Heads, tails, polymer and tech.
Before we dig deeper into the snazzy security features of the new quid, we look at how coins and cash in general have taken some big steps over the centuries, and how things could be looking for the future.
The rise of the access economy
It's hard to imagine the access economy gaining a foothold without swift and easy ways to pay for usage. "Access", after all, implies that getting hold of what you need is a pain-free process.
M-commerce: Five ways brands are giving you a tailored experience
Smartphones offer a unique insight into our behaviour that brands can use to create better, tailored M-commerce experiences. Here are five great examples.
Why shops that act like e-tailers will survive
Online vs. offline shopping doesn't have to be a zero-sum game. What if high street shops stopped worrying about losing out to the Internet and started learning to act like they’re online?
Digital Detox - Fighting tech with tech
How re-thinking our relationship with technology could be the best way to ‘digitally detox’. While cutting the cord for a while might be beneficial, could we use technology more intentionally?
Thrifty apps and tech for the New Year
Saving cash doesn’t have to seem like an impossible feat, thanks to the multitude of apps and websites dedicated to money management. Get the lowdown on some of them here…
How wearables can help keep your New Year’s resolutions
As 2017 gets underway, many consumers will be thinking about how they might banish their bad habits this year. Wearables are a useful sidekick in this endeavour.
Barclaycard’s guerrilla guide to Christmas shopping
Love it or hate it, the frantic Christmas shopping period is looming. To help prepare for the retail frenzy ahead, read our guerrilla guide to Christmas shopping.
Fintech trends that look set to take off in 2017
Discover the emerging fintech trends that look likely to shake up the way we pay and manage money in 2017.
Discover the new payment technologies coming to a smartphone, laptop and social network near you…
Integrated Payment Technologies make life easier for both businesses and consumers. Join us as we explore three game-changing innovations in the world of retail and eCommerce.