Tagged: digital transactions

Cross-Border QR Payments Linkage Established by Bank Negara Malaysia and Bank of Thailand

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Bank of Thailand (BoT) recently revealed that they’ve introduced a cross-border QR payment linkage between the two countries. Under this linkage, both consumers and merchants residing in Malaysia and Thailand can make and receive instant, cross-border QR code payments…. Read More

UK Fintech Glint Pay, which Aims to Make Gold Alternative Global Currency, Secures £2.2M+ via Seedrs

Glint Pay Inc., a subsidiary of the UK-based Fintech company that makes gold an alternative global currency by enabling its clients to buy, sell, save and spend their physical gold instantly through the Glint Debit Mastercard and Glint App, has secured 111% of its equity crowdfunding… Read More

UK Payments Fintech Paysend, the Card-to-Card Pioneer, Introduces New Digital Money App

UK’s Paysend, the card-to-card pioneer and global payments platform, has introduced Paysend 4.0, which is described as a new digital money app designed to manage all payments requirements from a single location. As noted in the announcement, the latest version offers global transfers, a multicurrency… Read More

Volante Technologies and SIA to Support Instant Cloud-powered Payments Across Europe

Volante Technologies, an established provider of Cloud-based payments and financial messaging, and SIA, a European hi-tech firm focused on payment services and infrastructures  (controlled by CDP Equity), have teamed up to enable banking institutions, financial service providers to gain access to instant payments. This should… Read More

Digital Banking: WeLab Bank to Offer Apple Pay Option to Clients across Hong Kong

WeLab Bank, a homegrown digital bank that has been authorized by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), reveals that it’s offering its customers Apple Pay, which is described as a safe, secure and private way to make payments. It allows clients to not have to… Read More

EBA Clearing and Iberpay Introduce Interoperable Services to Handle Messages that Comply with SEPA Request to Pay Scheme

EBA Clearing and Iberpay revealed on Tuesday (June 15, 2021) that they have introduced two interoperable services to handle messages and offer functionalities that comply with the updated SEPA Request-to-Pay Scheme (SRTP) developed by the European Payments Council (EPC). The introduction of these infrastructure services… Read More

European Banking Authority Releases Report on Data Provided by PSPs on SCA Compliance Readiness

The European Banking Authority (EBA), a regulatory body of the European Union that’s headquartered in Paris, released a report, earlier this week, on the data offered by payment service providers (PSPs) on their readiness to apply strong customer authentication (SCA) for the set of payment… Read More

Digital Identity: Payments Giant Mastercard Finalizes Acquisition of ID Verification Service Ekata

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) revealed on Friday (June 11, 2021) that it has finalized its acquisition of Ekata, a provider of identity verification services that assist companies or businesses with making informed decisions when opening online accounts, conducting payments and handling various other digital interactions. Ajay… Read More

GrabPay, the In-App Digital Wallet of Super App Grab, Introduces DuitNow QR Feature in Malaysia

GrabPay, the in-app wallet of Super app Grab, recently announced that it has introduced the GrabPay DuitNow QR feature across Malaysia. The GrabPay digital wallet was reportedly the first in Malaysia to sign-up with PayNet and offer this feature which is now available across the… Read More

E-Signatures: Singapore’s UOB Is Piloting Government Technology Agency or GovTech Sign with Singpass

Singapore‘s United Overseas Bank (UOB), a multinational banking organization with branches mostly based in Southeast Asian countries, has announced that it’s piloting the use of Government Technology Agency’s (GovTech) “Sign with Singpass” where a client’s digital signature is used to complete transactions or access product… Read More

London based PayAlly, an Integrated Payments Ecosystem for SMEs, to Leverage Banking Circle Tech

PayAlly, a fully integrated payments ecosystem for small businesses, is reportedly using Banking Circle solutions to enhance its multi-currency B2B cross-border payments platform. Through the partnership, PayAlly will be able access a wider range of payment channels via the Banking Circle super-correspondent banking network. This… Read More

Hungary’s Payments Fintech Agora Pay Introduces Smart Payment Acceptance

Hungary’s payments Fintech Agora Pay has introduced a smart payment acceptance service for the nation’s markets. It utilizes PAYSTRAX’s payment infrastructure and wide network of payment connections. The solution is described by Agora Pay as being highly efficient, cost-effective and it also leverages PAYSTRAX’s direct… Read More

Canada’s Clik2pay, a Near Real-Time Bill Payments Service, to use Interac e-Transfer, Provided via Peoples Trust Co.

Canada’s Clik2pay, a near-real-time bill payments service, was recently introduced during the Payments Canada SUMMIT, together on stage with the nation’s leading businesses. Leveraging the Interac e-Transfer service and provided via the Peoples Trust Company, which is part of the People’s Group, the new Clik2pay… Read More

Qatar based Payments Fintech Dibsy Secures $300,000 via Pre-Seed Round led by Salem Khalaf Al Mannai

Qatar-headquartered Fintech firm Dibsy has acquired $300,000 through a pre-seed round that was led by Salem Khalaf Al Mannai along with participation from several angel investors. Dibsy’s management reveals that their investment round was finalized in late 2020. The Dibsy team notes: “Our brand is… Read More

Digital Banking: India based Paytm Payments Bank Reports Strong Growth and Continued Support for UPI

India-based Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) says it’s “revolutionizing” the nation’s digital banking sector which has grown significantly during the past four years. Today, Paytm Payments Bank offers modern Internet banking services that are accessible via smartphones. Paytm provides current and savings accounts, fixed deposits… Read More

UK Payments Fintech Paysend Secures $125M via Series B led by One Peak

UK’s Paysend, the card-to-card pioneer and global payments platform, has finalized a $125 million Series B round that was led by One Peak, along with contributions from Infravia Growth Capital, Hermes GPE Innovation Fund, and existing investors including Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play. The capital… Read More

Philippines based RCBC Reports Dramatic Surge in Digital Payments Volume following COVID Outbreak

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has revealed that it has seen dramatic growth in its digital payments volume during the last year. The value of InstaPay and PESONet money transfers of RCBC Online and its mobile banking app surged 293% when compared to volumes reported… Read More

Digiseq, which Delivers Data into Wearables, Unveils Contactless Payments Breakthrough for NFC Chip Embedded Objects

Digiseq recently unveiled what it claims to be a wearables breakthrough via a mobile app that’s able to turn supported objects, embedded with an NFC chip, into a contactless payments device. Digiseq’s Manage Mii mobile app supports “Rapid Contactless Personalization” for clients to imbue any… Read More

Norway’s Norges Banks Says Financial System Is Working Properly despite COVID Issues, Is Researching CBDCs

Norges Bank has released its Financial Infrastructure Report 2021 and Norges Bank Papers 2/2021, titled “Retail payment services 2020.” Norges Bank notes that there have been significantly fewer disruptions in the Norwegian financial infrastructure during the past few years, and the infrastructure has been working… Read More

Instant Money Transfer Fintech Spoko.app Partners Sumsub, an ID Verification Firm

Instant money transfer Fintech Spoko.app reveals that it has teamed up with Sumsub, an ID verification firm that claims to offer bank-grade security. Through their partnership, Spoko.app will aim to enhance fraud protection and lower average user verification time down to a minute, in order… Read More

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