Cashing in on changing checkout

The payments industry is in flux as smartphone technology revolutionises the way we pay, and presents new opportunities for business leaders, retailers and consumers alike, writes Nic Fildes

Universal systems will aid growth

With a fog of electronic payment options, which platform will become dominant is unclear. What is certain, however, is any economy that wishes to remain vibrant must move towards more ubiquitous, frictionless payment systems, writes Dave Howell

Hot new payments startups

A host of companies are desperate to crack the next wave of innovation which is likely to be pioneered by a startup company with a different take on how consumers want to pay in the future. Nic Fildes has our five hottest ones to watch

Mobile and plastic pay off with customer data

The telecommunications and payment industries are developing evermore sophisticated ways of identifying shopping habits, as Marcus Leroux discovers