Posts Tagged “UK”

Zapp - UK's Mobile Payment Initiative - Backed Up by Elavon

LONDON | Zapp, the new mobile payment method in the UK, adds merchant acquirer Elavon to its list of supporting partners. Elavon will offer Zapp mobile payments to merchants and consumers later this year. Elavon join already confirmed Zapp payment partners WorldPay, Optimal Payments, Realex and SagePay who will help roll out Zapp digital payments to millions of consumers later this year.


Increase of Alternative Payment Methods in European E-Commerce

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.


V.me by VISA - what is it?

LONDON  | On 30 April 2012 VISA Europe confirmed the 'pre-launch' of their digital wallet product called V.me to an initial group of consumers in the UK, Spain and France in Autumn 2012. Worldpay was announced as their key UK development partner. V.me answers the growing demand for more convenient, secure and safe ways to pay online regardless the device used by the consumer.  Today Visa announced that already over 50 banks have embraced V.me. Below a recap on VISA's digital wallet...


Ecommerce Sales booming in Europe | yStats Market Report

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.


Zapp: New Promising Mobile Payment Method for UK market

LONDON | Zapp, the new mobile payment method in the UK, using the shoppers' bank account to make real-time purchases, announced partnerships with many of the UK’s leading financial services brands to implement its innovative mobile payment service. The future looks promising for Zapp: offering simpler, more secure and efficient payments to millions of consumers and merchants.


UK ranked as worlds most developed online retail market

UNITED KINGDOM | The UK is the world’s most developed online retail market, according to a recent research report published by the world’s largest privately-owned real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield.


Mega Monday: UK loves eCommerce

LONDON |  The UK's ongoing love affair with online shopping will deepen on Monday 2nd December 2013 when it is predicted that online transactions will top 7.7 million, up 16% on 2012, making it the busiest day of the year for ecommerce, according to Visa Europe. It is predicted that a whopping £450 million will be spent in one day, which equates to £312,500 being spent per minute or £5,208 per second online.


Black Friday 2013: $1.2 billion online retail spend

RESTON, VA | comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world,  reported U.S. online retail spend for the first 29 days of the November–December 2013 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, $20.6 billion has been spent online, marking a 3-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year.


Adyen empowering PhotoBox in France and UK

PARIS | PhotoBox, Europe’s leading personalised product printing company, and Adyen, the global payments company, have expanded their partnership to two more markets – France and the UK – following their successful experience in 15 other European countries.


Zapp announced by Vocalink | 'The New Mobile Payment Method for the UK online market'

LONDON | VocaLink, the UK's national payments provider, announced it will launch a new company to bring a new mobile payment system to market: 'Zapp'. Zapp gives consumers direct access to the money in their existing bank accounts through their mobile phone and real-time payments.


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