PayPal and Visa have entered a strategic partnership and recently outlined a number of anticipated benefits from the collaboration. While industry observers suggest the move will expand PayPal’s acceptance at point-of-sale locations and drive more Visa transactions across PayPal’s digital payments platform, the ensuing analysis has primarily focused on the key implications for the payments industry and how the partnership is likely to impact consumers and merchants.
Online payments through digital wallets and debit/credit cards have been emerging as a preferred transaction mode in India, mainly due to ease of transaction, availability of smartphones and internet access, and enhanced security and encryption methods. Here’s how to make the most of this developing growth opportunity.
Worldpay is expanding in Australia after winning its license to process payments in what is one of Asia Pacific’s largest ecommerce markets. The company’s expansion in Australia comes at a time of sustained growth for Worldpay, which processed 13.1 billion transactions in 2015 valued at £401.9 billion (approximately $593.3 billion) in 2015.
Although the jury is still out as to whether the Summer Olympics in Brazil will serve as a vital lifeline or a costly folly, there is one aspect that inspires universal agreement: Olympic participants, hundreds of thousands of visiting fans, and even native Brazilians need to feel secure and comfortable when making purchases in a country well known for its credit card cloning activities. Here are several examples of how to win in the payment Olympics.