pay’ research report, and what they mean for UK online sportsbook operators looking to boost acquisition and retention.
- Feb 08, 2023
New Year’s Resolution for the fitness industry: Getting your payments process into shape
This month we saw the annual tradition of creating New Year’s resolutions. According to a YouGov poll, 50% of adults say exercising was their top resolution. It’s no secret that after the festive season’s overindulgence, many people look to get back in shape – whether by signing up at a gym, joining a yoga or pilates studio or practicing self-care at a spa or wellness center.
- Jan 25, 2023
Celebrating the diverse Asian culture at Paysafe
The year of the Rabbit started last week. As many populations worldwide celebrated the beginning of the lunar year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on our Asian@Paysafe Diversity & Inclusion employee network which launched last year – a group focused on celebrating Asian culture and heritage. We have asked our colleagues what makes the Asian culture unique, the Asian personalities that inspire them and how companies can make the workplace more inclusive for Asian colleagues.
- Jan 25, 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
Optimizing the payment experience for iGaming players as the market expands
2022 was a banner year for iGaming. The sector has undergone an expansion in North America and this trend is expected to continue in 2023. More broadly, the global regulated gambling market is projected to grow by $260.44 billion during 2023-2027, according to Research and Markets. With operators keen to continue their growth and expansion into more jurisdictions, enhancing the user experience becomes vital, especially as it relates to payments.
- Jan 18, 2023
Leveraging data to drive small business growth
Paysafe’s new partnership with Markaaz highlights the importance of data – from managing a business’ online presence to finding new ways to engage with customers - to successfully drive long-term small business growth.
- Jan 17, 2023
Lost in Transaction: The US in-store small and medium business payments outlook for 2023
Download our latest research report entitled ‘Lost in Transaction: The US in-store business payments outlook for 2023’. This report focuses on merchants’ current and future strategies around payment methods, as well as expectations for the year ahead.
- Jan 10, 2023
How and where the global iGaming industry looks set to grow in 2023
2022 was a year of significant growth for global iGaming, especially through the increase in new markets embracing legal online sports betting or casino. It’s thanks to this that the industry is starting the new year in a strong position.
- Jan 05, 2023
How we celebrate Latinos at Paysafe
Learn more about our Diversity & Inclusion network of Latinos at Paysafe.
- Dec 28, 2022
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
How restaurants in the US can benefit from using QR codes & payments
QR codes that allow customers to order and pay-at-table are on the rise in the U.S., improving the restaurant experience without sacrificing the quality of service.
- Dec 12, 2022
- Four minutes
Career opportunities and challenges as a woman in technology with Zdravka Dzhaleva
In a recent interview with media outlet, We Are Tech Women, Zdravka Dzhaleva – a Senior Software Engineer at Paysafe in Sofia – shares her experience of being a woman in technology, and talks mentoring, career development and gender parity. Read on to discover what she had to say.
- Dec 06, 2022
Men’s Health Month: Supporting mental health in the workplace
Movember could be seen as a fun period to grow a moustache, but there is much more to it than that. It is about raising awareness for men’s mental health issues like suicide and physical health issues, like prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
- Nov 30, 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
It takes a village: supporting the small businesses that make our communities unique
Small businesses play a vital role in building up local communities – from creating jobs to driving economic growth through new ideas and innovations that enrich the regions they serve and live in – these companies are paving the future while empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.
- Nov 14, 2022
One in four crypto holders aged 18-24 in the U.K. and in the U.S. consider crypto their main job or income stream. And for one in two, it’s a weekly habit. New study explores the views of young crypto investors
- Nov 07, 2022
Checkout check-up: Meeting Americans’ diverse payments preferences
U.S. consumers’ in-store and online payment preferences have never been as diverse as they are today. In an article originally published in American retail media outlet Total Retail, our President of Merchant Solutions Afshin Yazdian discusses how U.S. retailers can tailor their in-store and online checkouts to meet customer expectations.
- Nov 01, 2022
- Four minutes
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
Building trust during crypto downturns
2022 has certainly reinforced the old adage that the only constant is change; especially so in the crypto market. We commissioned independent* research amongst 2,000 crypto holders as the crypto downturn rocked the market and made headlines in the mainstream media. As alerts of losses and uncertainty went global, we were taking a pulse check of crypto holders’ thoughts and feelings.
- Oct 05, 2022
- Six minutes
My Career Journey with Stipe Batinica
This month we catch up with Stipe Batinica, Trainee Product Management, to talk through his career and life at Paysafe.
- Sep 27, 2022
Fintech for good: creating a financially inclusive future
Beyond product innovation, Fintech companies are collaborating with community advocates, non-profits, and other institutions to impart positive social change and build a more transparent, accessible, and inclusive financial system.
- Sep 21, 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
Embedded finance applications and opportunities: right product, right time, right place
We’re seeing both tried-and-tested and more novel applications of embedded finance from players in all industries. Here we take a look at some use cases – and highlight the three critical elements that successful approaches have in common.
- Aug 30, 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
Lost in Transaction Brazil: Consumer payments trends 2022
With booming eCommerce, high smartphone adoption, and the Central Bank driving initiatives to promote financial inclusion, payment methods such as instant bank transfer Pix are seeing huge uptake.
- Aug 17, 2022
My Career Journey with Jose Louis Borja Castellano
This month we catch up with Jose Louis Borja Castellano a Trainee in Vienna to talk through his career and life at Paysafe.
- Aug 08, 2022
Making embedded finance work: 3 questions to secure success
While the hype is enough to make any and every company think it’s easy to unleash a raft of payment options, is that true in practice? In this latest article in our embedded finance series, we look at some key considerations for creating a successful embedded finance strategy.
