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Healthy growth for direct carrier billing to continue
The value of goods and services purchased using direct carrier billing (DCB) will steadily increase over the next five years, reports research company Omdia (formerly Ovum). However, electronic wallets (eWallets) are fast becoming a significant contender in the well-contested alternative payments space. Omdia’s Global Carrier-Billing Forecast Report, 2020-25, observes renewed interest in DCB on account […]
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The delicate balance between SVOD ARPU and user growth
The declining average revenue per user (ARPU) for subscription video on demand (SVOD) services like Disney+ and Netflix reflect the intense competition for subscribers amongst streaming service providers. And they also exacerbate the continuing imbalance of income provided by current tariff structures set against the high cost of creating new, unique and exclusive content to […]
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The Alternative Payments Landscape in Brazil
Brazil is long-dubbed South America’s fintech heart, with a large part of the population comprised by young, extremely online, and smartphone-savvy consumers. In one of our latest case studies, we’re examining the growth of digital payments in Brazil in the last year and the outlook for the future.
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The Alternative Payments Landscape in Saudi Arabia
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is well on its way to becoming the centre of the Middle East’s e-commerce and fintech aspirations. We’ve taken a closer look at how that’s going and the factors that play a significant role in developing alternative digital payment methods in this country.
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COVID-19 pushes QR code payment adoption
Most contactless payments saw a surge in adoption in 2020, and QR codes were in the vanguard. Smartphone-enabled apps appear to have gained particular traction with smaller retailers and merchants, which found they could quickly deploy cashless QR codes to address COVID-19 concerns and lockdown restrictions without installing additional point of sale (POS) infrastructure. It […]
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The Alternative Payments Landscape in South Korea
South Korea is the world’s third least cash-reliant country, preceded only by Sweden and New Zealand. So it’s no wonder that digital payments are thriving, with digital wallets growing in popularity in recent years. In our latest case study, we’re looking at the specifics of the South Korean digital payments landscape and predictions for its future growth.
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Métodos de pago alternativos en México
México es un país de contrastes, con una industria fintech en crecimiento y una gran población no bancarizada, el 50% de los adultos no posee una cuenta bancaria. Esto crea un entorno muy dinámico para el crecimiento de los pagos digitales, y lo examinamos más de cerca en nuestro último estudio.
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The Alternative Payments Landscape in Mexico
Mexico is a country of contrasts, with a growing fintech industry and a large unbanked population amounting to 50% of adults without a bank account. This creates a very dynamic environment for the growth of digital payments, and we’re taking a closer look at it in our latest case study.
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Health and fitness apps becoming lifestyle choice for many
Downloads of health and fitness apps usually follow a time-honoured tradition that sees them peak every January as consumers make commitments to losing weight after the Christmas period’s excesses. But the onset of coronavirus at the beginning of 2020 dramatically altered the usual pattern. App Annie reports that April 2020 saw the most significant spike […]
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Apple and Google respond to developer concerns
Developers worldwide are applauding Apple and Google after the two companies announced they would halve the commission fees they charge for mobile apps monetised through their app stores. In a recent interview over a podcast, Apple CEO Tim Cook remarked how the app store had powered a half-a-trillion dollar economy with over a million app […]
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The US ahead of Canada in digital payments
FIS Worldpay’s latest Generation Pay Report provides an in-depth look at how consumers in the US and Canada paid for their in-store and online shopping in 2020, with insights split into four age groups – Gen Z (18-23yr olds); millennials (24-39); Gen X (40-54); and baby boomers (55-73). It found the use of mobile and […]
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Mobile subscribers need fast, convenient smartphone security protection
With a growing volume and diversity of cyber-attacks targeting smartphones and other devices attached to mobile networks, consumers need to ensure that their data and apps are adequately protected against theft, corruption and unauthorised access. Mobile network operators (MNOs) can play a central role in providing and maintaining those cybersecurity defences to ensure a safe […]