Buyers who rely on paper-based payments often struggle to onboard new suppliers. This "process overhead" can be so cumbersome that many buyers become resistant to change, opting instead to limit their supplier choices to a small number of partners, writes Patrick Bermingham, the CEO of Adlex.
Genting Cruise Lines, a Hong Kong-based company that operates cruise ships, has formed a partnership with Wirecard to streamline checkouts for disembarking passengers, eliminating long lines to settle charges at the end of voyages.
Security is a top priority for financial institutions around the world. In the past few weeks, the U.K.’s TSB Bank has learned the hard way that availability is even more important. And when availability is an issue, security can’t be ignored.
The deal, Walmart’s biggest ever, gives it greater access to India’s e-commerce market, which Morgan Stanley has estimated will grow to $200 billion in about a decade. But it will take some time for the business to turn profitable.