Klarna Invoice now available to PAYONE merchants
GERMANY | A recent survey by market research firm Forsa has showed that in Germany payment on account is the most commonly used payment method for online shopping. 58% of customers buy online but do not pay immediately. This is followed by online payment service providers (52%) and direct debit (46%). Lagging far behind is the credit card (34%).
GERMANY | The "Europe Online Payment Methods 2012" report by yStats.com – Hamburg-based secondary market research specialist – surveys the European market for E-Commerce payment methods, analyzing Europe as a region and 24 individual countries separately.
HAMBURG | yStats, the secondary market research company headquartered in Germany, this week released their annual Europe B2C E-commerce Report 2013. Probably to no ones surprise, e-commerce sales are booming in Europe, however the growth rate and expectations per country are quite different.
VIENNA - LONDON | paysafecard.com total turnover of €116.4 million in 2013 is the highest in the history of paysafecard, and represents an increase of 13% on the previous year's turnover. paysafecard products were used for 68 million payment transactions around the world in 2013 - a year on year increase of 23%.
WATERLOO | MasterCard and Worldline, Atos subsidiary for e-payment services, announced today their extended partnership on the integration and deployment of MasterPass™ in Germany. Last October, Worldline and MasterCard pre-announced to deploy MasterPass in all countries in which Worldline operates including France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, UK, Spain, Germany, India and other Asian ecommerce markets.
BAMBERG | Computop, a leading payment service provider, announced it has finalised a strategic cooperation agreement with EOS Payment Solutions, daughter company of Otto Group. Under the agreement, Otto Group intends to leverage the Computop Paygate platform to process online payments for Otto.de and over 100 of its subsidiary retail brands. These subsidiary brands include global names such as BonPrix, Freemans Grattan, Frankonia, Lascana and myToys.
LONDON | Ogone, an Ingenico company and leading global online payment services provider unveiled new research announcing continued growth in European online and mobile payment markets.
BAD VILBEL - UTRECHT | German and Dutch merchant acquiring companies, montrada GmbH and PaySquare BV respectively, have announced that they are merging as of 1 January 2014 and continuing their operations under the name PaySquare SE.
STOCKHOLM | The payment providers Klarna AB (“Klarna”) from Sweden and SOFORT AG (“SOFORT”) from Germany today announced that they will join forces. Klarna is acquiring SOFORT from the majority shareholder Reimann Investors. Both companies will continue to offer their products side by side and operate on stand-alone basis. With the acquisition, Klarna becomes one of the largest independent alternative payment solution providers in Europe.