It’s strange how the best technology is never used the way it was intended

In September, one of the great pioneers of computing, Sir Clive Sinclair, died. Despite the sniffy obituaries in many of the British papers about his less successful ventures, for many Brits of my age, he did something heroic; changing our lives by making us realise that computing is something open to everyone. Sinclair’s home computers took the digital world out of the academic and banking domain and put it in the hands of the masses. It’s hard to overstate the impact it had on the lives and careers of many of my generation.

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Contactless 2021: How small business is driving contactless adoption in France

Across the globe, contactless adoption has soared in the past eighteen months. However, the rate of adoption and changes in payment behaviour differ from country to country. Continuing our Contactless 2021 series, Fabien Darné, country manager for France at Ingenico, a Worldline brand, examines the latest trends in the French market and considers why the resilience of local business is providing the catalyst for change.

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  • Payment Services

Trust me, I remain a payment terminal!

Down and out in London… and Brussels For almost 2 years now, wherever I go, I have been using an NFC-enabled payments ring for all my low value card purchases. Swooshing my way through the London Underground without needing an oyster or debit card is as satisfying today as it was on my very first go. Now that I reflect on my experience, it has occurred to me that only once in maybe 1,500 transactions, did anyone ever challenge me as to whether it was a legitimate method of payment.

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Pay on Mobile, a game changer for merchants?

We all know that when it comes to business, standing still is never a good option. If the last year has taught us anything, it’s that reinventing the shopping experience remains the golden ticket for small merchants as well as big retailers.

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Four reasons why Android is gaining traction in payment

The evolution of the next generation of payment terminals has seen the Android operating system emerge as the front runner in the race for innovation. But what are the drivers for this momentum, and why is Android gaining traction?

Hernán Moya, Marketing Director, Iberia for Terminals, Solutions & Services at Worldline, considers four key reasons why Android is making such a significant difference in the world of payment…

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Are you ready to reopen?

Checking your payment terminals for a safe and fast checkout from lockdown.

As efforts to combat the global pandemic continue, merchants, restaurants and service providers, including those who have been closed for a number of months, are preparing for a gradual reopening of the retail and hospitality sectors.

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  • Tech trends