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Verifi Reveals that Nearly $31 Billion Is Lost Yearly to Transaction Disputes, which May Be Reduced via “Proactive Management”

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Los Angeles based Verifi, a company that claims it has been leading the dispute management and payment protection sector for sellers and issuers since 2005, notes that in October 2019, Visa had acquired Verifi. The Verifi team points out that since the very first day,… Read More

TransUnion Report Confirms that Credit Activity Keeps Rising from COVID-19 Pandemic Lows, Origination Activity Recovering

TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) confirmed that consumer credit activity keeps rising from the COVID-19 pandemic lows, but some areas like automobile loans (subprime) performance have lagged. As noted in an update published on February 18, 2021, by TransUnion, the company’s Q4 2020 Industry Insights report looks… Read More

Marqeta Announces Rollout of Comprehensive Card Issuing Capabilities With New Credit Card Platform

  Marqeta, a fintech unicorn that claims to be the first global modern card issuing platform, announced on Thursday its expansion into the consumer credit card market to support businesses that want to launch modern credit card programs.  Marqeta revealed its credit card issuing platform… Read More

Digital Investment Platform Uphold Set to Launch Crypto-Enabled Debit/Credit Cards Across Europe Following Optimus Cards UK Acquisition

    Uphold, a U.S.-based digital finance platform, announced on Wednesday it is set to launch crypto-enabled credit/debit cards across Europe, following its acquisition of debit ad credit card issuer Optimus Cards UK. According to Uphold, Optimus is Electronic Money Institution (EMI) regulated by the… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Divvy, a Payment and Expense Management Platform, Claims 9,000+ Clients Across Every US State

Divvy, a modern payment and expense management platform for businesses, which notably secured $165 million through its Series D funding round, making it one of only 14 Fintechs this month to raise a mega-round ($100M+ or more) in January 2021, notes that during the last… Read More

Digital Payments Fintech Remitly Explains how to Send Money Abroad Even When You Don’t Have Cash, by Using Credit Cards

Personal finance specialist Joyce Chou notes that there are ways to send money during times of need even when you might not have enough cash in your savings or checking account. Chou writes in a blog post published by Remitly, a cross-border payments service, that… Read More

Contactless Payments Limit Might be Increased from £45 to £100 as Britain Could Begin Moving Away from EU Guidelines

The limit on contactless payments might be increased from the current £45 to £100 in one of Britain’s very first steps away from European Union guidelines. The upper limit on touch-free or contactless payments might be raised to £100 after the suggestion was made to… Read More

Melbourne based Fintech Archa, which Provides Business Credit Cards, was Granted Prinicipal Issuing Membership by Mastercard

Melbourne-based Archa, a company providing a corporate credit card that’s “built around your business, keeping you in control,” has revealed that it was granted principal issuing membership of Mastercard. The Archa team notes: “This is a significant, mission-critical milestone for us as we continue to… Read More

British Retail Consortium Accuses Mastercard and Visa of Charging Excessive Fees during COVID-19 Pandemic

Visa and Mastercard are being accused of charging “excessive” fees during the COVID-19 crisis. British retail groups are claiming that the scheme fees being charged by the payment companies have nearly doubled during the past 2 years. Retail groups in the UK have noted that… Read More

Australian Fintech DataMesh Introduces Payment System which Enables Low Cost Automatic Routing via eftpos’ Debit System

Sydney-headquartered Fintech firm DataMesh Group has introduced a payment system that enables low-cost automatic routing through eftpos’ Australian debit system. DataMesh’s new payment solution should help merchants save as much as AUD 500 million per year in transaction fees, after it has been launched across… Read More

Singapore’s UOB to Support Visa API that Lets Users Add Cards to Third-Party Apps without Using Physical Cards

Singapore‘s United Overseas Bank (UOB), a multinational banking organization with branches mostly based in Southeast Asian countries, has reportedly become the world’s first lender to use a new Visa API that allows clients to add cards to third-party apps without having to carry or use… Read More

Contactless and Digital Payments Continue to Rise in India while Retail Spending Nearly at Pre COVID Levels: Report

Retail spending and activity levels in India have now recovered to around 90% of pre- COVID-19 levels after dropping to around 55-65% of their average back in April 2020. The pace of the adoption of digital services across major channels has accelerated due to the… Read More

Diners Club Italia Partners Milan’s FinDynamic to Offer New Fintech Tool that Supports Supply Chains

Enrico Vigano, CFA and CEO and Founder at FinDynamic (from Milan Area, Italy), notes that a new Fintech tool has been introduced which aims to support supply chains. Vigano confirmed that Diners Club Italia and FinDynamic (a company offers an “innovative form of supply chain… Read More

Mastercard Teams Up with Pakistan’s Silk Bank to Promote Credit Card and Digital Payments Adoption

Payments technology giant MasterCard has teamed up with Pakistan-based Silk bank to expand credit card issuance options in the country. This could help increase the purchasing power of local residents and promote digital payment adoption as well. Through the partnership, Silk Bank customers in Pakistan… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank and Online Lender Zopa Begins Accepting Credit Card Applications

UK-based Zopa, a digital bank and online lender, has reportedly started accepting credit card applications, as it continues to expand its line of products and services. The company is offering a credit card with annual percentage rates starting from 9.9%, however, there’s a representative APR… Read More

Fintech and Digital Solutions Provider Thales to Assist Commercial Bank of Kuwait with Offering Secure Contactless Payments

Digital solutions provider Thales is reportedly supplying the Commercial Bank of Kuwait (CBK) with its Gemalto Trusted Services Hub (TSH), which will allow the bank’s customers to perform secure contactless payments from their smartphones. According to a release, a tokenization process will be used to… Read More

UK Fintech Paymentology, which Offers Cloud based Payments Services, Introduces Global Credit Card Processing Solution

UK-based Fintech Paymentology, a company that offers a cloud-powered payments processing solution, has introduced a global credit card processing platform, called Credit Works. Credit.Works aims to fill a key requirement in the Fintech and financial sector’s credit card processing space which Paymentology claims have lagged… Read More

Nasdaq Listed Fintech Fiserv to Offer Payments and Financial Services Tech Solutions to India’s Federal Bank

India-based Federal Bank (NSE: FEDERALBNK), an established private sector bank, has selected Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a multinational provider of payments and financial services tech solutions, to support the digitization of the bank’s end-to‑end card issuance and processing cycle. Fiserv will also assist with the… Read More

SME Accounting and Payroll Software Provider Clear Books Integrates with Payment Processor Stripe

Clear Books, which offers accounting and payroll software to more than 13,000 SMEs, has teamed up with payment processing company, Stripe. The integration should make it easier or more seamless for Clear Books customers to take card payments, which means that businesses will be able… Read More

Splitit, an Australian Stock Exchange listed Buy Now, Pay Later Firm, Secures $71.5 Million in Capital via Private Placement, Share Purchase Deal

Splitit, an Australian Stock Exchange-listed (ASX:SPT) company that allows consumers to make payments in easy installments using their credit cards, has reportedly secured $71.5 million in capital through a private placement and share purchase agreement. Splitit is a Buy Now, Pay Later service provider that’s… Read More

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