- Aug 03, 2022
Lost in Transaction Chile: Consumer payments trends 2022
A leader in Latin America when it comes to financial inclusion, the big banked population of Chile use their debit cards more than ever. But as eCommerce continues to increase, alternative payments methods (APMs) are gaining traction.
- Jul 28, 2022
Evolution and opportunity in the embedded finance ecosystem
In this article, we’re exploring the embedded finance environment today. How and why we’ve got to where we are, and what embedded finance means for consumers, merchants, and other key players.
- Jul 26, 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
The consumer take on embedded payments
It might be a hot topic for merchants, payments providers, banks, and a plethora of other financial services players, but what do consumers think – and know – about embedded payments?
- Jul 12, 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
Lost in Transaction: Consumer payment trends 2022
Download our latest research report entitled ‘Lost in Transaction: Consumer payment trends 2022 – Navigating online payments in the age of uncertainty’. This report focuses on changing consumer payment preferences and increased demand for control, flexibility and security.
- Jun 29, 2022
My Career Journey with Leroy Godfrey
This month we catch up with Leroy Godfrey a Business Analyst in Houston to talk through his career and life at Paysafe.
- Jun 28, 2022
Cashing out: why payments are just as important as bonuses when for acquisition and retention
In an article originally published last month in gaming industry news outlet EGR North America, Zak Cutler, who leads our North America iGaming division, analyzes the true value of payments for U.S. operators’ player acquisition and retention strategies.
- Jun 20, 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
Is BaaS the key to greater financial inclusion?
Throughout the 2010s, governments and international organisations pushed harder than ever to boost financial inclusion.
- Jun 14, 2022
Seamless card payments: the missing link to mass crypto adoption?
After more than a decade of largely unfulfilled potential, it's beginning to feel as if cryptocurrencies are turning a corner.
- Jun 10, 2022
Embedded Finance: what’s behind fintech’s hottest trend?
A trend that’s rarely been out of the spotlight and continues to drive billions in investments, embedded finance has become the fintech buzzword of the last 12 months.
- Jun 08, 2022
The future for crypto at the checkout
Major changes are taking place in the digital currency marketplace. The total number of cryptocurrency owners almost tripled in 2021, from 106 million to 295 million, and a recent report from Crypto.com predicted that number could reach one billion by the end of 2022.
- May 24, 2022
How SMBs are reshaping their checkouts
Enhanced payments solutions are helping businesses become more efficient, win customers, and ultimately grow their bottom line. Here’s how.
- May 19, 2022
Powering the payments experience with AI
AI. We’ve read about the hype and the promise – as well as some amazing applications in many industries. Here we look at how it’s impacting payments in particular.
- May 04, 2022
Visa and Mastercard’s regulatory approach to direct selling explained
Understanding how the regulatory environment is changing to provide broader protection for consumers and what this means for specialized businesses.
- Apr 28, 2022
EMV and the petroleum industry's road to compliance following the liability shift
- Apr 21, 2022
Why Gen Z holds the key for neobanks
Digital banking continues to challenge traditional financial services, but the competition for customers is getting fierce. So who will come out on top?
- Apr 14, 2022
The right payments provider can positively impact operators
Zak Cutler, Paysafe’s CEO of North America iGaming division, discusses the diverse benefits that payments can bring to U.S. online sportsbooks and iGaming brands, in an op-ed piece he originally contributed to SBC Americas.
- Apr 05, 2022
My Paysafe: A week in the life of Erica Singerman
Erica Singerman works at Paysafe in Montreal as an Operations Performance Analyst. She volunteers as the Canadian Lead for Paysafe’s global network, Women@Paysafe.
- Mar 31, 2022
How do we #BreaktheBias in the payments industry in 2022?
Chi Eun Lee, EVP & Chief of Staff and Women@Paysafe Executive Sponsor writes for PaymentExpert on the importance of International Womens’ Day and what steps can be taken to ‘break the bias’ within the payment industry.
- Mar 22, 2022
What’s next for mobile wallets?
We have already seen huge growth in consumer adoption in the past two years. But have we reached a crossroads, and what does that mean for businesses?
- Mar 17, 2022
Why online businesses don’t trust their checkouts
SMBs don’t believe that their payments are secure, according to our latest research.
- Mar 11, 2022
Wallet-as-a-service: the next big thing in embedded finance
Today, embedding payments and other financial products into non-financial apps — embedded finance — is the most exciting trend in fintech, and with good reason.
- Mar 10, 2022
#BreaktheBias this International Women’s Day
How do we #BreaktheBias in the payments industry?
- Mar 08, 2022
The role of cash in government payments
Over the past two years we have seen a rapid digitalisation of consumers and businesses, which has been driven by (but isn’t an exclusive consequence of) the COVID-19 pandemic. And as we look ahead to the future this trend is only going to continue.
- Feb 23, 2022
Tackling the issue of cart abandonments
Cart abandonments remain a significant problem for online businesses. Could alternative payments be the answer?
- Feb 10, 2022
My Paysafe: A week in the life of Cody Luu
Cody is a software engineer on the Atlanta team.
- Feb 08, 2022
Plotting a course to consumer adoption of cryptocurrencies
Are we only 12 months away from the majority of businesses offering crypto in their online checkout?
- Feb 01, 2022
Payment trends 2022: Shifting the needle in the next 12 months
The payments industry continues to evolve at pace. Here are some of the factors we expect to have the biggest influences on consumers and business in the coming year.
- Jan 18, 2022
The four personalities that make up the crypto community
We recently commissioned a survey of 2,000 crypto owners in the U.S. and UK to find out more about who they are and their reasons for owning crypto. A clear pattern emerged from the data; there are four types of crypto owner, each with their own habits and motivations for acquiring crypto.
