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The Federal Reserve System’s Cash Product Office (CPO) have published their report “Cash Continues to Play a Key Role in Consumer Spending: Evidence from the Diary of Consumer Payment Choice”, suggest

The Federal Reserve System’s Cash Product Office (CPO) have published their report “Cash Continues to Play a Key Role in...

A new report from MasterCard Advisors, The Cashless Journey, explores the evolution of consumer payment patterns in 33 countries representing 85% of global GDP.  Across the study sample a total of $63

A new report from MasterCard Advisors, The Cashless Journey, explores the evolution of consumer payment patterns in 33 c...

Payment processor Vantiv said Monday that it will spend $1.65 billion to buy Mercury Payment Systems, which helps retailers process credit, debit and check payments. Cincinnati-based Vantiv said the d

Payment processor Vantiv said Monday that it will spend $1.65 billion to buy Mercury Payment Systems, which helps retail...

NFC card payments surge to a new all-time high The world of NFC payments has been a rough one, yet, yesterday saw a huge step forward in payments made via NFC. For the first time, it seems that monthl

NFC card payments surge to a new all-time high The world of NFC payments has been a rough one, yet, yesterday saw a huge...

Can you imagine being taxed on every transaction you perform at an ATM?  You deposit checks or cash into your account at an ATM – charge!  You withdraw money at an ATM – charge!  You transfer money at

Can you imagine being taxed on every transaction you perform at an ATM?  You deposit checks or cash into your account at...

BLOG | MasterCard Europe has agreed to lower its average domestic interchange fee in the Netherlands from 0.9% to 0.3% in the coming two years. Dutch merchants accepting MasterCard payments are likely

BLOG | MasterCard Europe has agreed to lower its average domestic interchange fee in the Netherlands from 0.9% to 0.3% i...

Hot off the press is that Blusnap have strategically closed their doors in Malta as they wish for their license to be in the UK and not Malta. News came to us yesterday and today it seems official.

Hot off the press is that Blusnap have strategically closed their doors in Malta as they wish for their license to be in...

AMSTERDAM | Mollie, payment service provider in the Benelux, has added Bitcoin acceptance to its offering of online payment methods. This addition allows thousands of online merchants to start accepti

AMSTERDAM | Mollie, payment service provider in the Benelux, has added Bitcoin acceptance to its offering of online paym...

In a blog post Thursday, Google announced it will support PayPal as a payment option for Google Play purchases starting in 12 countries, including the U.S., UK, Germany, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Finl

In a blog post Thursday, Google announced it will support PayPal as a payment option for Google Play purchases starting ...

Which technology is more viable for the future of payments? The world of payments is a hard one to predict. Sure, you can take a look at trends and some cold-hard data to make your predictions, but th

Which technology is more viable for the future of payments? The world of payments is a hard one to predict. Sure, you ca...

US payment processor Heartland Payment Systems has rolled out Heartland Secure, a credit/debit card data security solution that combines three technologies working in tandem to provide merchants w

US payment processor Heartland Payment Systems has rolled out Heartland Secure, a credit/debit card data security so...

Singapore; Purchase, New York; Pune, India – 19 May 2014 – MasterCard (NYSE: MA) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Opus Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd.,  (“Opus”) to acquire it

Singapore; Purchase, New York; Pune, India – 19 May 2014 – MasterCard (NYSE: MA) today announced that it has entered i...

LONDON | Paysafecard continues its international expansion by launching its online account “my paysafecard” in Croatia. With the latest move, consumers in 28 countries can now pay for their online pur

LONDON | Paysafecard continues its international expansion by launching its online account “my paysafecard” in Croatia. ...

RUSSIA | Yandex.Money, Russia’s largest online payment solution, introduces its Cashbox service to all Nethouse users. The Yandex.Money Cashbox allows merchants to accept the Yandex Money e-Wallet and

RUSSIA | Yandex.Money, Russia’s largest online payment solution, introduces its Cashbox service to all Nethouse users. T...

