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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

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Confirms Launch of System for Cross-Currency Securities Transactons with Bank of Japan Financial Network System

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has confirmed the launch of the delivery-versus-payment (DvP) link for cross-currency securities transactions between the Hong Kong dollar (HKD) CHATS and the Bank of Japan (BoJ) Financial Network System. These transactions wll reportedly involve Japanese Government Bond (BOJ-NET JGB) Services…. Read More

New QR Payments Solution Introduced by Bangkok Bank for Transactions between Thailand and Vietnam

Bangkok Bank, one the largest commercial banks in Thailand, has introduced an international QR payments solution that will run between Thailand and Vietnam. The solution is reportedly being deployed with assistance from the Bank of Thailand (BOT) and State Bank of Vietnam (SBV). Bangkok Bank… 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

Malaysian Digital Wallet Provider Boost Joins PayNet Real-Time Retail Payment Platform

Digital wallet provider Boost recently revealed that it’s now a part of the PayNet Real Time Retail Payment Platform (RPP). Boost confirmed that it will be adopting DuitNow QR (beginning on March 26, 2021). DuitNow QR is the national QR code standard used in Malaysia…. Read More

Engage People CTO Len Covello Provides Key Insights on how Loyalty Points are “Often-Overlooked” Alternative Payment Option

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We recently caught up with Len Covello, CTO at Engage People, a global loyalty tech company. Covello explained how loyalty points are an often-overlooked alternative payment option. Covello talked about how the demand for having the flexibility to pay with points as easy as credit… 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

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

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

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

State Bank of Pakistan Instructs Financial Institutions to Create Chief Digital Officer Role, Offer Better Support for Internet Banking

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the nation’s central bank, stated on Wednesday (March 11, 2021) that all local banking institutions should offer a set of minimum services for Internet banking and mobile banking. The SBP says it wants to encourage or promote the use… Read More

South African Fintech Adumo Secures R225 Million from International Finance Corp., IFC Financial Growth Fund

South Africa based Fintech group Adumo has secured R225 million (appr. $14.9 million) in capital from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is a member of the World Bank Group. The IFC Financial Institutions Growth Fund also contributed investments in order to expand access to… Read More

Deepu K Sasidharan from Fintech Adyen Explains how New Web Payment APIs Streamline Digital Transactions

Deepu K Sasidharan, Developer Advocate at payments platform Adyen (AMS:ADYEN), notes that the Payment Request API and the Payment Handler API are new W3C web standards that aim to make the payments process easier on websites. Sasidharan explains that these new standards aim to provide… Read More

Moving Money in 2021 Should be Like Sending an E-mail – Instant, According to Nick Catino from Cross-Border Payments Fintech Wise

Nick Catino, who is responsible for Policy, Campaigns, and Regulatory Strategy at Wise (formerly TransferWise), notes that payments are the part of finance that consumers experience “most on a day-to-day basis.” Catino also mentioned that there are certain important initiatives that will help “ensure the… Read More

ShopeePay Mobile Wallet Added to Digital Payments Acceptance Options Supported by Malaysia’s GHL Systems

GHL Systems Berhad’s Malaysia-based business operations have reportedly added the ShopeePay mobile wallet to their digital payments acceptance options. The new payments service has been added after a recent partnership with ShopeePay Malaysia Sdn Bhd. Through the partnership, GHL will enable its offline merchant base… Read More

Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission Introduces Digital Payments Portal for Securely Paying Registration Fees

The Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has introduced its online payment system for firms so they can easily pay their registration fees. The new SEC Payment Portal is a web-based system that can accept payment for registrations, transaction fees, and penalties by simply using… Read More

Cash Usage Declined, Contactless Payments have Increased Considerably, According to Jodie Kelly from Electronic Transactions Association

The Coronavirus outbreak has led to a dramatic surge in demand for contactless payments options, which has accelerated the ongoing shift from cash transactions to safer digital payment methods. Jodie Kelley, CEO at Electronic Transactions Association, has noted that during the past 6 to 8… Read More

Verifi Reveals that Nearly $31 Billion Is Lost Yearly to Transaction Disputes, which May Be Reduced via “Proactive Management”

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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, notes that in October 2019, Visa had acquired Verifi. The Verifi team points out that since the very first day,… Read More

Digital Banking Unicorn Revolut has Further Simplified Online Payments with QR Codes

Digital banking platform Revolut confirms that it recently “simplified” online payments via the launch of Payment Links to Revolut Business clients. The Fintech Unicorn has made other updates so it’s even easier to accept virtual payments “straight away” with QR codes. For those not completely… Read More

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