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Nearly 75% of Payments in the UAE will Be Cashless by 2025 as Country Prepares for Post COVID Business Environment

  Dubai Economy recently brought together the main stakeholders in the country’s cashless economy ecosystem at the Future Economy Lab event (workshop). The event was conducted as part of the UAE’s ongoing efforts to address COVID-19 related challenges. The Middle Eastern country is focused on… Read More

India’s FamPay, a Neobank for Teenagers, Reveals that Most Tech-Savvy Young People are Still Making Cash Payments

Younger people in India including Millennials and Gen Z consumers are usually quite tech-savvy because most of them have grown up using the latest smartphones. They regularly use the internet to take care of everyday tasks – which may include conducting digital transactions for online… Read More

Indian Fintech RapiPay to Install 500,000 Micro ATMs in the Country as Its Not Ready to Give Up Cash and Switch to Digital Payments

Fintech firm RapiPay, a subsidiary of Capital India Finance, revealed on September 8, 2020, that it’s planning to install 500,000 micro ATMs (mATMs) in the country during the next two years. RapiPay uses a franchised retail network to offer banking business correspondents (BCs) services. The… Read More

Banking Challenger Current and Payments Tech Firm InComm to Offer Customers Option to Make Cash Deposits to Accounts at Major US Retail Outlets

InComm, an established payments technology firm, and Current, a US-based challenger bank serving Americans who have been “overlooked” by traditional financial service providers, have introduced a product that will allow Current members to make cash deposits to their accounts at major physical store locations across… Read More

Covid Killing Cash in Canada

Cash as a payment option continues to decline in popularity around the world due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. It has long been known that cash can be a transport vehicle for germs and just very dirty in general. The Coronavirus has brought this… Read More

Pakistani Fintech SadaPay Aims to Bring Modern Financial Services to Country, where 87% of 218 Million Residents are Formally Unbanked

Pakistan still has a very large informal economy, meaning many (or most) transactions are still settled with cash. The majority of the nation’s residents do not have access to a bank account or modern financial services. However, local Fintech and digital wallet solution providers such… Read More

CBDCs: Wang Yongli, Former VP of China’s Reserve Bank, Argues that Central Bank Digital Currencies can Serve as Cash Substitute

Wang Yongli, the former VP of China’s reserve bank, has argued that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) can serve as a substitute for cash or paper money in circulation. Yongli, the director of the Haixia Blockchain Research Institute, noted that virtual currencies can effectively serve… Read More

Challenger Banks See Declining Number of App Downloads, as Consumers Go to Incumbents for their Stability, Familiarity, Fintech Exec Explains

Ian Bradbury, CTO for Financial Services, Fujitsu UK, has surprisingly claimed that the COVID-19 outbreak has “changed very little” when it comes to the Fintech and the larger financial sector, in general. He argues that the financial industry’s digital and systemic transformation had already begun,… 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

Consumers Might Shift Financial Holdings to Stablecoin Denominated Assets if Existing Payments Systems aren’t Improved, Sweden’s Riksbank Says

In February 2020, Sweden began piloting an electronic version of its national currency, the e-krona. The European nation’s government had confirmed at that time that the e-krona was a step closer to its official launch as a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Riksbank, the central… Read More

Cash Withdrawals Drop 60% in the UK Following Nationwide Lockdown Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has dramatically affected cash transactions in the United Kingdom, as ATM withdrawals dropped by 60% during the lockdown period. Approximately 75% of UK residents confirmed that they’re not handling physical currency notes nearly as much as they were before the ongoing… 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

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

Bitcoin IRA Announces Crypto & Cash Interest-Earning Program

Bitcoin IRA, a company that allows individuals to invest in cryptocurrency in an IRS-approved retirement account, announced on Monday the launch of its new cryptocurrency and cash interest-earning program. According to Bitcoin IRA, the program was created through a collaboration with Genesis, a digital asset… Read More

Zopa’s Latest Report Reveals 1 in 3 Brits in the Dark on Cash ISA Rate

Peer to peer lender Zopa announced on Wednesday its new research revealed that millions of people across the UK do not know the rate of interest on their Cash ISA, which means billions of pounds are potentially languishing in accounts earning little or no interest… Read More

Square’s Cash App Scores BitLicense in New York

On Monday, payments platform Square announced it has secured a virtual currency license from the New York State Department of Financial Services office. The company reported it is fully launched with the ability to buy and sell bitcoin through its mobile Cash app earlier this year… Read More

Square’s Cash App Rolls Out Support For ACH Direct Deposits

Last week, Square’s Cash mobile app announced it was officially rolling out support for ACH direct deposits. This news comes just a few months after Square reportedly began to test out bitcoin on some of its Cash users. As previously reported, The Square Cash App claims to… Read More

CollinStar Capital’s Subsidiary Signs Agreement With Draper Dragon Fund to Set Up Hcash Blockchain Ecosystem

CollinStar Capital, an Australian based asset management company and a market leader in Fintech, specializing in blockchain infrastructure, cryptocurrency investments, and relevant consulting services announced on Wednesday its subsidiary, Blockchain Ventures, signed an agreement with Draper Dragon Fund to set up a co-management fund to… Read More

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