Tagged: digital payments

Hungary’s Reserve Bank Says Fintech Adoption Is Relatively Slow, as Most Consumers Still Using Cash

Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB), the reserve bank of Hungary, has released its very first Fintech and Digitalization Report, which looks into the state of financial technology adoption and the level of digitalization across the nation’s banking ecosystem. The report revealed that there are at least… Read More

Bengaluru-based Digital Bank RazorPay Reports “Tremendous Adoption” of Fintech and Virtual Payments Due to COVID-19

Bengaluru-based Digital Bank RazorPay reports that there has been a significant increase in the number of digital payments, following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. RazorPay notes in its recent report that only a month into the nationwide lockdown in India, there has been a noticeable shift… Read More

Fintech: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Region May Experience Significant Increase in the Use of Financial Technology Platforms Due to COVID-19

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), an intergovernmental political and economic union consisting of the Arab states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, is expected to experience a significant increase in the use of Fintech platforms and services. The anticipated… Read More

Uruguay-based Fintech dLocal Adds Google Pay as a New Payment Option

Uruguay-based dLocal, a Fintech firm focused on facilitating international transactions, has reportedly added Google Pay as one of its local payment options. As mentioned on dLocal’s official website: “dLocal [aims] to close the payments innovation gap that exists between developed countries and emerging economies. We… Read More

American Fintech Ripple’s On Demand Liquidity Payments Network Triples Transaction Volume in Q1 2020: Report

American Fintech Ripple’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) payments network has reportedly managed to triple its transaction volumes during Q1 2020. San Francisco-based Ripple’s XRP Markets Report confirms that the dollar value transacted using the company’s ODL service grew by over 294%, which may be a positive… Read More

WhatsApp Payments Plans to Penetrate India’s Lending Sector, Waiting for Regulatory Clearance

WhatsApp Payments, an in-chat payment feature that lets customers perform transfers through the messaging app to anyone in their contact list, has not achieved mainstream adoption in India. The UPI-based payments service lets users send and receive funds. It has been created by the National… Read More

Digital Identity: Eftpos Australia to Begin Testing its Mass-Market Online Customer ID Service, backed by Leading Banks, Merchants

Eftpos (electronic funds transfer at point of sale) Australia confirmed that it will begin running pilots of a mass-market digital identity service, which is reportedly backed by the nation’s leading banks and merchants. According to a document submitted to the Australian government’s Select Committee on… Read More

Pakistani Fintech Firm SadaPay Receives “In-Principle” Approval from Nation’s Central Bank to Faciltate Digital Payments

SadaPay, an Islamabad-based Fintech firm, has reportedly been given in-principle approval by the State Bank of Pakistan, or SBP (the nation’s central bank). for an electronic money institution (EMI) license. SadaPay confirmed that the approval will allow it to provide certain financial services through its… Read More

Digital Banking: Argentinians are Increasingly Using Online and Mobile-based Apps for Everyday Transactions Due to COVID-19

In the South American country of Argentina, where most people prefer to make cash payments, a strict nationwide lockdown (due to COVID-19) has forced local consumers into considering digital banking and online payments options. Before the Coronavirus-related lockdown went into effect on March 20, 2020,… Read More

Digital Banking Apps in the US Experience 60% Increase in Downloads, 17% Revenue Growth in Past Month Due to COVID-19: Report

San Francisco-based AppsFlyer, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) mobile marketing analytics and attribution platform, reports a 22% increase in in-app purchases during the past two weeks. This, as US residents have begun to rely even more on their mobile devices while being stuck at home due to… Read More

Rajashekara Visweswara Maiya: VP and Head of Business Consulting at Finacle Explains How Fintech Firm Helps Businesses with Digital Transformation Processes

Rajashekara Visweswara Maiya, vice president and head of business consulting, cloud and blockchain efforts at Finacle, the developer of a financial software system used by large banks across the globe (serving over 1 billion people), recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. Finacle… Read More

daVinci Payments, a Fintech Firm that Facilitates Global Corporate Transactions, Introduces New Platform to Enhance Customer Experience

daVinci Payments, a Fintech company that facilitates global corporate payments, disbursements, virtual rewards and offers prepaid cards, has introduced a “Brand Accelerator,” which is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform designed to make payments “a seamless branded experience for recipients—from beginning to beyond the point of payment.”… Read More

Contactless Payments: Mobeewave, a Platform for Accepting In-Person Payments with No PIN Entry, to Support High-Value Transactions

Canada-based Mobeewave, a certified platform that allows mobile app users to accept in-person payments without requiring extra hardware, is introducing several new features that aim to remove existing contactless payments limits for retailers and consumers, by using the Fintech firm’s proprietary tap-to-phone technology. Mobeewave’s payment… Read More

Global Payments Provider PaySafe Achieves CarbonNeutral Company Status

Paysafe Group, a global payments provider, announced on Wednesday it has achieved CarbonNeutral Company status. This announcement comes on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Paysafe reported that the status is part of its ongoing commitment to the environment and has also been backdated to… Read More

Digital Payments: Transcorp International Approved by Reserve Bank of India to Support Prepaid Payment Services

Transcorp International, an established foreign exchange (Forex) and payment services provider, has received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to enter co-branding arrangements for performing prepaid transactions. The prepaid payment services will be available at thousands of Indian stores and digital commerce websites…. Read More

COVID-19 Relief: Pakistan’s Digital Payments Firm EasyPaisa to Help Government Organizations Distribute Funds Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Earlier this month, Pakistan’s Easypaisa, a local provider of online financial services, teamed up with Zakat and Ushr department of the Government of (the province of) Punjab, in order to distribute funds to locals who have been impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and resulting… Read More

Lithuania-based Fintech Genome to Waive All Monthly Account Fees, will Serve Low-Risk Customers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Lithuania-based Genome, a Fintech firm that provides a financial ecosystem to support individuals and businesses, will be helping companies process their e-commerce transactions. The Fintech company will be opening a business account for low-risk businesses that are currently using the Genome platform. It will also… Read More

Digital Payments: OCBC Bank Introduces Google Pay’s Peer to Peer Money Transfer Service in Singapore

The Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Limited (OCBC) Bank (SGX: O39), a multinational banking and financial services corporation, has reportedly become the first company to introduce Google Pay’s peer to peer (P2P) money transfer service in Singapore. The new digital payments option makes Singapore only the third… Read More

Digital Receipts Firm Ethoca, a Division of Mastercard, to Extend its Services to Microsoft Customers

Ethoca, a division of payments giant Mastercard, has revealed that it’s extending one of its ongoing collaborative initiatives, which allows Microsoft Corporation customers to get convenient access to digital or online receipts. Users may access the digital receipts provided by Ethoca via their regular mobile-based… Read More

API-first Banking as a Service Provider OpenPayd Enables SEPA Digital Payment Scheme for Fintech Service Providers

OpenPayd, an established API-based banking-as-a-service (BaaS) provider, has upgraded its payments functionality and capabilities by enabling direct access to the SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) payment scheme. The integration will allow OpenPayd’s business clients, which mainly includes online or digital marketplaces, merchant acquirers and other… Read More

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