It’s legal for a merchant to get your card details over the phone – but it can still be risky. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe.
Regulating the increasingly popular digital payment providers will bring them into line with other payment services and help protect consumers.
The UK could learn a lot from developing economies about using digital payments to boost financial inclusion.
The slow disappearance of cash has advantages, but it can also exclude the most vulnerable from socio-economic activity. It’s also a privatisation that deteriorates the symbolic dimensions of money.
Our research absolutely does not ‘state very clearly that cash has big advantages for gamblers’.
Paying without cash is growing in popularity. But, as the experience of China over the past decade shows, the benefits of mobile payments can leave some groups behind.
High-quality bus service is the fastest route to rapid, comprehensive public transit in the United States. This country was once a leader in bus transit, and with adequate funding, it could be again.
Delivery services and cafes commonly prompt customers to leave a specific tip – for example, 15%, 20%, 25% – at the point of sale rather than after completing the service.
E-payments make it easy for banks to keep trail of transactions because they are recorded in real time.
The introduction of these technologies in Ghana has created an enabling platform for consumers to use their mobile phones to pay for goods and services
Mobile money service providers are on the path to find new ways of growing their customer base and keeping them.
A cybersecurity research group has been tracking a significant rise in the number of stolen checks being sold on sites like WhatsApp and Telegram, which often results in stolen identities.
Taxing electronic payments is key to raising revenue form the informal sector
Accessing India’s digital consumers is seen as the key to future growth for big tech companies like Facebook.
Contactless payments may be convenient – but they also make it easier to overspend.
Christmas is traditionally a time of giving, including to charities and the needy. But what happens when so few of us carry cash anymore?
Most people would be content to pull off one of the world’s top five IPOs, but Jack Ma is on course for his second.
A fully cashless society has often been presented as natural or inevitable. The experiences of Sweden and Zimbabwe highlight some pitfalls.
Using less cash means leaving more digital traces of where your money goes - but there are ways to keep some privacy.
Coins have always conveyed a message and, helpfully for historians, they are anchored to a specific time and space. Rome’s emperors used coins to push their political agendas.