Weekly Headlines 3 September 2021

3rd September 2021

Worldline and Bitcoin Suisse have announced the go-live of their omnichannel crypto payment solution in Switzerland

epay and Euronet announced the integration of the PayPal QR Code in their point-of-sale solution

Shopify is expanding its retail hardware to retail merchants in Germany

Laybuy has launched a mobile app

Citizens Advice latest research shows that 1 in 10 BNPL users have been chased by debt collectors

 

Worldline and Bitcoin Suisse have announced the go-live of their omnichannel crypto payment solution in Switzerland

Worldline and Bitcoin Suisse have announced the go-live of their omnichannel crypto payment solution for the more than 85,000 Swiss merchants in the Worldline network. Now all merchants in Switzerland using the Worldline point-of-sale and e-commerce payment services can let their clients pay in Bitcoin and Ether as easily as with other traditional payment options. Clients paying with crypto may do so through their usual mobile crypto wallet application. Prices shown by the merchant in CHF, can be, upon selection by the customer, alternatively quoted in Bitcoin or Ether in real time, paid for with crypto, and get confirmed to the merchant instantly.

 

epay and Euronet announced the integration of the PayPal QR Code in their point-of-sale solution

epay and Euronet announced the integration of the PayPal QR Code in their point-of-sale solution. The solution is already live in Germany and will be available in other markets in the future.

 

Shopify is expanding its retail hardware to retail merchants in Germany

Shopify is providing German merchants with a unified commerce solution that integrates online and offline channels, including  Shopify’s integrated card reader.

 

Laybuy has launched a mobile app

Laybuy has launched a mobile app that allows customers to pay in six interest-free instalments at over 5,000 online stores across retail. Users can search for brands within the built-in shop directory on their smartphone or tablet. From there, customers select the retailer they want to shop and the retailer’s website loads up within the Laybuy App.

 

Citizens Advice latest research shows that 1 in 10 BNPL users have been chased by debt collectors

Citizens Advice latest research shows that 1 in 10 BNPL users have been chased by debt collectors, rising to 1 in 8 young people. The charity’s latest research also shows that BNPL users were charged £39 million in late fees in the past year. The charity found that not one of the BNPL checkouts on leading retailers’ websites warned people they could be referred to debt collectors for missed payments. Instead, this was only flagged in the T&Cs on a separate page, if at all.

 

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