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Digital payments systems are transforming the way people and businesses handle money – here’s why

Digital payments systems are transforming the way people and businesses handle financial transactions, offering faster, more secure, and more convenient ways to transfer money. The growth of e-commerce and mobile commerce has made digital payments systems an essential part of the global financial landscape.

The COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated the adoption of digital payments systems. The need for contactless payments and social distancing measures have driven more people towards digital payments, both in-store and online. This trend is expected to continue, even after the pandemic, as people become more accustomed to using digital payments systems.

Mobile payments systems, which involve using a smartphone or mobile device to make a payment, have seen tremendous growth in recent years. Mobile payments systems like Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay allow users to store their credit card information on their phone and make purchases with a simple tap or scan. This technology is becoming increasingly popular as more people use smartphones as their primary device for managing their finances.

Online payments systems, which involve using a computer or other connected device to make a payment, have also become a popular way to transfer money. Online payments systems like PayPal, Venmo, and Stripe allow users to send and receive money with ease, making them a popular choice for e-commerce transactions.

In-store payments systems, which involve using a digital payment system at a physical location, are also growing in popularity. Systems like Square and Shopify POS allow businesses to accept digital payments from their customers, making transactions faster and more secure.

The growth of digital payments is being driven by several factors, including increased smartphone penetration, improved internet connectivity, and advancements in payment technologies. As digital payments systems become more prevalent, businesses that offer these systems as part of their customer experience are likely to see increased sales and customer loyalty.

Open banking has opened up new possibilities for legacy banks to share data and information with each other through third-party applications using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). APIs are not limited to banks only, as they can be used by any company, such as B2B, B2B2C, or Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS), to integrate their products into non-financial companies’ platforms.

Open banking providers are finding new opportunities to generate revenue by charging fees based on the services that their clients use. Additionally, they can enter into data-sharing agreements with partners to supplement these fees, or even as an alternative to them. Through working with clients, open banking providers can also gather valuable insights that they can use to improve their own offerings, leading to more innovation in the industry.

In conclusion, digital payments are transforming the way people and businesses handle financial transactions. As the world becomes increasingly connected and reliant on digital technologies, it is expected that digital payments systems will continue to grow in popularity and become even more integrated into our daily lives.

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