Tagged: digital payments

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 Banking Unicorn Revolut has Further Simplified Online Payments with QR Codes

Digital banking platform Revolut confirms that it recently “simplified” online payments via the launch of Payment Links to Revolut Business clients. The Fintech Unicorn has made other updates so it’s even easier to accept virtual payments “straight away” with QR codes. For those not completely… Read More

Online Payments Platform Skrill Launches Withdrawal Feature in Europe Economic Area Countries

Skrill, an online payments platform, announced on Tuesday its withdrawal feature is now live in European Economic Area (EEA) countries. As previously reported, Skrill provides digital payment solutions to consumers and businesses around the world. The company is headquartered in the UK and has offices… Read More

Fiat & Crypto Payments Startup Bottlepay Secures  £11 Million Through Seed Funding Round

BottlePay, a UK-based fiat and crypto payments platform, has reportedly raised £11 million through its Seed funding round. According to Coindesk, the round involved participation from Alan Howard, founder of hedge fund manager Brevan Howard; “present and former” Goldman Sachs partners; venture capital firm FinTech Collective;… Read More

Bitcoin Is “Extremely Inefficient” when Used to Settle Financial Transactions, US Treasury Sec Janet Yellen Argues

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen stated on Monday (February 22, 2021) that Bitcoin is an “extremely inefficient” way to settle financial transactions. Yellen commented on how the digital currency’s price fell sharply (as usual) during morning trading hours, but then stayed above the $53,000 mark… Read More

New Instant Payments System “Sarie” Launched in Saudi Arabia to Seamlessly Settle Local Digital Transactions

The reserve bank in Saudi Arabia has introduced an instant payments solution, called the “Sarie” system, in order to carry out low-value transactions within the country. The Saudi reserve bank (SAMA) noted that the new initiative will allow banking customers in the Kingdom to accept… Read More

Deutsche Bank Partners With Southeast Asia’s 2C2P to Launch Payments Platform in Thailand

  Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DB /NYSE: DB) announced on Thursday it has joined forces with Southeast Asia’s 2C2P to launch a digital payments platform in Thailand. The banking group reported that through 2C2P’s platform,  corporate clients in Thailand will be able to maximize their business… Read More

Mogo’s Subsidiary Carta Expands Into the U.S.

      Mogo Inc. (NASDAQ:MOGO) (TSX:MOGO) a Canada-based digital payments and financial technology company, announced on Thursday its wholly owned subsidiary, Carta Worldwide, a modern card issuing platform, is expanding into the U.S. As previously reported, Carta is described as a modern open-API issuer platform… Read More

Digital Payments Platform Wirex Teams Up With Zero Hash For U.S. Launch Support

  Digital payments platform Wirex announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Zero Hash, a crypto trading infrastructure platform owned by Seed CX, to support its upcoming U.S. expansion. Wirex reported that through the collaboration it will launch its products across the U.S. in… Read More

Southeast Asian Blockchain Startup Lightnet Partners MoneyGram to Provide Comprehensive Money Transfer Services

Blockchain startup Lightnet has teamed up with MoneyGram, a leading provider of cross-border peer to peer payments and money transfer services. MoneyGram will be integrating Lightnet’s technology with its fund transfer services so that customers can access a wide range of payout services across the… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Fintech Tranglo Continues to Expand Operations Globally to Support Local Businesses

Malaysia-based Tranglo, a cross-border payment firm, has established four new payment channels that are connected to financial networks in Brazil, Ghana, Nigeria, and Uganda. The payment corridors mark the Fintech firm’s first entry into Sub Saharan Africa and Latin American (LatAm) regions. Tranglo’s management stated… Read More

Indian Neobank RazorPay Reveals that Number of Digital Payments via Platform have Increased 80% YoY

If we ask people to name their “best” or “worst” year ever, their answers might differ, RazorPay notes. However, if we want them to arrive at the “most-common answer” (in terms of unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19), then last year’s pandemic would probably be it,… Read More

Small Business Owners Reveal how they’ve Leveraged Digital Payments and Funding Platforms to Maintain Operations during COVID

Payments platform Adyen (AMS:ADYEN) notes that the COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated consumers’ adoption of digital platforms and services. Technically “timid” grandparents have also become a lot more comfortable with video conferencing in a post COVID world, the Adyen team writes in a blog post. People… Read More

Alchemy Pay Teams Up With Power-Bank-Sharing Network Instpower to Enable Digital Payment Acceptance Across Charging Stations

    Alchemy Pay, a Singapore-based decentralized finance (DeFi) hybrid fiat and crypto payment solution provider, announced over the weekend it has partnered with Instpower, a global power-bank-sharing network, to enable digital payment acceptance across its charging stations. According to Alchemy Pay, the new partnership… Read More

Fintech Stripe Invests in Karachi based Digital Payments Startup Safepay’s Seed Round

Karachi-based Fintech firm Safepay has reportedly acquired seed funding from global financial technology company Stripe. Safepay hasn’t disclosed the amount it has received but claims that it’s a seven-figure (USD) amount. Other local and international investors also took part in the Pakistani Fintech firm’s investment… Read More

Proper Digital Payments Systems Use Cached Data for Speed and Persistent Data for Recoverability, Coinbase Explains

Digital asset exchange Coinbase recently explained how the company is building digital payments systems. Coinbase says that it aims to create an open financial system for consumers and businesses across the globe. The Coinbase Payments team’s mission is “to empower customers to move money in… Read More

PayPal Is Planning to Offer a Super App with Fintech Services like Crypto, Payments, Investing, Rewards Accessible via Common Interface

Last year was a very transformative year for many Fintechs including PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL). There was a dramatic surge in digital commerce activity and a record number of new users began using PayPal’s online services (over 72 million). There was also a considerable increase in… Read More

Nearly 40% of US Consumers like Tesla Inc’s Decision to Accept Bitcoin as a Payment Method, according to New Survey

Consumer sentiment regarding Bitcoin (BTC) as a legitimate payment method has changed significantly following the historic crypto market bull run, which is truly unprecedented. With BTC prices reaching all-time highs (briefly hitting $49,000) on the heels of Elon Musk’s tech firm Tesla’s announcement that they’ve… Read More

Fintech Adoption in Pakistan and Digital Transformation Supported by Local Fintechs Could Improve Tax Collection: PM Imran Khan

The team at Islamabad-based Fintech firm SadaPay has been introducing innovative and appealing financial products and services that are focusing on younger consumers in Pakistan. SadaPay is offering black, sleek premium spending cards which may be comparable to some of the cards offered by European… Read More

PayPal Releases Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2020 Results

  PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) announced this week the release of its fourth quarter and full-year 2020 results. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, PayPal reported that 2020 has the strongest performance in the payment platform’s history, with Total Payment Volume (TPV) being $936 billion, growing 31%… Read More

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