Will the Apple card transform payments?

Apple’s move into the credit card industry may not put banks out of business anytime soon, but its customer experience delivery could set it apart from the more established rivals

Standing out in a seamless future

If truly seamless payments promise to be barely noticeable in our day-to-day lives, customer experience may be the only way financial services can differentiate themselves

Biometric payments: convenient or creepy?

Biometric identity checks could hold the key to countering fraud and offer a more convenient way of paying, but obstacles may stand in the way of widespread adoption

Chinese payment giants are lightyears ahead

Tencent HQ, owner of social media payment app WeChat Pay

Mobile payments apps have leapfrogged credit and debit cards in China, signposting the way forward for the rest of the world

Cash is still popular in an electronic world

Future of Payments special report Raconteur card payments

Progression towards electronic payments continues, but could we ever do without some cash?

The decline of cash?

The spread of new forms of digital payment is leading to claims that we are entering a cashless world. How accurate are they?

Are contactless payments beating cash?

A plethora of payment methods has bombarded retailers and consumers alike, but while providers battle for supremacy, simplicity at the checkout is the aim

How the payments industry is set to look in 2020

Predicting the future of payments is a hazardous business, which has claimed victims big and small, but some are prepared to back mobiles as the way many will pay in 2020