Payment Technology Innovator Dimebox raises €5 Million

Amsterdam-based FinTech startup Dimebox raised €5 Million in a series A round from the BillPro Group, a leading global payment processing organisation. Dimebox has built a full-stack global acquiring solution, offering financial institutions the latest innovations in online payments. Dimebox offers its customers a white-label full-service payment gateway to take control of all their payments,

Contactless ‘tap and go’ card payments soar across Europe

Some three billion contactless card transactions have been made across Europe in the last 12 months – with UK consumers being among the biggest users of the technology – according to figures from Visa Europe. Visa said the number of “tap and go” card payments across Europe has nearly tripled compared with a year earlier

Top 10 Retail Trends for 2016

Synchrony Financial examines retail trends empowering consumers and impacting shopping, payments and retail sales STAMFORD, Conn.––February 17, 2016––The retail environment is constantly changing with every new style, product and season. While change is often retailer and consumer-driven, technology is shaping eight of the top 10 retail trends expected to have the greatest impact on sales

Mobile payments opportunities and obstacles for US vendors

The U.S. is lagging behind the world, particularly emerging markets, in the acceptance and adoption of mobile payments as a way of life. The launch of mobile payment services such as Apple Pay have made headlines stateside, but the promise has yet to be fulfilled on Main Street, and progress is slow. Although predictions that

Is Germany’s payments landscape changing?

Germany’s payments landscape is a fascinating place. Whilst in countries such as the UK digital payments have already overtaken cash transactions in 2014 and we actually are now spending £1.5 billion a month using contactless cards, nearly 80% of transactions in Germany are still made in cash. However, recent findings from TSYS and Wirecard suggest

PSD2 – What does really change?

With the adoption of the revised payments directive (PSD2), the European Parliament mandated a revolution in the european payment industry. Under the new regulation, the playing field is finally level for startups in the FinTech space to play a more important role. Often though, we hear the same question: What does really change? What you

EMScard: From Credit Card Acquiring To Omnichannel PSP

PaymentGenes sat down with Hugo Bottelier, Director of Product and Marketing at EMS, the Dutch card acquirer turned Omnichannel PSP. Hugo shared with us his view on various industry developments and about the recent developments at EMS. In the past year you have undergone a major reorganization and started offering not only acquiring services, but

What makes an ideal check-out?

Mobile shopping-related searches have seen a 120% growth this past year, with global revenues from mobile commerce amounting to about 500 billion Dollars last year alone. Businesses would be smart to figure out how to maximise their profit from this rising trend in consumer behaviour by not only optimising the check-out procedure at the end

A word about Bitcoin in Brazil

In times where countries around the world struggle to keep the value of their currency as high as possible, Bitcoin is gradually becoming a legitimate payment method. The payment system which was first introduced in January 2009 by an identity named Satoshi Nakamoto, has gone a long way to become a legitimate solution accepted by