Tagged: digital payments

Cross-Border Payments Provider CurrencyFair to Merge with Assembly Payments after Standard Chartered Investment

CurrencyFair, a cross-border payments solution provider, and Assembly Payments, whose platform aims to fully automate complex payment workflows, recently revealed that they’ve merged operations as part of a strategic investment from Standard Chartered (which is subject to shareholder approval and regulatory clearance). As noted by… Read More

Real-Time Account Payout Features Now Supported by Pakistan’s Faysal Bank via Western Union Partnership

Western Union, a leading provider of cross-border, cross-currency money transfer services, is teaming up with Pakistan’s Faysal Bank in order to improve its real-time bank account transaction network. Receivers of global money transfers in Pakistan can take advantage of Western Union’s real-time account payout feature… Read More

Digital Payments Provider Settle Group Partners With Currencycloud to provide Exchange & Cross-Border Payments for Invoice Financing/Factoring For Customers Across Europe

Settle Group, a European mobile payments provider, announced on Tuesday it has partnered with Currencycloud, a provider of B2B embedded cross-border solutions, to add foreign exchange and cross-border payments for its invoice financing and factoring customers across Europe. Settle Group revealed that the partnership will… Read More

Payments Platform SpotOn Appoints Two New Members of Executive Team

SpotOn, a U.S.-based payments and software company, announced on Monday it has appointed Austin Trombley as Executive Vice President of Alternative Payments and Tommy Chang as Senior Product Director of Payments. According to SpotOn, Trombly is focused on giving SpotOn customers access to the most… Read More

Bank of America Announces Acquisition of Healthcare Payment & Tech Company Axia Technologies

Bank of America announced on Friday it has acquired Axia Technologies, Inc. (AxiaMed), a healthcare payment and technology company that is focused on facilitating secure patient payments. The banking giant reported that the acquisition will deepen and expand its payment offerings for healthcare clients, as… Read More

Indian Cities Report New Record Number of Digital Transactions, while Microfinance Sector Leverages Latest Technologies

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh (India) has revealed that the area has set a new record in the number of digital transactions performed. Lucknow, The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh reports that banks are now playing a key role in promoting digital… Read More

Digital Banking: State Bank of Pakistan Releases New Guidelines for Virtual Banks, but Cash Is Still King in the Country

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the nation’s central bank, announced on Friday (March 26, 2021) that it has started working on a separate set of guidelines for virtual banks which will focus on “regional regulatory trends,” according to a report from local sources. As… Read More

Digital Payments in Middle East Markets like Oman Continue to Rise as Consumers Engage with E-Commerce Platforms

Dr. Saeeda Jaffar, Board Member, Managing Director and Head of Middle East at Alvarez & Marsal, notes that research performed by Checkout.com at the end of last year suggested that digital commerce and the digital payment sectors in the Middle East region were “set for… Read More

Digital Payments Platform Wirex Temporarily Pauses New UK Customer Recruiting

      Digital payments platform Wirex announced on Wednesday it is temporarily pausing to recruit new UK customers. According to Wirex, the temporary pause follows constructive dialogue with UK regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Wirex further revealed that as part of the pause, it… Read More

Smart Payments Provider Credorax Explains how Local Payment Methods can Seamlessly Settle Transactions

Credorax, a “smart” payments provider and “fully-licensed” bank offering cross-border processing for digital commerce and omni-channel payments, notes in a blog post that local payment methods (LPMs), also called alternative payment methods (APMs), are now “disrupting cards’ long-held dominance over the payment landscape.” Maya Shilo-Feldman… Read More

India’s Paytm Payments Bank Approved for @Paytm UPI Handle by SEBI to Enable Seamless Payment Mandates for IPO Applications

Indian digital payments giant Paytm recently confirmed that its pleased to share that Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) has been given approval for its @Paytm UPI handle from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to “enable fast and seamless payment mandates for IPO… Read More

Australian Buy Now Pay Later Zip Announces Expansion Into Contactless Pay

Zip, an Australia-based buy now pay later (BNPL) platform, announced over the weekend its plans to expand into contactless payments. Zip describes itself as an interest-free payment solution for everyday spending. “With Zip, it’s win-win. Customers love the freedom and flexibility we offer them. Our retail… Read More

US Retail Sales, Excluding Automotive and Gasoline, Surged 4.6% YoY, Online Sales Up 54.7%, Mastercard Reports

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) reveals that February 2021 was yet another huge month for digital commerce, which increased 54.7% year-over-year (YOY). Mastercard pointed out that despite the “inclement weather” felt across many parts of the country this past month, US retail sales (excluding automotive and gasoline) surged… Read More

Visa Reveals that 85% of Surveyed Consumers Expect Digital Payments Options while Making In-Store Purchases

Visa confirms that a year into the Coronavirus pandemic, digital payments continue to “keep money moving.” The company’s latest report reveals that consumer behavior is changing how businesses sell or market their products in a post-COVID environment. Visa notes that due to the COVID outbreak,… 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

Enova Set to Acquire Payments Platform Pangea Universal Holdings

    Enova (NYSE:ENVA) announced on Friday it is set to acquire Pangea Universal Holdings, a U.S.-based payments platform offering mobile international money transfer services. The latest acquisition comes less than six months after Enova officially acquired online lender OnDeck (NYSE:ONDK) As previously reported, Enova is… Read More

Women Entrepreneurs Reveal how they Launched Small Businesses During Pandemic, Supported by Digital Payments with PayPal

The Research and Insights team at PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) notes that when the COVID-19 pandemic began, Jennifer Vaughan started noticing a visible change in her business’s customer base. Usually, Jennifer’s “high-end” paper store, Mulberry Paper and More, had been appealing to professional artists. However, Jennifer… Read More

Finland’s Payment Services Provider Enfuce Secures €7M via Series B from Tencent, Maki.vc

Finland’s payment services provider Enfuce has secured €7 million in capital through a Series-B funding round. Enfuce has received €5 million in funding from Tencent. Another €2 million that was part of the investment round came from previous investor Maki. Prior investment has been supported… Read More

Paysafe Unveils Board of Directors For Post-Merger Public Company

Integrated payments platform Paysafe announced on Thursday its Board of Directors, effective at the closing of the business combination transaction with special purpose acquisition company, Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE: BFT, BFT WS). Paysafe recently announced its plans to become a public company through… Read More

Digital Payments Platform Wirex Wins Cryptoback Trademark Case

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Digital payments platform Wirex announced on Thursday has succeeded in its High Court trademark infringement claim regarding their UK registered trademark for Cryptoback, which is reportedly used in conjunction with the platform’s cryptocurrency rewards scheme. According to Wirex, the lawsuit was against Cryptocarbon Global Ltd,… Read More

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