Innovation set to lead the way for payments in 2019

01/03/2019 | Electronic Payments International

However, at Computop, we have not seen many new and relevant payment methods emerging. Instead, our merchants are focusing on implementing the infrastructure that will allow omnichannel payments on an international scale. Good examples of this are international car-rental firm Sixt, which now has highly encrypted P2PE terminals in its locations in Europe and the US, and German fashion company s.Oliver, with click-and-collect and ship-from-store solutions and many other advanced services.

Customer experience key to the future of banking in 2019

01/03/2019 | Retail Banker International

Ralf Gladis, CEO, Computop: "In 2018 we have seen innovations – but perhaps not as many as we hoped for. The PSD2 directive kicked off in January, and while Instant Payments were a key part of this, they still had a tough start."

How biometrics will shape the future of mobile authentication

12/20/2018 | ATM Marketplace

By Ralf Gladis, Founding Director, Computop: No longer the stuff of science fiction, biometrics technology is fast becoming a reality for today’s businesses and consumers. (...) Therefore, it’s not only the authentication which provides better security. When we process a biometric authentication at Computop we never exchange biometric data but only cryptographic key pairs.

The changing shape of omnichannel payments

12/19/2018 | Internet Retailing

by Ralf Gladis, CEO at Computop - (...)Looking ahead, we can be sure that the payments landscape will change. Only methods that support silent, smooth, automatic processes with a global reach will have a future. We don’t need new brands with new payment solutions. Instead, the established payment brands that consumers trust will simply evolve. Handing over delicate processes to our smart devices necessitates a big change in consumer behaviour, particularly amongst older generations. (...)

Mobile payment authentication impacted by biometrics

12/07/2018 | The Paypers

Computop, for instance, sees a rising demand for biometric solutions from the white label customers (mostly banks and PSPs). Therefore, biometric authentication will apply to all contactless transactions made at terminals with a mobile device.

Payment Fraud: Can the Industry Beat the Hackers

11/29/2018 | Electronic Payments International

The financial sector may be moving rapidly with multiple emerging technologies, but the payments system is being exploited every day. Computop CEO Ralf Gladis speaks to Briony Richter about fighting fraud and beating the hackers.

The platform economy is coming

11/23/2018 | IT Pro Portal

By Ralf Gladis - The advantage for digital marketplaces is that they are free from the constraints of a regional or national location –which means they are capable of much more, particularly for entrepreneurs, smaller suppliers or companies that want to expand into new geographical markets. Of the over two billion pounds spent by online shoppers around the world each year, around half now flows through trading platforms such as Amazon Marketplace, eBay, Farfetch or Tmall, one of the marketplaces operated by the Chinese industry giant, Alibaba....

Computop upgrades its payment platform with fraud prevention and more

10/25/2018 | The Paypers

Computop has announced that its payment platform, Computop Paygate, has been updated with the launch of Version 7.0. Computop Paygate delivers over 250 payment methods, more than 50 acquirer connections, provides protection against fraud and supports many other payment transaction services. Version 7.0 introduces multiple new features,...

Mobile payments – Learning from the Chinese example

09/28/2018 | Payments Cards & Mobile

by Ralf Gladis – When it comes to mobile payments, China is leaving the rest of the world standing. The trillions of dollars in mobile payment transactions that were carried out by Chinese consumers between January and October 2017 is staggering, particularly when compared with the considerably more conservative mobile payment numbers in the US and Europe...

Future of Retail

08/20/2018 | A1 Retail

Ralf Gladis, CEO of Computop: When it comes to payment, convenience and security top everything for the consumer. So, whilst payments are set to become a more silent, automated process, consumers will still seek the reassurance of debit cards and credit cards with one eye on the simplicity of an e-wallet or pamynet through their smartphone (...)

What can US retailers learn from China about mobile payments?

06/29/2018 | mobile payments today

By Andre Malinowski, CEO, Computop Inc. U.S. – When it comes to mobile payments, it's no secret that China is in the lead globally. In 2016, mobile payments totaled $5.5 trillion in that country, according to iResearch Consulting Group. In comparison, Forrester Research estimated that the U.S.'s mobile payments market was $112 billion – clearly a significant difference.

EHI Kartenkongress 2018: Germany is ready for innovation

06/05/2018 | The Paypers

(...) Secondly, s.Oliver presented their new omnichannel solution, developed with Computop, among others, explaining what omnichannel means in Germany today. The key difference between omnichannel and multichannel is that while multichannel solutions are touchpoint-centric, i.e. the solution is made to best fit the method of shopping and/or paying, omnichannel is customer-centric, i.e. the solution is made to give the customer a unified, connected experience...

In India, Banking Banks On Blockchain

05/24/2018 |

(...) Also in Asia, this time in China, Computop, the payment service provider, has announced a partnership with eCommerce-focused ChinaPay. Under the terms of the deal, the duo will provide global payments services, focused on Chinese merchant transactions, to customers outside of China. The companies said in a release that Computop will provide its payment platform, Computop Paygate, which will let customers use alternative payment methods during eCommerce transactions...

ChinaPay, Computop partner for global payments services

05/24/2018 | The Paypers

Computop has partnered with ChinaPay to enable merchant transactions to customers outside of China`s borders. The server-based payment solution enables customers to use their preferred Alternative Payment Methods (APM) in their domestic currency, when buying goods online. Computop Paygate verifies transactions and processes payments in Europe, North and South America and, in a second step, in India and Southeast Asia...


05/23/2018 | PayNews (CN)

2018年5月21日,中国北京—全球领先的支付服务供应商(PSP)Computop宣布与支付服务提供商银联电子支付(ChinaPay)建立合作伙伴关系,推进电子商务实施“一带一路”倡议。   Computop的可供选择的支付方式(APM)技术将促进由中国国家主席习近平提出的“一带一路”政治倡议的电子商务部分。该倡议作为估值8万亿美元基础设施计划的一部分,侧重于欧亚国家之间的交流和合作。