Payments are evolving at an incredible pace with a constant stream of new providers, new platforms and nifty tools providing businesses and consumers with innovative ways to pay, anywhere and at any time.
In this issue of The Fintech Times, we’ve turned to some of our community’s leading players to see what they see as the industry’s most overhyped payment trends and services, as well as those promising innovations or topics we don’t talk about enough – see page 4.
We also delve into the future of open banking in the UK. Open banking is undoubtedly a UK success story, with significant take-up and increasing growth; more than five million people in the UK are actively using open banking services. But what’s next? We asked for your view on the evolution and further standardisation
of open banking within the UK – turn to page 6.
Claire Woffenden, Editor