All articles by Douglas Blakey

Douglas Blakey

American Express Q1 earnings beat forecasts, revenue rises by 11% to $15.8bn

Amex Q1 2024 net income of $2.4bn compares with net income of $1.8bn in the year ago quarter

US Faster Payments Council releases report on QR Codes

Report entitled How QR Codes address the ‘last mile’ adoption of faster payments at the point-of-sale examines how QR codes can accelerate faster payments adoption, particularly at the point-of-sale

The secret to success in emerging markets

Zaki Farooq lifts the lid on the secret to success in emerging markets, and explains how the rewards can outweigh the risks

How crypto exchanges can benefit from diverse payment solutions in the build up to the Bitcoin halving

Scott Major discusses the mutual benefits of relationships between crypto exchanges and traditional payment solutions

The critical role of payment providers in reducing fraud for merchants

Oleg Stefanets discusses how payment providers work with merchants to leverage the power of shared data and explores the pivotal role of compliance, risk monitoring and ML tech to minimise risk of fraud 

FinMont partners with alternative payment solution provider, Ubank Connect 

Collaboration enables merchants to seamlessly accept and send payments across emerging markets

Visa reimagines payment acceptance for the ‘Click-and Mortar’ era

Visa Acceptance Solutions helps accelerate growth for merchants with new digital enablement offerings

Bye bye Laybuy – another one bites the dust

Laybuy is reportedly on the block but it begs the question: given its track record, will it attract any bidders? Meantime, having rubbished credit cards since it launched, Klarna is launching a credit card in the US

Late payments causing a ‘cashflow crunch’ for Australian SMBs: GoCardless

GoCardless’ ‘Pursuing Payments’ report reveals over half of Australian businesses are concerned that the number of late-paying customers will increase in 2024

Fime to support set up of UAE’s domestic card scheme

Testing and consulting provider, Fime, has been selected by Al-Etihad Payments, a subsidiary of the Central Bank of the UAE, to support the set-up of the United Arab Emirates’s domestic card scheme, Jaywan