Tagged: digital payments

i2c Inc. Teams Up with BEYON Money, the Mobile Super App Launched by Bahrain’s Batelco Financial Services

i2c Inc., a provider of digital payment and banking tech, has announced its partnership with BEYON Money, the mobile super app introduced by Batelco Financial Services, which is the Fintech unit of Bahrain’s digital solutions and telecommunications provider. Backed by a recently-secured Open Banking license… Read More

B2B Cross-Border Payment Provider, Verto, Partners with Payments Fintech Banking Circle

B2B cross-border payment provider, Verto, has teamed up with payments bank, Banking Circle, in order to streamline global payments for its customers. Utilizing the Banking Circle Virtual IBAN solution, alongside access to Banking Circle’s domestic payment channels, Verto is “addressing the pain points of complicated… Read More

ACI Worldwide Introduces Network Intelligence Tech to Tackle Real-Time Payments Fraud

ACI Worldwide, an international provider of real-time payments and virtual payment software services, has introduced its Network Intelligence Technology as a key part of ACI Fraud Management. The tech allows banking institutions, processors, acquirers, and networks to complement fraud prevention strategies by enabling them to… Read More

UK’s Clear Junction to Assist Paynet with Supporting Cross-Border Payments

London’s Clear Junction has announced that it’s offering solutions to Paynet which aim to support its vision for cross-border payments services from European markets into Moldova. Paynet is reportedly the first digital wallet platform operating in Moldova. It runs one of the most extensive payments… Read More

Interac Chooses Microsoft Azure for Virtual Payments Solution Development in Canada

Interac Corp. has announced an agreement with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) in order to use Microsoft Azure‘s cloud capabilities to securely manage the “continued growth of digital transactions, enabling greater innovation and ultimately faster payments.” As a key player in Canada‘s payments ecosystem, Interac has seen… Read More

Survey by UK Fintech Modulr Reveals that Most Consumers Trust Brands that Invest in Customer-Friendly Payments Processes

The ability to establish and maintain trust with clients is the foundation of “every successful business,” according to UK-based Fintech Modulr. And, while customer trust might be one of the more “intangible” corporate assets, it’s one that can be “felt keenly on the bottom line,”… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank Monzo Introduces Pay Later and Flexible Payments Options with Monzo Flex

UK-based digital bank Monzo notes that since bringing clients a better way to pay later with their new product, Monzo Flex, they have seen significant demand from customers asking to be among the first to use it. Monzo is now inviting people who’ve asked for… Read More

Regal Partners with Flexa to Support Digital Currency Payments for Movies

Regal has teamed up with Flexa to support virtual currency payments for movies and more. Using Flexa, Regal patrons are able to purchase tickets and concessions using dozens of digital currencies at more than 500 theatres. Regal, which operates as a subsidiary of Cineworld Group… Read More

Amazon’s Visa UK Snub to Hammer #2 UK Credit Card Issuer Right in the Wallet

Visa finds itself in the wrong place at the wrong time and that will hurt its business in the United Kingdom, GlobalData payments analyst Chris Dinga said in a research note today. As of Jan. 19, 2022, Amazon will no longer accept payments from Visa… Read More

Indonesia’s Digital Wallet OVO Is Introducing Fixed Income Product

Indonesia-based digital wallet OVO is teaming up with financial marketplace Bareksa and Bahana TCW Investment Management in order to introduce a fixed-income product. The Bahana MES Syariah Fund Kelas O is reportedly being offered only via the OVO app as part of the digital wallet’s… Read More

Mastercard Teams Up with Home Remitt to Support Migrant Workers with Sending Funds Abroad in Near Real-Time

As the demand for fast, highly secure, and seamless virtual payments solutions continues to rise, Mastercard (NYSE: MA) has teamed up with Home Remitt in order to support migrants residing in South Africa by safely sending funds in near real-time to their friends and family… Read More

UK’s Online Lending Platform, NewDay, Introduces Instant Access Digital Credit Acct with Flexible Payment Terms

Online lending platform, NewDay, has introduced an instant access digital credit account with flexible repayment terms which are aimed at protecting its business from the competition from Buy Now, Pay Later or BNPL providers. Newpay provides clients with a credit limit of £5,000, which may… Read More

Bank of Negara Malaysia and Payments Network Malaysia or PayNet to Enhance Cross-Border Transactions

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and Payments Network Malaysia (PayNet) will reportedly be taking part in Project Nexus by working cooperatively with various partners on a proof-of-concept (PoC) to enhance the cost and speed of performing international payments. Project Nexus will aim to look into the… Read More

BNPL Fintech Afterpay Announces In-Store Payment Options at Major Retailers

Afterpay (ASX:APT), a provider of Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) payments, has announced that its in-store payments solution is currently available at major retailers “just in time for the busy holiday shopping season – including Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack, J.Crew, Madewell, American Eagle, Aerie, Tilly’s, Morphe, Alo Yoga,… Read More

Payments Canada Survey: Consumers Are Optimistic About their Financial Wellbeing

Even though there has been considerable economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19 outbreak, recent data from Payments Canada reveals that the nation’s residents feel that the worst might be behind them and are fairly optimistic regarding their financial wellbeing. Although 56% stated that they spend… Read More

Fintech App Plentina, a Buy Now Pay Later Platform in the Philippines, Partners with Shopee

Fintech app Plentina, a Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) platform for consumers residing in the Philippines, has reportedly teamed up with Shopee. Residents of the Philippines are able to download the Plentina app and acquire loans for vouchers to buy products via the Shopee app. Plentina’s management noted… Read More

Saudi British Bank Introduces Instant Cross-Border Transfer Service for US Corridor, Powered by Ripple

Saudi British Bank (SABB) has announced the launch of its Instant Cross-Border Transfer Service for the United States Corridor via the blockchain payment tech powered by Ripple. The launch of this service was confirmed during the fifth edition of “The Future Investment Initiative Institute” led… Read More

Automated Market Maker Functionality Is Now Live on Stellar, a Blockchain based Platform for Cross-Border Payments

On November 3, 2021 (at 15:00 UTC), Stellar validators had reportedly voted to upgrade the network to Protocol 18, which adds Automated Market Maker (AMM) functionality to the Stellar protocol. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, this makes Stellar one of the earliest… Read More

Jack Henry and Zelle Make Faster Payments Accessible to Minority Communities

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: JKHY), a provider of tech solutions and payment processing services mainly for the financial services sector, announced that it is teaming up with Early Warning Services, LLC, the network operator behind Zelle, in order to make faster payments “more… Read More

BNPL: ACI Worldwide Teams Up with Affirm to Provide Pay-Over-Time Option for US Merchants

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), an international provider of real-time virtual payment software and services, has teamed up with Affirm, the payment network that “empowers consumers and helps merchants drive growth.” As mentioned in a release, U.S. merchants using ACI Secure eCommerce are now able to… Read More

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