Tagged: online 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Digital Banking: Rewire, a Payments Platform for Migrant Workers, Performs Updates Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Rewire, an international banking service provider for migrant workers, recently revealed that it’s making updates to its platform, following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Rewire, which is focused on developing a virtual bank for the migrant workforce, is now offering free digital and physical Mastercards and… Read More

Google Pay and India’s Digital Payments App PhonePe were Most Frequently Downloaded Fintech Apps in February 2020

Google Pay was reportedly the most downloaded Fintech app (globally) during the month of February 2020 with 15.6 million downloads. It was closely followed by Indian digital payments firm PhonePe’s app which was downloaded 6 million times. For Google Pay, this is notably more than… Read More

Digital Payments Startup Azimo Partners Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank to Settle Remittances via RippleNet

Azimo, an online funds transfer service provider, has teamed up with Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), the nation’s oldest financial institution, in order to introduce an instant international payments gateway from Europe to the Asian country. As mentioned in an announcement made on April 9,… Read More

Contactless Payments: Commonwealth Bank of Australia Reports Significant Increase in Digital Wallet Transactions Following COVID-19 Outbreak

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), a global bank with businesses across New Zealand, Asia, the UK, and the US, recently noted that there’s been a significant increase in mobile-based digital payments at point-of-sale (PoS) terminals. This, as Australian residents may be trying to avoid… Read More

Contactless Payments: German Fintech Firms CCV Group, Intertrust, Riscure, Rubean to Create Hardware-Free Mobile Point of Sale System

A group of Fintech firms are planning to create a hardware-free mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) system. The mobile-based payments system will process contactless payments made from Android devices. Germany-based Fintech companies CCV Group, Intertrust, Riscure, and Rubean have reportedly been working on the PhonePOS concept, in… Read More

India-based PayU, a Leading Payment Gateway, Introduces Initiatives to Help Merchants and SMEs Deal with COVID-19 Crisis

India-based PayU, a leading payment gateway, has introduced several projects and measures,  in order to assist local vendors, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and business owners in dealing with the disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The initiatives launched by PayU will help businesses… Read More

Digital Banking: Nearly 65% of Singapore Residents Would Consider Working with a Neobank, Recent Survey Reveals

Nearly 65% of Singapore residents say they would consider working with an all-digital bank, according to the recently published Visa Consumer Payment Attitudes Study. The study reveals that 84% of Singapore-based respondents said that they’d be willing to use virtual banking services offered by an… Read More

Cash Not So Clean? UK Fintech Paysend Provides Educational Programs About Virtual Payments

UK-based Fintech Paysend will be developing various educational programs in order to help its clients learn more about digital money and virtual payments through a series of informative articles, blog posts, and videos. One of the main problems individuals and companies, across the globe, are… Read More

Online Payments Company Skrill Now Offering Free Money Transfer to Italy During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Online payments company Skrill announced on Friday it is dropping all fees and foreign exchange charges for those using its Skill Money Transfer service to send funds to Italy. Along with the transfer fee drops, there will also be no charges for recipients in Italy…. Read More

Mexico-based Fintech Clip Introduces New Contactless Payment System, “Clip Total”

Mexico-based Fintech firm Clip is introducing another payment method, called “Clip Total.” Adolfo Babatz, the company’s co-founder, said that the new payment solution is like having a “point of sale [system] in the palm of your hand.” During a recent presentation, Clip’s management shared an… Read More

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