Network International Launches Tap on Phone Technology in the MENA Region by Omar Faridi

Payment Orchestration Provider BR-DGE to Focus on Growth Plans with Senior Hires, Plans to Enter New Markets

BR-DGE, the payment orchestration provider, has announced “major” growth plans for 2022, following a “substantial” follow on investment from existing shareholders in Q3 2021. Led by Brian Coburn, BR-DGE’s platform aims to streamline online payments for merchants by providing a range of payment options through… Read More

Pencilton Launches Teen-Focused Debit and Travel Card

Pencilton, a teen-focused Fintech startup based in India, recently launched PencilCard, a debit card that is compliant with National Common Mobility Card standards. It has been launched in partnership with Transcorp. The National Common Mobility Card was developed by India’s Ministry of Housing and Urban… Read More

Fintech Firm Baton Systems Appoints David Ornstein as COO

Baton Systems, the Fintech firm that’s focused on transforming post-trade processing by leveraging distributed ledger technology (DLT), has appointed David Ornstein to serve as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. Ornstein joins the company at an important time, as industry demand continues to grow steadily for… Read More

Digital Banking: Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia Chooses Thought Machine to Build Islamic Virtual Bank

Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia (ARBM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of one of the world’s largest Islamic banks in terms of assets, Al Rajhi Bank of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has chosen Thought Machine, the Cloud native core banking tech company, in order to power… Read More

Brazilian Financial App Inter Acquires USEND

Inter, a Brazilian financial “super app,” has announced it has been approved to acquire USEND, a service offering transfers and payments, as well as non-financial services to more than 150,000 customers across 40 US states. USEND’s digital money transfer platform lets users make international transactions… Read More

Viva Wallet Sells 49% Stake in Cloud-Based Fintech to JPMorgan

Viva Wallet, a European cloud-based payments fintech company, is selling a 49 per cent stake to JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM). The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2000, Viva Wallet is headquartered in Athens, Greece, and focuses on serving SMBs in 23 countries…. Read More

UniCredit Teams Up with Nexi to Provide Merchants SoftPOS-enabled Payment Acceptance Solution

SoftPOS is an app created by Nexi, which is one of Europe’s Paytech firms operating in high growth markets and technologically-advanced economies. SoftPOS has been introduced for the business customers of UniCredit Bank. With SoftPOS, users are able to provide the option of card payment… Read More

Creditas’ $260M Series F Leaves Innovative Fintech With $4.8B Valuation

Latin American Fintech Creditas today confirmed a $260 million Series F financing round, leaving it with a valuation of $4.8 billion. The company raised $829 million across six fundraising rounds. Fidelity joins as a new key shareholder along with Actyus  (a Spanish fintech investment fund)… Read More

Fintech Modulr Approved for EMI License

Modulr, a payments Fintech based in Amsterdam, has been approved to operate as an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) by De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB).  Modulr is already approved to operate as an EMI in the UK and Ireland. Modulr states that it doubled its lifetime payment… Read More

Norway’s Digipost, a Digital Mailbox Provider, Selects Neonomics to Support Acct-to-Acct Payments

Digipost, one of Norway’s largest digital mailbox providers, has reportedly chosen the Neonomics unified API platform in order to support the introduction of account-to-account payments to its 2,7 million clients. Digipost is one of the most actively used digital invoicing services in the Nordic region…. Read More

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