All articles by Douglas Blakey

Douglas Blakey

Where’s my wallet? Digital wallet use around the world

Drawing on proprietary data from Worldpay’s Global Payments Report 2024, Silvia Mensdorff-Pouilly analyses how different regulations impact digital wallets across the globe to see what may be in store for the UK’s payments landscape

NOW Money partners with Mastercard

Collaboration aims to empower customers with enhanced financial access

Phos partners with Shift4 to bolster European merchant acquiring

Phos’ customer network to benefit from enhanced global acquiring services and unique go-to-market SoftPOS solutions in Europe

Mastercard’s adoption of palm payments shows biometrics are going mainstream

If Mastercard’s pay-by-palm pilot proves to be successful, it seems likely that the use of biometrics to validate payments will be coming to a store near you soon, writes Benjamin Hatton

Visa launches digital emergency card replacement service to offer travellers peace of mind

New value-added service empowers financial institutions to offer their cardholders seamless, stress-free journeys all over the world

Top 20 global payment giants thrive despite economic challenges, rake in $236bn in 2023, reveals GlobalData

The big four of Amex, Visa, PayPal and Mastercard grow revenue by almost 10%

Apple partners with Affirm to maintain competitive edge in US mobile wallet space

Apple’s rapid exit from the BNPL market to focus on the ecosystem-strengthening functions of Apple Pay is in line with the company’s wider strategy, explains Blandina Hanna Szalay

Credit and charge card payments in Hong Kong to surpass HDK1trn in 2024, forecasts GlobalData

Rising consumer spending, growth in e-commerce payments and government initiatives will combine to further drive credit and charge card payments usage in Hong Kong

Mobile wallets continue to grow in popularity among younger people but there are drawbacks

It is estimated that half of the world’s population will use mobile wallets by 2025 but at the risk of removing some of the necessary friction in e-commerce, especially around chargebacks, warns Chargeback experts

SumUp and Adyen partner to bring faster payouts to millions of SMEs globally

SumUp expands its offering to ensure its merchants enjoy the fastest access to their money through Adyen’s banking services