Mobile Payments in Germany – could cashless and contactless become meaningless?
20 Aug 2018
Instead of counting notes and coins or entering a PIN, smartphones have the potential to become a popular method of payment in Germany. Google Pay is already available in Germany, in theory, and Apple Pay plans to launch this year. But do the applications work and will Germans embrace mobile payments?
Reality Check: Will ‘Smart Voice Assistants’ Revolutionise Our Shopping Behaviour?
09 Jul 2018
"What's the weather going to be like tomorrow?" "Play a Rolling Stones song" "What meetings do I have today?" These are just some of the most common requests made to smart voice assistants such as Amazon Echo (Alexa) and Google Home.
Reality Check: Invoices instead of smileys, will we soon be able to pay via WhatsApp?
10 Apr 2018
WhatsApp is now firmly integrated into the everyday lives of millions of people across Europe. The question of where and when to have drinks or dinner is now often discussed and agreed through a WhatsApp group. Instead of a holiday postcard, images are shared immediately via the app. Making audio and video calls is another popular function of the app.
SIX Supports the First International Cruise Line to Adopt Alipay Payment Service
25 Jan 2018
SIX Payment Services (SIX) has been appointed as the commercial Acquirer and Acquiring processing partner in the new strategic partnership between Alipay and MSC Cruises.
SIX Equips TITLIS Cableways with Alipay Acceptance
24 Jan 2018
Since 19 January 2018, TITLIS cableways, in collaboration with SIX Payment Services, has been able to offer a special service to their many Chinese guests that travel up TITLIS every year: henceforth they can pay with Alipay at the cash registers and businesses of the TITLIS cableways company.
Reality Check: Amazon’s 1-Click for all online retailers?
11 Sep 2017
On 11th September 2017, 20 years after its launch, the patent for the 1-Click service from Amazon expires. The 1-Click process was revolutionary at the time of launch as it allowed online purchasing with a single mouse click. Patent number 5.960.411 has always been controversial and has been a model for trivial software patents.
SIX supports rise of cashless events
21 Aug 2017
SIX has tripled the number of events for which it has provided cashless payments solutions and plans to continue to grow its cashless proposition in the future
SIX Payment Services takes over the acquiring and terminal business of Aduno Group
11 Aug 2017
SIX Payment Services Ltd is purchasing from Aduno Group the business unit Aduno SA, responsible for card acceptance and processing. By so doing, SIX is underscoring its aim of driving forward its growth and consolidating its position over the long term as the leading provider of card-based payment services in Switzerland and Europe.
Omni-Channel – a balancing act
08 Aug 2017
A new study by SIX Payment Services and ibi research looks at how merchants want to meet the needs of their customers without losing sight of operational efficiency.