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May 26, 2020

Payments in the time of COVID-19

We’re in the midst of a global health-crisis and the general consensus seems to be that the world will look very different when we’re through the other side. There are experts looking at what this means for virtually every field. What’s in store for payments and why is it so important?
June 28, 2019

Google Pay and PayPal are now integrated. What does this mean for the rest of the fintech players?

This week, news that Google Pay will now include PayPal integration for online merchants has been released. This means, online retailers that accept Google Pay will […]
March 6, 2019

The evolution of tech giants in the mobile payment world

Last week, it was announced that Apple and Goldman Sachs will introduce a new joint credit card available for consumers and paired with new iPhone features that will help users manage their money.
January 29, 2019

The Alipay effect on European banks

How do Alipay's two latest announcements affect EU-based banks?
December 31, 2018

2019: What does the new year hold for payments and financial technology?

Daniel Döderlein, CEO of Auka, reflects on his fintech predictions for 2018 and discusses five new payment themes we're likely to hear a lot more about in 2019.
December 13, 2018

Why is Vipps partnering with Alipay?

Auka's CEO weighs in on the new deal from Vipps and Alipay and what it means for both.
November 9, 2018

Infobip presents: building a better banking experience

Infobip hosted a group of senior bankers, fintechs and telcos in Vodjnan, Croatia. Auka CEO Daniel Döderlein was invited along to present Settle and join a panel about the future of banking.
November 5, 2018

When is a savings account untouchable under PSD2 and new open banking rules?

This blog post summarises what the new CJEU judgement on the definition of a "payment account" under PSD2's open banking rules actually means.
June 5, 2018

The cost of being number two

Forget about international standards. Forget about collaboration and slow-moving decision processes trying to unify markets and players. If Alipay waited for everyone to agree and collaborate they would not have become the dominant player. The true cost of waiting before launching mobile payments...
May 16, 2018

Allied Irish Bank social media spying allegations are a storm in a teacup

Why the controversy over Allied Irish Bank's use of social media is unwarranted
May 7, 2018

Insta-pay is on the way

TechCrunch reportead last week after a reader tip off that Instagram had added a native payments feature to its app for some users. An Instagram spokesperson confirmed that a limited number of partners - like restaurants or salons - were helping them to trial the new functionality.
April 23, 2018

The beauty of GDPR

Will GDPR become a thing of beauty?
April 20, 2018

New to mobile payments? Your top questions answered

Answers to some of the top questions about mobile payments
March 12, 2018

Alexa, open my Amazon bank account

At the end of 2017, Bloomberg wrote an expert analysis on whether 2018 would be the year Amazon became a bank. Now, before Q1 2018 has elapsed, it’s all but confirmed.
February 9, 2018

Apple becomes a merchant for Alipay

The effect of mobile payments done right is so powerful that in China, Apple has essentially become a merchant instead of the technology powering merchants.
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