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Payments and technology

Heads, tails, polymer and tech.

21 Feb 2017 03:00

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

17 Feb 2017 04:15

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

15 Feb 2017 12:00

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

18 Jan 2017 07:30

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

13 Jan 2017 11:00

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

09 Jan 2017 08:45

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

05 Jan 2017 11:15

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

16 Dec 2016 05:40

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

14 Dec 2016 06:40

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…

07 Nov 2016 07:09

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.