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As an online retailer you love to make money, right? Of course, that’s what this business is all about! But what are the payment options you can choose from when you want to sell in, let’s say, Spain? Or when you have Dutch customers? Here in this category you’ll find

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BigCommerce launches multi-currency features

BigCommerce launches multi-currency features

BigCommerce introduced a collection of multi-currency features, which enables merchants to present and process online purchases in over 100 foreign currencies. This should make it easier for online stores to sell cross-border to shoppers across Europe and beyond. Continue reading

Payoneer acquires German payments company Optile

Payoneer acquires German payments company Optile

Payoneer has acquired Optile, a German payment platform that gives businesses access to any payment method and provider. With the acquisition, Payoneer wants to further build a platform that drives global growth for enterprises, marketplaces and small and medium-sized business worldwide. Continue reading

Cards are preferred payment method in Europe

Cards are preferred payment method in Europe

Cards are the preferred payment method in Europe, for both consumers and merchants. The use of cards has expanded over the past few years, with 87 percent of European consumers feeling comfortable paying by card. Continue reading

Payments Europe wants to present European payments industry

Payments Europe wants to present European payments industry

Payments Europe is a new association, formed by European and global card-based payment solution providers. The new organization wants to present the industry’s common views and advocate for a fair regulatory environment in Europe. Continue reading

Mollie raises 25 million euros

Mollie raises 25 million euros

Dutch online payment processor Mollie has raised 25 million euros from a group of technology and payment entrepreneurs. With the money, Mollie wants to accelerate its expansion through Europe. Continue reading

Klarna pulls plug on Wavy app

Klarna pulls plug on Wavy app

Barely two years after Klarna announced its peer-to-peer payment app called Wavy, the Swedish company pulls the plug on the app. Some functions of the social payment application will be integrated into the Klarna app. Continue reading

J.P. Morgan processes 30% of online transactions in Europe

J.P. Morgan processes 30% of online transactions in Europe

J.P. Morgan was named the number one ecommerce acquirer, by web transaction volume, in Europe. When the overall transaction volume is taken into account, the financial services provider happens to be the fourth largest merchant acquirer in Europe. Continue reading

iDeal used for 59% of Dutch online purchases

iDeal used for 59% of Dutch online purchases

iDeal is getting increasingly popular among Dutch consumers. The payment method was used for 59 percent of online purchases in the Netherlands last year. That’s an increase of 3 percentage points compared to the situation one year before. Continue reading

Irish consumers increasingly use card payments

Irish consumers increasingly use 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 raises 206 million euros

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 comes to the Netherlands

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