Tagged: digital transactions

India’s National Security Adviser Warns that Fraudulent Activities have Increased as More Consumers are Conducting Online Payments

Ajit Doval, the National Security Adviser (NSA) to the Prime Minister of India, recently warned that financial crime and fraudulent activities have increased significantly and could continue to rise, because more consumers are conducting transactions online following the COVID-19 outbreak. Doval said that the country… Read More

UAE’s Ministry of Finance Partners with Local Banks to Offer Digital and Contactless Payments for Settling Government Service Fees

The UAE’s Ministry of Finance will be working with the First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) in order to launch electronic or digital Dirham contactless payments cards for settling governmental service charges. The eDirham has been set up as a system of digital channels that are… Read More

Russia and Ukraine have “Disproportionately High” Cryptocurrency Usage with Many Locals Shifting Financial Activity to Digital Assets: Report

Eastern Europe has the fourth-largest cryptocurrency market in terms of total transaction volume, according to Chainalysis’ research. Ukraine and Russia, which are also part of the Eastern European region, have been ranked quite high on Chainalysis’ Global Crypto Adoption Index. It takes into consideration a… Read More

Indian Fintech PhonePe Partners Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport to Offer Contactless Payment Options

India-based PhonePe, a major digital payments platform, has teamed up with the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) in order to offer a frictionless, contactless, safe, and secure payment option to commuters in Mumbai, which is a major financial center and one of the country’s… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Remain Inefficient with $48 Billion Lost in Fees Each Year, but Bitcoin (BTC) Might Solve Problem, According to OpenNode

Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s leading cryptocurrency, could potentially solve the global remittances problem, according to OpenNode, which focuses on supporting payments for businesses throughout the world. As explained by the OpenNode team, they aim to “empower” consumers and connect the world via “trusted” digital payment… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Is Reportedly Planning to use Infosys Co-Founder Nandan Nilekani’s Formula to Measure Effectiveness of Digital Payments

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is reportedly planning to use the Nandan Nilekani (Infosys co-founder) formula in order to measure the effectiveness of digital payments. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s administration has introduced the Digital India initiative which aims to determine the extent of… Read More

Digital Wallet Provider EasyPaisa Partners Fintech Firm PayFast to Accelerate Virtual Payments Adoption in Pakistan

Easypaisa, a leading digital wallet provider in Pakistan, has partnered with Fintech firm PayFast, in order to accelerate the adoption of digital payments in the country. Through the partnership, Easypaisa digital wallet users will be able to make online payments using PayFast’s local payment gateway…. Read More

UK Fintech Modulr Becomes Principal Issuing Member of Mastercard, Will Now Offer More Seamless Digital Payments Solutions

Myles Stephenson, the CEO at UK-based Fintech firm Modulr, says he’s pleased to announce that the financial service provider has become a principal issuing member of Mastercard. As explained by the company, this means that their products are “further embedded” in key financial infrastructure and… Read More

Egyptian Digital Payments Provider, Fawry, Experiences Record Growth Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Fawry for Banking & Payment Technology Services SAE, an Egyptian digital payments provider, was listed on Cairo’s exchange about a year back. The company recently experienced a 300% increase in its market value to 20 billion Egyptian pounds (appr. $1.3 billion). The payments firm confirmed… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Introduces Services in Japan, Claims it Signed Up 10,000 Locals, After Acquiring License in 2018

Prominent digital bank Revolut has reportedly launched services in Japan, as it continues to move forward with its ambitious global expansion plans. The Fintech Unicorn had first acquired a license to offer services in the country back in 2018. Revolut’s management confirmed that its services… Read More

Fintech Investments in Australia Down to $548 Million in H1 2020 from $1.3 Billion from Last Year: Report

Fintech investments in Australia reached $376.5 million during H1 2020, which represents a 150% increase when compared to the same period from last year when $149.05 million for raised by Fintechs in the country. But there was a significant drop in mergers and acquisitions (M&A)… Read More

Apple Card Really Set the Standard for Other Payment Solutions from Tech Giants like Google, Samsung, Fintech Exec Says

Vaduvur Bharghavan, CEO and president of Fintech firm Ondot, a card app platform, has pointed out that the Apple Card was the first to set the expectation for what should be offered by an all-digital payment card. He added that the Apple Card really set… Read More

Alibaba Group’s E-commerce Site Daraz in Pakistan to Encourage Digital Payments by Offering 10% Discount on Mondays on Purchases Made with Visa Cards

Payments giant Visa has teamed up with Pakistan’s Daraz, an online marketplace and logistics firm which operates in markets of South Asia and Southeast Asia (owned by Alibaba Group). Through the long-term, strategic partnership, the companies will introduce “Visa Mondays,” which will allow Daraz customers… Read More

Fintech and Digital Solutions Provider Thales to Assist Commercial Bank of Kuwait with Offering Secure Contactless Payments

Digital solutions provider Thales is reportedly supplying the Commercial Bank of Kuwait (CBK) with its Gemalto Trusted Services Hub (TSH), which will allow the bank’s customers to perform secure contactless payments from their smartphones. According to a release, a tokenization process will be used to… Read More

Mastercard to Allow Consumers to Split Transactions into Small Installments through its Partnership with TSYS, a Global Payments Firm

The global COVID-19 pandemic has led to significantly more consumers looking for better and flexible payment options, meanwhile, payment card issuers and merchants are focused on providing cardholders with the best choices, control and simplicity at the time of checkout. Payments giant Mastercard (NYSE: MA)… Read More

Achieving Financial Inclusion Is Still a Significant Challenge in Pakistan, According to Fintech Sector Executive, but New Products being Developed

Salman Ali, the chief operating officer at Virtual Remittance Gateway, notes that Pakistan has a population of more than 218 million (one of the highest in the world). He points out that 60% of the nation’s population are adults, however, only 23% of residents have… Read More

Aspiring Online Lenders backed by Established Corporates are More Likely to Secure Virtual Bank Licenses than Standalone Challengers: Report

Digital banking or the use of online services and platforms may have been accelerated due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which had led to many countries enforcing nationwide lockdowns. While many countries are now beginning to “re-open” their businesses, the Coronavirus crisis has led to major… Read More

Bitcoin Is a “Speculative” Asset, Facebook led Libra Stablecoin or Payments System may be Useful for Transactions, Former RBI Governor Says

Bitcoin (BTC) and the controversial Facebook-led Libra stablecoin or payments project might  play a key role in a world where reserve banks are beginning to issue their own digital currencies or CBDCs, according to Raghuram Rajan, former governor at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)…. Read More

Pakistan’s EasyPaisa, a Leading Digital Wallet Provider, Partners Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry to Support Virtual Payments

Pakistan’s Easypaisa, a leading online wallet provider, has teamed up with the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) in order to support digital payments in the country. The agreement was made official and signed by Khurram Malik, Head of Easypaisa, Telenor Microfinance Bank and… Read More

Consumer Spending in India Is Significantly Lower due to COVID-19 related Uncertainty, UPI and Digital Payments Also Decline as Lockdowns Eased

The COVID-19 outbreak and nationwide lockdowns in India have forced many local residents to re-evaluate how they conduct business and manage their finances. An analysis performed by ETMoney reveals that the overall spend by India’s residents between March and June 2020 dropped by around 40%,… Read More

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