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Blog articles and helpful resources from Ingenico

Ingenico has led the payment terminal industry for 40 years, focusing on innovation to ensure we, and our partners, stay ahead in the ever changing commerce landscape. Here we bring you some of our most recent resources and thought leadership articles:

How Ian Cuisine got me thinking…

A few months ago, I was walking past my local curry house when I saw that their neon sign was on the blink. It made me smile: now that, I thought, is some serious targeted marketing. Not only do they recognise that my name is Ian, but also that it’s late so I’m probably hungry... and they have created a whole new cuisine just for me! If only all small merchants had marketing that was as focused as that.

  • Customer Experience
  • United Kingdom
12 October 2021

Contactless 2021: Will a £100 contactless limit be the final nail in the coffin for cash payments in the UK?

Cash payments have been in decline over the past decade, with contactless payment becoming the popular choice thanks to the convenience of a simple tap. This efficiency benefits both merchants and consumers, and since the COVID pandemic swept over the globe, the crash of cash has accelerated with most consumers seeing contactless as the ideal, ‘germ-free’ solution to the unsanitary business of passing change from one sweaty palm to another.

  • Tech Trends
  • United Kingdom
31 August 2021

When remote management can be so much more

The role of terminal estate management has transformed from its original genesis to offer much wider and richer functionality. In this article, Simon Fairbairn examines the standout areas of improvement; those that improve the health of the terminal, those that enable better security, and those that enable the provision of greater value.

  • Payment Services
  • United Kingdom
24 August 2021

Trust me, I remain a payment terminal!

Down and out in London… and Brussels. For almost 2 years now, wherever I go, I have been using an NFC-enabled payments ring for all my low value card purchases. Swooshing my way through the London Underground without needing an oyster or debit card is as satisfying today as it was on my very first go. Now that I reflect on my experience, it has occurred to me that only once in maybe 1,500 transactions, did anyone ever challenge me as to whether it was a legitimate method of payment.

  • Tech Trends
  • United Kingdom
03 August 2021

The ‘Quiet’ Rise of the API

How can ecosystems in payment technology surface the power and value found in the use of APIs to enrich the merchant offer and customer experience? From enabling alternative payment systems driven by QR codes to digital receipting that reduces environmental waste, joined up services driven by APIs are everywhere.

  • Tech Trends
  • United Kingdom
06 July 2021

Is the Generalist COTS a challenger to the Specialist Payment Terminal?

New technologies usually crush existing ones; the metal tool supplanted the stone axe, the video tape fell to the DVD, then Blu-Ray and now streaming services. Does the use of COTS devices for payment ring the imminent death knell for the dedicated payment terminal?

  • Tech Trends
  • United Kingdom
23 June 2021