Tagged: digital transactions

UK’s NatWest Reports Significant Increase in Local Businesses Accepting Payment Cards, as they Move Away from Cash Due to COVID-19

Consumers across the globe continue to increasingly use digital payments options instead of physical cash, due to COVID-19. NatWest claims that it has witnessed a significant increase in UK businesses that are now ready to accept payment cards. The lender notes that 70% of local… Read More

PT Cashlez Worldwide Indonesia, the Nation’s First Fintech Payment Firm to be Publicly Listed, Makes Strategic Acquisition

PT Cashlez Worldwide Indonesia, which is reportedly the nation’s first Fintech payment company to be publicly listed, saw its share price increase from Rp 350 (appr. $0.23) to Rp 384 within minutes after trading began on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX). Cashlez said it will… Read More

WhatsApp Payments Plans to Penetrate India’s Lending Sector, Waiting for Regulatory Clearance

WhatsApp Payments, an in-chat payment feature that lets customers perform transfers through the messaging app to anyone in their contact list, has not achieved mainstream adoption in India. The UPI-based payments service lets users send and receive funds. It has been created by the National… Read More

Lithuania-based Fintech Genome to Waive All Monthly Account Fees, will Serve Low-Risk Customers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Lithuania-based Genome, a Fintech firm that provides a financial ecosystem to support individuals and businesses, will be helping companies process their e-commerce transactions. The Fintech company will be opening a business account for low-risk businesses that are currently using the Genome platform. It will also… 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

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

WeChat Pay to Expand Operations and Services in the UAE Following Agreement with Tencent Holdings, Network International

WeChat Pay is planning to expand its operations and services in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), after an agreement was finalized between Tencent Holdings and UAE-headquartered solutions developer Network International. Merchants that use Network International in the UAE will soon have the option to set… Read More

World’s Most Valuable Fintech Ant Financial to Power Pakistan’s New Blockchain-based Payments Service

Ant Financial, an affiliated company of the Chinese Alibaba Group, is reportedly running the first international blockchain-powered payment service in Pakistan. This is a major milestone in the Asian nation’s journey to enable greater financial inclusion. Ant Financial is notably the world’s highest-valued Fintech firm,… Read More

Public Sector Lender, Bank of Maharashtra, Tops List of Indian Banks for Most Digital Transactions in December 2019

Bank of Maharashtra (BoM), a small public sector Indian bank and lender, reportedly topped the list of all the country’s banking institutions for digital transactions performed in December of last year. This, according to India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity). Meity data shows… Read More

WorldRemit Launches Digital Money Transfers to South Korea

Digital money transfer service WorldRemit announced on Sunday it has expanded its remittance service to South Korea. WorldRemit stated that its mobile-first, digital model allows hard-working migrants to send money to South Korea in a few taps, directly from their phones or through the WorldRemit website without the need to visit… Read More

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