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Luke Fossett

Luke Fossett

Director, Australia and New Zealand Sales at GoCardless
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Why payments shouldn't cost the earth

04 Aug 2023

Although credit and debit cards are convenient, many consumers are not aware of the negative environmental effects of card use - or how to mitigate these effects. Payment platforms must play a key role in reducing their own environmental impact whilst developing products that are both people and planet-friendly. By doing so, we can work together t...

Information Security

It pays to be secure: Australians are the world’s most security-sensitive payers finds new data

13 Apr 2023

It’s no secret that security is a top priority for Australian consumers when it comes to making payments. In fact, according to our recent Demystifying Payer Experience survey conducted in collaboration with YouGov of over 1000 Australian consumers, 87 per cent of respondents value the protection of their privacy and data when deciding on a paymen...

Frictionless Payments

The latest PayTo breakthrough is going to disrupt the way you take payments in Australia

23 Dec 2022

Back in July, I predicted that finance leaders would start to see PayTo make a change in the way you take payments in six to 12 months. Almost exactly six months later, GoCardless has become the first international payments company to connect to the New Payments Platform and accept transactions via PayTo. PayTo is the new way for merchants and b...

Frictionless Payments

PayTo is here, but this is just the beginning: Here’s what the industry needs to know

04 Jul 2022

A new payments system, PayTo, has just begun its rollout in Australia. Over the upcoming months, payment providers will be coming online, with all major banks committed to providing PayTo by March 2023. It’s important to remember that, although the introduction of PayTo is historic, there is still a lot to do behind the scenes before all of Austra...