All articles by Jessica Longley

Jessica Longley

SMEs could be losing out on £8.8bn in sales by only accepting cash

Small businesses in the UK are losing out on more than £8.8bn ($11.4bn) each year by not accepting credit and debit card payments – an 18% increase compared to two years ago.

Fintechs: Friend or foe in the world of financial services?

London has gained a reputation as a leading fintech hub, hosting more and more innovative technology start-ups but can they be considered as friends or enemies of financial services? This is exactly what June’s debate from the Digital Banking Club (TDBC) set to find out. Jessica Longley reports on the action

NTT DATA to offer popular payment methods to China’s consumers

NTT Data’s Global Payment Hub will allow China’s ecommerce retail consumers to use China’s local payment options including Tenpay and WeChat Pay, in addition to the current accepted choices of UnionPay, AliPay and all other majoy payment method for online transactions.

Leading a revolution in global travel

Many businesses at the 2016 PayExpo conference introduced prepaid cards, but what makes PassportCard different is its attempt to penetrate the saturated niche market that is travel insurance. Jessica Longley met with Sharon Haran, CEO of PassportCard, to discover how exactly it aims to revolutionise travel

Visa jobs to relocate outside of the UK

In the aftermath of Brexit, several businesses are considering to relocate part of their operations outside of the UK due to regulatory requirements. Visa, the world’s largest credit and debit card issuer, could be next.

New UK political landscape pending

Monday proved yet another defeat for the UK as Iceland beat England 2-1 in the ironically named Euro 2016. Tweets and Facebook posts mocking the UK’s downwards spiral came pouring in as the country turned into a laughing stock.

Nimbl to partner with MasterCard and launch in the UK

ParentPay, an online payment service, is planning on launching a new financial platform in the UK called Nimbl. This product introduces a prepaid MasterCard card and smartphone app to encourage financial awareness and independence amongst young people.

Fear over trust and identity is stifling the sharing economy

More than a third (34%) of consumers will not conduct a sharing economy transaction without having assurance about the identity of the other party in the transaction, according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of HooYu by Atomik Research