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Payments Intelligence Report

Posted by Tom on Feb 2, 2018 10:37:50 AM

Here at Shieldpay we love classifieds, and we are passionate about turning them into trustworthy places to buy and sell.

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The industry is changing fast and I'm delighted to announce the release of 'The rush for payments' published by classfied gurus, the AIM Group.

You can read and download the report here, and contact me here to about how we can help your business. 

Give them what they want

As classifieds are making the jump into marketplaces, payments are becoming the cornerstone of this transition. This report showcases some of the primary trends in payments. 



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Topics: Classifieds, shieldpay, Escrow, Payments, marketplaces, DigitalEscrow, Fraud Awareness, fightfraud

Ridesharing and the Future of the Auto Industry

Posted by Tom on Jan 19, 2018 5:20:29 PM

Attitudes towards the way we travel are changing fast.

With the advent of affordable ridesharing services - taxi apps such as Uber, and car clubs such as ZipCar - coupled with the introduction of driverless cars and blockchain technology, there’s a revolution underway in the way we approach transportation.

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Topics: shieldpay, Payments, Technology, NextInTech, AutomotiveInnovation, Ridesharing

The Great Rebundling: How Tech Giants Are Trying to Swallow the World

Posted by Penny Watson on Jan 19, 2018 5:19:50 PM

First came The Bundling...

In any industry, horizontal leaders (that is, leaders who occupy several different product or service verticals) are inherently vulnerable to competition from new entrants who are vertically orientated (that is, those focused on delivering one product or service). 

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Topics: shieldpay, Payments, Technology, NextInTech, Classifides

PSD2 is here, but what does it all mean?

Posted by Willem Wellinghoff on Jan 19, 2018 4:57:01 PM

Let's start with a brief background of payment services in Europe

Since 2009, payments standards have been laid down as a European Directive. Each member state could enforce the Directive in their own way, and in the UK PSDI paved the way for, what was then, a newly created Payment Services Regulator and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) who enforced these standards.

But since PSDI the payments market has grown significantly and, as you’ve probably noticed with the rise of Fintechs, innovation is rife. As the growth of innovative Fintechs and financial solutions continues to boom, the regulatory framework under PSDI is no longer fit for purpose.

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Topics: shieldpay, Payments, PaymentsInnovation, PSD2

Classifieds Go Mobile

Posted by Tom on Jan 19, 2018 4:41:14 PM

Mobile isn’t a trend. It’s a structural change in the way people access information. And it’s having massive implications for classifieds. All over the world, the smartest and hungriest marketplaces are taking notice. 

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Topics: shieldpay, Payments, Technology, NextInTech, Classifides

Craigslist - The Beginning of the End?

Posted by Tom on Jan 19, 2018 1:43:41 PM

Craigslist is one of the darlings of the internet. 

But, for the first time in its 22-year history, its position at the top of the Internet’s classifieds tree is under threat. The rise of eBay, Airbnb, and other niche competitors, as well as the launch of Facebook Marketplace, has placed the long term future of the original online classifieds provider in jeopardy.

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Topics: shieldpay, Payments, marketplaces, Technology, NextInTech, Classifides

Is Venture Capital Under Threat?

Posted by Penny Watson on Jan 2, 2018 12:01:36 PM

Venture capital is under siege, it’s very existence challenged by equity crowdfunding and now ICOs. At least,
that’s what the financial press want us to believe. But how serious is the threat?

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Topics: shieldpay, Escrow, Payments, venturecapital, Technology, NextInTech, Crowdfunding

3 Trends in Tech that will shape the Auto Industry in 2018

Posted by Penny Watson on Jan 2, 2018 10:44:51 AM

Given how fast technology is changing the world, it can be hard to stay on top of what is shaping the future.

To help, we’re focusing on 3 key trends that we believe will shape 2018 for the auto industry, showing what these technologies mean and how they will impact motoring.

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Topics: shieldpay, Escrow, Payments, Technology, NextInTech, AutomotiveInnovation

Here's how you don't get Scrooged by online fraudsters in the post Christmas sales

Posted by Penny Watson on Dec 29, 2017 12:01:05 PM

The Christmas spirit is all about giving, b
ut this mother-of-two in Devon insists that her husband is the worst Christmas present buyer ever. Some of his best work includes gifting paracetamol, bin bags and the common washing peg.

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Topics: Fraud, shieldpay, Escrow, Payments, Christmas, Online Fraudsters

Driverless Cars: How Close Are We?

Posted by Penny Watson on Dec 18, 2017 5:25:58 PM

A Car Lover’s Guide To Driverless Cars

Here at ShieldPay we spend a lot of time thinking about cars.

That’s natural for a bunch of people that - amongst other things - give consumers the tools they need to securely buy and sell cars online.

Right now there’s a huge amount of speculation about the future of the auto industry. The driverless revolution is coming, and autonomous vehicles are set to play a critical role in the future of transportation.

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Topics: Cars, shieldpay, Escrow, Payments, Automotive, FinTech, TrendsInTech, Autos, Technology, Tech, NextInTech, DriverlessCars