- Jan 13, 2022
Going inside the crypto community
Who is investing in cryptocurrencies, why are they doing it, and what is their vision for a DeFi future? To find out we asked 2,000 members of the crypto community. Download our latest research report to find out what they told us.
- Jan 11, 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
Tracking the diversification of the online payment landscape
It has been clear for years that the future of online payments isn’t going to rely on a general consumer consensus focused on one, or even a handful of payment methods. Regional preferences have been a developing trend throughout global digital payments as eCommerce has evolved, but so too has been a general shift away dependency on card payments.
- Dec 14, 2021
SBC Americas Interview with Greg Kirstein: Putting the pay into play - North America iGaming
Ahead of his panel discussion at the SBC Summit North America industry conference in New Jersey last week, our VP of Business Development for iGaming Greg Kirstein sat down with SBC Americas to discuss how payments are integral to the growth of the U.S. and Canadian gaming space. In the Q&A, which was originally published here, Greg also touches on Paysafe’s own history in the gaming industry, and where the company is heading next.
- Dec 08, 2021
Silent suffering: the case for better supporting men in the workplace
Keep an eye on the men in your life: they could be suffering more than you know.
- Nov 25, 2021
Why next-generation payments are the key to taking open banking to the next level
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.
- Nov 23, 2021
A day for reflection: Trans Day of Remembrance
As the fight for trans equality and acceptance rages on, it’s important we spend time reflecting on how far we’ve come, and those we’ve lost along the way.
- Nov 18, 2021
Taking local bank transfers global
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.
- Nov 17, 2021
Establishing an intersectional understanding of mental health
In the corporate landscape, our understanding of mental health can often be somewhat one dimensional. It's time to think differently.
- Nov 09, 2021
Putting the insurance industry back in safe hands
The role of payments in digital transformation.
- Nov 03, 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
My Paysafe: A week in the life of Charlotte Bornstein
Charlotte is a strategic partnership manager, working in our Montreal office.
- Oct 12, 2021
Black History Month: Why I’m proud to be
This Black History Month, we’re speaking to black colleagues and senior management team allies about what Black History Month means to them, why it’s such an important holiday, and what we all can do to make our workplace a more equitable place, free of discrimination and full of appreciation.
- Oct 07, 2021
De-branding gas stations: what happens next?
Gas stations that are not EMV-compliant face the possibility of losing their contract with a major petroleum brand or having to pay steep fines they cannot afford. For gas station that de-brand, there are options.
- Oct 06, 2021
US online sportsbooks: why payments are key to player acquisition
Getting potential players to open a sports betting account is highly competitive, and in some cases costly. So getting the first deposit journey right is essential for operators to maximise the opportunity of this fast-growing industry.
- Sep 30, 2021
Measuring the success of your technology platform
Building the right technology platform depends on measuring how effectively it is performing. But what is the best way to do this? And which metrics should you consider that will indicate success?
- Sep 29, 2021
Promoting bi inclusion in the workplace
With 2/5 employees hiding their bisexual identity at work, bisexual inclusion and visibility is a pressing issue that demands our attention. How do we make our workplaces more inclusive for our bi colleagues in a way that benefits and uplifts them?
- Sep 21, 2021
The Paysafe Insights Podcast: We need to rethink payments for the travel industry
Episode 2 of the Paysafe Insights podcast features Simon Chandramani, VP Business Development, Payment Processing Europe and Dan Stanbridge, VP Global Risk Governance discussing how the travel industry needs to adapt as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Sep 17, 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
Assessing the impact of the EMV deadline for gas stations
It’s been five months since liability for at-pump fraud for non-EMV compliant payments shifted to gas stations. But we have already seen several ways this is going to change the sector now and in the future.
- Sep 08, 2021
The Paysafe Insights Podcast: How Covid-19 has Reshaped the Landscape for US Small Businesses
Paysafe has launched a new podcast channel, the Paysafe Insights Podcast. Episode 1 features Afshin Yazdian, CEO of U.S. Acquiring, discussing the impact of the pandemic on U.S. SMBs and how he sees the next 12 months.
- Sep 01, 2021
How agile platforms drive innovation
Competitive. Innovative. Fast-to-market. No business today can be these things without a winning payments platform behind it. Here we discuss why agility above all else is critical—and what factors you need to consider to ensure you have a platform that underpins success.
- Aug 25, 2021
The travel industry has a payments problem. It’s time to fix it.
The financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been huge for the travel industry. Finding a new way to work with its acquirers is going to be critical as we look to recovery.
- Aug 11, 2021
Payments power success: the five pillars of a winning payments platform
Wowing customers isn’t just about providing new novel ways to pay. It’s about having an agile, open platform that takes interactions to different levels. How to achieve this? Read on.
- Aug 04, 2021
Gaining the edge in the accelerated digital remittances market
We have seen a rapid digitisation of the global remittances market in recent years. But how can remittances businesses maximise this opportunity in an increasingly competitive marketplace?
- Jul 29, 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
Non-binary inclusion: navigating identity in the workplace
Being out at work can be daunting for many who identify as non-binary. How can we, as employees and companies, better show how we are inclusive of all gender identities?
- Jul 21, 2021
Can banks still win customers' loyalty post COVID-19?
Emerging technology will play a critical role in replacing the customised experience banks and financial services have traditionally relied on to retain customers.
- Jul 13, 2021
Safeguarding the future of travel
Download our latest whitepaper to find out more about the impact COVID-19 has had on the travel sector, and why a new approach to payments is part of the solution for returning to growth.
- Jul 08, 2021
What’s next for esports?
