Tagged: Cross-Border Transactions

Pakistan Software Houses Association Says IT Firms Should be Able to Spend Export Earnings to Pay for Foreign Digital Service Providers

The Pakistan Software Houses Association had recommended to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) that IT firms should be permitted to use 20% of their export earnings to pay for foreign consultants, digital service providers, vendors (among other requirements) in order to conduct operations and… Read More

New Cross-Border Payments Service Introduced by SWIFT for Low-Value Transfers Globally

SWIFT reveals that it has launched SWIFT Go, a service that enables small businesses and consumers to send “fast, predictable, highly secure, and competitively priced low-value” cross-border payments across the globe. Payments may be sent directly from users’ bank accounts. Seven international banking institutions, which… Read More

Payments Fintech Banking Circle Chooses European Firm SIA to Provide Instant Payments

Banking Circle, the Payments Bank for the digital economy, has chosen SIA, an established European hi-tech firm in payment services and infrastructures, controlled by CDP Equity, in order to introduce its instant payments service in Europe “connecting to the TARGET Instant Payment Settlement (TIPS) service… Read More

Global Payments Fintech Thunes Partners ABA Bank to Help Cambodians Send Money Back Home

Thunes, a global payments network, has teamed up with ABA Bank so that they can enable Cambodians overseas to send funds back home “quicker and cheaper from around the world.” As noted in a release shared with CI: “Previously, customers making international money transfers to… Read More

Ripple to Expand from Cross-Border Payments to Tokenized Services, Bringing Crypto Capabilities to Enterprises, Company Exec Reveals

Asheesh Birla, GM – RippleNet at American Fintech Ripple, which is currently involved in a lawsuit from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), recently published a blog post, titled, “Evolving RippleNet for a Tokenized Future.” Birla writes that cryptocurrency and blockchain or DLT are… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Fintech Cambridge Global Payments Selects Crown Agents Bank as Banking Partner

Crown Agents Bank Ltd confirms that it has been chosen as a new banking partner by Cambridge Global Payments, a FLEETCOR firm and a provider of integrated cross-border payments and currency risk management services. Through the partnership with Crown Agents Bank, Cambridge will be able… Read More

Neobanking Platform Yapeal Now Offering Clients in Switzerland a New Cross-Border Payments Service via Wise

Neobanking platform Yapeal has started offering cross-border money transfers to its clients through Fintech Wise (formerly Transferwise and now pursuing listing on the LSE). Through the partnership, Yapeal will work with Wise to make cross-border transactions fast, simple, and cheap for their app’s users. Wise,… Read More

Remittance and Wallet App SendSpend Acquires E-Money Institution License from UK’s FCA

SendSpend, the remittance and wallet app, reveals that it has acquired the Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The company will now be able to issue digital money and offer cross-border remittance services from its UK head offices. SendSpend… Read More

Peer to Peer DeFi Payment Protocol Roxe Goes Live, Will Offer Competitive Wholesale FX Rates

Roxe, a global payment network, revealed on Friday (June 11, 2021) that it has officially launched  the Roxe Payment Protocol (RPP), which is described as an open, decentralized and peer-to-peer payments protocol developed to offer wholesale foreign exchange rates to individuals, payment firms, banking institutions… Read More

London based PayAlly, an Integrated Payments Ecosystem for SMEs, to Leverage Banking Circle Tech

PayAlly, a fully integrated payments ecosystem for small businesses, is reportedly using Banking Circle solutions to enhance its multi-currency B2B cross-border payments platform. Through the partnership, PayAlly will be able access a wider range of payment channels via the Banking Circle super-correspondent banking network. This… Read More

UK Fintech Wise Introduces Remittance Payments Services in India, as Company Expands Operations with Mumbai Office

UK-based Fintech firm Wise (formerly doing business as TransferWise) has introduced remittance services in India, as the company looks to expand its operations globally with a new office in Mumbai. This move by London-headquartered Wise has come after the company began supporting Google Pay users… Read More

UK Payments Fintech Paysend Secures $125M via Series B led by One Peak

UK’s Paysend, the card-to-card pioneer and global payments platform, has finalized a $125 million Series B round that was led by One Peak, along with contributions from Infravia Growth Capital, Hermes GPE Innovation Fund, and existing investors including Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play. The capital… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Fintech Wise Now Part of Swiss Banking Software Firm Temenos Marketplace

Swiss banking software firm Temenos has revealed that cross-border payments Fintech Wise (previously doing business as TransferWise) has now gone live on Temenos Marketplace. The Temenos Marketplace  reportedly includes more than 50 curated Fintech services, helping  Temenos’ customers to innovate and differentiate their product lines…. Read More

UK Payments Fintech Paysend to Expand Operations into APAC Region, Hires Steve Wickers as MD for Asia Pacific

UK-based Paysend, a Fintech firm with the goal to develop the “next generation” of integrated global payment solutions that will save time, money and serve millions, has announced that it will be expanding its operations to the APAC region. Paysend reports reaching over 3.5 million… Read More

JPMorgan Is Working with Bahrain’s Central Bank and Bank ABC to Launch Real-Time Cross-Border Payments, May Work on CBDCs Later

The reserve bank of Bahrain is reportedly working with J.P. Morgan (NYSE:JPM) and Bank ABC in order to launch a real-time cross-border payments system (as part of a digital currency settlement pilot program). Bank ABC and J.P. Morgan will be conducting tests including the transfer of… Read More

Seamless Cross-Border Payments Now Supported by UAE Central Bank and SWIFT Collaboration

Earlier this week, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) revealed that it had been working cooperatively with SWIFT, an international provider of secure bank-to-bank messaging services. SWIFT and the UAE reserve bank are reportedly working an initiative that will improve the speed… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Fintech Wise Now Offering Hong Kong Residents Option to Send Money Using Only Mobile Phone Numbers

UK-headquartered Fintech firm Wise, previously doing business as TransferWise, has introduced a feature allowing Hong Kong residents to receive money from overseas by simply using their cell phone number (through the Faster Payments System or FPS). With this new feature from the cross-border Fintech Wise,… Read More

UK Fintech 3s.Money, a Banking Challenger that Helps Corporates with Managing Fund Transfers, Secures £3M in Capital

UK-based 3s.money, a startup that assists corporates with accepting and managing their bank transfers in foreign markets, has reached a £40 million valuation following a £3 million Series B round that was led by TMT Investments. As stated on 3s.money’s website: “3S Money is a… Read More

Binance Explains why Consumers Should Use Cryptocurrencies for Settling Cross-Border Transactions

Digital asset exchange Binance, which is being investigated by CFTC for a possible violation of US rules, recently explained why people should consider using cryptocurrencies when making cross-border payments. Binance notes in a blog post that traditional borderless transactions can be “cumbersome” with each transfer… Read More

James Teodorini from Currencycloud Reveals how Salary Finance Services are Improving Financial Wellbeing of Workers

Currencycloud, a cross-border payment platform, notes that a lot has changed since March 2020, when the financial markets crashed (after awareness about COVID became more widespread). The COVID crisis has led to the largest global upheaval since the past few decades. It has touched the… Read More

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