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COTI Introduces Bank Accounts and Visa Debit Cards

COTI is pleased to confirm that its Visa debit cards and bank account are accessible to the public. With assistance from Simplex, both of these financial tools should help with addressing “economic inequality.” As noted in an update shared with Crowdfund Insider, COTI aims to… Read More

Entrust, a Digital Security and Credit Issuance Service Provider, to Acquire Paris based Antelop Solutions

Entrust, a US digital security and credential issuance service provider, reveals that it has entered a deal to acquire Paris-headquartered Antelop Solutions, a Fintech firm that supports financial institutions by allowing them to provide secure digital credit and debit cards to clients. As noted by… Read More

Point Card, the High-Reward Debit Card, Secures $46.5M via Series B Round led by Valar Ventures

Point Card, the “high-reward” debit card, reveals that it has finalized a Series B round that was led by Peter Thiel‘s Valar Ventures. Other investors in Point Card’s latest investment round include Breyer Capital, YC Continuity, and Human Capital. Point completed a $10.5 million Series… Read More

Pakistani Online Payments Fintech SadaPay Explains how to Use their Virtual Debit Card

The team at SadaPay, a Pakistani online payments Fintech, notes that one of the things they felt was “lacking” in the nation’s financial landscape was a “fantastic” virtual debit card. As mentioned in a blog post by SadaPay, there are some virtual cards currently available,… Read More

Chip Shortage Impacting Payment Card Industry: Report

More than one billion payment cards are at risk of not being issued over the next 18 months due to a chip shortage, ABI Research reports. That total includes 347 million in 2021 and up to 740 million in 2022 “Although not necessarily getting the… Read More

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

UK Fintech ikigai, which Combines Everyday Banking with Wealth Management, Adds Apple Pay

ikigai, the very first UK app to combine everyday banking and wealth management services, has decided to offer Apple Pay, a safe, secure and private way to make payments. Apple Pay helps clients maintain privacy and control by not requiring them to hand over their… Read More

Crypto Exchange CEX.IO Teams Up With FIS to Support Consumer Debit Cards Launch

CEX.IO, a global cryptocurrency exchange based in the UK, announced earlier this week it has selected FIS (NYSE:FIS) to provide card management and processing services for a new line of crypto-based consumer debit cards across Europe. Established in 2013, CEX.IO states it providers reliable services backed… Read More

UK Fintech VitraCash Secures £330,000 via CrowdCube with Nearly 1,000 Investors, Initial Product Launch Expected in Summer 2021

UK-based Fintech firm VitraCash recently finalized its pre-seed funding round with £330,000 in capital coming from nearly 1,000 different investors. The company is now planning to introduce its “first-of-its-kind” smart debit card during Q3 2021. As mentioned in an update shared with CI: “With their… Read More

Hong Kong based Digital Bank livi Is Offering New BNPL Product with a Mastercard Virtual Debit Card

livi bank, which is notably one of Hong Kong’s eight digital banks, is now offering a Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) service with the introduction of livi PayLater that provides an instant installment option along with a virtual Mastercard debit card. The livi PayLater BNPL… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Marqeta Might Conduct IPO as Early As Next Month: Report

Fintech Unicorn Marqeta is reportedly planning to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) later this year, according to a report from BI. Oakland-based payments processor Marqeta is valued at around $4.3 billion. The company provides debit cards to firms such as DoorDash and Instacart. Marqeta… Read More

Starling Bank Unveils Recycled Plastic Debit Cards

UK-based digital banking group Starling Bank announced on Monday it is introducing a recycled plastic debit card to support its efforts to protect the planet. According to the fintech, the Mastercard debit card to be made from recycled plastic (rPVC), and the material, which makes… 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

Pakistani Online Payments Fintech SadaPay Introduces Numberless Debit Card for Seamless Digital Transactions

Islamabad-based Fintech firm SadaPay has introduced the region’s first numberless debit card. SadaPay’s management confirmed that the company’s debit card is now officially the first numberless card to be launched across all of the MENA region. The SadaPay team noted in a blog post: “This… 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 TransferWise to Expand its Debit Card Program with Assistance from Payments Giant Visa

UK-based Fintech Unicorn TransferWise is reportedly expanding its debit card program into many new markets after entering a worldwide deal with payments giant Visa (NYSE:V). Through the partnership, TransferWise will be connecting to Visa’s international transaction processing network (via the Cloud). TransferWise confirmed that it’s… Read More

Walgreens Joins Forces With Synchrony & Mastercard to Launch Credit/Debit Cards

  Walgreens announced on Wednesday it is expanding its financial services offering in partnership with Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) and Mastercard (NYSE: MA), as part of its ongoing commitment to offer differentiated healthcare services and benefits to customers. The retailer reported that in the coming months,… 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 Unicorn TransferWise’s Erik Kaju Reveals how Company Began Developing its Global Debit Card

Erik Kaju, Director of Engineering, Cards and Spend at Fintech firm TransferWise, notes that after the introduction of the money transfer service’s debit Mastercard back in 2018, they’ve taken the card to more than 30 countries on four different continents. TransferWise claims that more than… 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

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