Earlier this month Paysafe hosted a live panel discussion with some of the most influential people in the world of esports. The experts debated a range of topics, including the impact of COVID-19 and the opportunities it has brought to the industry, the blueprint for the continued growth of esports and the role of sponsors, gender parity, and the potential for esports to be elevated to an Olympic sport in the near future.
- Jun 30, 2021
Are we reaching a tipping point for crypto as a payment method?
Our latest Lost in Transaction research shows that more consumers are using cryptocurrencies to pay. So how close are we to widespread adoption?
- Jun 24, 2021
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Offering more payment choices at the checkout is a must. Here's why.
Consumer habits and expectations continue to change when it comes to online payments. Reacting to this is critical for businesses, and that begins by offering more digital payment methods.
- Jun 22, 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
We need to rethink future delivery payments
COVID-19 has shone a light on a system that was flawed before the pandemic, and as we move beyond COVID-19 we must think about why we would return to the old ways of managing risk for future delivery payments.
- Jun 15, 2021
Understanding local payment preferences in Latin America
Why alternative payments are key to succeeding in the region’s eCommerce space
- Jun 10, 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
How we’re celebrating Pride Month 2021
Today marks the start of Pride Month 2021, a time to celebrate the LBGTQ+ community and continue demanding equality around the world. To understand more about why this is such an important event and how everyone can further support the community, we asked members of our LGBTQ+@Paysafe employee network to tell us what Pride Month means to them and what companies like ours can do to show support for LGBTQ+ employees.
- Jun 01, 2021
More mobile, more connected: As 5G evolves, payments will be crucial for merchant opportunities
5G. It’s not just about what you can do with your devices, and how fast you can do it. From ecosystems of providers and services to the evolution of security and opening up of new markets – here we look at how experiences, transactions and inclusion will change as connectivity reaches ever-higher levels.
- May 26, 2021
Why COVID-19 is shining a light on financial exclusion
The pandemic hasn’t been the “great leveller” that many have suggested. In fact, in many cases it has exacerbated inequality, and nowhere is that more true than access to digital services and payments
- May 20, 2021
My Paysafe: A week in the life of Christian Hoersig
Christian is a Senior Sales Manager, working in our Vienna office.
- May 18, 2021
Are consumers planning to return to the high street?
In-person spending is already bouncing back, but appears unlikely to return to pre-COVID-19 levels overall despite nearly half of all consumers planning to return to stores as frequently as they did before the pandemic. However, only a small minority of consumers plan to only shop online in the future.
- May 13, 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
Do consumers trust online payments more now than before COVID-19?
According to our latest research consumers appear to be slightly more confident in the security of online payments than this time last year. This may explain a shift towards more frictionless payment methods. At the same time tolerance for being a victim of fraud is lower.
- May 07, 2021
How COVID-19 has permanently changed payment habits
The online payments landscape is continuing to diversify, and COVID-19 has been an accelerant. Consumers have changed the way they pay online during COVID-19, and plan to make these changes permanent. In many cases, consumers now have a new preferred payment method.
- May 06, 2021
Lost in Transaction: Consumer payment trends 2021
Download our latest research report on how COVID-19 has changed the payments landscape, and what that means for the future of commerce.
- May 05, 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
The changing ways of paying: how consumers will drive payments innovation in 2021
The next wave of payments tech evolution is going to be shaped by consumer habits.
- Apr 27, 2021
Is 2021 the year of mass adoption of challenger banks in Europe?
While challenger banks have captured the imaginations of increasingly digital-savvy consumers, we're still a long way away from mass adoption.
- Apr 20, 2021
My Paysafe: A week in the life of Toni Ilieva
Toni is a principal software engineer, working in our Sofia office.
- Apr 15, 2021
What is driving crypto’s value in 2021?
From De-Fi and payments to NFTs, the use cases for crypto are expanding. But there are other factors that are driving the price of bitcoin and other cryptos higher as well.
- Apr 07, 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
The roadmap to SCA implementation in 2021
Businesses may still have concerns about integrating 3DS2 into their online checkout, but there are plenty of reasons for the industry to be positive.
- Mar 25, 2021
The impact of COVID-19 on US sports betting
We’ve now reached the anniversary of when the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything for us – both our society and the U.S. gaming industry. It is a milestone that prompts us to reflect and remember the rocky road that led us to where we are today. It is also a milestone to keep us optimistic about the future, and the renewed strength that the gaming sector has demonstrated over the last 12 months, particularly in the online space.
- Mar 23, 2021
Are women more financially excluded than men?
Financial inclusion is a priority around the globe, but in many regions the divide between the percentage of men and women that are financially excluded is growing. So what can be done to close the gap?
- Mar 11, 2021
What International Women’s Day means to me
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality. We asked members of our Women@Paysafe community network to tell us what International Women’s Day means to them, and why it is an important moment to reflect on gender equality issues.
- Mar 09, 2021
The impact of COVID-19 on gender equality in fintech
This month we hosted a panel discussion with experts from the payments industry to discuss whether COVID-19 has deflected fintech companies' attention from their gender equality commitments, why women have been disproportionately affected by its economic impact, and what needs to change as we emerge on the other side of the pandemic.
- Mar 08, 2021
Tech trends: Fighting fraud in 2021
It’s been a big year for all of us. Now it’s time to look forward, to how evolving tech—including distributed cloud, automation and AI—will help bolster consumer confidence, create great experiences and combat fraud now and beyond the pandemic.
- Mar 04, 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
My Paysafe: A week in the life of Pramila Rayapudi
Pramila Rayapudi is a Product Manager within the Risk and Compliance team, working in our Hyderabad office.
