Tagged: digital transactions

Indian Regulators to Restrict Payments Companies from Handling More than 30% of Transactions in the Country

Governments across the globe are always trying to create a balance between enabling or supporting tech advancements and innovation while preventing large companies such as Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) from unfairly using their dominant position to eliminate smaller competitors. India is reportedly planning to… Read More

TransferWise Customers in Indonesia Can Now Send Remittance Payments to 80 Different Countries

Fintech firm TransferWise recently announced that Indonesians and ex-pat workers will now be able to send money from Indonesia to 80 different countries, which includes Australia, Singapore, Japan, US, UK, China (Alipay) — and across Europe as well. TransferWise users are now able to send… Read More

Visa to Provide Seamless Access to Curated Fintech Partners which will Offer Digital Payments Services to Financial Institutions

Payments giant Visa (NYSE:V) will be offering seamless access to 13 curated Fintech-focused partners to certain financial institutions and merchants. These financial tech companies will be offering digital payments services. Fintech firms taking part in the program include Aire, a credit scoring solution provider; AccountScore,… Read More

Norway Is Not in a Rush to Launch its Own Digital Currency Even though Cash Usage has Declined Significanty

The reserve bank in Norway has confirmed that it’s not in a rush to issue a digital Krone, even though a recent research study indicates that cash usage in the country is now down to only 4% of all financial transactions. Declining cash usage is… Read More

Patricia Montesi: CEO at Qolo Explains how Fintech Firm’s B2B Payments Platform Is Helping Companies Settle Cross-Border Transactions

We recently connected with Patricia Montesi, Co-Founder and CEO at Qolo, a Fintech firm focused on B2B payments and facilitating cost-effective cross-border transaction processing. Montesi discussed what her company is doing to help businesses with settling payments in a more efficient manner. She also talked… Read More

“Future Relevance” for Traditional Banks Is No Longer based on Digital Payments Alone: Report

The data economy of the Internet has led to most interactions becoming a transaction, according to a report from InnoPay, a consultancy firm specializing in digital transactions. The report notes that “future relevance” for traditional banking institutions is “no longer based on payments alone.” The… Read More

Melbourne based Fintech Archa, which Provides Business Credit Cards, was Granted Prinicipal Issuing Membership by Mastercard

Melbourne-based Archa, a company providing a corporate credit card that’s “built around your business, keeping you in control,” has revealed that it was granted principal issuing membership of Mastercard. The Archa team notes: “This is a significant, mission-critical milestone for us as we continue to… Read More

Mastercard Reports 40% Increase in Contactless Payments Since January 2020, Digital Tech Adoption on the Rise Following COVID

The COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated the shift towards the increased use of all-digital platforms and services by consumers across the globe. Ajay Bhalla, president of Cyber and Intelligence for Mastercard, says that the “new normal” is not a new development anymore and that we need… Read More

Over 30% of Cross-Border Payments Made via Fintech TransferWise are Now Instant, Transaction Fees have Also been Lowered: Report

  UK-based Fintech firm and stealth bank TransferWise, which recently booked its 4th year of profitability while processing £67 billion in transfers in the past year, has published its Q3 2020 report which goes over how the company has been focusing on its goal of… Read More

Australian Fintech DataMesh Introduces Payment System which Enables Low Cost Automatic Routing via eftpos’ Debit System

Sydney-headquartered Fintech firm DataMesh Group has introduced a payment system that enables low-cost automatic routing through eftpos’ Australian debit system. DataMesh’s new payment solution should help merchants save as much as AUD 500 million per year in transaction fees, after it has been launched across… Read More

Dubai based Fintech Rise Launches New Platform for Affordable Remittance or Cross-Border Payments

Dubai-based Fintech firm Rise has launched a new platform that allows expatriate workers to make low-cost or affordable remittance payments. The platform’s users are able to send payments in real-time to friends and family members living abroad. At present, the remittance service is in its… Read More

Checkout.com Executives in the UAE Expect Digital Payments to Overtake Cash Usage due to Rise of E-Commerce

Mo Ali Yusuf, the VP at Checkout.com for the MENA and Asia Pacific region, notes that for anyone who has been living in the UAE for over 4 years, it’s clear to see that the digital payments are increasingly being adopted, instead of using cash… Read More

UK Fintech Currensea Is Offering a New Debit Card for SMBs that Leverages Open Banking

UK-based Fintech firm Currensea has introduced a new product for small businesses. The company is offering a debit card for SMBs that aims to leverage the benefits of Open Banking, so that it’s easier to carry out digital transactions. Currensea’s debit card allows SMEs to… Read More

Jodie Kelley from Electronic Transactions Association Says COVID Provides Strong Impetus to Change How we Settle Payments

Jodie Kelley, CEO of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), a major trade association for the global payments industry, representing more than 500 companies, has argued that the COVID-19 pandemic provides a strong impetus or reason to change how we interact and conduct transactions. Expressing views… Read More

Southeast Asian Countries are Increasingly Adopting Digital Payments, but Regulatory Issues May Slow Adoption, Fintech Exec Argues

Fady Abdel-Nour, Head of Global M&A and Investments at PayU, a Fintech firm that provides payment technology to online merchants, has noted that regulators in Southeast Asia are working hard to ensure that digital payments are adopted by consumers. Abdel-Nour has pointed out that UPI,… Read More

Singapore’s UOB to Support Visa API that Lets Users Add Cards to Third-Party Apps without Using Physical Cards

Singapore‘s United Overseas Bank (UOB), a multinational banking organization with branches mostly based in Southeast Asian countries, has reportedly become the world’s first lender to use a new Visa API that allows clients to add cards to third-party apps without having to carry or use… Read More

Mastercard Is Asking Businesses to Upload Company Logos to Ethoca, a Fraud Prevention Platform, to Improve Dispute Resolution Process

Payments giant Mastercard is planning to encourage businesses to load up their logos to a website that’s being managed by Ethoca, an online fraud prevention platform. Mastercard is hoping to improve the dispute resolution process by having merchants upload their official logos to the site…. Read More

Amazon Introduces Technology Allowing Customers to Pay at Physical Stores by Scanning Palm of their Hands

Digital commerce giant Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has introduced special technology that allows customers to pay for products at physical store locations by simply scanning the palm of their hands. Amazon has been quite active when it comes to offering certain services at brick-and-mortar stores. The e-commerce… Read More

Australian Fintech Unicorn Airwallex Secures $40 Million in Additional Funding to Expand Operations Globally

Airwallex, an Australia-based Fintech company, has reportedly extended an existing $250 million investment round by $40 million (appr. AUD 57 million). Scott Farquhar, the co-founder at Atlassian, has joined the funding round through his firm, Skip Capital. Airwallex has managed to secure substantial investments so… Read More

Digital Transformation in Qatar has Accelerated due to COVID-19, with Banks Investing More in Fintech Solutions

Fintech firms in Qatar are focused on improving the customer experience by providing more accessible financial services. Fintech solutions providers are helping with enabling greater financial inclusion, lower operational costs, and offering better security for applications, according to Burak Zatiturk, the Financial Services Leader at… Read More

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