Tagged: consumer behavior

Digital Banking: Australia’s Westpac Brings Enhanced Mobile App to Android Clients

Westpac is bringing its enhanced mobile app to Android clients, as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to accelerate the adoption and usage of virtual banking services. The app from Westpac makes it quicker, convenient, and a lot more secure for clients to effectively manage their funds,… Read More

Survey by UK Fintech Modulr Reveals that Most Consumers Trust Brands that Invest in Customer-Friendly Payments Processes

The ability to establish and maintain trust with clients is the foundation of “every successful business,” according to UK-based Fintech Modulr. And, while customer trust might be one of the more “intangible” corporate assets, it’s one that can be “felt keenly on the bottom line,”… Read More

Financial App Provider Updraft Secures £72M in Equity and Debit to Support UK Expansion

Updraft, the financial app provider, has confirmed its largest investment round, securing  £72 million in equity and debt, in order to support its expansion and assist more UK consumers on a  path to attaining financial independence. The investment round has been led by NatWest, which… Read More

CreditSpring, a Subscription Loan Provider, Introduces Step, a New Credit Builder for UK Consumers

Creditspring, a subscription loan provider, has introduced Step, which is a new credit builder product that assists members with enhancing their credit score without dealing the risk of acquiring additional debt. With new Creditspring research confirming that more than a quarter (28%) of 18-34-year-olds are… Read More

BNPL: Visa Installments Expands Services to Australia, Providing a New Way to Buy Now, Pay Later

Visa (NYSE: V), the leader in virtual payments, recently announced the expansion of Visa Installments in Australia in partnership with ANZ (ASX: ANZ), which is one of the nation’s largest financial institutions, and merchant payment provider Quest. As mentioned in a release, the Visa solution… Read More

80% of Consumers Say Earned Wage Access Is Vital to Financial, Emotional Wellbeing During COVID-19: Survey

A significant 92% of consumers given Earned Wage Access (EWA), a service that allows people to get paid as they earn, said that it helped them to settle bills on time, “avoid overdraft fees and payday loans, and become less dependent on credit cards –… Read More

Zopa Survey: Over 40% of UK Consumers would use Open Banking to Access Quick Loan Approvals, Improved Rates from Banks

As new lending starts to overtake the repayment boom seen during the COVID-19 crisis, research from digital bank Zopa reveals that more than 40% of UK-based consumers would make use of Open Banking to “apply for credit if it improved their chances of getting an… Read More

COVID-19 Outbreak Results in International Rise of Digital Commerce and Online Fraud: Report

The Coronavirus crisis has led to an international surge in digital commerce sales and online or all-digital businesses, as nationwide lockdowns have forced customers to engage with e-commerce platforms. As consumers continue to use digital commerce platforms and make cashless payments with virtual cards and… Read More

Indian Digital Payments Fintech PhonePe Introduces PhonePe Pulse, an Interactive Data, Insights Portal

India-based PhonePe, a leading Fintech platform that now claims 300 millions users, reveals that it has introduced PhonePe Pulse, which is an interactive website with data, insights and key trends on virtual payments. The PhonePe Pulse website reportedly features millions of transactions made by clients on… Read More

Consumer Behavior in Indonesia Is Changing with Increased Usage of Digital Payments: Survey

Kadence International Indonesia has shared the findings of a new research study, titled Digital Payments and Financial Services Usage and Behavior in Indonesia. The extensive report is reportedly based on an online survey of 1,000 respondents carried out in July of this year in large… Read More

Japanese BNPL Fintech Paidy Looking into Potential IPO this Year as Pay Later Services Become Wildely-Adopted

Japan-based Fintech firm Paidy, specializing in the Buy Now, Pay Later or BNPL sector, is reportedly looking into going public. This, according to a report from the FT. BNPL has become quite popular globally, with many new Fintechs entering the space within a relatively short… Read More

Neobanking Fintech Razorpay Partners Shiprocket to Provide Comprehensive Digital Commerce Solutions in India

Neobanking Fintech Razorpay has teamed up with Shiprocket in order to provide end-to-end digital commerce solutions in India. As noted in the update from Razorpay, e-commerce has changed the “way we live, shop, and do business.” And, virtual payments have served as a catalyst in… Read More

CBDCs: Bank of Thailand Introduces Plans to Test a Retail Central Bank Digital Currency in Q2 2022

The Bank of Thailand (BOT) has introduced its plans (after an extensive study) to start testing a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) during Q2 2022. The BOT had carried out a research study on the implications and feasibility of issuing a retail CBDC, as… Read More

Open Banking Survey Reveals that Most Americans Want Greater Control Over their Financial Data

A survey by API Management firm Axway (Euronext: AXW.PA) reveals that half of Americans have “never heard” of the term “Open Banking,” however, 84% agree with its “central tenet” that they should have “control of their financial data.” As mentioned in an update shared with… Read More

LOQBOX Partners with ClearScore to Assist UK Consumers with Establishing Good Credit History

Financial exclusion is negatively affecting billions of consumers across the globe, including the younger generations who do not have established credit histories. As the United Kingdom‘s economy tries to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, the nation’s lending platforms are expecting an increase in unsecured lending…. Read More

Croatia’s P2P Lender Robo.cash Survey Reveals that Investing as an “Expense” Doubled Since 2019

Digital investment platform Robo.cash reveals that it performed a survey in order to examine the most common spending habits or patterns among consumers. According to an update from Robo.cash, the “overwhelming” majority of European investors plan to include summer vacation as a major part of… Read More

Pay Over Time Service Provider Affirm Reveals when Consumers May Prefer to Use BNPL Options

“Have it your way” was the slogan that fast food joint Burger King adopted back in 1974 as a way to try to stand out or differentiate themselves from competitors while capitalizing on the “appeal of personalization,” the Affirm team writes in a blog post…. Read More

Australia based BNPL Fintech Zip to Allow Clients to Easily Purchase Microsoft Products

With changing consumer habits for digital purchasing and a significant increase in customer demand for Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) payment services in the Australian market, Fintech firm Zip has decided to join forces with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). Zip says the new partnership is designed… Read More

Real-time Payments Becoming Widely Adopted across Southeast Asia, with Consumers Preferring Digital Transactions: Survey

Real-time payments are becoming increasingly common as cash as a payment solution or method for consumers in Southeast Asia, according to research from ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW) and YouGov. Three out of five or around 60% of consumers residing in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore… Read More

Jessica DiRubio: Chief Revenue Officer at AppBrilliance Says Future of Payments will be Open, Innovative, Secure

We recently caught up with Jessica DiRubio, the Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Partnerships at AppBrilliance, an Austin-based payments technology firm. AppBrilliance aims to power and support true, real-time non-custodial Open Payments and Banking services in the United States. The company enables businesses to… Read More

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