Tagged: e-commerce

UK’s Financial Conduct Authority Postpones Implementation of Strong Customer Authentication by Another 6 Months

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will be postponing the implementation of strong customer authentication (SCA) rules by another 6 months in order to minimize disruption for individual consumers and merchants. First scheduled for release in September 2019, the SCA guidelines – which require a… Read More

Fintech Plaid Partners with Payments Firm Square to Help US Merchants Handle ACH Debits without Holding Sensitive Bank Details

For many digital commerce platforms, ACH payments debited directly from customer bank accounts offer a more affordable and accessible alternative to traditional credit cards. Although cards may expire and can also go missing, account and routing numbers for ACH payments tend to be more permanent,… Read More

Banking Circle to Act as Front-Runner Bank in Creating Bulk-Clearing for Danish Krone after Joining P27 Nordic Payment Initiative

Global financial infrastructure provider, Banking Circle, has reportedly joined the P27 Nordic payment initiative as a “front-runner” bank in developing “bulk-clearing” for the Danish Krone, “underlining its commitment to building a global payments infrastructure.” P27 has been recognized as an important initiative to address the… Read More

U.S.-Based E-Commerce Platform Our Mayberry Secures $1.2 Million Through Convertible Note Seed Round

  Our Mayberry, a U.S.-based e-commerce platform, announced on Thursday it raised $1.2 million through its convertible note seed round. According to Our Mayberry, investment groups from medical services and restaurant industries led the round. Founded in 2019, Our Mayberry describes itself as an online e-commerce… Read More

Fintech Engage People, a Loyalty Network Enabling Payments with Points at Checkout, to Hire Additional Team Members

Engage People, which claims to be the only loyalty network that allows program members to pay with points “directly at checkout,” is reportedly expanding its operations  – and recruiting new talent. At present, Engage People has over 25 job openings across North America. The company… Read More

Australian BNPL Firm Zip Receives Strategic Investment in TendoPay, a Pay Over Time Fintech in the Philippines

Australia-based Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) Fintech firm Zip Co has reportedly decided to expand its global operations. Zip has received a strategic investment in TendoPay, a BNPL service provider operating in the Philippines. This latest investment marks Zip’s initial steps into Southeast Asia, which… Read More

Subscription E-Commerce Platform ReCharge Scores $277 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By Summit Partners, ICONIQ Growth, & Bain Capital Ventures

  ReCharge, a U.S.-based subscription e-commerce platform, announced on Thursday it scored $277 million through its Series B investment round, which was led by Summit Partners, ICONIQ Growth, Bain Capital Ventures. Founded in 2014, ReCharge claims to be the leading provider of subscription management software… Read More

SaaS and Digital Commerce Subscription Service Chargebee Secures $125M via Series G Co-led by Sapphire Ventures, Tiger Global

Chargebee, a subscription billing and revenue management platform, revealed on Tuesday (April 20, 2021) that it has closed a fresh round of $125 million in series G funding. Chargebee‘s round was co-led by new investor Sapphire Ventures and existing investors Tiger Global and Insight Venture… Read More

Digital Commerce Investor Clearbanc Rebrands to Clearco, Company Announces $100M in New Series C Equity Funding

Clearbanc, a leading digital commerce investor and the company “revolutionizing the way founders grow their businesses,” revealed on Tuesday (April 20, 2021) that it will be rebranding. The company also announced a $100 million in new Series C equity funding to support its ongoing growth… Read More

Hybrid Investment Platform Upper90 Secures $55 Million in Equity Funding Focused on E-Commerce Companies

Upper90, a U.S.-based hybrid investment platform, recently announced it raised $55 million in equity funds, which are dedicated to e-commerce businesses. According to Upper90, the new fund will invest equity in approximately 15 e-commerce companies with an emphasis on businesses that are acting as digital franchisors… Read More

BNPL Fintech Affirm Reveals that Buy Now, Pay Later Accounted for Record $24B in US Consumer Spending Last Year

BNPL Fintech Affirm (NASDAQ:AFRM) notes that last year’s holiday shopping season set many digital commerce records, including in its “volume of purchases” made through Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) services. Affirm cites Salesforce data which reveals that BNPL transactions surged 109% when compared to the… Read More

$600 Billion Lost to Payment Declines Last Year, According to Analysis from Digital Commerce Fraud Prevention Fintech Riskified

The team at Riskified, provider of an “all-in-one” e-commerce fraud prevention solution and chargeback protection service for “high volume and enterprise merchants,” notes that digital commerce businesses spend most of their budget on “customer acquisition, focusing on getting consumers to hit the ‘buy’ button.” While… 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

Mexico-Based E-Commerce For Cars Platform KAVAK Raises $485 Million Through Series D Funding Round Led By D1 Capital Partners, Founders Fund, Ribbit, & BOND

    Kavak, a Mexico-based e-commerce platform for buying and selling pre-owned cars, has raised $485 million through its Series D investment round, which was reportedly led by D1 Capital Partners, Founders Fund, Ribbit, and BOND. According to TechCrunch, the latest investment round brings Kavak’s… Read More

BNPL Fintech Affirm Partners Digital Commerce Investor Clearbanc to Provide Financial Tools for Businesses

Buy Now, Pay Later or BNPL Fintech Affirm (NASDAQ:AFRM), which is now a “remote-first” company with most of its roles being carried out anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of Quebec), has teamed up with Clearbanc in order to help clients power… Read More

Microfinancing and Microinsurance Platform Aspirasi to Offer Seamless All-Digital Financing Options to Online Consumers

Aspirasi, an online micro-financing and micro-insurance platform operating under Axiata Digital, is providing a more convenient and all-digital financing option for online consumers via Aspirasi CashNow. Now available via digital commerce platform Lazada Malaysia, Aspirasi CashNow is currently open for applications to all Malaysia-based residents… 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

Fintech Become, an Online Lending Platform for SMEs, Shares Insights on Customer Satisfaction and Digital Commerce

Fintech firm Become, an online lending platform for SMEs, has shared insights on what may be considered the “real value” of creating a happy or satisfied customer. According to Become, that really is “the million-dollar” (or now billion-dollar due to inflation) question in the world… Read More

Modulr Comments on how Fintech Is “Driving Next Evolution” of Vertical SaaS Businesses

Modulr, a Payments as a Service API Platform for digital businesses, notes that they’re seeing the rise of the infrastructural Fintech. The company claims to have “front row seats” to see how Software as a Service companies (and customers) are adding various financial services to… 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

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