David Marcus, who runs the PayPal online payments service for eBay, is moving to Facebook to become head of its messaging products. He has been at PayPal for three years, coming to eBay after it bough

David Marcus, who runs the PayPal online payments service for eBay, is moving to Facebook to become head of its messagin...

IxoPay LLC (IxoPay.com), a global compliance, support, and payment service provider, and PAY.ON are combining their expertise to provide global merchants with a quick and easy interface to a payment s

IxoPay LLC (IxoPay.com), a global compliance, support, and payment service provider, and PAY.ON are combining their expe...

FRANCE - NETHERLANDS | Ingenico Group enters into exclusive negotiations to acquire 100% of the share capital of GlobalCollect from its existing shareholders for an enterprise value of €820 million.

FRANCE - NETHERLANDS | Ingenico Group enters into exclusive negotiations to acquire 100% of the share capital of GlobalC...

UNITED STATES | Braintree, the payment gateway bought by PayPal, announces the release of a new product called the 'Braintree v.zero SDK (software development kit)'. This v.zero kit allows online, mob

UNITED STATES | Braintree, the payment gateway bought by PayPal, announces the release of a new product called the 'Brai...

Barclaycard gives customers one on the wrist Contactless payments have been trying to get off the ground for a while now. While integration into mobile phones is the key driver for most – take a look

Barclaycard gives customers one on the wrist Contactless payments have been trying to get off the ground for a while now...

JOHANNESBURG | South Africans will now benefit from a more seamless, speedy and secure online shopping checkout with the launch of the MasterCard digital service MasterPass. Takealot.com, Flysaa.com (

JOHANNESBURG | South Africans will now benefit from a more seamless, speedy and secure online shopping checkout with the...

  For Immediate Release Winners Announced for Casual Connect USA’s Indie Prize Showcase 13 Indie Prize winners were chosen from over 100 independent finalists SAN FRANCISO – July 24, 2014 – T

  For Immediate Release Winners Announced for Casual Connect USA’s Indie Prize Showcase 13 Indie Prize winners w...

We are very excited to announce the opening of our Cape Town, South Africa office in Hout Bay. The Payments industry is innovating & thriving in Africa with many gaming companies positioning them

We are very excited to announce the opening of our Cape Town, South Africa office in Hout Bay. The Payments industry is...

CinemaxX and the first European cross-channel payment solution Yapital enter into cooperation agreement / Payment by smartphone at all CinemaxX cinemas across Germany will be possible in a few week

CinemaxX and the first European cross-channel payment solution Yapital enter into cooperation agreement / Payment by ...

Use the Yapital app to pay for movie tickets and snacks at CinemaxX cinemas throughout Germany / Makes splitting bills easy with free money transfer between Yapital users Luxembourg, 26 May, 2

Use the Yapital app to pay for movie tickets and snacks at CinemaxX cinemas throughout Germany / Makes splitting bill...

Yapital Expands Mobile Payment for eCommerce Yapital enlarges its partner network with payment service providers Ingenico Payment Services, Heidelberger Payment GmbH (heidelpay) and ConCardis Luxem

Yapital Expands Mobile Payment for eCommerce Yapital enlarges its partner network with payment service providers Inge...

We are seeing a lot of acquisitions lately, payment giants taking over younger companies. What does this mean to the industry? What is the future outlook and how will they be working together? Many qu

We are seeing a lot of acquisitions lately, payment giants taking over younger companies. What does this mean to the ind...

Ethoca Wins 2016 PayFORUM Award for Excellence in Anti-Fraud Solutions in France  Collaborative Approach to Stopping Fraud and Chargebacks Wins over Jury   TORONTO, Canada; Austin, US; London, U

Ethoca Wins 2016 PayFORUM Award for Excellence in Anti-Fraud Solutions in France  Collaborative Approach to Stopping Fra...