- Feb 15, 2021
The growth of biometric authentication under SCA
Why fingerprint, facial, and voice recognition technology will improve conversion rates at the online checkout.
- Feb 09, 2021
The evolution of payments technology
Five trends we expect to have a significant impact on payments in 2021.
- Feb 04, 2021
What Black History Month means to me
February is Black History Month, and this year’s theme is ‘Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity’. To learn more about this important issue, we asked members of Paysafe’s Black community network what the theme means to them, and why it is an important topic to talk about now.
- Feb 03, 2021
Is a growing gig economy changing the payments landscape?
One of the impacts of COVID-19 has been an increase in gig economy employment. Is this shift having an effect on the way consumers are making online payments?
- Jan 26, 2021
My Paysafe: A week in the life of Vanessa Martin
Vanessa works in our risk management team, and is based in Houston.
- Jan 21, 2021
How long until subscriptions take over high street shopping?
The subscription economy is booming, and many businesses are turning to this model to futureproof in line with evolving consumer payment habits.
- Jan 19, 2021
All the ways players pay: The game plan for growth
Why payments will underpin the expansion of the US online sports betting industry.
- Jan 14, 2021
The trends that defined 2020, and opportunities in 2021
How the last 12 months have changed the payments landscape, and what that means for the upcoming year.
- Jan 06, 2021
What happens next? 10 payments trends in 2021
Our prediction of the most significant trends that will impact payments in the next 12 months.
- Dec 28, 2020
Why COVID-19 will re-shape US consumers’ relationship with cash
In the wake of the pandemic, more US consumers are making digital payments than ever before. But that doesn’t mean they’re leaving cash behind, with many seeing eCash as the solution to many of their concerns when it comes to paying online.
- Dec 10, 2020
Why technology has businesses optimistic about the future of in-store retail
The global pandemic and social distancing measures have had a significant impact on the ability for stores to do business as ‘usual’ throughout 2020. But businesses remain optimistic about the future, and cite evolving checkout technology as the reason why.
- Dec 09, 2020
My Paysafe: A Week in the Life of Irene Khondaker
Irene is a Learning Design and Delivery Specialist for Income Access, based in Montreal.
- Dec 01, 2020
Why Black Friday will be a catalyst to re-thinking the online checkout
The UK is heading into Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend with all non-essential stores closed, meaning that consumers will need to search online for holiday season deals. How these shoppers pay, and who they choose to buy from, could re-shape the eCommerce checkout for UK retailers permanently.
- Nov 30, 2020
Are cart abandonments derailing the growth of eCommerce?
More consumers are shopping online during the pandemic, and many say they are planning to do so permanently. But cart abandonments are also on the rise, and this is become a problem for merchants. So could cart abandonments derail the growth of eCommerce in the post COVID-19 era?
- Nov 26, 2020
Crypto exchanges: Solving chargeback issues
For cryptocurrencies exchanges, a common issue can be a higher than desirable chargeback rate. But why is this such a frequent problem, and what can be done about it?
- Nov 24, 2020
Why businesses must invest in innovation during COVID-19
Businesses have been asking themselves whether they can afford to invest during the pandemic, with so many other priorities to consider. But the question shouldn't be whether they can afford to invest during COVID-19, it is whether can they afford not to.
- Nov 17, 2020
Why security is still the primary concern for online businesses and consumers
Our latest Lost in Transaction research report asked businesses about how they had been affected by COVID-19, and their plans moving forward. The security of their checkouts, and alternative payment methods, are top of their agendas.
- Nov 12, 2020
Are consumers using payment methods to track their spending more accurately?
Businesses have noticed a change in the way people are paying since the outbreak of COVID-19. Could a new focus on managing their finances be a reason? And if so, how can alternative payments methods make a difference in this area?
- Nov 10, 2020
The EMV liability shift: Gas stations still have a lot of work to do
With six months to go until the EMV deadline, we take a look at how gas stations have progressed since the latest extension and how far they have to go.
- Nov 03, 2020
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
My Paysafe: A week in the life of Vanessa Hurt
Vanessa is a legal and regulatory counsel, working in our Vienna office.
- Oct 27, 2020
How COVID-19 has reshaped the SMB checkout: In-store
There is a growing gap developing between those in-store businesses that do have an online presence and those that do not, that has been exposed by COVID-19.
- Oct 22, 2020
How COVID-19 has reshaped the SMB checkout: Online
Businesses recognise that integrating new payment methods into the online checkout is critical, and this has been accelerated by COVID-19
- Oct 21, 2020
Integrated payments and the evolution of healthcare
The future of healthcare is close to the top of the agenda for many countries as we continue to battle the impacts of COVID-19. So what role will payments pay in the future of healthcare technology?
- Oct 19, 2020
Why payments are key for online education platforms
Educators are relying more and more on digital tools to engage with students. Education platforms that understand how students and their families want to pay online can capitalize on this opportunity.
- Oct 14, 2020
The future of retail is frictionless
As we head towards the end of 2020 and the approaching festive season retailers will be looking to end the year on a high. But they also need to think further ahead, to the future of retail generally.
- Oct 07, 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
TJC: How to manage recurring payments effectively
TJC (formerly The Jewellery Channel) partnered with Paysafe and subscription management provider Vindicia to stay connected with subscribers by recovering 35% of failed recurring payment transactions.
- Sep 22, 2020
My Paysafe: A week in the life of Maria Mitreva
Maria is our head of financial projects and systems for digital wallets, based in Sofia.
- Sep 17, 2020
How brands can evolve through the checkout post-COVID-19
Businesses will need to seriously consider how they re-invent their customer experience in line with changing consumer expectations as we emerge on the other side of the pandemic.
- Sep 10, 2020
Are we on the cusp of another online poker boom?
