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Talking Payments : Europe’s first online payments community goes live

Talking Payments”, a pioneering online community has launched today, providing a source of news and insight foranyone involved in the European payments industry.

The first initiative of its kind, Talking Payments operates online through, and brings together banks, acquirers, merchants, vendors and industry bodies to share news, views and the latest industry advancements.

Talking Payments, sponsored by @VeriFone_EMEA, is your new payments community website – launching Monday #payments

Talking Payments, facilitated by Fieldworks and sponsored by payments leaders, VeriFone and Point, aims to be an authoritative source on European payments management, reflecting the views of its members through research, analysis, blogs, polls, case studies and opinion pieces. The website is run by an editorial board of industry experts from banks, acquirers, merchants, vendors and consultants, who monitor and advise on content.

Laura Peterzan, Commercial Manager at Barclaycard and a member of the editorial board,said, “I am excited to be involved with Talking Payments as I see this as a step forward for innovating the payments community. I think it will be great to have one central location where people can access the latest information, news, and opinion trends.”

Chris Field, editorial board chairman and director of community at Fieldworks, said, “There is no other resource like Talking Payments. We are confident we can attract anyone interested in payments who currently trawls the media and the Internet in the hope of finding what they want. By joining us, memberswill be able to decide what they want to see featured and over time, we will run seminars and workshops to really get under the skin of this fast-changing industry.”

If you would like to submit articles for possible inclusion, please forward them to We hope you find the community stimulating and would welcome feedback on future content. Please also feel free to recommend the site to your colleagues, clients and partners!

About Talking

Talking Payments is a global community of organisations and individuals sharing news and views on the management of payments. Please follow us on twitter: @TalkingPayments.

About VeriFone Systems,

VeriFone Systems, Inc. (“VeriFone”) (NYSE: PAY) is the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions. VeriFone provides expertise, solutions and services that add value to the point of sale with merchant-operated, consumer-facing and self-service payment systems for the financial, retail, hospitality, petroleum, government and healthcare vertical markets. VeriFone solutions are designed to meet the needs of merchants, processors and acquirers in developed and emerging economies worldwide.

About Point

The Point Group is a leading supplier of electronic payment solutions. Point services customers in Scandinavia, the Baltic states, France and the UK, and offers streamlined sales of goods and services via innovative and secure payment solutions. Every day, Point’s solutions facilitate more than 10 million secure card transactions and support 630,000 payment terminals. Moreover, Point operates 5,000 cash dispensers in Scandinavia and the Baltic states. Point has a wide range of customers from large retail chains to small businesses and online trading sites. The Point Group is represented in the UK, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, France and Sweden and has more than 800 employees.


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