Tagged: Cross-Border Transactions

Southeast Asian Blockchain Startup Lightnet Partners MoneyGram to Provide Comprehensive Money Transfer Services

Blockchain startup Lightnet has teamed up with MoneyGram, a leading provider of cross-border peer to peer payments and money transfer services. MoneyGram will be integrating Lightnet’s technology with its fund transfer services so that customers can access a wide range of payout services across the… Read More

Remittance Payments have been Too Costly for Malaysian Consumers, with Many Giving Up on them Completely: TransferWise Survey

A survey performed by UK-based TransferWise, a leading online money transfer service, has provided insights on how the Coronavirus crisis has impacted consumer behavior, particularly how remittance payments are handled by individuals residing in Malaysia. The survey revealed that approximately 50% of people in Malaysia… Read More

Remittance Payments Sent by US-based Mexican Workers to Relatives back Home have Reached Record Levels, following COVID Outbreak

Mexican workers now based in the United States have reportedly been sending record amounts of funds to friends or family members back home since 2020, which may suggest that the American economy has been fairly resilient despite the challenges created by the COVID-19 outbreak. As… 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

Fintech Rise Founder Padmini Gupta Discusses Challenges Experienced by Migrant Workers when Sending Remittance Payments

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a major global disruptor as it has fundamentally changed how people conduct their daily lives. In 2020, we saw many more consumers using online platforms while cash usage dropped considerably in some parts of the world. In developed countries like… Read More

Alon Rajic: Co-Founder at Israel’s Finofin Ltd Discusses Fintech Trends and Impact of Brexit on Global Money Transfer Business

The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped consumer mentality and habits, especially as it relates to people’s financial needs. But it remains unclear what new habits born out of necessity are here to stay and what will vanish as the pandemic grinds to an eventual halt. We recently… Read More

Fintech Firm Lightnet and Siam Commercial Bank to Support Cross-Border Payments from South Korea to Thailand

Siam Commercial Bank (BKK:SCB) has partnered with Lightnet to provide cross-border fund transfer services from South Korea to Thailand. As a digital banking service provider, Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is focused on continuously updating its Fintech capabilities. SCB will now be working with the Lightnet… Read More

Cross-Border Money Transfer Service TransferWise to Hire 750 New Staff Members in the Next 6 Months

Fintech Unicorn TransferWise is reportedly planning to recruit 750 additional workers in the coming months. These new hires would be equivalent to over a third of the online money transfer service’s existing team of professionals. This latest announcement has come after quite a successful period… Read More

Fintech Unicorn TransferWise Acquires Restricted Banking License in Australia as it Expands Operations Globally

Fintech Unicorn TransferWise has reportedly managed to acquire a restricted banking license in Australia. The leading money transfer service provider has been approved to gain direct access to Australia’s real-time payment system. The permit has been issued by Australia’s Prudential Regulatory Authority. Under the license,… Read More

Mercurity Fintech Holding, a Blockchain focused Cross-Border Payments Firm, Reports Q3 2020 Losses, Launches DeFi Platform

Mercurity Fintech Holding Inc., which leverages blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) to assist businesses with conducting “instant” cross-border transactions and remittance payments (through banks or financial institutions), has released its third-quarter 2020 financial results (for the period ending September 30, 2020). Mercurity reports (generally… Read More

TransferWise Competitor PagoFX from Santander Bank to Provide Cross-Border Payments Services in Belgium

Banco Santander S.A. (Santander Group) (BME:SAN), the world’s 16th-largest banking institution and financial services company based in Madrid, introduced PagoFX, its international payments application for UK customers, in April 2020. Santander’s TransferWise competitor PagoFX is now set to expand its coverage into Belgium. There will… Read More

Number of Virtual Asset Transactions Triggering Travel Rule Thresholds Could Increase Significantly Under FinCEN’s New Rules: Report

Blockchain security firm Ciphertrace has noted that FinCEN’s suggested rule change for the Travel Rule Threshold would “more than double” compliance events for US-based virtual asset service providers or VASPs. CipherTrace confirms that FinCEN had released a proposed rule change (in October 2020). The recommendation… Read More

Finaxct, a Core as a Service Banking Solution Provider, to Add Unqork and TransferWise to its Marketplace

Finxact, an established “Core as a Service” banking solution provider, says it’s leading the transition in the US to a model of core banking that leverages the benefits of Cloud along with supporting the ability for banks to choose the best technology providers. According to… Read More

American Fintech Ripple Might Leave US and Establish Headquarters in Other Countries due to Lack of Regulatory Clarity in the US

San Francisco-based Fintech firm Ripple might consider moving its business operations to another country if US financial regulations remain unclear. Ripple has narrowed down its choices to five high-potential markets where it may establish its new headquarters. They include the UK, Switzerland, the United Arab… Read More

Over 30% of Cross-Border Payments Made via Fintech TransferWise are Now Instant, Transaction Fees have Also been Lowered: Report

  UK-based Fintech firm and stealth bank TransferWise, which recently booked its 4th year of profitability while processing £67 billion in transfers in the past year, has published its Q3 2020 report which goes over how the company has been focusing on its goal of… Read More

UK Fintech Currensea Is Offering a New Debit Card for SMBs that Leverages Open Banking

UK-based Fintech firm Currensea has introduced a new product for small businesses. The company is offering a debit card for SMBs that aims to leverage the benefits of Open Banking, so that it’s easier to carry out digital transactions. Currensea’s debit card allows SMEs to… Read More

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

Blockchain Platform XinFin Integrates Chainlink (LINK) which Offers Secure Decentralized Oracles for Reliable Financial Data

The developers of the XinFin [XDC] Network, an open-source, hybrid blockchain platform, have announced that they’ll be integrating their platform with Chainlink (LINK) Oracles in order to power several new trade finance use cases. Chainlink offers a market-leading decentralized oracle network. The platform has grown… Read More

Fintech Ripple Is Focused on Making Digital Payments as Easy as Sending Emails with Pay ID, According to Company Executive

Emi Yoshikawa, Head of Global Operations at American Fintech firm Ripple, notes that when sending an email, she doesn’t really think about which country the person or recipient of the message is living in at the moment. Yoshikawa points out that she also doesn’t have… 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

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