Category Archives: Mobile payment

Norway is still best in class using cards for payments

Latest statistics from Norwegian payment company’s Nets and Bank BankAxept shows new record figures for 2017 and the use of cards for payments. 2017 cards was used 1.86 billion times, a 4.5% increase from 2016, for bying goods & services … Continue reading

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Sweden merchants embrace Swish as payment method – November figures

Swedes loves the real-time payment method Swish, first for doing person-to-person and now more and more when paying for goods and services. Here is some stats on Swish from the month of November 2017.¬† 6+ million active users 21.5 million … Continue reading

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Snapshot Norway – Card Volumes October 2017

Norway has the most effective payment infrastructure in the world. Interesting is to see how and why, so here is a snapshot of volumes and transactions during October 2017 (figures posted at¬†Finans Norge). Local card scheme BankAxept is used in … Continue reading

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Alipay mobile payments performed 90% of Alibaba sales volume during “11.11”

China Singles Day 2017, or “11.11” as it also is called, created a new record for Alibaba and fantastic numbers last Saturday. Total sales was at Alibaba was $25.3 billion, 1.5 billion transactions and 90% of the sales was settled … Continue reading

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MobilePay quits Norway – Nordic consilidation game continues

MobilePay, by Danske Bank and with Nordea as partner in Norway, has decided to close their business and payment app in Norway. Instead they will discuss to get into the successful Vipps consortia, as I understand as a distribution partner. … Continue reading

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Swedish card payment market is consolidating, preparing for Apple Pay and other coming players?

Norway and Denmark has the most efficient payment eco-systems in the world. Sweden is trying to catch up and we see and will see an interesting play here and on the neighbour markets in the Nordics. If you ask the … Continue reading

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1 – 0 Apple Pay vs Australian banks

Apple won the “battle” against the Australian banks trying to get use of the Apple NFC for use in their own wallets. The now disappointed banks says that they now individually will seek how to work with mobile payments & … Continue reading

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