Online poker experienced a resurgence during the early stages of the COVID-19 lockdown. So how can operators take advantage of the boom and make it last?
- Sep 04, 2020
Payments in a pandemic
The consumer payments trends we see emerging in the UK as a consequence of COVID-19.
- Aug 26, 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
Paysafe’s response to COVID-19
CEO Philip McHugh’s message to our valued partners about our ongoing commitment to you
- Aug 25, 2020
Digital payments in the community
How digital wallets can support people to make payments or send money to family and friends in a crisis.
- Aug 25, 2020
Growing markets of interest for iGaming affiliates
A spotlight on the growth of iGaming and the role of affiliates in the US and sub-Saharan Africa
- Aug 25, 2020
My Paysafe: A week in the life of Tanya Savova
Tanya is a compliance analyst in our Compliance Enhanced Due Diligence team, based in Sofia.
- Aug 20, 2020
Re-inventing the retail experience after COVID-19
Stores have re-opened, but the impact of COVID-19 on retail will be permanent. What role can payments play in getting customers back through the door today, and the evolution of the retail industry?
- Aug 19, 2020
The importance of omnichannel for ISVs
Three reasons why ISVs should consider adding a true omnichannel solution to their payment strategy.
- Aug 13, 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
Extending the EMV deadline: Compliance remains a priority
The COVID-19 pandemic led to card schemes announcing that the date for the EMV liability shift will be put back to April 2021, but this does not mean gas stations should stop thinking about compliance
- Aug 04, 2020
eCash and mCommerce: A perfect match for Gen Z consumers?
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?
- Jul 30, 2020
Will second screening become the norm for sports fans?
As professional baseball and basketball makes its return in the US, we ask what role second screening can play in televised sport's evolution, and how sports betting operators can benefit from this.
- Jul 28, 2020
My Paysafe: A week in the life of Felix Grigorov
Felix is a Team Leader in our Customer Services department, based in Sofia.
- Jul 23, 2020
Why the US is moving away from cash-based remittances
Economic migrants in the US are set to move to digital remittances methods, due to COVID-19 and other factors.
- Jul 16, 2020
How to keep new online customers after COVID-19
Alternative payment methods such as digital wallets and eCash are key to the 18% of consumers that have spent money online for the first time during COVID-19 coming back after the end of the pandemic.
- Jul 13, 2020
Integrated payments are transforming property management
Why there is a shift to online payments in the property management industry, and how integrating payments is critical to a property management software’s value proposition.
- Jul 07, 2020
Retail trends in Germany: H2 2020
Alternative payment options, more payment by instalments, and responsible handling are just some of the topics that will be important to retailers in the second half of the year.
- Jul 02, 2020
My Paysafe: A week in the life of Aneliya Lapadzhova
In our latest look at what it is like to work at Paysafe we ask Aneliya Lapadzhova, Head of Accounting and Shared Services based in our office in Sofia, about her career and role on our D&I committee.
- Jun 30, 2020
Has COVID-19 moved the needle on security vs convenience?
In the final article in our Lost in Transaction: The impact of COVID-19 on consumer payment trends series, we ask whether consumer attitudes to security and frictionless checkouts has been affected.
- Jun 17, 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
Why field service platforms should integrate payments
Four benefits for software vendors that partner with a payments provider to offer an integrated checkout within their solutions.
- Jun 02, 2020
LiT: Is the future of P2P payments digital?
Giving money to friends and family remains critical for many people during COVID-19, but will digital methods replacing cash for these payments become a long-term trend?
- May 28, 2020
LiT: The long-term impact of COVID-19 on eCommerce
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many consumers to adjust their spending habits. But will these changes result in a permanent shift in shopping preferences?
- May 26, 2020
LiT: COVID-19 and the future of subscription payments
One impact of COVID-19 has been an increased reliance on subscriptions, for food, other goods, or entertainment services. But will we see this surge develop into long-term market growth?
- May 21, 2020
COVID-19: Five tips to combat a chargeback spike
The actions online businesses can take to protect themselves from a spiking chargeback rate and the associated costs.
- May 20, 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
LiT: Is COVID-19 a catalyst for US contactless adoption?
As part of our Lost in Transaction: The impact of COVID-19 on consumer payment trends article series, we asked US consumers whether the pandemic had changed their attitude to contactless payments.
- May 13, 2020
The rise of eGaming during and after COVID-19
The growth of online gaming has been significant during the COVID-19 pandemic. But what do these new players look like, and how can the gaming community them for the long term?
- May 06, 2020
How COVID-19 is impacting consumer payment preferences
Five key takeaways from our latest research Lost in Transaction: The impact of COVID-19 on consumer payment trends, and what they mean for the future of eCommerce
- May 04, 2020
COVID-19: Updating online checkout security is essential
Payments security must remain a priority for online businesses during COVID-19, which is why updating their checkouts now to be 3DS2-compliant now is critical.
- Apr 30, 2020
Combating COVID-19: Contactless payments on the doorstep
Enabling your customers to pay using a contactless card or mobile wallet on their doorstep for deliveries or appointments is one way to protect them and your sales during COVID-19.
- Apr 28, 2020
The importance of digital remittances during a crisis
For people living away from family and friends, COVID-19 raises its own set of issues. Providing financial support may be critical, but the current circumstances means there are challenges to overcome
- Apr 23, 2020
Combating COVID-19: Integrating an order ahead service
By facilitating payments remotely and in advanced of completing the transaction, businesses dramatically cut down the time commitment they are demanding from customers to be outside of their homes.
- Apr 20, 2020
Combating COVID-19: How to mobilize your business online
The impact of COVID-19 is forcing SMBs to pivot their business model to adapt to the changing economic landscape. In this article series we will examine how this can be achieved through the checkout.
