February 7, 2017
Written by
James Davis
Written by James Davis
Senior Technical Writer at United Thinkers

Author of the Paylosophy blog, a veteran writer, and a stock analyst with extensive knowledge and experience in the financial services industry that allows me to cover the latest payment industry news, developments, and insights. Read more

Reviewed by
Kathrine Pensatori
Product Specialist at United Thinkers

Product specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the Payment Processing Industry. I help payment facilitators and PSPs solve their various payment processing issues. Read more

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Cybersecurity threats facing electronic payments

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Ecommerce Trends: How Will The Payment Industry Be Impacted?

Ecommerce continues to evolve, and 2017 is likely to be an essential year for ecommerce and the payment industry. While we can't offer an exhaustive list of everything that's likely to change this year, we can offer some comments on ecommerce trends 2017 is likely to see along with some ideas ...

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Mobile Payment Adoption: advantages and problems

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Getting Familiar With SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Cloud Computing And More

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Having worked within fintech industry for more than a decade, we know what a challenge it is to select the best payment solution for a company. Multiple experts and analysts share their knowledge on diverse resources, specializing on publication of fintech news today. It is often hard to sort through the flow of information channeled by fintech newsletters, reputable portals, and websites of fintech companies themselves.

Merchants, SMEs, fintech SaaS companies, payment facilitators – each of these entities requires its own specific kind of advice and fintech consulting. Every business in search of a payment solution has its own specific needs and questions to the industry.

Common fintech questions to answer

Let us list are just a few of the most important and crucial questions that we get from our customers and readers.

Some readers are new to payment technologies, so their first question is: what is a fintech company? Others are already wondering how they can generate new revenue streams from payments. Growing businesses that want to make money on payment processing are interested in the key steps to becoming a full-fledged or a white-label payment facilitator.

Companies that already have established customer bases are considering the prospect of implementing different intermediary models, such as fintech as service or payment as service.

Plenty of businesses want to know the details of implementing their own payment gateway solutions and EMV terminal solutions.

Lastly, a large segment of readers and customers wants to learn about advanced technologies, such as SoftPOS and crypto payment solutions, which might define the future of fintech.

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Fintech news, useful tips, and advice

As the industry evolves, new questions arise and there is no one single fintech newsletter which could answer all of them. So, in order to help you safely navigate the industry and select the most suitable payment solution, gateway, platform, or ecosystem for your business model, we have written and organized more than 80 articles, covering various aspects of the subject. In these articles we are trying to address the needs of the widest audience of prospective and existing customers, representing diverse categories of companies.

The main categories of our target readers include, but are not limited to:

  • startup businesses,
  • merchants of different sizes, (from micro-merchants to SMEs and enterprise-level companies),
  • payment facilitators,
  • conventional and wholesale ISOs,
  • SaaS companies,
  • online marketplace owners,
  • franchisors,
  • venture capital companies and investment firms,
  • developers of payment software interested in fintech news and valuable insights.

For example, those who are new to the industry are welcome to familiarize themselves with the role of acquiring banks in it. Neglecting this role might lead to common misconceptions and result in costly mistakes often made by startup businesses.

Those who strive to embrace embedded payments paradigm will find many useful tips in the articles describing, how to implement embedded payments within a business model, and explaining the key aspects and features of the process.

Those who want to add cryptocurrency payment functionality to their payment systems will benefit from reading the articles on the choice of the best crypto gateway for a SaaS platform and on optimal blockchain selection. We are trying to keep up with fintech news and innovative approaches related to crypto payments. Therefore, we have many articles covering this topic.

If you want to implement a SoftPOS solution instead of (or in addition to) a conventional EMV terminal solution, you should read our informative articles on SoftPOS systems and their implementation.

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An important segment of our customers consists of SaaS companies and payment facilitators. Therefore, many of our materials address the needs of these types of businesses. We advise paying special attention at our articles on white-label PayFac model, PayFac gateway integration for SaaS platforms, and the key steps to becoming a payment facilitator.

Finally, as our core product is a payment gateway software solution, much of our informative content largely focuses on payment gateway implementation tips. That is why, many of our articles are dedicated to gateway solution flavors and the key phases of payment gateway implementation process. In a separate article we describe gateway options available to PayFacs and SaaS companies. Other businesses in search of a gateway solution will find many useful tips in our article on the different flavors of white-label payment gateway solutions.

To summarize

We have given you a brief overview of key fintech news, innovative solutions, and approaches covered in our trending articles. Hopefully, our materials will help you in your fintech quest. Enjoy studying our content!

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