Finding a suitable payments provider is a vital initial step for any startup conducting an online business. When your core product is controversial to some, however, things can get a little tricky
Future of Payments 2020
Could the nation in lockdown accelerate the UK’s shift towards a cashless society? Our Future of Payments special report, published in The Times, explores how payments are changing in our current times from the proposal of universal basic income to how tech is fighting financial exclusion. It examines a turn in the industry and as the companies that have invested in digital and mobile technologies are thriving. It looks at why sex startups face an uphill battle finding a suitable payments provider. Finally, the featured infographic shows that cash might still be king, but its purpose is more storing value rather than physically making payments.
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The advance of technology in the past few years has revolutionised our daily lives; think virtual assistants, streaming services and conveniently buying anything from a hotel stay to a car via apps
As payment systems, and what consumers expect from them, continue to evolve at a rapid pace, lockdown presents a unique opportunity for businesses to enhance their offerings