A publication created to provide our merchant clients with an insider’s perspective on what’s happening right now, and what’s coming soon, in the world of commerce, as well as offer suggestions on how to navigate the new world of “connected” commerce. The articles inside explore current issues and trends in retail, marketing and the payments industry – and showcase some of the newest, most innovative solutions we are creating to help clients retain a competitive edge.
Volume 3 | 2018
Marketplaces and consumer desires are changing across the globe. To keep up with the pace, new partnerships are being formed and battle lines are being drawn. This issue of Connected explores how trailblazers are turning payments into a competitive advantage by accepting all payment types anywhere, expanding and managing risk, and understanding the data to create conversational commerce.Download PDF
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A look at the ways merchants are pushing boundaries through technology and partnerships. This is human intervention designed to change the consumer experience and conquer natural selection... This is innovation.View this article
Fraudsters are organized, equipped and well-funded entities. They have normal business hours, are attracting top talent and are utilizing leading edge technology. First Data is deep in the fight and winning with our own top talent.View this article
The New Big Data
Each time you slide your credit card into an EMV reader, you trigger a powerful built-in microcomputer a centimeter wide. But the real game begins instantly after, as Big Data continues to influence the way we live, work, shop and play.View this article
Headlined as a “boys’ club”, the starkest gender inequality can be found in the tech industry. But, First Data, a leading global fintech company, is taking real action to help build and nurture a culture of equality throughout the company.View this article
Fintech & Bank Fusion
The banking landscape in Europe is changing. Factors like evolving consumer environments and new legislation are forcing banks to act more like fintechs. Great challenges lead to greater opportunities which result in even more impressive innovations.View this article
The first wave of Gen-Z’ers will graduate college and enter the marketplace this year. Behind them is an entire generation of teens and young adults who have never known an unconnected world. If you think Millennials changed how we lived and shopped, get ready for a whole new reality.View this article