Cover story | Payment cards in Europe
Cards and card payment at the point of sale and online showed solid growth rates in most European countries in 2016. This was supported by the roll-out of new technologies, such as contactless, digital wallets and mobile NFC. We examine the statistics and notable trends.
While P2P and C2B payment markets are undoubtedly huge, financial services incumbents and new entrants are also targeting the much larger B2B opportunity. B2B payments have traditionally been complex, time-consuming, manual and expensive. PCM examines common business payment pain points, namely cross-border payments, cash and treasury management, as well as some possible solutions.
The future is happening in real-time
November 2017 saw the launch of instant payment systems in the US and Europe. PCM looks at the barriers and enablers to real-time payments, and how organisations can position themselves for success.
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