- Apr 15, 2020
Influential women in payments
An interview with Paulette Rowe, who was recently named one of the most influential women in payments, about her experiences in the workplace and in handling setbacks and criticism.
- Apr 07, 2020
Getting to grips with alternative payment methods
COVID-19 forces us to change many of the ways we do things, including how we purchase goods and make payments. Knowing what payment methods are available is the first step to managing the new normal.
- Apr 06, 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
What International Women’s Day means to me
This year’s International Women’s Day theme is ‘each for equal’. What does this mean to you?
- Mar 06, 2020
How you should be thinking about D&I in 2020
Diversity and inclusion has risen to become a critical priority for organisations over the past decade; as we enter a new one, this focus will rightly increase further.
- Mar 04, 2020
Why online merchants must implement 3DS2 now
The deadline for compliance with Strong Customer Authentication isn't until the end of 2020, but issuers will ramp up card declines for transactions that are not 3DS2-authenticated in the near future.
- Feb 26, 2020
How poor risk management impacts travel companies
When trying to navigate through difficult business conditions, one of the most critical supplier relationships for travel companies is with their payments acquirer.
- Feb 18, 2020
ICE key takeaways: Priorities for iGaming in 2020
Earlier this month operators and suppliers from across iGaming met at ICE London, perhaps the industry’s biggest trade conference. Here are the topics that were most heavily discussed at the show.
- Feb 18, 2020
Growing consumer trust in biometric authentication
Biometric technology has become increasingly prevalent in daily life, but there is still some way to go before it is universally accepted as the predominant method to authenticate online payments.
- Feb 13, 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
Will 5G transform online sports betting in 2020?
Paysafe’s latest research report into the iGaming industry examines the potential impact that 5G data networks could have on mobile sports betting
- Feb 04, 2020
The power of low-cost remittances in developing countries
Economic migrants sending money back home is one of the most substantial drivers of regional economic growth, but its effect is being compromised by costly transaction fees
- Jan 30, 2020
2020 vision: What's next for the payments industry?
11 trends that we can see having the most significant impact on payments in the next 12 months.
- Jan 17, 2020
Neobanks vs traditional banks: who has the advantage?
Digital banks will continue to have an impact on the banking sector in 2020. But is their long-term future bright, and what do they need to do to continue their growth?
- Jan 14, 2020
EMV at the pump: Your questions answered
In October gas stations will be under new obligations for accepting card payments at the pump. In this article we answer your frequently asked questions about how the change will affect the industry.
- Jan 02, 2020
What happened in 2019? Our predictions reviewed
At the beginning the year we published 11 predictions for the payments industry for the past 12 months. In this article we look back the year to determine what we got right
- Dec 19, 2019
Can gas stations afford to miss the EMV at-pump deadline?
Gas stations are struggling to justify the costs of installing chip card readers. But instead of asking “can I afford to be EMV compliant?” gas station owners should be asking “can I afford not to?”
- Dec 18, 2019
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
2020 trends: The future of pay later in the DACH region
As part of our payment trends in 2020 series, in this article we take a look at the change landscape of deferred payments in the DACH region.
- Dec 11, 2019
The year ahead: What's next for payments in the US?
Our predictions of the most significant trends that will impact payments in 2020.
- Dec 09, 2019
Integrated checkouts are the future for software
Developers are thinking differently about payments, according to our latest research report Lost in Transaction: A new relationship for ISVs and payments.
- Dec 03, 2019
Why payment choice is key to attracting younger consumers
The appetite for alternative payment methods is especially strong in younger consumers, according to our latest consumer research Lost in Transaction: Gen Z expectations at the checkout
- Nov 20, 2019
Affiliate marketing: adopting a growth mindset
As an industry that’s ever evolving, expanding and challenging, iGaming is a prime example of a sector that benefits from the adoption of a growth mindset.
- Nov 13, 2019
Generation Z: Driving the adoption of online cash
When it comes to paying online, our latest Lost In Transaction research discovered that it’s cash that’s becoming increasingly king for younger consumers
- Nov 04, 2019
The EMV at-pump deadline: where are we now?
With just under a year to go until the deadline goes live and absolute, we can now take a look at where we are now, and by extension, where we're likely to be when that deadline arrives.
- Oct 31, 2019
US online sports betting in 2020: what happens next?
Four key takeaways from our recent webinar with Worldpay and Golden Nugget
- Oct 28, 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
eSports and payments are on target in the US market
Our key takeaways from last month's ESL One New York event.
- Oct 17, 2019
Why Paysafe supports Small Business Saturday®
Paysafe joins the Corporate Supporter Program for American Express’ 10th annual Small Business Saturday®
- Oct 11, 2019
eCommerce: is mobile-first the key to future-proofing?
We have reached an adoption tipping point; more Generation Z consumers habitually shop using a smartphone than via traditional eCommerce. So how should online businesses be reacting to this shift?
- Oct 10, 2019
Understanding payments in network marketing
With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Paysafe is perfectly placed to help multi-level marketing businesses succeed, whether they’re startups or more established businesses.
- Oct 09, 2019
The role of blockchain in tackling cybercrime
To launch International Cybersecurity Month, we take a closer look at why financial services might turn to distributed ledger technology to tackle illegal activity online.
- Oct 01, 2019
Will direct bank transfers replace card payments online?
Consumers now expect to be offered more options at the checkout than purely card payments. One alternative payment method that is set for even greater adoption in eCommerce is direct bank transfer.
- Sep 26, 2019
Could online cash solutions solve card decline issues?
