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How Retail Traders Are Reshaping Online Investing Around the World

Retail traders are fueling the rise of online investing worldwide, with investors from North America, Asia and Oceania and Europe behind this rapid increase. Latin America, the Middle East and Africa remind behind these top markets for investing, but these…

  • April 26, 2022
Spain's famous Sagrada Familia isn't free. But what payment method should you use in Spain?

The Top Payment Methods in Spain

With a growing eCommerce market, businesses using the top payment methods in Spain will gain an edge in Spain and improve their global presence too. Spain has one of the biggest economies in the EU and at a projected 12.6…

  • November 8, 2021

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Checkout.com vs Adyen: Which is Better for Doing Business in Europe?

Understand the pros and cons of Checkout.com vs Adyen, and see which is a better option for doing business in Europe. Payment gateways play an important role in e-commerce, acting as the middleman between customer and merchant. They can affect everything from…

  • October 19, 2021
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What Countries are Supported by Mollie?

Before choosing Mollie as your payment gateway provider, you’ll need to see if you’re in one of the supported Mollie countries. Europe payments company Mollie is known for global payments, but do you know if they support your country? While…

  • August 8, 2021
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How to Choose the Best Wix Payment Plugins for Businesses in Europe

European merchants need a payment strategy for their Wix store that supports scalable cross-border growth, and provides customers with their desired payment methods.  For this reason, the best Wix payment gateway providers must support a wide variety of payment methods…

  • July 27, 2021
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What are Countries are Supported by Adyen?

Before selecting Adyen as your payment gateway provider, you’ll want to first see if you’re in an Adyen supported country. Europe payments company Adyen is known for their global payments abilities. However, despite their international presence, they have a number…

  • July 22, 2021
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Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing International Payment Processors for Europe

Transacting in Europe? Avoid these common mistakes when choosing cross-border and international payment processors. If you're an ecommerce business looking to trade throughout Europe, there’s more to accepting international payments than simply finding the right payment processor. You need to not…

  • July 6, 2021
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What is the official European Digital Identity Wallet?

Although the wallet isn't intended for payments, it will still greatly expand digital commerce possibilities across Europe as identity verification processes get quicker, simpler and more secure. On June 3, the European Commission revealed their plans for a European Union…

  • June 22, 2021
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How Digital Wallets in Europe are Reshaping Payments 

Discover how digital wallets are used in Europe - and how they are reshaping commerce. In the last three years, the transaction value of European digital and mobile payments increased by over 30%. These payment methods are continuing to rise…

  • June 16, 2021
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South Africa’s Top Payment Methods and eCommerce Trends

South Africa is Rapidly Digitizing, So Are Its Economy and Payment Methods. Here Are South Africa's Top Payment Methods. Selling directly to consumers and accepting B2B payments in South Africa requires a deep understanding of South Africa’s top payment methods.…

  • March 19, 2021
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The Top Payment Methods in the United Kingdom

Merchants must understand that the UK payments market is in a state of flux – and learn how to leverage this for eCommerce sales. Between Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic, the United Kingdom has experienced massive economic upheaval in recent…

  • March 2, 2021
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France eCommerce Explorer: People and Payments Guide

France is one of Europe's top online markets for fashion. French consumers favor credit cards, though their preferred payment methods vary based on what they're buying. Any company expanding into France should be prepared to offer all preferred local payment…

  • June 12, 2020
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United Kingdom eCommerce Explorer: People and Payments Guide

Ecommerce is alive and growing in the U.K.1 Even as physical stores shuttered during the pandemic, ecommerce has gone on to take its largest-ever share of retail spending—22.3% of all sales, according to trade magazine Internet Retailing (1). The U.K.…

  • June 1, 2020
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Germany eCommerce Explorer: People and Payments

Germany can be a challenging market for international ecommerce companies. It’s citizens favor German-made products — due in part to domestic companies' deep cultural understanding of their clientele. Companies looking to enter this market or succeed with cross-border sales need…

  • March 25, 2020
How UK Challenger Banks Can Break The Marketing Stalemate

How UK Challenger Banks Can Break The Marketing Stalemate

The UK's challenger banks have been snatching up market share for years, leading to massive funding packages and sky-high valuations. The excitement’s been enough to inspire a long list of hopefuls looking to claim their corner of the fintech renaissance,…

  • October 4, 2019
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