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8thFeb '17

Should Merchants Embrace Instant Payments?

By | February 8th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

The European Central Bank (ECB) published an important vision document in 2014.  This vision invited the supply side of the market to help achieve an open and competitive market for instant payments at a pan-European [...]

2ndFeb '17

The Crocodile in The Yangtze – The MoneyGram Acquisition

By | February 2nd, 2017|Tags: , |

Deep Blue Sea Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group, was famously cautious about competing head-to-head with the world’s largest player eBay: “eBay is a shark in the ocean. We are a crocodile in the [...]

24thJan '17

EDC’s Annual Payments Industry Survey

By | January 24th, 2017|Tags: |

Every year, we conduct an Advanced Payments Survey to identify industry trends, capture expectations, and understand perspectives from industry stakeholders. We would like to invite all industry professionals to participate in our 2017 survey. The [...]

17thJan '17

A Vital Starting Point In Customer Experience Design Is The Point of Sale

By | January 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

As retailers aim to improve the customer experience the Point of Sale (PoS) continues to be a vital component in an Omnichannel strategy.  More and more retailer executives will face the decision to commit their [...]

3rdJan '17

How Not To Digitise

By | January 3rd, 2017|Tags: , |

A noted historian once observed that history is nothing but the unfolding of miscalculation. If this is true, then the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made history on November 8th when he ordered two large [...]

21stDec '16

Fintech Connect Live

By | December 21st, 2016|Tags: , , |

In early December EDC once again joined the debate at the Fintech Connect Live event in London. This is an event that has grown considerably since last year and it was interesting to see what [...]

19thDec '16

The Economics Of Christmas Shopping, Customer Experience Design And The Future Of Retailing

By | December 19th, 2016|Tags: , |

Christmas is super important for retailers. The economics of the Christmas season are well documented as the peak selling period for several retailer types and is often the ‘make or break’ for annual performance figures. [...]

2ndDec '16

A Payments Strategy For The 21st Century

By | December 2nd, 2016|Tags: |

Following almost 12 months of work, the UK’s payments industry, made up of hundreds individuals from over 200 organisations, representing a significant collaboration and commitment, has launched the new payments strategy ready for the 21st [...]

2ndDec '16

Samee Zafar Speaking To CEE Fintech In Budapest

By | December 2nd, 2016|Tags: , , |

Watch Samee Zafar, Director, speaking to CEE Fintech in Budapest. CEE-Fintech matches fintech startups with financial institutions, technological integrators and investors interested in the field. The matchmaking is provided by professional partners and members.

30thNov '16

Blockchain And The Future

By | November 30th, 2016|Tags: |

Getting it wrong Pollsters whose job it is to talk to people and predict the outcomes of elections, sometimes get things badly wrong: the general election in Britain in 2015 when Labour performed unexpectedly poorly; [...]

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