Tagged: digital commerce

JD Digits, the Fintech Division of Chinese Online Marketplace JD.com, to Conduct IPO at China’s STAR Market

JD Digits, the Fintech-focused division of Chinese online marketplace JD.com, is reportedly planning to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) at China’s STAR Market, which is based in Shanghai. This, according to a filing submitted by several securities companies. As first reported by TechNode, the… Read More

Manila in the Philippines Ranked Among Top Global Startup Ecosystems, with Fintech and Digital Commerce Leading the Way: Report

Manila has been ranked among the top 40 emerging startup ecosystems in the world, according to a new report. While neighboring Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia are higher up on the list, the Philippines has seen steady growth and development in its… Read More

WhatsApp Payments Might Become India’s Leading Digital Banking Service, As Online Transactions Surge Due to COVID-19

WhatsApp Payments, an in-chat payment feature that lets customers perform transfers through the messaging app to anyone in their contact list, may finally be on track to achieve mass adoption in India. WhatsApp is owned by Facebook, (NASDAQ:FB) who bought the social media platform in… Read More

Dubai’s Tpay Mobile Acquires Payguru, a Turkish Payments Company that Supports Mobile Transactions

Dubai-based Tpay Mobile, a mobile payment provider, has reportedly acquired Payguru, a Turkish payments company. The amount paid for the acquisition has not been disclosed. Payguru supports mobile payments, ATM cash payments, and standard bank transfer services. The company has integrated its platform with three… Read More

UAE’s Fintech Rise Partners Pakistan’s HomeShopping.pk to Offer New Buy Now Pay Later Services to Overseas Pakistanis

United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Rise, a Fintech firm that offers various financial services to low-income migrants in the Middle East region and recently acquired $1.4 million in capital for ongoing development, has partnered with Pakistani e-commerce firm HomeShopping.pk. Through the partnership, the companies will launch… Read More

UK Fintech SumUp Launches Payment Tools to Help Businesses Conduct Operations while Observing Social Distancing Measures Due to COVID-19

UK-headquartered payments service company SumUp has launched an online payment tool to help businesses conduct operations while observing social distancing measures, following the COVID-19 outbreak. As noted in a release shared with CI, SumUp’s latest solution is part of the Fintech firm’s efforts to enter… Read More

Igal Rotem: Founder of Fintech Credorax Discusses Business Continuity Plans During COVID-19 Crisis

The economic downturn due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to small businesses re-evaluating their operations and business plans, in order to survive during these challenging times. Fintech firms and digital banks have been forced to lay off their employees as they try to cut… Read More

Digital Transformation Report: US Consumers were Already Shifting to Mobile, Online, Contactless Payments Before COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to significant changes in consumer behavior globally as many people throughout the world are now working remotely from home. Analysts are now questioning whether the behavioral changes are actually permanent or fundamental shifts that will last even after the Coronavirus… Read More

Fintech ETFs Record Significant Gains as Consumers Stay Home and Shop via Digital Commerce Platforms

As US residents continue to stay home, due to lockdowns following the COVID-19 outbreak, many consumers have been purchasing products and services from online merchants (instead of visiting physical store locations). A significant increase in e-commerce activity has led to the adoption of the latest… Read More

German Fintech Finleap’s Proprietary Platform, Finleap Connect, Introduces White Label Mobile Banking App for E-commerce Businesses

German Fintech Finleap‘s proprietary platform, Finleap Connect, has introduced a white-label mobile banking app that businesses can quickly launch with their own company name and  branding. Finleap’s virtual banking app allows users to maintain an all-digital account, which may be used to conduct e-commerce transactions… Read More

Touch-Free Shopping and Contactless Payments Increasingly Being Adopted by Consumers Due to COVID-19: Report

  Touch-free shopping and contactless payments are being increasingly adopted by consumers across the globe, in order to prevent the further spread of the deadly Coronavirus. Many consumers have been trying to avoid ATMs that require users to manually enter their PINs, according to a… Read More

Lithuania-based Fintech Genome to Waive All Monthly Account Fees, will Serve Low-Risk Customers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Lithuania-based Genome, a Fintech firm that provides a financial ecosystem to support individuals and businesses, will be helping companies process their e-commerce transactions. The Fintech company will be opening a business account for low-risk businesses that are currently using the Genome platform. It will also… Read More

COVID-19 Relief Efforts: UK-based JudoPay, a Mobile-First Payment Platform, to Participate in #KeepBritainMoving Initiative

UK-based JudoPay, a mobile-first payment platform, has confirmed that it will be taking part in the #KeepBritainMoving initiative, which has been launched in response to the economic uncertainty resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. JudoPay is planning to support UK-based SMEs during these challenging times…. Read More

Poland’s National Payments Processor, KIR, Partners Cryptomathic to Allow Residents to Sign Documents Remotely Following Coronavirus Outbreak

KIR, the national payments processor in Poland, has partnered with Cryptomathic in order to allow the country’s residents to sign documents electronically (and remotely), following the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The eIDAS-certified remote qualified e-signature service (QES) allows Poland’s citizens and firms based in the… Read More

Fintech: Bulgaria-based Payment Companies, Paynetics and phyre, Secure Millions of Euros in Funding

Bulgaria-based payment companies, Paynetics, and phyre, have both finalized investment rounds, which were led by the Bulgarian American Credit Bank and VC New Vision 3. Paynetics, which secured €2.5 million in funding, and phyre, which acquired €1.55 million in capital, were both established by Bulgarian… Read More

Fintech OLB Group, a Digital Commerce Solution Provider, Introduces Measures to Help Reduce Spread of Coronavirus

New York-based Fintech OLB Group, a digital commerce solution provider that offers outsourced private label shopping solutions to large websites and retail outlets, has introduced measures and initiatives to help reduce their risks and to ensure stakeholder protection as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to… Read More

Coronavirus Response: Qatar-based Fintech for SMEs, QPAY International, to Reduce Point of Sale Transaction Rates by 50%

QPAY International, which is listed as a member of the NEXXO Network, a Fintech firm based in Qatar that provides services to more than 15,000 local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and over 250,000 low-income workers, is reducing its point of sale (POS) prices by… Read More

Reserve Bank of India’s New Guidelines for Payment Aggregators May Increase Number of Digital Commerce Transactions

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the nation’s central bank, has announced that it will be lowering the capital requirements for payment aggregators. This move may further increase the number of digital transactions carried out in the country. The RBI noted in a statement published… Read More

UK-based Fintech Axept Introduces Strong Customer Authentication Compliant Payment Method, Uses Contactless Payments Cards for E-Commerce Transactions

UK-based Fintech company Axept has unveiled a Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) compliant payment method, which uses contactless payments cards for settling e-commerce transactions. Axept’s new solution does not require users to type in their card details, usernames, passwords or sign up while purchasing items. If… Read More

Indonesia’s State-Owned Pawnshop, PT Pegadaian, to Work with Local Fintech Firms to Develop Digital Financing Solutions

Indonesia-based PT Pegadaian, a state-owned pawnshop, is reportedly planning to work with several Fintech firms in order to create digital financing solutions, which will help the pawnshop expand its business operations. PT Pegadaian’s management realizes the potential of the growing digital finance ecosystem and intends… Read More

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