The Auka perspective

News, insights about the digitisation of payments, announcements and more.

 

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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