Tagged: digital transactions

Malaysia based Fintech Soft Space Partners GMO Financial Gate to Offer Payment Solutions to Japanese Consumers

Malaysia-based Fintech firm Soft Space has teamed up with Japan’s GMO Financial Gate (GMO-FG), a payment service provider, in order to offer payments solutions to Japanese consumers. Through the partnership, Soft Space will be supporting the secure and seamless Europay, Mastercard, and Visa (EMV) transactions…. Read More

Philippines based Digital Wallet GCash Reaches PHP 1 Trillion in Total Transactions During the Past Year

Philippines-based digital wallet GCash reportedly reached PHP 1 trillion (appr. $20.8 billion) in total transactions for the year 2020, which represents a 254% year-over-year (YoY) increase in transfers. Globe Fintech Innovations Inc. (Mynt), which manages GCash, is part of the portfolio firms of 917Ventures (one… Read More

Fintech Unicorn TransferWise’s Erik Kaju Reveals how Company Began Developing its Global Debit Card

Erik Kaju, Director of Engineering, Cards and Spend at Fintech firm TransferWise, notes that after the introduction of the money transfer service’s debit Mastercard back in 2018, they’ve taken the card to more than 30 countries on four different continents. TransferWise claims that more than… Read More

Contactless Payments Limit Might be Increased from £45 to £100 as Britain Could Begin Moving Away from EU Guidelines

The limit on contactless payments might be increased from the current £45 to £100 in one of Britain’s very first steps away from European Union guidelines. The upper limit on touch-free or contactless payments might be raised to £100 after the suggestion was made to… Read More

Reserve Bank of India to Measure Growth and Adoption of Digital Payments in the Country by Using New Index

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced a new index in order to measure the growth and adoption of digital payments in the country. The RBI revealed that virtual payments grew 2x in March 2020 when compared to March 2018. The index was created… Read More

Remote Payments are Expected to Increase Over 66% by 2025, which Means Chargebacks will Surge As Well, Verifi Reveals

Los Angeles based Verifi, a company that claims it has been leading the dispute management and payment protection sector for sellers and issuers since 2005, reveals that remote purchasing has seen “great advances” in automated fraud protection and authentication. Verifi is bringing automated dispute protection… Read More

Digital Payments and Fintech Adoption Surged in India during COVID, while Other Sectors Struggled to Maintain Operations

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) focus and support for contactless payments and the entry of WhatsApp into the nation’s Fintech sector is expected to lead to an increase in digital transactions. Although most business sectors have struggled to maintain operations due to the COVID-19… Read More

Fintech Firm SquidPay to Facilitate Convenient and Efficient Contactless Payments in the Philippines

Philippines based Fintech firm SquidPay Technology Inc. has acquired Php 100 million (appr. $2.08 million) in funding through a Series A round and Php 100 Million (appr. $1.04 million) line of credit – which was arranged by the Eastern Securities Development Corporation (for the company’s… Read More

Fintech Firm Lightnet and Siam Commercial Bank to Support Cross-Border Payments from South Korea to Thailand

Siam Commercial Bank (BKK:SCB) has partnered with Lightnet to provide cross-border fund transfer services from South Korea to Thailand. As a digital banking service provider, Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is focused on continuously updating its Fintech capabilities. SCB will now be working with the Lightnet… Read More

Cross-Border Money Transfer Service TransferWise to Hire 750 New Staff Members in the Next 6 Months

Fintech Unicorn TransferWise is reportedly planning to recruit 750 additional workers in the coming months. These new hires would be equivalent to over a third of the online money transfer service’s existing team of professionals. This latest announcement has come after quite a successful period… Read More

Digital Payments Giant Visa and Snowdrop Solutions to Help Consumers in APAC Region Accurately Track their Transactions

Snowdrop Solutions Ltd. has teamed up with digital payments giant Visa in order to offer innovative location-enriched services to banking institutions and other financial services providers based in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Through the partnership, both companies aim to allow millions of consumers to… Read More

Argentina based Fintech Firm Ualá to Offer Mobile Payments Services to Small Businesses 

Argentina-based Fintech firm Ualá will be offering mobile payments services to small businesses. Ualá is backed by major investors such as George Soros, Steve Cohen, and Tencent Holdings Ltd. The company confirmed that it will be expanding its operations into merchant services in Argentina. Ualá… Read More

Indian Regulators to Restrict Payments Companies from Handling More than 30% of Transactions in the Country

Governments across the globe are always trying to create a balance between enabling or supporting tech advancements and innovation while preventing large companies such as Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) from unfairly using their dominant position to eliminate smaller competitors. India is reportedly planning to… Read More

TransferWise Customers in Indonesia Can Now Send Remittance Payments to 80 Different Countries

Fintech firm TransferWise recently announced that Indonesians and ex-pat workers will now be able to send money from Indonesia to 80 different countries, which includes Australia, Singapore, Japan, US, UK, China (Alipay) — and across Europe as well. TransferWise users are now able to send… Read More

Visa to Provide Seamless Access to Curated Fintech Partners which will Offer Digital Payments Services to Financial Institutions

Payments giant Visa (NYSE:V) will be offering seamless access to 13 curated Fintech-focused partners to certain financial institutions and merchants. These financial tech companies will be offering digital payments services. Fintech firms taking part in the program include Aire, a credit scoring solution provider; AccountScore,… Read More

Norway Is Not in a Rush to Launch its Own Digital Currency Even though Cash Usage has Declined Significanty

The reserve bank in Norway has confirmed that it’s not in a rush to issue a digital Krone, even though a recent research study indicates that cash usage in the country is now down to only 4% of all financial transactions. Declining cash usage is… Read More

Patricia Montesi: CEO at Qolo Explains how Fintech Firm’s B2B Payments Platform Is Helping Companies Settle Cross-Border Transactions

We recently connected with Patricia Montesi, Co-Founder and CEO at Qolo, a Fintech firm focused on B2B payments and facilitating cost-effective cross-border transaction processing. Montesi discussed what her company is doing to help businesses with settling payments in a more efficient manner. She also talked… Read More

“Future Relevance” for Traditional Banks Is No Longer based on Digital Payments Alone: Report

The data economy of the Internet has led to most interactions becoming a transaction, according to a report from InnoPay, a consultancy firm specializing in digital transactions. The report notes that “future relevance” for traditional banking institutions is “no longer based on payments alone.” The… Read More

Melbourne based Fintech Archa, which Provides Business Credit Cards, was Granted Prinicipal Issuing Membership by Mastercard

Melbourne-based Archa, a company providing a corporate credit card that’s “built around your business, keeping you in control,” has revealed that it was granted principal issuing membership of Mastercard. The Archa team notes: “This is a significant, mission-critical milestone for us as we continue to… Read More

Mastercard Reports 40% Increase in Contactless Payments Since January 2020, Digital Tech Adoption on the Rise Following COVID

The COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated the shift towards the increased use of all-digital platforms and services by consumers across the globe. Ajay Bhalla, president of Cyber and Intelligence for Mastercard, says that the “new normal” is not a new development anymore and that we need… Read More

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