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Paul Jennekens
Paul has been working for Equens since 2006 in various roles, including that of Product Marketing Manager. In his current role of Senior Marketing Consultant, he is closely involved in the migration of various Equens products and services to SEPA. For instance, Paul is jointly responsible for formulating and communicating clear messages to different target groups using a variety of means of communication, including social media, events and newsletters.

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Infographic: The way forward to making Instant Payments a success.

The way forward to making Instant Payments a success. Have a look at our infographic:

Instant Settlement by the European Central Bank is the alternative for interoperability

The European Central Bank (ECB) officially announced on June 22nd that it will offer an Instant Settlement service, called TIPS (TARGET Instant Payment Settlement), starting from November 2018. The ECB aim is to ensure the demand for instant payments is met at European level and to further facilitate the integration of the euro area. The ECB has […]

Anyone, anytime, anywhere; achieving pan-European reach in Instant Payments through interoperability

With the November deadline approaching quickly, Instant Payments in the eurozone is about to become a reality. Initiatives in the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, France and Spain show that there is massive interest in this new payment method. Thomas Feiler, Head of Payments Product Management at equensWorldline, explains in this blog how these initiatives should connect […]

From restoring the past to creating the future

“Now that digital transformation is becoming mainstream it’s time to raise the bar”, Roger Peverelli and Reggy de Feniks argue. They just launched their new book ‘Reinventing Customer Engagement. The next level of digital transformation for banks and insurers’. In this blog, I interview Roger Peverelli, expert on customer engagement and innovation, on why customer […]

Banks are a better version of themselves thanks to fintech

The emergence of fintech companies is good news for banks, although many banks may see this differently. The general assumption was that fintech was a threat. But the opposite is true. New competition actually ensures that traditional parties take a closer look at their current services again, which means that banks now feel the need […]

Millennials are the driving force behind mobile payments

The number of cashless payments increased by 52 percent between 2011 and 2015, with a total of 471 billion cashless payments worldwide in 2015. While the use of cash is decreasing, there is a momentum for mobile payments. According to Dutch bank ING almost half of the European mobile device owners bank by mobile, which […]

Why 2017 will be the year of turning points

Major developments, promising new technologies and sometimes a lack of clarity; 2016 has been an exciting year for the financial world. PSD2, instant payments, mobile payments and blockchain were the talk of finance town. But which of these technologies and developments will have the biggest impact in 2017? This is what several influencers have to […]

Great user experience is the primary goal, then start thinking about scaling

In order to become innovative, companies need the right people with the right skillset in the right teams. There should also be an infrastructure in place to remove barriers of compliancy, according to our previous blog on innovation at Dutch bank ING. The next step is the actual work; how can ideas be turned into […]

Baroni: ‘Important to move to instant payments but also maintain the high security, low risk and low fraud’

The move to instant payments is quite an undertaking with high initial investments and big, high-risk projects. It comes with both opportunities and challenges for the industry. “It is therefore important that we make the move, but also maintain the high security, low risk and low fraud,” explains Alessandro Baroni, CMO at Equens. “We must […]

Three advantages of instant payments for banks and why they should modernise as soon as possible

Instant payments have become a reality now that the European Payments Council has released a proposal for the development of an instant credit transfer scheme. This proposal (set for November 2016) aims to bring real time money transfers in the SEPA zone by November 2017. Instant payments are the next big change in the payments […]