Coinify and iPayDNA bring blockchain payments to the Asia Pacific merchants Joint Press Release MARCH 23rd, 2016 – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK; HONG KONG – Leading blockchain currency payment service provider

Coinify and iPayDNA bring blockchain payments to the Asia Pacific merchants Joint Press Release MARCH 23rd, 2016 – COPEN...

Recruitment: Tips & Insights What draws someone into the recruitment world, what keeps them here and how can you best succeed in the business? Lewis and I sat down to talk about both his career pa

Recruitment: Tips & Insights What draws someone into the recruitment world, what keeps them here and how can you bes...

It can be daunting building a strong CV for job applications—especially since there’s so many opinions on how to do it ‘just right’. Today, I’m delving into how anyone can write a polished, profession

It can be daunting building a strong CV for job applications—especially since there’s so many opinions on how to do it ‘...

Today I sat down with Rogier Rouppe van der Voort, our Commercial Director. We spoke about the growth of The Payments & Cards Network as well as advice for candidates, clients and recruiters tryin

Today I sat down with Rogier Rouppe van der Voort, our Commercial Director. We spoke about the growth of The Payments &a...

People in the market for a new job often struggle with creating the ideal LinkedIn profile. We’ve all seen iffy profiles that deter us from connecting. At times it is an unprofessional profile picture

People in the market for a new job often struggle with creating the ideal LinkedIn profile. We’ve all seen iffy profiles...

Hielke Heida is a recruiter here at Payments & Cards Network. He grew up in the small village of Dronrijp with his parents and older brother and sister. Next, he moved to Leeuwarden for secondary

Hielke Heida is a recruiter here at Payments & Cards Network. He grew up in the small village of Dronrijp with his p...

Looking at a company website isn’t always an accurate way to see what it’s like to work somewhere. So, we decided to share some of what we did this summer in Amsterdam at Payments & Cards Network.

Looking at a company website isn’t always an accurate way to see what it’s like to work somewhere. So, we decided to sha...

Sam grew up just south of London where he enjoyed going to festivals, playing football and getting involved in the music scene. Although he was a reluctant student at first, he proved himself througho

Sam grew up just south of London where he enjoyed going to festivals, playing football and getting involved in the music...

Amir was born in Germany, grew up in Dubai and moved back to Germany at age 16. In one year, he learned German, making him trilingual (English, Arabic and German). Later, he moved to Leeuwarden and st

Amir was born in Germany, grew up in Dubai and moved back to Germany at age 16. In one year, he learned German, making h...

Looking for a job can be so overwhelming—which is why I encourage everyone to try a Recruitment Agency at least once in their career. Of course, I am biased as I work at Payments & Cards Network,

Looking for a job can be so overwhelming—which is why I encourage everyone to try a Recruitment Agency at least once in ...

We’ve gone over LinkedIn profiles before on the blog, since it’s a great way to showcase who you are for potential employers. Today, we’re going to focus on one aspect of building a strong LinkedIn pr

We’ve gone over LinkedIn profiles before on the blog, since it’s a great way to showcase who you are for potential emplo...

Duc Dang was born in Hanoi and moved to Germany when he turned three. He spent his youth in Eastern Germany. When he turned 12 years old, he and his family moved to Hamburg, where he enjoyed the multi

Duc Dang was born in Hanoi and moved to Germany when he turned three. He spent his youth in Eastern Germany. When he tur...

Recruiters negotiate on behalf of clients and candidates all day, so who better to speak to about asking for a raise? Today I sat down with one of our Senior Consultants, Lewis Howard. He shared tips

Recruiters negotiate on behalf of clients and candidates all day, so who better to speak to about asking for a raise? To...

Preparing for 2020: Hong Kong Financial Services' Top 5 Priority Responses The pace of global change in financial services continues to accelerate as market incumbents, emerging FinTech startups and n

Preparing for 2020: Hong Kong Financial Services' Top 5 Priority Responses The pace of global change in financial servic...

Anna Yakimets is one of the newest members of our team and focuses on Pre-Sales + Integration Recruitment. She was born in Russia and by the age of sixteen, decided she wanted to move abroad. So, she

Anna Yakimets is one of the newest members of our team and focuses on Pre-Sales + Integration Recruitment. She was born ...

