All articles by Anna Milne

Anna Milne

Editing news and content for Electronic Payments International, a monthly magazine covering the global payments industry. You can reach her at

Could Soho fashionistas be shaping the future of monetary value and exchange?

From startup challenger bank to blockchain innovation, Secco Aura’s offline payments and ‘economics of value’ strategy could pave the way for a future model of consumer data ownership. Anna Milne meets CEO and co-founder Chris Gledhill to find out more about how it works, and which markets it is targeting

No one likes an empty promise

Given that Atom Bank’s app was underwhelming to say the least at launch, what to expect from the latest announcement that they are to start offering in-app mortgages. It’s the latest trend among banks, both traditional and challenger, with Santander and Nationwide having already proffered such services and Atom now following suit.

Sibos: The race for trace(ability)

Sibos’ panel of banks agree that transparency in payments is more valuable than speed.

What Brussels really thinks about Brexit

Brussels is in shock and emotional- losing patience with the UK and not prepared to stand back and have European economies adversely affected while Britain takes its sweet time to navigate the landscape it has so recklessly created for itself. Anna Milne speaks to Monica Monaco for the Brussels view from within

Mass Brexodus could be the worst outcome of the UK’s vote to leave the EU

Brexit, Day 5. Despite there still being no clear answers or outlook and the fact that there couldn’t be more upheaval within British Parliament, cards and payments firms have little choice but to continue business as usual while they try to prevent a talent drain. Anna Milne writes