Tagged: cross-border payments

UK Fintech TransferWise Now Supports Transactions with Hungarian forints Directly to Customer Accounts

UK Fintech and stealth bank TransferWise notes that whether you’re in Budapest, Bangkok or Pisco, you’ll now be able to receive Hungarian forints directly into your TransferWise account — the same way that a local would receive the funds. The TransferWise team clarified that this… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Remain Inefficient with $48 Billion Lost in Fees Each Year, but Bitcoin (BTC) Might Solve Problem, According to OpenNode

Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s leading cryptocurrency, could potentially solve the global remittances problem, according to OpenNode, which focuses on supporting payments for businesses throughout the world. As explained by the OpenNode team, they aim to “empower” consumers and connect the world via “trusted” digital payment… Read More

Malaysian Fintech Valyou Introduces Blockchain based Remittance Service for Bangladeshi Workers Sending Money Back Home

Malaysia-based Fintech Valyou, a digital remittance payments service provider, has introduced a blockchain-enabled remittance solution in Bangladesh through a partnership with Standard Chartered and bKash, a mobile financial service provider. The distributed ledger tech (DLT)-powered platform will enable instant money transfers from Malaysia to Bangladesh…. Read More

Cross-Border Payments are on the “Cusp of Transformation” According to Executive from Fintech Ripple

Marcus Treacher, the SVP of Customer Success at American Fintech Ripple, notes that the world’s cross-border payments market is highly fragmented. But he claims that international transactions are now being redefined by “the power of ISO standardization” and the innovative technology approach of RippleNet, which… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Introduces Services in Japan, Claims it Signed Up 10,000 Locals, After Acquiring License in 2018

Prominent digital bank Revolut has reportedly launched services in Japan, as it continues to move forward with its ambitious global expansion plans. The Fintech Unicorn had first acquired a license to offer services in the country back in 2018. Revolut’s management confirmed that its services… Read More

Fintech BABB, an FCA Authorized Payment Service Provider, Aims to Make it Faster, Cheaper to Send Money, Now Raising Funds via Seedrs

BABB (Bank Account Based Blockchain), an FCA authorized payment institution, aims to make it easier and cheaper to send cross-border payments. The company uses the latest technology to “bypass” traditional banking networks and costly third-parties to facilitate international fundraising and peer to peer (P2P) transactions…. Read More

London Fintech SatoshiPay Reveals How they’ve Leveraged Blockchain or DLT to Process Real-Time Micropayments for Online Publishers

London-based SatoshiPay, a Fintech firm that aims to provide fast and affordable payment solutions, has revealed that it has reached a key milestone in establishing its blockchain-enabled clearing platform as a “new standard” for cross-border transactions. The SatoshiPay team notes that, as of August 2020,… Read More

Radius Bank Announces Partnership With Currencycloud to Allow Clients to Send Money to More Than 180 Countries

U.S. digital bank Radius Bank announced on Monday it has formed a partnership with cross-border solutions provider Currencycloud to offer Radius clients to send money to more than 180 countries around the world. Radius Bank reported that it is using Currencycloud’s APIs to send outgoing… Read More

TransferWise Reveals how Alternative Airlines Saved £75,000+ when Working with the Fintech Firm

UK Fintech and stealth bank Transferwise reveals how Alternative Airlines has reportedly saved more than £75K in just the past 9 months when using the firm’s money transfer services. The TransferWise team notes that Alternative Airlines has been recognized as one of the UK’s leading… Read More

Southeast Asian Fintech TrueMoney Partners Singapore Cross-Border Payment Provider Thunes to Expand Remittance Services

TrueMoney, a Southeast Asian Fintech firm, has teamed up with Singapore-based Thunes, a cross-border payment company, in order to expand its remittance services. Through the partnership, TrueMoney customers will be able to accept remittance payments from anywhere in the world via Thunes’ international partner network,… Read More

