Tagged: Cash Transactions

Open Banking: UK Fintech Modulr Says that Financial APIs are Driving the Financial Revolution

A completely digital economy has “always been on the horizon” and now, thanks to the Covid-19 outbreak, that horizon has been “brought to the forefront” of business operations, the team at UK-based Fintech Modulr writes in a blog post. Before the Coronavirus crisis, cashless payments… Read More

Payments Fintech Paysafe Extends its Partnership with IntelliPay, an Intelligent Cloud Payment Service

Paysafe (NYSE: PSFE), a specialized payments platform, recently revealed that it has extended its partnership with Utah-based IntelliPay, a provider of an “intelligent” Cloud-enabled payment service (including alternative payment models). IntelliPay, which utilizes Paysafe’s payment processing platform, will reportedly be adding the Paysafecash online cash… Read More

Major UK Retailers and Business Organizations Commit to Cash-Friendly Pledge from Which?

Thousands of UK supermarkets and other retail outlets have reportedly committed to a “cash-friendly” pledge from Which?, an expert testing, reviewing, and advice service. According to the terms of the pledge, retailers are guaranteeing that they will keep taking physical currency notes and coins as… 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

Over 160 UK-based Physical Bank Branches are Closing Down Permanently in Coming Months, Making it Difficult to Access Cash

Over 160 physical bank branch locations are shutting down permanently between now and the end of the lockdown period, which has been tentatively scheduled for late March 2021 in the UK.  As first reported by the Daily Mail, these bank branch closures will come as… Read More

Digital Payments in Saudi Arabia Surged 75% YoY as Consumers Began Shopping Online More Frequently due to COVID

Digital payments in Saudi Arabia surged by 75% last year, as consumers increasingly began shopping online following the COVID-19 outbreak. Meanwhile, cash withdrawals from ATMs and other payment points declined 30% during the same time period. Point of sale (PoS) refers to a location where… Read More

Norway Is Not in a Rush to Launch its Own Digital Currency Even though Cash Usage has Declined Significanty

The reserve bank in Norway has confirmed that it’s not in a rush to issue a digital Krone, even though a recent research study indicates that cash usage in the country is now down to only 4% of all financial transactions. Declining cash usage is… Read More

US based Neobank Aidbanc, which Launched in 2019, Plans to Empower NGOs by Providing Digital Banking, Spend Management Tools

Neobank Aidbanc, which launched operations last year, is reportedly planning to assist NGOs by providing them with digital banking and spend management software that they need to deliver financial aid. The proper distribution of financial aid can have a significant positive impact on the lives… Read More

Fintech Executive Says COVID-19 has been the “Shot in the Arm” that Contactless Payments Needed, Now It’s Unsafe to Use Paper Currency

Jane Gladstone, the recently appointed president of Promontory Interfinancial Network, has been working in Fintech investment banking since the 1990s. Gladstone established a Fintech merger and acquisition (M&A) and advisory service during the 90s, while working at Morgan Stanley. Gladstone, the former senior MD at… Read More

UK’s NatWest Reports Significant Increase in Local Businesses Accepting Payment Cards, as they Move Away from Cash Due to COVID-19

Consumers across the globe continue to increasingly use digital payments options instead of physical cash, due to COVID-19. NatWest claims that it has witnessed a significant increase in UK businesses that are now ready to accept payment cards. The lender notes that 70% of local… Read More

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

Digital Banking: Argentinians are Increasingly Using Online and Mobile-based Apps for Everyday Transactions Due to COVID-19

In the South American country of Argentina, where most people prefer to make cash payments, a strict nationwide lockdown (due to COVID-19) has forced local consumers into considering digital banking and online payments options. Before the Coronavirus-related lockdown went into effect on March 20, 2020,… Read More

Reserve Banks Must Look into Issuing Digital Versions of Cash to Prevent “Privatization” of Money: Report

Reserve banks must seriously look into issuing a digital version of cash in order to prevent the “privatization” of money, according to research and campaign group Positive Money. The group’s recent report argues that trust in the existing monetary system might disappear, if banks don’t… Read More

Banking Challenger Branch Partners Cardtronics to Offer Surcharge-free Access to Cash at Allpoint ATMs in the US

Branch, a banking challenger that works cooperatively with employers to assist Americans in growing financially, has partnered with Cardtronics (CATM) and its Allpoint Network, in order to give Branch’s clients surcharge-free access to cash at Allpoint ATMs based in the US. According to a press… Read More

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