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Mobile payment Sweden update – One in/one out

SEQR (by Seamless) was launched in Sweden in 2011, starting as a QR-based mobile payment method, later adding NFC. SEQR was at merchant chains in Sweden as Hemköp, Willys and McDonalds used SEQR instore, but all is taken’ away. Seamless … Continue reading

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Cash in Sweden is dead after March 24, 2023

Two scientist’s from The KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and The Copenhagen Business School, has calculated when cash is not longer accepted at Swedish merchants. The date is calculated as of the trend of cash usage in Sweden and … Continue reading

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Alipay – it’s not about payment 

At a conference in Stockholm last week I got interesting info and a deeper view on Alipay. The Alipay UK representative did tell an amazing story, here are a few points. Alipay is not a payment method nor a wallet, … Continue reading

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Visa invests in Klarna Bank

Visa to buy a stake in Swedish payment company Klarna Bank for an undisclosed sum. This is probably part of the new emission of 500 MSEK that was needed to finance the buying of German Billpay for 650 MSEK earlier … 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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57 new banks in 7 years (UK only) – nothing wrong?

Interesting post from the Chris Skinner’s blog. Read full post here. First new bank in UK in decades opened 7 years ago, Metro Bank. Now 57 (!) new are in process having or trying to get a banking licence. This … Continue reading

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Rumors pre MWC 2017

Next week it’s time again for the world’s largest mobile fair, Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. Over 100,000 visitors a will walk around in the eight halls, where over 2000 exhibitors will  present their products and services. “Hot” this year … Continue reading

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