The impact on online retailers and the shift to e-commerce

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European e-commerce had a buoyant year in 2020. Not only did digital retailers see exceptional revenue growth, but they gained exposure to whole new markets and consumers.

It was not all smooth sailing though. 43% of merchants said they weren’t prepared when new markets within Europe wanted to buy their goods, but they didn’t have the necessary payment methods in place to capture that demand and revenue.

This means 50% of merchants spent last year expanding their localised payment offerings and many plan to continue doing so.

It has put the pivotal power of payments directly into the spotlight. But

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Central Bank digital currencies to spark new era for FinTech 2.0

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In a newly released FinTech 2.0 whitepaper, Money20/20 lays out its vision for the next era of FinTech, as we enter the recovery phases of COVID-19.

The paper predicts seismic shifts for the industry – most notably that digital currencies will become widely adopted in the banking sector in the next three to five years.

In the whitepaper on the future of FinTech, Money20/20 predicts that one of the major winners of this new era will be digital currencies, with five of the ten largest economies having Central Bank digital currencies in the market in the next three to

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Payments Cards & Mobile Jobs of the Week June 21

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Are you a professional looking for an exciting new opportunity? Well then you have absolutely come to the right place.

Three super exciting roles available in London

Today, we had a look through our job board for exciting roles in London to share with you all, in the hopes that you may just land your dream job – writes Rebecca O’Keeffe, Content Creator, Jobbio.

Check out these brilliant roles now…

Lead Counsel Payments, EMEA, Airbnb

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to their

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The digital euro roll-out – Fabio Panetta on the record

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The introduction of a digital euro would boost consumers’ privacy and protect the eurozone from the “threat” of competing cryptocurrencies that could undermine the bloc’s monetary sovereignty, according to the central banker overseeing its development.

The digital euro roll-out – Fabio Panetta on the record

Fabio Panetta, an executive board member at the European Central Bank, told the Financial Times that one of the project’s key aims was to combat the spread of digital coins created by other nations and companies.

“If the central bank gets involved in digital payments, privacy is going to be better protected… because we are

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