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How UK small businesses can make the most of post-COVID-19 loyalty

How UK small businesses can make the most of post-COVID-19 loyalty

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a number of shifts in behaviour across individual consumers and businesses alike. The UK government issued both national and regional lockdowns throughout 2020-2021, and with that, a new sense of loyalty to local businesses emerged. With small businesses pivoting their services to support their communities, almost half of UK consumers (46%)… Read more…

Infographic: The global growth of small businesses

Infographic: The global growth of small businesses

There isn’t a single part of the world that hasn’t been affected by Covid-19, or had to show some adaptation and resilience in the face of the adversity it presented. One particular sector was especially affected – small businesses. SMEs have pivoted, adapted, and protected their communities in a plethora of ways. Pubs turned from sangria to sanitiser, restaurants pivoted from fries to… Read more…

Post-pandemic in-store experiences need an ecommerce style makeover

Post-pandemic in-store experiences need an ecommerce style makeover

The future of high street retail has been in question for some time now, and the impact of COVID-19 is hastening its demise. Post-pandemic, its survival could depend on retailers delivering a blend of physical and digital experiences to keep customers coming through their doors.

Switch to Issuer vs Switch to Acquirer

Switch to Issuer vs Switch to Acquirer

Welcome to the Pollinate’s ‘Fintech Deepdives’, a series of informative articles and blogs about some key issues in merchant payments. There’s a vast quantity of change happening right now. The global pandemic accelerated a switch to physically remote payments (both online and in-store); regulatory pressures to improve how merchants verify and authenticate the payment identity… Read more…

Apple looks to turn smartphones into payment terminals

Apple looks to turn smartphones into payment terminals

Silicon Valley continues its foray into payments last week, with Apple buying Canadian start-up, Mobeewave for $100m. The company, based in Montreal, builds software that allows smartphones to become payment terminals without any additional hardware or accessories and includes huge Android handset manufacturer, Samsung as an earlier investor. If rolled out, this would allow Apple… Read more…

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