Money is changing 

Last year the UK generated over £94 trillion with cashless payments, cash transactions in Sweden were less than 2% of the value of payments, Apple went into payments with 1 billion Apple Pay transactions, Alipay and WeChat have reached over 1.5 billion users and so on. 

So - what does all this mean for business travel? 

Can you rely on Apple Pay for business spend on the go? What about virtual cards? Are cash and plastic still relevant and why? Which cities offer the best cashless experience?

On a mission 

We selected a business person to go on an epic mission - #MissionCashless - to figure it out. We chose Aurelie, who vlogs from top business cities and rates her experience at each one. The twist is that Aurelie can only use virtual cards.

She uses her Apple Pay Wallet powered with Conferma Pay virtual cards, paying with her Apple Watch and iPhone on the go or in apps.

No cash allowed. Mobile wallet only. Does it work?

#MissionCashless #ByeByePlastic #ByeByePaper #ZeroAdmin #SuperEasy #WorkLife

Next in the series:

#MissionCashless Episode 2: Amsterdam Phocuswright Conference 2019 

#MissionCashless Episode 3: Chicago GBTA Convention 

#MissionCashless Episode 4: London Business Meeting 

#MissionCashless Episode 5: Frankfurt - Part 1 of the Trips of the Extremes 

#MissionCashless Episode 6: Stockholm - Part 2 of the Trips of the Extremes 

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Bringing #MissionCashless to you

#MissionCashless is a travel show-and-tell style vlogomentary series, aimed at business travellers, released in 2019 by Conferma Pay and FESTIVE ROAD. 

Aurelie Krau

Aurélie is a Paris-based, GenY originating from the Alsace region of France. She is passionate about travel and tech toys and not afraid to provide her perspectives on emerging trends. 


Aurelie is a consultant for FESTIVE ROAD, who provide insights, strategy and engagement services to the business travel ecosystem. They deliver new perspectives for supplier underpinned by the right engagement with the right audience.

Conferma Pay

Conferma Pay is the leading provider of virtual card technology with an ecosystem of integrations into 45 commercial card issuers and 5 network partners- including Visa and Mastercard. We power B2B payments solutions for a number of issuers but our core focus is T&E payments.

Conferma Pay is integrated with 700 travel management companies, all three major Global Distribution Systems and in excess of 70 booking and procurement platforms. Regardless of the banking and travel partners used by the corporate client, it's highly likely Conferma Pay is already integrated into the preferred workflow. The simplicity of the solution allows virtual cards to replace or complement traditional forms of payment such as corporate cards, CTA and invoice based payments.