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Category: Payments


What do clients and kids have in common?

The planet found itself gripped by a virus that knows no boundaries, democratic nations wilfully complied with imprisoning STAY AT HOME pleas, and ordinarily over crowded bustling cities were brought to a peaceful but eerie standstill.  Even as we seem to be easing out of the crisis, what are small businesses most worried about whilst trying to work through (in […]


What do UK payments statistics tell us about Covid-19 measures?

Jonathan Williams, Principle Consultant and Director of Mk2 Consulting has published analysis of Payment Statistics for the UK from January to June 2020. Jonathan writes: There has been a lot of discussion of the economic impact of the lockdown measures on consumers and businesses. Suggestions of significant impact to GDP have been shown in other data sets but one source […]


EPA launches fintech recovery programme

The Emerging Payments Association (EPA), which celebrates collaboration and innovation across the emerging payments industry, has launched Project Recovery to help the UK FinTech make informed decisions and equip them to survive in the post pandemic world. The FinTech sector has a key role to play in the UK’s economic recovery and so the aim of Project Recovery is to […]


Reviewing the payments mix

Introduction Cashflow remains the lifeblood of any business organisation and getting the monies in on time and with minimum fuss and effort can be critical to viability and profitability. Whilst the payment method, or perhaps more appropriately payment methods, have to work for the recipient organisation (the payee), they have to be effective and appealing to the payer. Today, it […]


Whether it’s reboot or recovery, the future is open

Today, 5 May 2020, Tony Craddock from the Emerging Payments Association shared news on the launch of Project Recovery / Reboot. On behalf of Eazy Collect I am pleased to lead this new group. Tony describes the purpose of the EPA’s Project Recovery / Reboot as a new working group, led by Mike Chambers of Eazy Collect and mentored by […]

Direct Debit

Direct Debit 101: Validation and Verification

A guest blog by Don Hollingum from Direct Debit 101. For more information visit: Why use Direct Debit? Direct Debit, the product, has been working for thousands of businesses, both large and small for over 50 years, and its usage continues to grow both in terms of the number of organisations that use it and the number of payments collected […]


The future of cash post COVID-19

Moving the “UK Fintech Week 2020″ to an online format was a smart move – especially as it meant that I could join the excellent ‘The Future of Cash Post COVID-19” webinar moderated by Natalie Ceeney and supported by Graham Mott and John Howells from LINK (the operator of the UK’s ATM network) – all from the comfort of a […]


Gerard Kenny, Industry Leader or Business Leader

A guest blog by John Doyle, Managing Director, The Payments Business. To find out more visit: The world is divided into two types of leaders (well there are probably many more, but we’ll settle on two for now). Corporate Leaders who successfully build businesses and Industry Leaders who successfully impact on society or economic behavior. Gerard is clearly the […]

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Ventriloquist consultants

I don’t know much about politics in Northern Ireland and I know even less about the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) but after just 30 pages in it looks like Sam McBride’s Burned is going to be an engaging read. As a payments consultant a sentence written by Sam certainly made me think: The image …. was of a ventriloquist consultant […]