Tagged: credit cards

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

US based Digital Bank Chime Introduces Credit Builder, a Visa Credit Card that Works like a Debit Card, Only letting Users Spend Funds Available in their Accounts

US-based banking challenger Chime Financial Inc. has introduced a credit card, called Credit Builder, which aims to work somewhat like a regular debit card by allowing users to spend only the funds that are currently in their accounts. The Chime Credit Builder Visa Credit Card… Read More

Indian Fintech Slice, which Helps Millenials with Managing Credit Scores, Acquires $6 Million in Capital via Round led by Japanese VC Firm Gunosy

Slice, a Fintech company that provides various card-based products to young people in India to help manage their credit scores, has secured $6 million in capital via a round led by Japanese venture capital firm, Gunosy. Other investors that took part in the round included… Read More

Fintech Karat to Offer Customized Credit Cards for Digital Content Creators, After Securing $4.6 Million in Seed Funding

San Francisco-based Karat, a company founded by an Instagram alum and backed by the co-founder of Twitch, is reportedly planning to offer a new credit card for upscale clients who are focused on creating digital content. The Silicon Valley firm’s management attended the recent Y-Combinator… Read More

Jay Nair: Senior VP at Infosys Explains how Financial Services Providers are Adopting Digital Transformation Strategies Due to COVID-19

We recently caught up with Jay Nair, Senior Vice President of Financial Services at Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in digital services and consulting. The company has clients in 45 countries who use its services to develop their digital transformation strategies. The firm has… Read More

UK Fintech Payhawk, a Corporate Expense Management Solution Provider, Partners Visa and Wirecard to Issue Business Cards

UK-based Fintech Payhawk, a corporate expense management solution provider that secured €3 million in seed funding in March 2020, has teamed up with Visa in order to issue business cards that offer 0.50% exchange rates. The Payhawk team says that by working with the payments… Read More

Upgrade CEO Renaud Laplanche: Fintech is About Using Online or Mobile Devices to Streamline Access to Financial Services

  Last month, Upgrade, Inc., a Fintech providing consumers access to credit, was named a “Best Place to Work in the Bay Area” by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal. Upgrade was founded by well known Fintech entrepreneur CEO Renaud Laplanche…. Read More

UK Digital Bank Solution goHenry Unveils Biodegradable Debit Card for Children

UK-based digital banking solution goHenry has reportedly unveiled a new biodegradable debit card specifically for children. As previously reported, goHenry’s financial services, which is a debit card and app, is geared for the digital generation of kids and teens. The service allows parents to be able to… Read More

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