Ecommerce authentication gets a major makeover

October 21, 2016 Mark Nelsen

New industry specification sets the stage for smarter products and services 

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Digital Payments are soaring in Europe – so what does it mean for retail?

October 12, 2016 Natasha Toothill

A recent Visa study reveals a huge uptick in digital payments adoption across Europe over the last 12 months. As online banking, digital wallet services and NFC technologies become commonplace, how can retailers adapt to meet the demands of today’s consumer?

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October 13, 2016

What’s in store for Hungary’s stores of the future?

As part of our Visa Futures mind-set, we are always seeking insights into how the world of shopping and retail is changing and evolving. Visa in Hungary recently held a roundtable event to discuss the store of the future.

Ede Kiss Read More

October 05, 2016

Summer 2016 spending patterns mirror changeable British weather

Data from our UK Consumer Spending Index shows that, while consumer spending grew during the summer months, it was at its slowest rate since 2013.

Kevin Jenkins Read More

October 05, 2016

Report reveals Europe’s financial capability gap

The world is changing. Young people face immense pressures. Our countries are going through radical change. Governments try to make sure economies grow once more. And, business faces digital transformation or disruption. All have interests in growing the skills of young people to spur jobs, growth and innovation. But do those young people have those skills?

Nick Jones Read More

September 21, 2016

What are the barriers to biometric banking in Europe?

A recent Visa survey clearly demonstrated how critical a role banks could potentially play in helping the roll out of biometrics. While there have been many public announcements of the adoption of biometrics for account access, there still seems a long way to go. So what needs to happen?

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September 20, 2016

Could new payments authentication rules scupper European Digital Single Market?

We are only a few weeks away from a decision that could have significant impact on the future of e-commerce in Europe.

Peter Bayley Read More

September 13, 2016

The next generation of retail

The systemic rise and sustained growth of online shopping has significantly impacted customer expectations when it comes to the in-store experience.

Kevin Jenkins Read More

September 09, 2016

Traveller connectivity will shape long-term travel trends

Summer travellers spot trends and share them across social media, but what are the key long term travel trends? Visa’s international travel insights report highlights what’s going to happen over the next decade.

Wayne Best Read More

September 05, 2016

Older traveller behaviour to change travel market dynamics

It’s not just tech that can disrupt a sector, but also changing behaviours and demographics that also drive strategic changes. Visa’s international travel insights report shows how the travel sector could change as the preferences and behaviours of older travellers’ impact travel and tourism over the next decade.

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September 01, 2016

Exploring the blockchain: cross-border settlement

Here at Visa Europe Collab we are looking for partners to join a new pilot we’ve begun with blockchain specialist BTL Group.

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August 31, 2016

This connected life: from phones to clones

Technology is pervading all aspects of our life, making our daily chores and interactions more convenient. Looking to the future, what technologies will enable the innovation that will lead to truly “connected lives”.

Applied futurist Tom Cheesewright explores the evolution of technology and the internet and their impact on our daily lives. He also looks at the role that tokenisation technology will play in enabling this connected future, and how it can power innovation, as well as security.

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August 30, 2016

Rising ‘travelling class’ crossing borders more often

As Europe enters the busy summer holiday period, the continent will see millions travelling to and from it. Is this growth sustainable? How might travel patterns evolve over the long term? Visa’s international travel insights report highlights what’s going to happen over the next decade.

What our study found is that the combination of a rising global middle class, an aging population and increased connectivity are going to significantly increase the number of households – 282 million by 2025, a 35 percent increase from 2015 – that will plan to travel internationally.

Wayne Best Read More

August 30, 2016

A turning point in the Nordics

The cashless race is very close – which country is to become the first cashless society? Some are sprinting faster than others, and the top three bets are Norway, Sweden and Denmark, all three of whom have less than 20% of all transactions settled in cash. Compared to the European average of 70%, the Nordics definitely have a head start.

Camilla Bäck Hindfelt Read More