29 minutes | Nov 10th 2020

15. Online Payments

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In this episode, Padraig Coffey, CEO at Zartis and podcast host, is joined by Colm Lyon, founder of Fire and Realex Payments, as they explore the history of online payments.In 1871, Western Union authorized the ability to send money via wire transfer, which marked the dawn of Fintech and technology-driven payments. And yet, the defining moments of the evolution of online payments will follow towards the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century. As with many aspects of life as we know it today, the internet played a key role in shaping the demand and the technology at the base of it. From the way we interact with banks to the emergence and growth of e-commerce - the last few decades marked an increased need for payment technology that enables the changing economy.What were and what are the technological challenges of building online payments technology? How has the sector evolved in the past decades, as the demand has increased exponentially? Is open banking the future? And what is the opportunity for the up and coming entrepreneurs in the sector? Tune in to hear Colm share his insights.We hope you enjoy listening and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com.
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