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Christmas Day hijacked by online shopping

23 December 2015
In a fascinating insight into our habits on a holiday dedicated to family togetherness, Worldpay has uncovered that Christmas Day in fact sees significant peaks in online spending. 

November 2015

The ‘false economy’ of Black Friday revealed

26 November 2015
Black Friday 2015 will see nearly £1.9bn of sales rung up in UK shops and online, but a study from Worldpay’s Insight Services team suggests the bargain frenzy may be built on a ‘false economy’ which could see some retailers start to rein in their sales promotions.

National business awards to put SMEs centre stage

26 November 2015
Recognising the importance of SMEs to the British economy, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Worldpay, one of the UK’s leading payments processing company, have today launched the 2016 Small Business Awards. 

Digital payments market to leave growing pains behind in 2016

24 November 2015
Worldpay predicts that the digital payments market will leave its growing pains behind in 2016. The payments leader says next year will herald “the third age of digital payments” now that eWallets are growing in popularity, NFC offerings from technology vendors like Apple, Samsung, and Google are fighting for mass appeal, and both banks and brands are rolling out their own mobile payment apps to compete for consumer loyalty. 

October 2015

Is ‘fear of commitment’ stopping digital subscribers in their tracks?

26 October 2015
The boom in online subscription services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Spotify has been one of the great success stories of the internet age. However, according to Worldpay’s latest Future of Digital Payments report a lot of consumers are not yet ready or are still unwilling to sign up – even if most are able. 

French top of the group for World Cup bar spend

22 October 2015
France may have been handed a rugby lesson by New Zealand on Saturday night, but according to the latest transaction data from payments processing company Worldpay, fans of ‘Les Bleus’ put in a match-winning performance of their own in the pubs and bars around the Millennium Stadium over Quarter Finals weekend.  

Airlines and travel agents in China set for “Golden” autumn rush

1 October 2015
Worldpay expects online sales for airlines and travel agents in China to have soared in the run-up to this year’s ‘Golden Week’ Festival. The yearly boost in retail, travel, and tourism in the weeks leading up to the October holiday continues to grow, helped by the increasing spending power of Chinese consumers. 

September 2015

Worldpay provides greater Insights to businesses

22 September 2015
Worldpay today announces the launch of Insights Services its big-data analytics proposition, harnessing the power of Worldpay’s payments information enabling retailers to better understand aggregated consumer spend and preferences, both online and in-store. 

Worldpay and Zuora Team up on Subscription-Based Payments

15 September 2015
Worldpay and enterprise software company Zuora have partnered to launch an integrated global payments solution which will enable businesses to offer smarter online subscription models for everything from digital software to music, movies, marketplaces, news, video games, sports, social and TV.

August 2015

SMEs Struggle with Business Reality

27 August 2015
Small business owners are the backbone of the UK economy, however many claim running their own company has proved tougher than imagined, and worry conditions are getting worse.

July 2015

Missguided turns to Worldpay for global expansion

27 July 2015
Payments leader Worldpay has announced it is working with Missguided to help the online fashion retailer strengthen its payments strategy and ensure the success of its global expansion.

Paymetric and Worldpay extend international payment solution for enterprise clients

22 July 2015
Worldpay, a leading global provider of payment and risk services, and Paymetric, a global leader of integrated, secure electronic payment solutions for large enterprise customers, have partnered to launch a payments solution that will help  businesses trade globally by integrating payments technology with ERP, CRM and legacy applications to reduce risk, cost and inefficiency. 

Worldpay appoints Sir Michael Rake as Chairman

15 July 2015
Worldpay is pleased to announce that Sir Michael Rake will become Non-Executive Chairman on 1 September 2015, subject to regulatory approval. He succeeds John Allan who announced in May this year that he was to step down as Chairman. John will remain a Non-Executive Director of Worldpay.  

June 2015

Pubs give red card to UK’s Champions League flops

4 June 2015
Pub landlords across the UK have been left crying foul over a lack of British interest in Saturday night’s Champions League Final after seeing sales take a dive for the 2014 match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. 

May 2015

John Allan to step down as chairman of Worldpay

22 May 2015
Worldpay today announced that John Allan will be stepping down from his role as Chairman later this year. Mr Allan will remain a Director of Worldpay and a member of the Board.

March 2015

HK Express plans to reach new heights with Worldpay

11 March 2015
Worldpay, one of the world’s leading payment providers has partnered with Hong Kong’s low-fare airline, HK Express (HKE) to support its ambitious expansion plans and optimise transaction rates as it grows. 

February 2015

Chinese airlines and travel agents set for Spring ‘Gold rush’

16 February 2015
Worldpay eCommerce expects online sales for airlines and travel agents in China to soar in the run-up to the ‘Golden Week’ Spring Festival – a growing phenomenon in global retail, travel and tourism, boosted by the growing wealth of Chinese consumers.

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