Tagged: digital payments

Payments Platform Nium Teams Up with Neobank Aspire to Enable Google Pay

Singapore-based payments platform Nium has partnered with Aspire, a neobank for businesses, in order to enable payments with Google Pay. Aspire claims that it’s the first business neobank to launch in Southeast Asia. The company announced its plans to go “plastic-less” by issuing corporate Visa… Read More

JPMorgan backed Brazilian Fintech FitBank to Expand Payments Services Business into the US

Brazil-based FitBank Pagamentos Eletronicos SA, a Fintech firm backed by JPMorgan Chase, one of the world’s largest banks in terms of assets and scope of operations, is planning to establish an additional business office in the US during the first half of next year. The… Read More

Mastercard Teams Up with Pakistan’s Silk Bank to Promote Credit Card and Digital Payments Adoption

Payments technology giant MasterCard has teamed up with Pakistan-based Silk bank to expand credit card issuance options in the country. This could help increase the purchasing power of local residents and promote digital payment adoption as well. Through the partnership, Silk Bank customers in Pakistan… Read More

MetaBank Announces New Collaborations With Finix & TabaPay

MetaBank, N.A. announced on Tuesday the expansion of its payments platform to include processors Finix and TabaPay. According to Metabank, Finix builds payments infrastructure for vertically-focused software providers and fintech companies. With Finix, businesses may own and monetize entire payments experience without having to build… Read More

India’s National Security Adviser Warns that Fraudulent Activities have Increased as More Consumers are Conducting Online Payments

Ajit Doval, the National Security Adviser (NSA) to the Prime Minister of India, recently warned that financial crime and fraudulent activities have increased significantly and could continue to rise, because more consumers are conducting transactions online following the COVID-19 outbreak. Doval said that the country… Read More

Payment Providers Must Re-evaluate Business Strategy as Consumer Expectations Made a “U-turn” due to COVID-19: Report

  The global COVID-19 outbreak has led to major socioeconomic changes and uncertainty. It has also led to changes in consumer behavior and preferences, especially when buying and paying for products and services. Individuals and organizations across the globe are increasingly using all-digital platforms and… Read More

Majority of Pakistani Consumers to Make Digital Payments for Online Purchases, Instead of Visiting Physical Stores, Even After COVID: Survey

Visa (NYSE: V), the global leader in digital payments, recently published the results of its survey which aimed to assess the impact of COVID-19 on consumer behavior in Pakistan. Visa’s Stay Secure survey reveals Pakistani consumers’ general views about conducting digital transactions, their preferences and… Read More

Sheila Warren from the World Economic Forum Explains Why She’s “Quite Bullish” about Blockchain and Its Future Impact

Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain, Data, and Digital Assets at the World Economic Forum (WEF), an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business leaders of society to shape global agendas, says that she’s “quite bullish” about blockchain and… Read More

Google Temporarily Removes Paytm Mobile App from Play Store Due to Supposedly Being in Violation For Gambling

Mobile wallet service provider Paytm announced on Friday its Android mobile app was temporarily removed from the Google Play Store. The company reassured its uses that their account balances are 100% safe and its services are fully functional. Paytm reported that it recently launched “Paytm… Read More

UAE’s Ministry of Finance Partners with Local Banks to Offer Digital and Contactless Payments for Settling Government Service Fees

The UAE’s Ministry of Finance will be working with the First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) in order to launch electronic or digital Dirham contactless payments cards for settling governmental service charges. The eDirham has been set up as a system of digital channels that are… Read More

Indian Fintech PhonePe Partners Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport to Offer Contactless Payment Options

India-based PhonePe, a major digital payments platform, has teamed up with the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) in order to offer a frictionless, contactless, safe, and secure payment option to commuters in Mumbai, which is a major financial center and one of the country’s… Read More

BitPay Announces Wallet App Feature Expansion With Wyre Integration

Global blockchain payments provider BitPay announced on Wednesday a new feature enabling users to buy cryptocurrency from within the BitPay Wallet App using Wyre. According to BitPay, Customers can now buy Bitcoin and ETH using a debit card or Apply Pay through the mobile app. While sharing more… Read More

Danish Fintech Pleo Announces Apple Pay For UK & European Customers

Pleo, a Denmark-based fintech startup, announced on Thursday it is now offering Apple Pay to its European and UK customers. Pleo reported the new capability will allow its business users to sync their Pleo credit card with Apple ePay and make payments from their Apple… Read More

Wirex Announces Comprehensive Product Overhaul & New Mastercard As Part of the First Expansion Phase

  Wirex, a UK-based payments platform, announced on Thursday it is firing a “warning shot” at its competitors by launching a comprehensive product overhaul, along with a new Mastercard. According to Wirex, the overhaul kicked off with the release of new features, which includes five… Read More

Open Banking focused Firm Yapily and API Standards-based Platform, Ozone API, to Help Fintech Service Providers with Accessing Financial Data

Open Banking focused firm Yapily has teamed up with Ozone API, an API standards-based platform, in order to enable banks and other financial service provider to speed up their adoption of Open Banking processes and systems. The COVID-19 outbreak has led to several changes in… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Remain Inefficient with $48 Billion Lost in Fees Each Year, but Bitcoin (BTC) Might Solve Problem, According to OpenNode

Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s leading cryptocurrency, could potentially solve the global remittances problem, according to OpenNode, which focuses on supporting payments for businesses throughout the world. As explained by the OpenNode team, they aim to “empower” consumers and connect the world via “trusted” digital payment… Read More

Fintech Ripple Is Focused on Making Digital Payments as Easy as Sending Emails with Pay ID, According to Company Executive

Emi Yoshikawa, Head of Global Operations at American Fintech firm Ripple, notes that when sending an email, she doesn’t really think about which country the person or recipient of the message is living in at the moment. Yoshikawa points out that she also doesn’t have… Read More

WorldRemit Unveils Transfer Tracker Mobile App

Global cross-border payments company WorldRemit announced on Tuesday it has launched The WorldRemit Transfer Tracker mobile App. According to WorldRemit, the app is for recipients of money transfers, which allows them to track their remittances. WorldRemit reported that the Transfer Tracker App has a “track… Read More

Klarna Secures $650 Million Through Latest Equity Funding Round; Brings Money Valuation to $10.65 Billion

Payment processing platform Klarna announced on Tuesday it secured $650 million through its latest equity funding round, bringing its money valuation to $10.65 billion. The funding round is led by Silver Lake Founded in 2005, Klarna offers products and services to consumers and retailers within payments, social… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Is Reportedly Planning to use Infosys Co-Founder Nandan Nilekani’s Formula to Measure Effectiveness of Digital Payments

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is reportedly planning to use the Nandan Nilekani (Infosys co-founder) formula in order to measure the effectiveness of digital payments. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s administration has introduced the Digital India initiative which aims to determine the extent of… Read More

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