Tagged: Digital Economy

Philippines based Mobile Wallet PayMaya Becomes First Fintech to Use QR Ph for Transactions

PayMaya, a mobile wallet that’s operating under the purview of PLDT, has reportedly become the first Fintech firm to start using QR Ph for merchants. QR Ph was introduced by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the nation’s central bank, with assistance from BancNet and… Read More

Kyle Sonlin: CEO at Security Token Market Discusses Potential Impact of Security Tokens on Global Financial System

We recently connected with Kyle Sonlin, CEO at Security Token Market (STM), which is focused on supporting the nascent blockchain-based security tokens space. Sonlin explained how the global financial system is evolving rapidly and how security tokens can help streamline many traditional business processes. Sonlin… Read More

Bhavik Vasa: CEO at Asian Revenue-based Financing Fintech GetVantage Says Startups Should Focus on Sustainable Growth

We recently caught up with Bhavik Vasa, founder and CEO at GetVantage, which is India and Southeast Asia’s first revenue-based financing Fintech platform. Vasa talked about the different challenges entrepreneurs face as they work on developing new products and services. Vasa explained how GetVantage‘s unique… Read More

Venezuelan President Says Country will Fully Transition to a Digital Economy as Certain Banks Issue USD based Debit Cards

Banks in Venezuela are reportedly issuing debit cards for US dollar-denominated accounts, according to a report from Reuters which cited sources familiar with the matter. There’s now a group of Venezuelan banking institutions that have been providing debit cards to customers who maintain accounts in… Read More

Hong Kong May Lead China’s Financial Integration Efforts with Major World Economies and Promote Digital Yuan Adoption

Hong Kong might lead China’s financial integration efforts with other countries and could also help promote the adoption of the digital yuan, according to government officials. But regardless of what Hong Kong actually does to fulfill its role, the special administrative region of the People’s… Read More

Fintech Firms May have Significant Growth Opportunities in Africa due to Increasing Demand for Digital Services: Report

A recent study carried out by the Mastercard Economics Institute revealed that the Coronavirus crisis has presented Africa with significant growth opportunities for Fintech firms. The study has noted that the industry should, this year, play a key role in promoting greater financial inclusion in… Read More

Digital Payments in Saudi Arabia Surged 75% YoY as Consumers Began Shopping Online More Frequently due to COVID

Digital payments in Saudi Arabia surged by 75% last year, as consumers increasingly began shopping online following the COVID-19 outbreak. Meanwhile, cash withdrawals from ATMs and other payment points declined 30% during the same time period. Point of sale (PoS) refers to a location where… Read More

Fuse.io, a Platform Leveraging DeFi Instructure to Help Turn Communities into Economies, Achieves #2 Spot on Product Hunt

Fuse.io, a Tel Aviv based Fintech firm that aims to leverage (decentralized finance) DeFi infrastructure to create a platform for entrepreneurs that allows them to turn “communities into economies,” notes that they’re proud to confirm that after Fuse Studio was shared on Product Hunt this… Read More

Australia and the UK to Extend Existing Fintech Agreement, While Supporting Financial Services Providers in Singapore

  Australia is reportedly planning to extend one of its Fintech agreements with the UK. The agreement is designed to help Fintech firms in each country by making it easier for them to acquire operational licenses. Both jurisdictions also aim to increase cooperation and collaboration… Read More

Australia-UK “Fintech Bridge” Is Under-Utilized, as there’s Significant Potential for New Agreements, Says Aussie Senator Jane Hume

Australia’s Senator Jane Hume has suggested that there’s significant potential for new international agreements to lead the nation’s Fintech companies into emerging financial markets. Hume pointed out that Australia’s present agreement with the UK to promote exports of Australia’s financial technology has not been used… Read More

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