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Irish consumers increasingly use card payments

Card payments

Consumers in Ireland are rapidly increasing their usage of card payments. At the same time, paying with cash is getting less popular. The fast growth in popularity of card payments goes hand in hand with a significant increase in online shopping in the past year. Continue reading

Checkout.com raises 206 million euros

Checkout.com

Checkout.com, a London-based provider of online payment solutions has raised 230 million dollar (206 million euros). It’s Europe’s largest fintech Series A round ever. It’s the first time the payment solutions provider is taking funding from outside investors. Continue reading

Apple Pay comes to the Netherlands

Apple Pay

Apple Pay is coming soon to the Netherlands. And the first partner is known. Major bank ING will be the one introducing Apple Pay on the Dutch market. It’s not exactly clear when consumers will be able to pay with Apple Pay in the Netherlands. Continue reading

eBay offers Managed Payments in Germany

eBay

eBay is introducing its Managed Payments offering in Germany, making this the second country, after the United States, where eBay gives consumers flexibility and choice in payment methods. Continue reading

FIS will acquire Worldpay for over 30 billion euros

Worldpay

Fidelity National Information Services, a major financial service technology company from the US, has announced it will acquire Worldpay for over 30 billion euros. It’s the largest deal to date in the quickly growing electronic payments industry. Continue reading

Dutch payment method iDeal keeps growing due to mobile

Dutch payment method iDeal

iDeal, the most popular payment method in the Netherlands, is being used more and more on mobile devices. Currently, seven out of ten iDeal payments are done from a smartphone or tablet. Mobile person-to-person payments are particularly popular. Continue reading

Alipay gets Luxembourg e-money license to serve Europe

Alipay in Europe

Alipay, the fintech company owned by Alibaba, has obtained an electronic money license in Luxembourg. With this license, Alipay can serve the European market. The Asian payments company is already present with a licensed entity in London, but it can now serve customers across Europe. Continue reading

Otto introduces instant payments

Otto Group

Online retailer Otto says it’s the first ecommerce company in Germany that enables instant payments for its customers. Thanks to a cooperation with Hanseatic Bank, Otto claims it’s able to offer a better service, like faster delivery, now customers can transfer money instantly. Continue reading

Google Pay launches in France

Google Pay

Google Pay has continued its global expansion and is now also available in France. Customers from six different banks in France can start using Google’s mobile payment service. Google Pay can also be used at several online services and retailers in France. Continue reading

PayU extends cooperation with Google Pay

Google Pay

Online retailers that use the services of PayU can now offer Google Pay in their ecommerce websites and mobile apps. Two years ago, the Polish payment service provider was also chosen as a partner for Google to introduce its payment method Google Pay to Poland. Continue reading