Congrats, you’ve landed the interview! There are a few tried and true ways to really make sure you stand out at your interview. You may have heard these interview tips before, but that’s because they’

Congrats, you’ve landed the interview! There are a few tried and true ways to really make sure you stand out at your int...

Charles Guinet is our VP Global Consulting here at Payments & Cards Network. He was born in Paris and grew up in France, where he studied International business. Before moving to the Netherlands,

Charles Guinet is our VP Global Consulting here at Payments & Cards Network. He was born in Paris and grew up in France,...

We spoke with our Sr. Recruiter here at Payments & Cards Network, Lewis Howard about how job seekers can improve their chances for job offers. Lewis works Sr. and Executive level roles as a recrui

We spoke with our Sr. Recruiter here at Payments & Cards Network, Lewis Howard about how job seekers can improve the...

Today, our Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Specialist here at Payments & Cards Network, Lucas Schweiger shares his thoughts on Blockchain in 2016 and beyond. Lucas has a British / German backgroun

Today, our Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Specialist here at Payments & Cards Network, Lucas Schweiger shares his t...

We spoke with our Sr. Recruiter here at Payments & Cards Network, Lewis Howard about how job seekers can improve their chances for job offers last week. Lewis works Sr. and Executive level roles a

We spoke with our Sr. Recruiter here at Payments & Cards Network, Lewis Howard about how job seekers can improve the...

Lucas Schweiger is one of our newest Recruiters here at Payments & Cards Network. Lucas has a British / German background, growing up in both countries. He joined PCN on the 1st November and speci

Lucas Schweiger is one of our newest Recruiters here at Payments & Cards Network. Lucas has a British / German backgroun...

Last week on December 6th, we hosted an event to tackle the lack of knowledge around PSD2 and Acceptance in new markets. We hosted the event at our office on the Herengracht canal. We partnered with M

Last week on December 6th, we hosted an event to tackle the lack of knowledge around PSD2 and Acceptance in new markets....

And we’re truly back! Everyone’s been on holiday, enjoying time with family and friends and now it’s time to get back to work. It can be hard to keep focused after the whirlwind of good food and fun t

And we’re truly back! Everyone’s been on holiday, enjoying time with family and friends and now it’s time to get back to...

Giovanna Adam is the latest addition to Payments & Cards Network in 2016 to help us continue our expansion into the LATAM payments and eCommerce markets. Originally a lawyer from Brazil, her exper

Giovanna Adam is the latest addition to Payments & Cards Network in 2016 to help us continue our expansion into the LATA...

Before the holidays, we had the pleasure of hosting a FinTech meetup with our partner Meltwater. We decided to host this meetup as we felt there was a lack of knowledge and discussion around  PSD2 and

Before the holidays, we had the pleasure of hosting a FinTech meetup with our partner Meltwater. We decided to host this...

Sure, we’ve all heard it before—you need to make sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date and professional. So, no pics of you at the beach with a cocktail and no angry mugshots. In fact, we even wrot

Sure, we’ve all heard it before—you need to make sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date and professional. So, no pics ...

Coinify and iPayDNA bring blockchain payments to the Asia Pacific merchants

Coinify and iPayDNA bring blockchain payments to the Asia Pacific merchants

Ethoca wins 2016 PayFORUM Award for Excellence in Anti-Fraud Solutions in France

Ethoca wins 2016 PayFORUM Award for Excellence in Anti-Fraud Solutions in France

Sam O’Brien joined us at Payments & Cards Network in 2016 to head up our Irish Market and work with the UK team. He started his career in Finance after getting a Master's Degree in Financial Econo

Sam O’Brien joined us at Payments & Cards Network in 2016 to head up our Irish Market and work with the UK team. He star...

We introduce our newest team member Amélie and her exciting story on the way to joining our team.

We introduce our newest team member Amélie and her exciting story on the way to joining our team.