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E-payments: modern complement to traditional payment systems


  • Stefan Heng

    (Deutsche Bank)


The challenges of payment transactions in electronic commerce were initially underestimated, as is now clear in the light of technological progress and stricter legislation, meaning traditional business models are increasingly coming up against their limits. Only secure, user- friendly and low-priced innovative payment solutions can boost internationally oriented e-commerce. In the medium term, mobile phone- based payment systems will be an even more valuable channel for e- business than internet-based systems. Nevertheless, in the longer term, upgraded traditional solutions (credit cards and, especially in Germany, debit cards and smart cards) are likely to push aside the innovative systems.

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  • Stefan Heng, 2004. "E-payments: modern complement to traditional payment systems," Finance 0407019, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpfi:0407019
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    1. Fatemeh Mohammad Ebrahimzadeh Sepasgozar & Usef Ramzani & Sabbar Ebrahimzadeh & Sharifeh Sargolzae & Samad Sepasgozar, 2020. "Technology Acceptance in e-Governance: A Case of a Finance Organization," JRFM, MDPI, vol. 13(7), pages 1-17, June.

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    ICT; IT; Payment Systems;
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    JEL classification:

    • E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System
    • E51 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers
    • G29 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Other
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes

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