Tagged: cross-border payments

UK Fintech TransferWise and Digital Bank N26 Now Helping Consumers in Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, the Philippines with Fast, Cheap Cross-Border Payments

UK-based Fintech TransferWise says its partnership with digital bank N26 continues to grow, with the money transfer service now helping the challenger’s customers to send funds to even more countries, including Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, the Philippines, among others. As mentioned on the Fintech firm’s website:… Read More

India Remains a “Crucial” Market for the Dubai International Financial Center, Salman Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer at DIFC Says

Fintech firms based in India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) plan to continue working cooperatively in order to address key socio-economic changes and challenges resulting from the global COVID-19 outbreak. India and UAE’s financial hub Dubai aim to stay on top of major changes… Read More

Ezra, a Project that Supports Global Aid Initiatives via its Partner Network through Fintech and Emerging Tech, has Launched

Ezra, a project that leverages its partner network to support global aid initiatives through Fintech and other emerging technologies, is planning to work cooperatively with mobile operators, NGOs, and various foundations and organizations in order to enable greater financial inclusion through digital platforms. Allan Green,… Read More

Malaysia: Fintech BigPay Adds Australia and Vietnam to Global Remittance Service, will Add China Soon

Asian Fintech firm BigPay announced on June 19, 2020, that it has added Australia and Vietnam to its global remittance service, and will be adding China soon. The company added Bangladesh and India in January of this year. BigPay’s management noted that they’re committed to… Read More

Tether’s USDT Stablecoin Grows Faster on Compound Protocol than Others, Has Potential to Streamline Cross-Border Payments: Report

The global stablecoins markets recently surpassed the $11 billion mark. Many blockchain and crypto firms are beginning to realize the potential of stablecoins in facilitating many different types of transactions including cross-border or remittance payments. Tether (USDT), the blockchain-powered platform that powers the world’s largest… Read More

Consumers Losing Billions in Hidden Remittance Payments Costs, Nick Catino from Fintech TransferWise Reveals

Nick Catino, head of policy and campaigns (Americas) at Fintech firm TranserWise, recently discussed how the remittance rule affects the company’s pricing model. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency of the US government responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector, has published the… Read More

UK Fintech TransferWise Enables Australian Dollar (AUD) Direct Debits, Introduces “Pay with TransferWise” with Xero

UK-based Fintech TransferWise recently allowed users to set up direct debits in Australian dollars (AUD), in order to settle bills and pay for subscriptions across Australia – which can now be done directly from users’ TransferWise accounts. As confirmed by the money transfer service provider,… Read More

Fintech Ripple’s Partner, SBI Holdings, to Integrate MoneyTap Settlements Platform to Process Transactions via ATMs in Japan

Ripple company partner and investor, SBI Holdings, is planning to integrate the Fintech firm’s technology, in order to process transactions via ATMs throughout Japan. SBI’s management noted in its recent financial report that it will integrate the Ripple technology-based settlements solution, MoneyTap, with ATMs operated… Read More

UK Fintech TransferWise Enables Instant Money Transfers to Pakistan (PKR), Sri Lanka (LKR), Thailand (THB)

UK-based Fintech TransferWise recently revealed that customers can now send money instantly to several developing economies in Asia including Pakistan, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. The TransferWise team noted: “In the past, if you were sending money to Thailand (THB), Pakistan (PKR), or Sri Lanka (LKR)… Read More

American Fintech Ripple’s On Demand Liquidity Payments Network Triples Transaction Volume in Q1 2020: Report

American Fintech Ripple’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) payments network has reportedly managed to triple its transaction volumes during Q1 2020. San Francisco-based Ripple’s XRP Markets Report confirms that the dollar value transacted using the company’s ODL service grew by over 294%, which may be a positive… Read More

Pakistani Fintech Firm SadaPay Receives “In-Principle” Approval from Nation’s Central Bank to Faciltate Digital Payments

SadaPay, an Islamabad-based Fintech firm, has reportedly been given in-principle approval by the State Bank of Pakistan, or SBP (the nation’s central bank). for an electronic money institution (EMI) license. SadaPay confirmed that the approval will allow it to provide certain financial services through its… Read More

Fintech TransferWise to Charge Small Fee to Produce, Deliver New Debit Cards, Becomes First Fully Online Money Transfer Service in UAE

Fintech TransferWise, a London-based online money transfer service founded in 2011, has been offering debit cards to its customers at no extra cost. The company supports hundreds of currency routes across the globe, including GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, and CAD. However, TransferWise recently noted: “From… Read More

Fintech Firm Currencycloud Introduces API that Provides SWIFT GPI Tracking of Cross-Border Payments

Fintech firm Currencycloud has introduced a new API that offers SWIFT GPI tracking of international payments. Previously, the only entities providing cross-border transaction tracking services were banking institutions. Currencycloud aims to enter this market, and plans to make payment tracking as straightforward as tracking packages…. Read More

Singapore-based Cross-border Payments Firm TranSwap Looking to Raise up to $10 Million in Capital

Singapore-based remittance firm TranSwap is reportedly holding discussions to secure $5-10 million in capital. Benjamin Wong, co-founder and CEO at TranSwap, confirmed that the cross-border payments company is planning to close its investment round “quite soon”. As reported by e27, the Fintech firm has acquired… Read More

Banco Santander Launches PagoFX, a Cross-Border Payments App for UK Customers, will Compete with TransferWise

Banco Santander S.A. (Santander Group) (BME:SAN), the world’s 16th-largest banking institution and financial services company based in Madrid, has officially introduced PagoFX, its international payments application for UK customers. Last month, Santander had revealed that it was in the final stages of developing its cross-border… Read More

Digital Banking: Rewire, a Payments Platform for Migrant Workers, Performs Updates Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Rewire, an international banking service provider for migrant workers, recently revealed that it’s making updates to its platform, following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Rewire, which is focused on developing a virtual bank for the migrant workforce, is now offering free digital and physical Mastercards and… Read More

UK Fintech STICPAY Introduces Prepaid STIC Card for its Digital Wallet Platform

UK-based Fintech firm STICPAY has launched a prepaid STIC card for its digital wallet solution. The new payment option will allow users to make withdrawals and spend their funds through the STIC card. The Fintech firm noted that all STIC cards have a base currency,… Read More

Fintech TransferWise Reveals that 25% of its Cross-Border Money Transfers Are Now Near-Instant, Arriving in Less than 20 Seconds

Kristo Käärmann, co-founder and CEO at London-based TransferWise, a privately-held Fintech firm that allows individuals and businesses to send money abroad at affordable and transparent rates, revealed that 25% of the cross-border transfers facilitated by the firm are now instant. Earlier this month, the TransferWise… Read More

Digital Payments Startup Azimo Partners Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank to Settle Remittances via RippleNet

Azimo, an online funds transfer service provider, has teamed up with Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), the nation’s oldest financial institution, in order to introduce an instant international payments gateway from Europe to the Asian country. As mentioned in an announcement made on April 9,… Read More

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