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Silicon Valley Fintech Brex Launches Instant Payouts Feature, Now Available for Sellers on Shopify and Amazon

Fintech Unicorn Brex has announced the launch of its Instant Payouts feature, which is now available for sellers on Shopify, enabling them to instantly access payouts, earn cash back, and “free up cash flow so they can scale their businesses faster.” Last Fall, Brex introduced… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Divvy, a Payment and Expense Management Platform, Reveals that Virtual Cards are Becoming Widely-Adopted

Divvy, a modern payment and expense management platform for businesses, which notably secured $165 million through its Series D funding round, notes that as businesses have started moving away from legacy spending methods such as ACH or paper checks, the virtual credit card has become… Read More

Amazon Job Listings Reveal that Tech Giant Is Launching a Digital Currency Project in Mexico

The World Wide Public Sector (at Amazon) team is reportedly looking to recruit an experienced Principal Technical Program Manager (TPM) – Digital Currency to serve as the technology “enabler” for “innovating” their customer solutions in support of their goal of promoting economic development and inclusion,… Read More

Digital Commerce Boom Leads to India’s BharatPe Finalizing Massive Round, while Branded, Thrasio Close Major Rounds

Thrasio, a company that acquires and then aims to quickly grow third-party sellers on Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has finalized $750 million in new funding, raising the firm’s valuation to around $3 billion to $4 billion. The investment round was led by current investors Advent and… Read More

The Top Ten Fintech Predictions for 2021

Fintech enthusiasts welcome back to my 5th annual “Top Ten” Fintech prediction series. This year I’ve met a lot of powerful movers and shakers in the Fintech space. My take away from these meetings and interactions is how little do I know about this ever-expanding… Read More

Indian Pay Later Solutions Experience 50% YoY Increase in Equated Monthly Transactions during Checkout on Amazon, Flipkart

Lizzie Chapman, CEO and Co-Founder at ZestMoney, which claims to be one of the largest and fastest-growing Fintech firms in India, notes that as the festive season begins in India, the company has seen a significant increase in demand for online “affordability” solutions from its… Read More

Amazon Introduces Technology Allowing Customers to Pay at Physical Stores by Scanning Palm of their Hands

Digital commerce giant Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has introduced special technology that allows customers to pay for products at physical store locations by simply scanning the palm of their hands. Amazon has been quite active when it comes to offering certain services at brick-and-mortar stores. The e-commerce… Read More

American Express and Amazon Offer Co-Branded Card in UK

American Express (NYSE:AXP) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) have partnered on a new card that is designed for small businesses. The card is said to “offer rich rewards and access to flexible payment terms to help them better manage their finances.” The two cards available are the… Read More

Indian Fintech 5paisa to Allow Locals to Invest in US Stocks like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Netflix, Tesla

India’s 5paisa, a publicly-listed Fintech company, has introduced the option to acquire international stocks. Prakarsh Gagdani, CEO at 5paisa, confirms that the new service allows its customers to invest in shares listed on Indian stock exchanges and it also allows them to acquire US stocks…. Read More

Amazon Unveils New “Alexa, Pay For Gas” Feature

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has launched a new “Alexa, Pay For Gas” feature, which allows Amazon customers to purchase gas by using the Alexa app on their smartphones or Alexa-enable device in their car. The service is now available at Exxon and Mobil stations nationwide. “No need… Read More

Amazon Stock Outperformed Bitcoin (BTC) so far in 2020, but Ethereum (ETH) is the Biggest Gainer, Binance Reveals

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance reveals that if you had invested $1,000 on Jan 1,  2020, in both Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock and Bitcoin (BTC), you would have earned significantly more from your Amazon holdings, when compared to the price appreciation of the leading digital currency. However,… Read More

Goldman Sachs’ Digital Bank Marcus to Provide Credit to Amazon Sellers

Marcus, the digital-only bank created by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), is extending its reach further in a new partnership with Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). According to CNBC, Amazon merchants, independent sellers using the Amazon marketplace, will be invited to access credit provided by Marcus with rates ranging from… Read More

Competition and Markets Authority Approves Amazon’s Investment in Deliveroo as COVID-19 Harms Company’s Financial Position [u]

This is interesting because it is indicative of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally approved Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) investment in Deliveroo. Before the Coronavirus, the investment was not a given as the CMA was “concerned that… Read More

Amazon Web Services’ Quantum Ledger Database Teams Up with Blockchain Technology Partners to Integrate Smart Contracts

Amazon Web Services’ Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) teamed up with Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP), in order to allow users to integrate smart contracts on its platform. BTP’s developers introduced general availability for its DAML incorporation, which may be  accessed via its Sextant for DAML platform…. Read More

Traditional Banks Might Lose their Leading Position in Developing National ID Solutions to Big Tech Firms Like Google, Apple, Amazon: Report

Traditional banks may be at risk of losing their leading position when it comes to developing national digital identity solutions. Big tech firms and various other multinational networked companies might be able to offer better digital identity schemes and take the lead, industry association Mobey… Read More

Digital Transformation: Deutsche Bank Is Accepting Bids from Amazon, Google, Microsoft to Help Upgrade its Legacy IT Systems

Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB), a global investment bank and financial services company based in Frankfurt, Germany and dual-listed in New York Stock Exchange and Frankfurt Stock Exchange (with  €1.34 trillion assets), is reportedly inviting project bids from Amazon, Google and Microsoft in order to upgrade its… Read More

Big Tech Lobbying Firm, Financial Innovation Now, Releases Survey on Payment Apps, a “Vital Part of Everyday Life”

Financial Innovation Now (FIN) represents some of the biggest names in tech when it comes to Fintech. These firms include Apple, Amazon, Google, PayPal, Square, and Intuit. Each of these big tech firms have a strong foothold in providing financial services and many observers expect… Read More

dLocal Partners With Amazon For Local Payments Acceptance Services in Chile

dLocal, a fintech company specializing in facilitating cross-border payments for global e-commerce merchants in emerging markets, announced on Tuesday Amazon has gone live with the dLocal local payments acceptance services in Chile. dLocal claims that the solution enables some of the world’s most innovative companies… Read More

Banking Challenger Market Is Growing Rapidly, with Brazil’s Nubank being the World’s Largest with 15 Million Clients

The challenger bank trend first began in Europe and has been gradually spreading to other parts of the world. Traditional banking challengers have been growing steadily and have managed to attract large investments. FT Partners’ new report, titled The Rise of Challenger Banks: Are the… Read More

Major Spanish Multinational Banking Group BBVA Might Offer Its Fintech Products on Amazon

BBVA, a major Spanish multinational banking group, is considering the possibility of providing various banking-related products via Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). The financial industry has seen a large number of new solutions being introduced during the past few years and there has been a sharp increase in… Read More

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