Fintech Firm Vitesse, which Supports Real-time Cross-Border Payments, Acquires £6.6 Million in Capital via Series A Round

London-based Fintech firm Vitesse, which enables real-time cross-border payments, revealed on August 11, 2020 that it has secured £6.6 million in capital through a Series A investment  round. The firm’s funding round was led by Octopus Ventures. Existing shareholders Hoxton Ventures and several other angel… Read More

Global Payment Sector to Reach $2.7 Trillion in Value by 2023, with Blockchain or DLT Increasingly Being Used by Cross-Border Payment Solutions: Report

The global payment industry and ecosystem has been growing steadily. The sector is projected to be valued at $2.7 trillion by 2023. Some of the challenges faced by the payment industry include high transaction fees, inefficient cross-border transactions, poor or lack of interoperability between different… Read More

Fintech Ripple Sold Over $32 Million in XRP During Q2 2020, Only Sold $1.75 Million of the Digital Asset During Q1 2020: Report

San Francisco based Fintech firm Ripple has released its quarterly XRP Markets Report. The company notes in its report, that as an XRP holder, Ripple “believes proactive communication and transparency are part of being a responsible stakeholder.” During Q2 2020, total XRP sales were valued… Read More

Fintech Unicorn and Stealth Bank, TransferWise, Brings API powered Cross-Border Banking Solutions to Asian Markets

UK-based Fintech and stealth bank TransferWise recently revealed that it has taken an “exciting” step towards modernizing and streamlining global banking in Asia. The company confirmed that it has brought TransferWise for Banks, its “bank-friendly” API integration, to Asian markets, allowing financial institutions to surface… Read More

B2B Payments Hub, Qolo, Partners with Cross-Border Payments Provider, moneycorp, to Launch FX Payment Solution

Qolo, which aims to serve as the B2B payments hub for the “New Economy,” and moneycorp, a foreign exchange and cross-border payments provider, recently announced the launch of an integrated foreign exchange (FX) payment solution. As noted in a release shared with CI: “Global businesses,… Read More

Fintech Ripple Southeast Asia Head Kelvin Lee Explains how PayID Serves as an Effective Solution for Cross-Border Payments

Kelvin Lee, the Southeast (SE) Asia head for Fintech firm Ripple, notes that the more businesses that begin supporting and integrating PayID into their platforms, the better off the digital payments ecosystem will be. Ripple, which is leading the Open Payments Coalition (OPC), is reportedly… Read More

Sky Guo, Founding Member at OMFIF Digital Monetary Policy Institute, Explains why Interoperability Is an Important Aspect of Central Bank Digital Currencies, or CBDCs

  We recently caught up with Sky Guo, a founding member at the OMFIF Digital Monetary Institute, the global central banking think tank that assists policymakers with understanding central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Guo, who’s also the founder of Cypherium, which focuses on enabling interoperability… Read More

Samsung Added Support for Stellar (XLM) Cryptocurrency to its Blockchain Keystore, Allows Millions of Users to Access the Digital Asset

The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), a non-profit entity established in 2014 to support the development and growth of the open-source Stellar (XLM) protocol, recently announced that Samsung added support for the XLM digital currency to its Samsung Blockchain Keystore. XLM (or “lumens”) is now available… Read More

Cross-Border Payments and Market Infrastructure Report from BIS Says Current Challenges with International Money Transfers will be Addressed at G20

The emergence of new Fintech industry participants such as the Facebook-led Libra project have made it clear that the existing, global cross-border payments system can be improved. A Bank for International Settlements (BIS) committee report on Payments and Market Infrastructure (CPMI) has noted that countries… Read More

Currencycloud Receives E-Money License From Dutch Central Bank

Cross-border payment platform Currencycloud announced on Wednesday it has been granted an e-money license from the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank), allowing it to continue operating across the EU. According to Currencycloud, the license is one of only seven issued to non-banks by the… Read More

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