Tagged: digital wallets

Ride Hailing Firm Grab, a Diversified Business that Includes Financial Services, Leads $100 Million Round for Indonesia’s LinkAja

Ride-hailing service Grab, which has diversified its business and includes Grab Financial Services, has reportedly led a $100 million Series B investment round in Indonesia-based e-money institution LinkAja. LinkAja’s digital wallet and merchant services businesses are notably the flagship product of PT Fintek Karya Nusantara… Read More

Digital Wallets are Being Added at an Exponential Rate with PayPal’s Venmo and Square’s Cash App Onboarding Millions of Consumers: Report

Digital or online wallets are adding new users at an exponential rate, according to a recent report from ARK Invest. The report revealed that PayPal’s Venmo and Square’s Cash App have managed to onboard around 60 million users organically in the past 10 and 7… Read More

Two-Thirds or 68% of Indian Consumers are Now Using Digital or Mobile Banking Platforms to Settle Transactions, Instead of Cash: Report

Over two-thirds or 68% of Indian consumers are currently using digital or mobile banking platforms to settle transactions, according to a new report. The use of online banking services and contactless payments has increased significantly due to the COVID-19 crisis – which had led to… 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

Sheila Warren from the World Economic Forum Explains Why She’s “Quite Bullish” about Blockchain and Its Future Impact

Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain, Data, and Digital Assets at the World Economic Forum (WEF), an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business leaders of society to shape global agendas, says that she’s “quite bullish” about blockchain and… 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

Malaysian Fintech Valyou Introduces Blockchain based Remittance Service for Bangladeshi Workers Sending Money Back Home

Malaysia-based Fintech Valyou, a digital remittance payments service provider, has introduced a blockchain-enabled remittance solution in Bangladesh through a partnership with Standard Chartered and bKash, a mobile financial service provider. The distributed ledger tech (DLT)-powered platform will enable instant money transfers from Malaysia to Bangladesh…. Read More

Delivery Hero, a MENA Region Online Delivery Service, Partners Mastercard to Digitize Entire Payments Process

Delivery Hero, a Berlin-based online delivery platform operating in the Middle East, has teamed up with Mastercard in order to digitize its entire payment process across all its products offered to MENA region customers. Delivery Hero app users will have the option to pay for… Read More

Open Banking Style Benefits Now Available to Blockchain Platform Ontology Users, after Integration with Fintech Plaid

Ontology, a high-throughput or “high-performance” blockchain platform, has integrated its services with Fintech Plaid, which offers a data network that powers the financial technology tools used by millions of people. Following the integration, ONTO (Ontology’s native token) wallet users will be able to access Open… Read More

Over 75% of Malaysian Businesses are Now Using Fintech Products, including Mobile Payments, Digital Wallets: Survey

More than 75% of Malaysia based businesses are now using at least one Fintech-related product or service since the past year, according to a recent survey released by CPA Australia, an established accounting firm. Mobile payments and digital or online wallets are the most widely-used… Read More

Fintech Investments in Asia Pacific Surged 9.1% to $1.4 Billion during Q2 2020, as Investors Shift Focus from India to Australia, Other Regions: Report

Investments in private Fintech firms based in the Asia-Pacific increased by 9.1% to $1.4 billion during Q2 2020, when compared to Q1 2020, according to a report from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The Q2 APAC Fintech Funding Report (released on August 25, 2020) notes that… Read More

Pakistani Fintech SadaPay Aims to Bring Modern Financial Services to Country, where 87% of 218 Million Residents are Formally Unbanked

Pakistan still has a very large informal economy, meaning many (or most) transactions are still settled with cash. The majority of the nation’s residents do not have access to a bank account or modern financial services. However, local Fintech and digital wallet solution providers such… Read More

Over 240 Fintech Firms Operating in Indonesia, a Leading Southeast Asian and Global Economy: Report

Indonesia, which has one of the largest economies in Southeast Asia and also ranked high globally, has emerged as a fast-growing Fintech hub. It’s estimated that in the next five years, digital financial services revenues in Indonesia will reach $8.6 billion, meaning they’re increasing at… Read More

Indonesian Digital Wallet Providers GOPAY, Dana, LinkAja, OVO Ranked the Highest with the Most Active Users: Report

Local service providers continue to dominate the digital or e-wallet market in Indonesia, according to a recent report. iPrice Group recently teamed up with App Annie, an app market data and insight firm, to provide the latest developments related to digital wallets in Indonesia (during… Read More

Cairo Fintech Paymob Allows SMEs to Launch E-Commerce Sites, Add Online Payments via Digital and Offline Channels

Cairo-headquartered payment company, Paymob has acquired $3.5 million in capital through an investment round that was led by Dubai’s Global Ventures and the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank FMO. Existing investor A15 also took part in the round. Established in 2015 by Islam Shawky, Alain El… Read More

Majority of Singapore based Businesses Believe Fintech Adoption Is Necessary when Improving Operational Efficiency: Survey

More Singapore based companies and businesses are expected to use the latest Fintech platforms and services in the coming year. Firms operating in the Asian country aim to streamline their business by adopting the latest digital technologies, according to a report from CPA Australia, a… Read More

IRISnet’s “Internet of Blockchains” to Use MKEY’s Smart Wallet and Digital Identity Solutions

IRISnet, which aims to serve as an interchain service hub for next-generation distributed applications, has teamed up with MYKEY, in order to bring MYKEY’s core technologies, including its Smart Wallet and digital identity, and also MYKEY’s ecosystem to IRISnet’s “internet of blockchains.” Through the partnership,… Read More

Cryptocurrency Payments Firm NetCents Technology Joins Visa Fintech Fast Track Program

NetCents Technology Inc (CSE:NC) (FSE:26N) has reportedly joined Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program in order to enhance its payments platform. NetCents is a digital currency payments technology firm that will now be offering a Visa payment card to customers in the US and Canada. Like… Read More

Facebook Forms Financial Group, led by David Marcus, to Handle Digital Commerce and Payments Projects like Libra and Novi

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), which currently has a market cap of around $750 billion, employs over 52,000 workers, and generated over $70 billion in revenue last year, has introduced a new group to focus on payments and digital commerce opportunities. David Marcus, the co-creator of the… Read More

Fintech Adoption in India will Lead to More Contactless and Digital Payments, but Cybersecurity Risks Must be Addressed, Industry Exec Says

China and India had the highest Fintech adoption rate (at 87%) out of all emerging markets, as of March 2020, according to a Research and Markets report. The Fintech sector has been expanding during COVID-19 because more consumers and businesses are conducting transactions online. Many… Read More

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