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Katrin Boettger

Katrin Boettger

Principal Public Relations Manager

Katrin Boettger

Katrin is a former TV business correspondent who moved to the ‘dark side’ of PR ten years ago. She leads ACI’s PR efforts across the EMEA region. Among her responsibilities are to manage external relationships with the press and to make sure ACI’s voice is heard across the region.  

More articles by Katrin Boettger

  • Acquirers Must Now Master the Art of Reinvention

    No Margin for Error: Acquirers Must Now Master the Art of Reinvention [Q&A]

    Monday, May 18, 2020

    The digital transformation of banking and growing competition within the industry is rapidly changing the world of global acquirers. Long gone are the days when an acquirer’s primary role was simply to facilitate an acceptance ecosystem for credit card payments. As part of its new “Prime Time for Real-Time” report, ACI recently published No Margin for Error, an eBook looking at the changes — and challenges — facing acquirers. I spoke to Ruth Fornell, our executive vice president – consumer payments, about the key insights, why acquirers are being forced to rethink their business models and what the future may hold.

  • COVID19 Crisis Could Lead to Long Term Shifts in Consumer Behavior

    When It Comes to Payments, COVID-19 Crisis Could Lead to Long-Term Shifts in Consumer Behavior [Q&A]

    Thursday, April 16, 2020

    ACI Worldwide and GlobalData recently launched Prime Time for Real-Time, a new global report tracking and analyzing real-time payments volumes, growth and dynamics across 30 global markets. According to the global research, an industry first, more than half a trillion real-time payments transactions will be processed over the next five years. I discussed what the findings mean, and how the COVID-19 pandemic might be a further catalyst for behavioral change, with ACI’s global head of real-time payments, Craig Ramsey.

  • ACI Watford runs first Coding for Girls Camp in Europe

    Thursday, August 02, 2018

    The ACI Watford Office recently teamed up with local West Herts College to run its first Coding for Girls Camp in the UK. The free, one-day event was designed to introduce girls from year (grade) 7-9 to the world of technology, offering a crash course in computer programming; including HTML, CSS and Java. I spoke to Melissa McKendry, VP of retail banking implementation services and Watford Site Leader at ACI, to find out more.

  • Facial recognition with new iPhone

    Apple iPhone X: Could it Drive Consumers to Use Mobile as Their Primary Payment Method?

    Thursday, November 02, 2017

    Apple’s new iPhone X is set to arrive in stores globally this Friday. As with every new iPhone launch, experts have been debating the ins and outs of the Apple X for weeks, while fans are expected to queue overnight to get their hands on one.

    Face ID is one of the hallmark features of the new device – the primary way to unlock the new phone is with the face scanner. More importantly, the new iPhone X will use the technology not only to unlock the phone, but also to authorize mobile payments.

  • Instant payments in Europe

    What Banks Can (And Should) Do to Prepare for the Launch of Pan-European Instant Payments

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    The pan-European Instant Payments scheme (SCT Inst Scheme) launches in November 2017, offering banks throughout Europe the opportunity to create real-time services for their customers. I spoke with Domenico Scaffidi, principal solution consultant for ACI Worldwide, about what banks can – and should – be doing to prepare for the launch of the scheme.

  • Why ATMs Are a Successful Piece of 'Social Tech' Not Heading for Retirement Anytime Soon

    Why ATMs Are a Successful Piece of 'Social Tech' Not Heading for Retirement Anytime Soon

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    The ATM turned 50 last week (on June 27, to be exact) and despite the spectacular growth of alternative payment methods and predictions that we are heading toward a cashless society, birthday celebrations around the world were upbeat. Most industry commentators seem to agree that the ATM is alive and kicking. As ACI’s Lu Zurawski, EMEA consumer payments lead, says in an interview with Forbes: “The ATM is a successful piece of social technology and won’t be heading for retirement any time soon.”  

  • The ATM Turns 50: Why Evolution Is Key For Its Survival

    The ATM Turns 50: Why Evolution Is Key For Its Survival

    Monday, July 10, 2017

    The ATM turns 50 this year and half a century on ATMs remain popular with consumers worldwide. Banks and building societies more than ever see ATMs as a key channel of communication and interaction with their customers and many are now offering ATM services that go beyond simple cash withdrawal. We spoke with Paul Horlock, Director for Payments at Nationwide, one of the biggest high street financial providers in the UK.  Nationwide has been working with ACI Worldwide for over 30 years and currently uses ACI’s BASE24 eps solution to power an estate of around 700 ATMs across the UK. 

  • Real time payments will be a catalyst for change in Italy

    Real-Time Payments Will Be a Catalyst for Change in Italy

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    2017 will be a crucial year for real-time payments globally. Two major schemes are set to go live: The pan-European SEPA Instant Credit Transfer Scheme (SCT Inst), which will eventually enable consumers and businesses to make euro credit transfers in real-time between accounts 34 European countries, and The Clearing House (TCH) Real-time Payments System in the US. In addition, a number of new regional schemes are in the pipeline, so banks have their work cut out for them.

  • Is Blockchain Ready?

    Is Blockchain Ready?

    Friday, September 23, 2016

    SIBOS is just around the corner and blockchain will undoubtedly be one of the buzzwords at this year’s event (as is the case at pretty much every payments or fintech conference these days). The big question on everyone’s mind is whether blockchain really has the potential to change the global systems that process trillions of dollars in payments every day or whether it’s hype. I recently sat down with Paul Thomalla, ACI’s senior vice president of global corporate relations, to delve deeper into the topic, a topic on which he has just published a white paper.

  • What’s UP with the Payments Disruption Debate?

    What’s UP with the Payments Disruption Debate?

    Wednesday, March 09, 2016

    In January, leading financial services research firm Celent and ACI Worldwide published a series of reports that highlighted the changing relationships in the payments ecosystem and called on banks, retailers and fintech players to reimagine these relationships.