08 Apr 2019

Second megadeal of 2019 as FIS snaps up Worldpay

FIS’s deal to acquire Worldpay is not just the biggest deal for the payments sector: it means FIS overtakes Fiserv to become the largest processing and payments company. Fiserv’s deal…

08 Apr 2019 By Douglas Blakey

Contactless cards will threaten cash usage in the US

Increased deployment of contactless cards in the US is likely to cause cash usage for everyday transactions to decrease. Contactless card payments allow for greater convenience, and as more consumers…

01 Mar 2019 By GlobalData Financial Services

07 Feb 2019

Amex and Curve kick off a very public row

As CI goes to press comes news that American Express has blocked attempts by Curve to load Amex cards into its all-in-one wallet. I cannot say I am remotely surprised.…

07 Feb 2019 By Douglas Blakey