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Louis Peake

Louis Peake

Press Officer at Compass Plus
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Bio Louis Peake is Press Officer at Compass Plus, an international provider of retail banking and electronic payments software to processors and financial institutions Career History Prior to Compass Plus, Louis managed accounts at an international technology PR agency, specialising in telecommunications. He has also held roles at financial institutions and large corporate and financial communications agencies.

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The rise of contactless cards in the UK

21 May 2018

A London Business School professor recently made the rather dramatic claim that parting with cash is “psychologically painful”, but that paying for items with a contactless card “anaesthetises the psychological pain that accompanies payment, seducing us into splashing out”. In fact, according to the UK Card Association, £3.9bn was spent in the UK ...

 

Millennials and mobile banking - the perfect match?

08 Aug 2017

For quite some time now, millennials have been the primary target market for a vast majority of industries. Everything they do – every website they visit, purchase they make, and even their location throughout the day – is analysed by numerous businesses, ensuring that they are showcasing the right products to them at the right time, desperate to ...

 

The Olympic legacy of contactless payments

03 Mar 2017

With the dereliction of Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic sites all over the news at the moment and the iconic Maracana stadium looking nothing short of unrecognisable, coupled with the ongoing drama closer to home regarding West Ham United’s move into London’s Olympic stadium, the Games are firmly back in the news. While it is easy to dwell on the negativ...

 

Three years on, should banks feel threatened by the UK bank switching initiative?

26 Oct 2016

It has been three years since the Current Account Switch Service (CASS) was launched in September 2013 to give consumers a simple, reliable way of switching current accounts – as opposed to the laborious task of manually transferring direct debits and regular payments from one account to another. CASS has now facilitated well over 3 million switch...