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November 2015

National business awards to put SMEs centre stage

23 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. 

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

Apple Pay coming to Worldpay’s Customers in the U.K. from launch

8 June 2015
Worldpay, a leading global provider of payment and risk services, will offer its customers access to Apple Pay, a new category of service that transforms mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay when it launches in the UK next month.

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.

April 2015

Stolen cards used once every 20 seconds in March

15 April 2015
British businesses were hit by card fraud once every 20 seconds in March, with payments expert Worldpay warning that small businesses are likely to have been hackers’ biggest targets.

Easter getaway is boom-time for Britain’s seaside hotspots

1 April 2015
Data from Worldpay reveals Britain’s seaside resorts can expect a welcome boost to the local economy over Easter, with traditional hotspots including Blackpool and Bournemouth set to benefit the most from the long-weekend.

March 2015

Worldpay Appoints Chief Financial Officer

27 March 2015
Worldpay, a leading global provider of payments technology and services to merchants, partners and developers, announced today the appointment of Rick Medlock as Chief Financial Officer*.

Get ready for the great British rake off

25 March 2015
Green-fingered Brits will spend well in excess of £30 million at garden-centres over the coming fortnight, according to Worldpay, with fire-pits replacing decking as the ‘must-have’ garden feature.

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

Six Nations kicks off with record-breaking bar sales

13 February 2015
England, France and Ireland all got off to a winning start in this year’s Six Nations, but data from Worldpay, the UK’s leading payments processor, suggests pubs and bars are also celebrating as they look back at a record-breaking weekend.

January 2015

Worldpay reports record-breaking December as UK casts off spending shackles

12 January 2015
UK shoppers reached for the plastic in record numbers in the run-up to Christmas according the latest data from Worldpay, the UK’s leading payments processor. Worldpay handled an unprecedented 600 million credit and debit card transactions in the UK during December, a rise of more than 15% compared to 2013.

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