Richard Handford

Profiting from hard times

Last week, the UK’s Office for National Statistics published data showing that UK GDP grew …

UK start-ups aim to be future global giants

Newcomers to the UK payments industry hope to find the elusive formula for worldwide success, …

Google Wallet’s high turnover

First there was Vikas Gupta in January 2012. About the same time Rob von Behren …

Finger-tappin’ good

Colonel Sanders’ success was built on frying chicken better than his rivals. Apparently, the key …

Cash in hand

Western Union is an iconic brand. The yellow-and-black logo is ubiquitous on streets across the …

Shopping Around

MCX, the group of leading US retailers led by Walmart and Target that is building …

Paradise Lost

Childhood is a time of innocent play and coming to understand the wider world. At …

Three’s a crowd

The UK has had a sometimes fractious relationship with the rest of Europe, always wanting …

Black Friday’s grey day?

Americans love Black Friday, unlike us foreigners who, until we have learnt better, think its name commemorates a misfortune such as a stockmarket crash. In fact, it is of course a joyous occasion, providing one is a margin-hunting retailer or a bargain-conscious consumer.

The bottom line

by Richard Handford Michael Joseph is an iconic figure in mobile money circles. After all, …