Fintechist Apple Pay US Customers

US Consumers Remain Unconvinced by Apple Pay as a Payment Method

by JP Buntinxon August 7, 2017
One would automatically assume Apple Pay is popular in the United States. While there may be some users in that country, the vast majority of transactions originate elsewhere. In fact, 75% of all Apple Pay transactions don’t occur in the US. That is a rather interesting statistic, to say the least. Moreover, it shows how […]
Fintechist Greece Euro Sabbatical

Otmar Issing: “Greece Needs to Take a Euro-sabbatical”

by JP Buntinxon July 31, 2017
Contrary to what most financial experts like to believe, the European financial crisis is far from over. Otmar Issing, a former Chief Economist, feels exactly the same way. In fact, he claims the entire Eurozone needs to rid itself of Greece, even if it is just for a short period of time. Issing is very […]

Fintechist ANZ Cashless Branches

Australia’s ANZ Bank Continues Digital Push With Seventh Cashless Branch

by JP Buntinxon July 24, 2017
The world of payments is destined to undergo some major changes. Some countries are leaning toward going cashless sooner or later. This trend is especially obvious in Australia and New Zealand. ANZ, one of the largest banks, opened a cashless branch in Brisbane last week. This is another big step toward eventually switching to a […]
Yandex Browser Financial Data

Yandex Browser Keeps Online Banking and Payments Details Safe

by JP Buntinxon September 15, 2016
Online banking is quickly becoming the new hot trend in fintech these days. Yandex, a leading mobile and internet search provider, is doing things a bit differently, By creating a built-in browser AI, the company will secure details transmitted during this online banking session. An interesting way to prevent data theft, but how does the […]

Wirecard Alipay

Wirecard Brings Alipay Mobile Payments To European Retailers

by JP Buntinxon September 3, 2016
The payment industry is poised to see some exciting changes over the coming years.¬†Alipay, a payment option usually associated with Asian countries is now making its way to Europe. This is made possible thanks to WireCard and their new mobile application. Retailers can now accept and process Alipay payments by using QR codes. Alipay Ventures […]
UK Bank Holiday Cash Withdrawals

August Bank Holiday Sets New UK ATM Cash Withdrawal Record

by JP Buntinxon September 3, 2016
Bank holidays in the United Kingdom are always an enjoyable time for consumers. Throughout the years, these days have been subject to a lot of problems. Banks facing technical issues would not be able to dispense money to its users. But this 2016 Bank Holiday was a big one for ATM cash withdrawals, and no […]