Louis is a Manager at the Edgar, Dunn & Company Paris office. He has joined the firm in March 2021 and has graduated with an MBA from ESCP Business school in 2020. Prior to joining EDC, Louis has combined 7 years of experience in the banking and aviation industries. Louis enjoys witnessing the modernisation of payments and payment related processes in B2B ecosystems that drive the ongoing change of the financial institutions landscape. When Louis is not supporting clients in various markets to solve payment problems, he will play competitive golf and plan surfing trips.
European SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) have historically been underserved by payment-related actors, often squeezed between consumers and corporates by financial institutions. In this article written by Louis Wapler, Manager in EDC’s Paris office, in collaboration with Gregoire Toussaint, Director and B2B Payments practice lead, they analysed the topic of SME payment cards, focusing on the key aspects such as existing pain points and unmet needs and how card related services SMEs to overcome them.
Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC) was asked by the Paypers to elaborate on the size of the B2B ecommerce market and the instrumental factors that will further accelerate this growth. Louis Wapler (Senior Consultant, Paris) prepared this article which was first published by the Paypers in its Cross-Border Payments and Ecommerce Report 2022–2023.
Adrien Touati, CEO at manager.one, an online bank for businesses, recently talked with Louis Wapler (Senior Consultant, Paris). During their conversation, Adrien described the origin of manager.one, shared his views on the business banking industry and assessed the short-term lending solutions digital banks may provide to their business customers
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic propelled 43 commercial airlines to file for bankruptcy – exacerbating the often fractious relationship between an airline and its acquirers.
In 2019, the Global System Mobile Association (GSMA) had valued the daily volume of mobile transactions in Africa at $1.9 Billion and sized the number of registered mobile money accounts at one billion spread across the continent. In 2020, GSMA also estimated that the total transactional volume has reached $495 Billion.