Tagged: digital payments

California-based Payments Firm Stripe Partners with Keap, a CRM Platform, to Offer an Enhanced Customer Experience

California-headquartered Stripe, a leading payments solution provider, has teamed up with Keap, a customer relations management (CRM) platform, in order to provide a better payment experience for customers. Keap confirmed that it has created an integration with Stripe to assist clients with improving their cash… Read More

San Francisco-based Fitbit Introduces Fitness Wristband with Standard Contactless Payments Feature

San Francisco-based Fitbit, a company that (recently acquired by Google for $2.1 billion) offers compact, wireless, wearable sensors that track users’ daily activities in order to encourage people to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, has introduced a fitness wristband that comes with a contactless… 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

Contactless Payments: National Payment Corporation of India Requests Locals to Perform Digital Transactions to Reduce Physical Contact During Coronavirus Outbreak

The National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), a local, non-profit umbrella organization for operating retail payments and settlement systems in the country, has requested the nation’s residents to make digital payments in order to reduce physical contact during the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The NPCI,… Read More

Digital Banking: Nearly 65% of Singapore Residents Would Consider Working with a Neobank, Recent Survey Reveals

Nearly 65% of Singapore residents say they would consider working with an all-digital bank, according to the recently published Visa Consumer Payment Attitudes Study. The study reveals that 84% of Singapore-based respondents said that they’d be willing to use virtual banking services offered by an… Read More

Malaysia’s OneCENT Mobile Fintech Platform to Help Businesses Transition to Cashless Digital Transactions

TFP Solutions Bhd, a provider of business productivity solutions and services for large enterprises, is planning to market the OneCENT mobile-based Fintech platform to local consumers in Malaysia after the Movement Control Order (MCO) has been lifted. Datuk Hussian A Rahman, managing director and board… Read More

Cash Not So Clean? UK Fintech Paysend Provides Educational Programs About Virtual Payments

UK-based Fintech Paysend will be developing various educational programs in order to help its clients learn more about digital money and virtual payments through a series of informative articles, blog posts, and videos. One of the main problems individuals and companies, across the globe, are… Read More

UK Fintech SumUp to Waive Fees Charged on Mobile Payments Platform to Help Businesses Suffering Due to Coronavirus

UK-based Fintech firm SumUp has decided to waive the fees charged on its mobile payments platform, allowing retailers to settle transactions remotely through their devices by sharing a link through WhatsApp, SMS messaging, or email. As noted by SumUp’s management, all fees will be waived… Read More

Wirecard Announces E-Commerce Offering Expansion For WeChat Pay; Enables European Merchants Access to Chinese Market

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Thursday it has expanded its e-commerce offer for Chinese online shoppers by integrating with payment method WeChat Pay. Wirecard reported that the solution is ideal for European merchants seeking to enter the Chinese market…. 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

Contactless Payments: Software Firm Phos Partners with Mastercard to Launch Transaction Processing System for Android Mobile Devices

Phos, a software development firm, has introduced a pilot program with payments giant Mastercard, which involves the launch of a new mobile-based solution that will allow merchants to process contactless payments. The new payment option is available on all Android smartphones without requiring any additional… Read More

Nordic Payments Firm Nets to Acquire Polskie ePłatności (PeP), a Company that Offers Financial Services to SMEs

Nets, an established Nordic payments firm, has reportedly decided to acquire Polskie ePłatności (PeP) in a transaction that would value the Polish merchant acquirer at around €405 million (appr. $454.3 million). PeP’s business is focused on services that are typically required by small and medium-sized… Read More

Mexico-based Fintech Clip Introduces New Contactless Payment System, “Clip Total”

Mexico-based Fintech firm Clip is introducing another payment method, called “Clip Total.” Adolfo Babatz, the company’s co-founder, said that the new payment solution is like having a “point of sale [system] in the palm of your hand.” During a recent presentation, Clip’s management shared an… Read More

Wirecard Announces New Partnership With Southeast Asian Ride-Hailing Giant Grab

Just a couple of weeks after Securing more than $800 million from Japanese investors, Southeastern Asian ride-hailing services Grab has formed a new partnership with Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard. The companies revealed that through the partnership, they will see Wirecard… Read More

Digital Payments App EaisyPaisa Partners Seed Out, a Pakistani Crowdfunding Platform, to Digitize Payments Collection

Easypaisa, a widely-used digital payments app, is partnering with Seed Out, a Pakistani crowdfunding platform, in order to digitize the payments collection process. Seed Out aims to assist the underprivileged in Pakistan learn the entrepreneurial or business skills required to successfully launch their own company… Read More

Hong Kong-based EMQ, a Global Financial Settlement Network, to Connect to Singapore’s Fast and Secure Transfers Network

Hong Kong-headquartered EMQ, a globally accessible financial settlement network, recently revealed that it’s planning to connect to Singapore’s Fast and Secure Transfers (FAST) network and also offer services in other Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia. EMQ’s solution will allow businesses to easily make digital… Read More

Bank for International Settlements Releases Report on Fintech, Tokenized Securities, CBDCs, Cross-Border Payments & P2P Platforms

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has released a 138-page report which examines the latest trends in payments and Fintech, including tokenized or digital securities, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), international transactions, and peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms.   Hyun Song Shin, head of research at BIS noted… Read More

Contactless Smart Payment Card Developer Macau Pass S.A. Introduces Alipay HK and WeChat Pay HK Integration

Macau Pass S.A., the developer of a contactless smartcard (previously called Transmac IC Card), first launched the Transmac over 20 years back (in 1999). The card may be used to conveniently pay for bus fares, everyday shopping, and dining with many more retailers expected to… Read More

Wirecard Teams Up with Union Bank in the Philippines to Improve Digital Banking Services for Corporate Clents

Germany-based Wirecard, a global internet technology firm and financial services provider, is teaming up with Union Bank in the Philippines in order to enhance the efficiency and the convenience of its banking services for corporate clients in the country. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was… Read More

UK’s Digital Commerce Market to be Valued at $412 Billion by 2023: Report

Worldpay from FIS’s has published its 2020 Global Payment Report which notes that the United Kingdom’s digital commerce market is on track to be valued at £319.8 billion (appr. $412 billion) by 2023.  The substantial growth in e-commerce is being driven by rising online sales… Read More

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