China: WeiyangX Fintech Review by Xu Gao

Nestle Grocery Store in Spain Introduces New Facial Recognition Payment System Designed By CaixaBank

A Nestle grocery store based in Spain has introduced a facial recognition payment system designed by CaixaBank and the institution’s Payment Innovation Hub alliance. Samsung, Global Payments, Visa, and Arval are members of the alliance. Nestle’s Face to Pay Market application can be downloaded from… Read More

Payments Software Firm Bill.com Is Planning to Raise $100 Million via an IPO

Payment software firm Bill.com is planning to raise $100 million through an initial public offering (IPO), according to a recent filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Established in 2006 by PayCycle co-founder René Lacerte, Bill.com provides cloud-based business payments and offers a… Read More

Brian Kerr: Kava Labs CEO Explains How the Rise of Fintech Has Enabled Decentralized Finance

Brian Kerr, co-founder and CEO at San Francisco-based Kava Labs, a venture-backed firm working on improving payments systems by leveraging blockchain technology, recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. Kerr, a business administration and marketing graduate from San Francisco State University,  explained how… Read More

Pakistan’s Leading Energy Company, Byco Petroleum, Partners Bank Alfalah to Launch Digital Payments

Pakistan’s leading energy company, Byco Petroleum Pakistan Ltd, has teamed up with Bank Alfalah, one of the nation’s largest financial institutions, in order to introduce digital payments across Byco’s nationwide network of retail locations. Bank Alfalah has supported the OneQR concept. The bank will now… Read More

Open Up Challenge Announces 15 Fintech Finalists Leveraging New Open Bank Rules

Nesta, in partnership with Open Banking Limited (OBL), has announced the Open Up 2020 Challenge finalists. According to Nesta, the 15 finalists were selected out of 107 entries. Many of these Fintechs are live and in the market already. This group of Fintechs will compete… Read More

Standard Chartered Partners Contextual Intelligence Decision Intelligence Software Firm Quantexa to Boost Anti-Financial Crime Efforts

London-based Standard Chartered, a multinational banking and financial services company with $688 billion in assets, has teamed up with Quantexa, a contextual decision intelligence software developer, in order to enhance the bank’s anti-financial crime efforts. Quantexa’s management says the company will support Standard Chartered’s financial… Read More

Fintech Cashwagon Recognized as Fastest Growing Fintech Company

Cashwagon, a Fintech company, offering a range of consumer financial products to underbanked populations, has been recognized at the International Business Magazine Awards in Sri Lanka.  Cashwagon Sri Lanka received the Fastest Growing Fintech Company Award. Cashwagon has previously raised US$29 million in Seed Round… Read More

State Bank of Pakistan Announces New Digital Payments Adoption Strategy to Enable Greater Financial Inclusion, Especially for Women

The State Bank of Pakistan, the nation’s central bank, has announced the development of a new national digital payment systems strategy that is aimed at promoting financial inclusion, especially for women. Cash transactions dominate Pakistan’s $300+ billion economy, with most people receiving their salaries in… Read More

Bank of Georgia Introduces AI-Enhanced Retail Banking Platform, mBank, to Provide Improved Digital Banking Experience

The Bank of Georgia has introduced an artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced retail banking platform, called mBank, in order to offer its clients an improved, innovative, and personalized online banking experience. mBank is a newly developed “smart’ personal finance management (PFM) software platform. It has been created… Read More

AI-Enhanced Smart Savings App Plum Raises $3 Million via Latest Investment Round

Plum, an artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced smart savings application, has raised around $3 million via its second investment round, bringing the company’s total funds raised to approximately $9.3 million. Plum recently introduced its new Android app, which extends the firm’s digital offering across Facebook Messenger and… Read More

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