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Lavu and Verifone to Offer Unified Payments, Point of Sale Solutions to Restaurants

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Lavu, a major global restaurant software and payments solution provider built by restaurant people, and Verifone, a global Fintech firm and payment solution provider to the world’s “best-known” brands, announced a cross-distribution partnership that “will seamlessly integrate Lavu’s all-in-one restaurant software suite with Verifone’s FLEX… Read More

Fintech Ripple and FINCI Introduce Benefits of On-Demand Liquidity to Lithuania

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Ripple, which claims to be the “leader” in enterprise blockchain and crypto solutions, announced a partnership with FINCI, the Lithuanian online international money transfer provider, “to deliver instant and cost-effective retail remittances and business to business (B2B) payments via RippleNet’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL), which leverages… Read More

We all want faster payments: Federal Reserve Banks survey

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  Like everyone else, American consumers are looking for faster ways to make payments, the results of a survey by the Federal Reserve Banks suggest. Overall, 80% say they are interested in more immediate ways to pay businesses, with around 70% saying the option of… Read More

Ebury Acquires Bexs to Expand Global Payments to Brazil

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Ebury, the Banco Santander-backed provider of corporate banking services to SMEs that trade globally, has reportedly agreed to acquire Bexs in a deal that further expands its international payments offering to Brazilian markets. The transaction, currently subject to regulatory clearance, reportedly includes the companies Bexs… Read More

Digital Transformation: QR Code Payments Increasingly being Adopted Globally, Research Report Reveals

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In the United Kingdom, the general population has become “far more accustomed to the use of QR codes, with the requirement of NHS Test and Trace check-ins in public spaces,” according to an update from Juniper Research. The report from Juniper notes that this  method… Read More

UK’s NatWest Group to Offer Variable Recurring Payments

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NatWest Group has entered agreements with three payment providers – TrueLayer, GoCardless and Crezco – in order to offer Variable Recurring Payments (VRP) as “a new and convenient payment option for businesses and consumers.” This “industry first” means that NatWest Group will be the first… Read More

FedNow Service Pilot Achieves Message Delivery Milestone, Adds New Participants

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The Federal Reserve recently reported that it officially began onboarding pilot participants onto the FedNow Service, “signaling that the initial testing phase of the FedNow Pilot Program is underway.” A few organizations have now successfully “connected and delivered test messages over a pilot version of… Read More

Real-Time Payments “Evolution” Underway as APAC Seeks Growth Frontiers: Report

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Asia-Pacific is getting ready for the next phase of its real-time payments journey as the region’s key service providers look for new growth opportunities and prepare “to enter the next stage of their real-time payments development.” This, according to the third edition of Prime Time… Read More

EBA CLEARING, SWIFT, The Clearing House to Offer Pilot Service for Faster Cross-Border Payments

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EBA CLEARING, SWIFT and The Clearing House (TCH) announced that they intend to introduce a pilot service for “immediate” cross-border (IXB) payments “with the support of banks from both sides of the Atlantic.” The pilot service “is scheduled to begin by the end of this… Read More

UK Fintech TrueLayer Introduces New Payment Options with VRP API for Sweeping, Non-Sweeping

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TrueLayer, which claims to be Europe’s leading Open Banking platform, has reinforced its reputation as an “industry innovator,” with the availability of its unique Variable Recurring Payments (VRP) API for sweeping and non-sweeping, “changing the way customers make and manage ecommerce payments, subscriptions, utility bills… Read More

Digital Transactions: Consumers Increasingly Concerned About Security of Online Platforms, Survey Reveals

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  The Experian Global Insights Report reveals that digital online spending will continue “to gain strength even as consumers emerge from lockdown and return to in-person transactions.” As noted in an update shared with CI, consumers are also “engaging with digital payments as much as… Read More

Payments Fintech Gr4vy Simplifies Global Expansion for Merchants with Key Payment Partnerships

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Gr4vy, a Cloud-native payments company, recently announced new partnerships with Boku and EBANX to quickly give merchants access to local payment methods “in new geographies.” These partnerships will fuel international growth and revenue “while reducing risk, resource burden and the overall total cost of ownership.”… Read More

BNPL: Primer, hoolah to Bring Buy Now, Pay Later Solution to Support Merchants’ Growth Across Asia

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hoolah, which claims to be Asia’s leading omnichannel ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ (BNPL) platform, recently announced its partnership with Primer, the “first” no-code automation platform for payments and commerce, “allowing merchants in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong to integrate hoolah’s BNPL solution, while providing consumers… Read More

Digital Payments: MYPINPAD and SmartPesa Merge to Become Key Player in Mobile Payment Acceptance

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MYPINPAD, which claims to be an international leader in mobile-based payments acceptance and digital authentication solutions, and SmartPesa, a provider of payments and agency banking solutions, have “agreed to merge.” The combined entity will “operate under the MYPINPAD brand.” Customers will benefit from greater scale,… Read More

BNPL: Buy Now Pay Later Expected to “Disrupt” Consumer Payments in Australia, Report Reveals

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Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) is gaining prominence and emerging “as an alternative credit tool for consumers in Australia, with tech-savvy millennials especially using the service,” according to a report from GlobalData, a data and analytics firm. BNPL offers clients with the flexibility or option… Read More

UK Fintech VitraCash Secures £242,984 from 335 Investors via Crowdcube

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With mobile wallet transactions expected to surge to $708 billion in Europe by 2025, we may  need to simplify the payments process, according to VitraCash. The Fintech firm has launched a smart debit card & app that “selects the best card for every transaction.” With… Read More

FOMO Pay Introduces Crypto Payment Solution for Singapore Clients

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Retailers in Singapore can now accept digital payment tokens (DPT), through a new cryptocurrency payment solution introduced by Singapore-based Major Payment Institution FOMO Pay. The new payment method intended for retailers is reportedly “the first such to be developed by a Digital Payment Token (DPT)… Read More

Arkansas Federal Credit Union Upgrades to Zelle via Fiserv, Experiences Surge in Digital Transactions

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Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), an international provider of payments and financial services technology, announced that Arkansas Federal Credit Union has upgraded from their prior person-to-person (P2P) payment solution “to the Zelle Network® via Fiserv.” In the first two months post-launch, Arkansas Federal has “seen P2P… Read More

Open Banking Fintech TrueLayer Introduces European Payments with Instant Deposits, Refunds, Withdrawals

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TrueLayer, which claims to be Europe’s leading Open Banking platform, has announced it has launched its “closed-loop” payment product in Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Lithuania and the Netherlands. As noted in an update shared with CI, traditional payment methods “weren’t built to handle the speed… Read More

Digital Payments: MENA Region’s Fintech Paymob Expands Operations into Pakistan

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Paymob, MENA region’s virtual payments provider, has announced its formal market entry, and “start of operations, in Pakistan.” Paymob’s expansion into Pakistan follows its steady growth in its home market of Egypt, plus Jordan and other world regions where – combined – it “services tens… Read More

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