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Reserve Bank of India Decides to Indefinitely Prevent Mastercard from Providing New Debit, Credit Cards to Locals

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) revealed on Wednesday (July 14, 2021) that it has decided to indefinitely ban Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) from providing any new debit or credit cards to local clients for allegedly violating data storage guidelines. This move appears to be… Read More

Credit and Prepaid Card Issuer Cornèr Bank Group Reaches Key Digital Transformation Milestone by Transitioning to Improved Platform

Cornèr Bank Group, an established issuer of credit and prepaid cards to individuals and companies across Europe, has reportedly reached a key milestone in its digital transformation efforts by successfully migrating its card portfolios across all products and markets to an advanced and more consolidated… Read More

Fintech Deserve, Provider of White-label Credit Card Tech, Secures $50M via Series D led by Mastercard

Deserve, a provider of white-label mobile-centric API and (software development kit) SDK-based credit card tech, has secured $50 million in capital through a Series D round that was led by Mastercard. Mission Holdings and Ally Ventures also co-led Deserve’s latest investment round, along with contributions… Read More

Swedish Payment Platform Billhop Partners ICS, the Largest Credit Card Provider in the Netherlands

Billhop and ICS have teamed up to improve working capital access for SMEs across the Netherlands. Through the partnership, ICS commercial cardholders, based in the Netherlands, will have access to Billhop’s service “at a preferential rate,” according to a release shared with CI. As mentioned… Read More

BBVA: All Cards Will Be Made Of Recycled Materials By 2023

  BBVA announced on Wednesday it will be offering recycled cards in all countries where it operates prior to the end of 2021. The banking group also revealed that by 2023, it will no longer issue other types of cards, in line with its commitment to… Read More

UK Fintech Payhawk Finalizes $20M Series A Round led by QED Investors, with Contributions from Earlybird VC Fund

UK-based Fintech Payhawk, a company focused on developing the “financial system of tomorrow” that combines credit cards, payments, and expenses into “one experience,” has revealed that they’ve closed a $20 million Series A financing round. The firm’s management noted on April 20, 2021, that this… Read More

Indian Fintech Cred Secures $215M via Series D Round led by Falcon Edge Capital

India-based Cred, a fast-growing Fintech firm that lets clients pay off their credit card bills and gives them rewards in return, has managed to reach a $2.2 billion valuation after its $215 million Series D round that was led by Falcon Edge Capital. Coatue Management… Read More

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

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