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The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English in Thailand

Thailand is an English teacher’s dream. With a low cost of living, incredible food, rich culture, plenty of partying, and a mai pen rai (no worries) attitude, the Land of Smiles is a very popular country for English teachers.

Payment security in a world going mobile

If cash is king, we may be in the final days of its reign. According to a recent study, roughly half of American adults no longer worry about carrying cash as they increasingly reach for their smartphones instead of their wallets.

An untapped market - The unbanked shopper

Many of us assume that everyone has a bank account of some sort. But according to the latest report from World Bank Group, around 1.7 billion adults remain unbanked globally. That’s roughly one-fourth of the global population.

Blockchain Application to hit $6.29 Billion by 2024

BIS Research has presented a new market intelligence report dubbed ‘Global Blockchain in Energy Market - Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2024.’ It reveals that blockchain application in the energy market was worth $518.6 million in 2018 and its va ...

Balancing payment innovation and trust

Sixty years ago, the idea that a plastic card was the future of payments would have been perceived quite skeptically, but eventually it became a standard way to pay.

Why Smart Cities Won’t Be Built In A Day

While smart cities have been in the public consciousness for a long time, we’ve been writing about them here at PYMNTS since at least 2015. Up until very recently, that conversation has been largely theoretical and conceptual. We had been talkin ...

Mastercard Lauds Apple Card Security

Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by Apple, is being applauded by Mastercard for its enhanced security, simplicity, transparency and privacy, CNBC reported on Tuesday (Aug. 20). The new iPhone-integrated credit card has teamed with b ...