The BPC Blog

The BPC Blog shares news, insights, and opinions on the future of Banking, Commerce, Mobility and Payments with all ecosystem players ranging from tier one banks to neobanks, PSP's to large processors, ecommerce giants to start-up merchants, government bodies to local hail ride companies.

Next stop: Smart City

The Covid-19 pandemic has an impact on everyone’s daily habits and it won't just be in the short term. The impact it has on businesses has led to new policies being enforced to limit physical contact and face-to-face interaction. While organisations...

O-CITY joins the Visa Ready for Transit program to drive contactless payments for mass transit systems globally

Accelerated by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the world is rapidly embracing contactless payments...

Time for open payments across the city

bpcbillet is now O-CITY. We are glad to introduce BPC’s new brand dedicated to make cities more...

Smart cities and public transport move to open loop payment technology

The more access people have to new technologies, the greater the likelihood they will move to urban...

Smart cities should prioritize solving real life problems with digital solutions

“The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo”, Desmond Morris, the famed British zoologist...

How Singapore became the world’s poster child of smart cities

When the average European arrives in Singapore, he or she will likely get the feeling they’re...

Three smart city projects that are truly changing people’s lives

With over half of the world’s population living in urban areas at the moment, and additional 2.5...

Why payment technologies are one of the main drivers of making a city smarter

High-speed rail, smart parking or self-driving cars – cities are getting increasingly smarter,...

Digital goes urban – Building smarter cities

The concept of smart cities, built on ICT enabled and data driven policy making, has been around...

Mobility: Powering up mobility - transportation as a stepping stone to smarter cities

Mobility is a key component for economic growth and it is a crucial part of many people’s day to...

Mastering the challenges of frictionless fare collection

Mobility is one of the key success factors for economic growth and therefore, it is one of the core...