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All posts by tag Payment trends
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tackling the issue of cart abandonments
Cart abandonments remain a significant problem for online businesses. Could alternative payments be the answer?
- Feb 10, 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
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
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
Putting the insurance industry back in safe hands
The role of payments in digital transformation.
- Nov 03, 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
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
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
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
- Five minutes
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
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
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
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
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 evolution of payments technology
Five trends we expect to have a significant impact on payments in 2021.
- Feb 04, 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
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 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
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
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
Payments in a pandemic
The consumer payments trends we see emerging in the UK as a consequence of COVID-19.
- Aug 26, 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
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
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
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
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
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
US online sports betting in 2020: what happens next?
Four key takeaways from our recent webinar with Worldpay and Golden Nugget
- Oct 28, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
How eCommerce SMBs are future-proofing their businesses
One major takeaway from our Lost in Transaction: The future of payments for SMBs research is that online businesses are committed to giving consumers more flexibility
- Nov 14, 2018
Four ways AI and blockchain might revolutionise finance
For AI and blockchain to be successful, and to determine where and how they will successful, both will have to address some fundamental consumer questions
- Sep 20, 2018
[INFOGRAPHIC] LiT: Payment Trends 2018: 10 key takeaways
The most significant statistics from our recent research
- Aug 13, 2018
[VIDEO] Money20/20 Europe: Our key takeaways
Unveiling the new Paysafe brand, promoting our Lost in Transaction: Payment Trends 2018 report, and launching new product Paysafecash were some of the major activities at the show.
- Jun 15, 2018
Lost in Transaction: Payment Trends 2018
Paysafe’s new Lost in Transaction report, based on 2018 research among consumers in the UK, Canada, the US, Germany, and Austria, examines the latest consumer payment trends
- Jun 07, 2018
ETA TRANSACT 2018 key takeaways
Every year, over 4,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors gather at TRANSACT to network, see what’s new and trending in the industry, and sign deals to grow their business
- May 03, 2018
The trailblazing world of payments innovation
Key takeaways and trends from Money20/20 Asia 2018
- Mar 28, 2018
Challenging the financial services status quo
Claire Gates, CEO of Paysafe Pay Later, on her perception of the fintech space and her career story so far.
- Mar 20, 2018
Where payments meet plumbing
How payments fits into the connected homes and Internet of Things equation
- Mar 01, 2018
Embracing new regulation to achieve a competitive edge
Paysafe’s Chief Product Officer Daniel Kornitzer spoke to Totally Gaming about payment trends, challenges presented by new regulation, the rise of biometric payments, and the company’s goals for 2018
- Feb 22, 2018
The L word
It’s fair to say that there’s some uncertainty afoot across the European financial landscape as we enter the new year.
- Jan 12, 2018
The dental industry takes a bite out of Big Data
Todd Linden weighs in with his view on how the payment processing world can provide small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with Big Data solutions across all their verticals.
- Aug 30, 2017
Living up to mobile capability
PYMNTS have released their July Payments-as-a-Service (PaaS) Tracker, in collaboration with Paysafe.
- Jul 26, 2017
Blockchain technologies have immense potential to transform payments, but they’re still not ready for prime time
- Jul 04, 2017
Money20/20 Europe 2017 show report
Takeaways from one of the most important industry events of the year
- Jun 30, 2017
Building a more transparent PaaS marketplace
PYMNTS have released their June Payments-as-a-Service (PaaS) Tracker, in collaboration with Paysafe.
- Jun 26, 2017
A fintech agenda for the new UK Government
How the election result might affect the UK fintech industry
- Jun 09, 2017
What’s next in payments?
Paysafe CEO Joel Leonoff on where the payment industry is heading
- Jun 05, 2017
Is recreation ready for a payments makeover?
PYMNTS have released their May Payments-as-a-Service (PaaS) Tracker, in collaboration with Paysafe.
- May 25, 2017
Future of fintech: Expert panel
Paysafe’s Joseph Daly, offered his insights on the Future of Financial Technology in this expert panel gathered for USA Today's fintech supplement Future of Business and Tech (FBT).
- Apr 28, 2017
Want to understand payments as a service?
PYMNTS have released their April Payments-as-a-Service (PaaS) Tracker, in collaboration with Paysafe.
- Apr 26, 2017
Embracing disruption in digital payments
The possibilities of digitisation have only just begun to be realised
- Apr 02, 2017