Abandoned transactions are a serious concern for online businesses. But if a consumer was prompted to pay with cash when their card wasn't accepted, could the adverse effect of declines be removed?
- Sep 24, 2019
Is Generation Z shaping the future of payments?
Our latest research report, Lost in Transaction: Gen Z expectations at the checkout, takes a closer look at the attitudes and payments preferences of Generation Z. Here are our key takeaways.
- Sep 19, 2019
Credit solutions and the frictionless checkout
Can retailers offer installment payments and a better customer experience?
- Sep 17, 2019
Strong Customer Authentication: what happens next?
Since the implementation of PSD2, this week's Strong Customer Authentication deadline has been penned into the diary of the payments industry. But now an 18 month delay has been announced in the UK.
- Sep 10, 2019
[Interview] Credit risk: Misconceptions and best practice
In the countdown to the upcoming RiskConnect conference in November, the RiskConnect team sat down with Paysafe GM, Card Not Present, USA – Shaun Lavelle.
- Sep 04, 2019
Implementing 3D Secure 2: What happens next?
A panel of industry experts provides clarity on the latest regulation updates concerning Strong Customer Authentication, and how online businesses must react.
- Aug 30, 2019
The impact of 5G on eCommerce
5G technology has the potential to transform the world around us, including bringing futuristic technology such as VR and AR into the mainstream. So how will this impact the way we shop online?
- Aug 22, 2019
iGB Live! takeaways: Interview with Erica Anderson
Yogonet sat down with Income Access Marketing Director Erica Anderson at iGB Live! to discuss the changing landscape of iLottery and sports betting affiliate marketing the in the US.
- Aug 21, 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
Nutraceuticals: Compliance is key for long-term growth
Why online merchants need to partner with a payment services provider with a history of working alongside card schemes in this sector in order to scale their business effectively.
- Aug 12, 2019
A year in the world of cryptocurrencies: Our highlights
It’s been a year since Skrill announced that wallet holders were able to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. Here are our top five news stories in the world of crypto and blockchain in the past 12 months.
- Aug 09, 2019
Is small the new big for US shoppers?
Paysafe and American Express take a look at how U.S. consumer shopping trends are reverting back to a preference for small businesses.
- Aug 07, 2019
eCommerce checkouts: Driving incremental sales
As competition heats up online and leading retailers look to capture sales and keep customers coming back, key trends are emerging for delivering a dynamic, sales-focused checkout experience.
- Aug 01, 2019
Eliminating chargebacks in travel with cash
Robert Albrecht, Head of New Business, Paysafecash, explains how online cash payment solutions helps travel companies combat credit card fraud, whilst also reaching out to new target customers.
- Jul 24, 2019
A payfac vs. the right payments technology partner
What are the differences between payment facilitators and payment technology solutions, and how do you know which is right for your business?
- Jul 18, 2019
Why ISOs should go exclusive with one payments partner
Five reasons ISOs must consider going solo with a single full-service payments provider
- Jul 09, 2019
[INFOGRAPHIC] Lost in Transaction: The end of risk?
Are consumers ready to replace passwords with biometric authentication? And are voice-activated payments the future of eCommerce? Here are the key takeaways from our latest consumer research report.
- Jul 04, 2019
Why cash might be king online for US sports bettors
Cash payments solutions could be the key to unlocking the potential in the US online sports betting market
- Jul 01, 2019
Why don't shoppers trust voice-activated payments?
Over 100 million consumers worldwide have some from of Smart Home technology, but most feel reluctant to use it to make purchases. Why is that, and what can be done about it?
- Jun 20, 2019
Money20/20 Europe: What was the industry talking about?
Money 20/20 Europe took place June 3-6, with many of the foremost payments companies in Europe in attendance. Here are the major takeaways from the show.
- Jun 18, 2019
Are Blockchain and AI key to fighting financial crime?
Businesses are looking to new technologies in their efforts to combat the evolving threats on their finances
- Jun 14, 2019
Highlights from ETA’s podcast interview with O.B. Rawls
Recorded at TRANSACT, Paysafe’s President of Payment Processing for North America spoke on the payments trends that have shaped the industry for the past 30 years.
- Jun 06, 2019
Key takeaways from Lost in Transaction: The end of risk?
Our latest research report examines consumer appetite for biometrics to replace passwords in CNP payment authentication, and how voice-activated payments will have an impact on eCommerce
- May 31, 2019
Google Pay: Can merchants afford not to get on board?
On 8 January 2018, Google announced it would be enhancing Android Pay and re-naming it Google Pay. What does this mean for consumers? More importantly, how will it benefit merchants at the checkout?
- May 28, 2019
Preparing your platform for the camp registration rush
Summer is just around the corner and that means parents are beginning to research which are the right summer camps to keep their kids busy for the coming months.
- May 22, 2019
New Jersey will shape US online sports betting nationwide
State legislators will have their eyes on how the industry is progressing in the state that has fully embraced mobile sports betting
- May 15, 2019
Direct Selling or the Gig Economy?
Who’s winning the battle for independent workers?
- May 14, 2019
Why 2019 is a landmark year for mobile payments
Increased mobile penetration and a growing level of consumer comfort with making payments through a smart phone or tablet continues to impact consumer spending habits across the globe.
- May 07, 2019
The future of contactless payments at the pump
The introduction of EMV and contactless technology is transforming card present payments. But what does that mean for gas stations, where installing the appropriate payment terminals is more complex?
- Apr 30, 2019
How to make payments using cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies have been prevalent in finance for years, but are yet to establish themselves as a mainstream payment method. Is that about to change?
- Apr 25, 2019
How to grow your subscription box business effectively
Everything you need to know about successfully scaling a subscription model
- Apr 18, 2019