Tagged: e-commerce

UK’s Digital Commerce Market to be Valued at $412 Billion by 2023: Report

Worldpay from FIS’s has published its 2020 Global Payment Report which notes that the United Kingdom’s digital commerce market is on track to be valued at £319.8 billion (appr. $412 billion) by 2023.  The substantial growth in e-commerce is being driven by rising online sales… Read More

UK-based Fintech Axept Introduces Strong Customer Authentication Compliant Payment Method, Uses Contactless Payments Cards for E-Commerce Transactions

UK-based Fintech company Axept has unveiled a Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) compliant payment method, which uses contactless payments cards for settling e-commerce transactions. Axept’s new solution does not require users to type in their card details, usernames, passwords or sign up while purchasing items. If… Read More

Asian E-Commerce Software Developer Credify Secures $1 Million Through Seed Investment Round Led By BEENEXT & DEEPCORE

Credify, a Singapore based software development company offering Universal Identity and Trust System solutions to e-commerce and financial services companies, announced on Tuesday it raised $1 million through its latest seed investment round, which was led by venture capital funds BEENEXT and DEEPCORE. Founded in… Read More

SoftBank to Add $1 Billion to its $5 Billion Latin American Fund Focused on Fintech, Healthcare, Digital Commerce

SoftBank, a Japan-based global conglomerate holding firm with over $283 billion in assets, will reportedly be adding another $1 billion this year to its $5 billion Latin America Fund, which was launched last year. The Tokyo-headquartered company added $1.6 billion to the fund in 2019…. Read More

Indonesia’s State-Owned Pawnshop, PT Pegadaian, to Work with Local Fintech Firms to Develop Digital Financing Solutions

Indonesia-based PT Pegadaian, a state-owned pawnshop, is reportedly planning to work with several Fintech firms in order to create digital financing solutions, which will help the pawnshop expand its business operations. PT Pegadaian’s management realizes the potential of the growing digital finance ecosystem and intends… Read More

Two-Thirds of Indian Fintech Consumers Applied for Online Credit and Made Digital Payments in 2019: Survey

Digital payments and online lending are becoming increasingly popular in Asian countries. According to a new survey, a large number of Asia-based users are conducting internet-based transactions, instead of visiting physical bank locations. The recent survey of Fintech customers by Robocash Group revealed that nearly… Read More

Maharashtra-based Nashik Merchant’s Co-op Bank to Go Digital, Partners with India Transact Services Ltd

The Nashik Merchant’s Co-op Bank (NAMCO), a Maharashtra-headquartered co-operative bank has decided to go digital. The Indian co-op bank has reportedly teamed up with India Transact Services Limited (ITSL), in order to introduce point of sale (PoS) terminals for all of its merchant accounts. This… Read More

Indonesia E-Commerce Marketplace Tokopedia Set to Finalize $1.5 Billion Round from Softbank, Alibaba, Temasek

Tokopedia, an Indonesia-based e-commerce marketplace, is reportedly in the final stages of closing an investment round valued at around $1.5 billion from Japan’s Softbank, China’s Alibaba Group and Singapore-based Temasek. The Tokopedia marketplace, which is notably the largest of its kind in Indonesia, is now… Read More

dLocal Partners With Amazon For Local Payments Acceptance Services in Chile

dLocal, a fintech company specializing in facilitating cross-border payments for global e-commerce merchants in emerging markets, announced on Tuesday Amazon has gone live with the dLocal local payments acceptance services in Chile. dLocal claims that the solution enables some of the world’s most innovative companies… Read More

Payments Platform Paysafe Introduces Secure and Easy Payment Method for Online Purchases Made in Cyprus

Paysafe, an established specialized payments platform, has introduced a new secure and easy payment method for internet-based purchases made in Cyprus. Customers can use the service to pay for items at almost all online retail outlets. Paysafecash was created by the same Paysafe development team… Read More

Reserve Bank of India, the RBI, Might Provide Fintech Firms Direct Access to Real-Time Gross Settlement Transactions

India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), is reportedly looking into the possibility of providing non-bank entities, including local Fintech firms and insurance providers, direct access to handling RTGS (real-time gross settlement) and NEFT (national electronic funds transfer) transactions – which would be… Read More

Dr. Xiang Xie: Algorithm Scientist at PlatON, a Global Trustless Computing Network, Discusses Impact of Lattice-based Cryptography on Digital Asset Platforms

We recently caught up with Dr. Xiang Xie, Algorithm Scientist of PlatON, a globally accessible “trustless” computing network, which recently revealed that it co-organized and supported the second iteration of the “Crypto Innovation School” (CIS). CIS is reportedly accredited by the International Association for Cryptologic… Read More

Online Payments Platform Payoneer to Acquire Munich-based optile, a Firm that Enhances Payment Acceptance Processes

Payoneer, an established online payments platform that helps organizations and individuals across the globe to grow their business, revealed on December 10 that it has decided to acquire optile, a Germany-headquartered technology firm that enhances payment acceptance processes for consumers globally. Established in 2010, optile’s… Read More

PayPal has Agreed to Acquire Shopping and Rewards Platform Honey Science Corporation for $4 Billion

Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) revealed on November 20 that it has decided to  acquire Honey Science Corporation, a fast-growing tech platform for shopping and rewards, for around $4 billion. Honey, along with PayPal’s two-sided network, will focus on improving the shopping experience for PayPal’s customers,… Read More

Bulgaria’s Third Largest Bank Fibank Partners Mastercard to Introduce Apple Pay Service

First Investment Bank (Fibank), the third-largest bank in Bulgaria, is teaming up with Mastercard to introduce the Apple Pay (NASDAQ:AAPL) service. Fibank customers who have a Mastercard credit or debit card can add it to their Apple Wallet in order conduct fast, secure, and private… Read More

American Express Announces Plans to Launch Open Banking Product For UK Consumers

American Express (NYSE: AXP) announced on Monday its plans to launch an open banking product that will enable UK customers to pay for online purchases with a bank transfer. According to American Express, Pay With Bank Transfer will be a real-time payment option to current… Read More

Dash Teams Up With IQ CashNow to be Accepted to More than 1,000 New Merchants & Over 250 ATMs

Digital currency for payments and e-commerce platform Dash announced on Thursday it is now accepted at over 1,000 new merchants and more than 250 ATMs through its partnership with IQ CashNow, a full-service provider specializing in cryptocurrency ATMs, point-of-sale (POS) terminals and e-commerce websites. Dash… Read More

Nordea Announces Investment in E-commerce Startup Mondido

Nordea Bank recently announced ith as invested in e-commerce startup, Mondido. Founded in 2014, Mondido claims it offers a simple and fast way to start accepting payments on websites and mobile apps while offering features for analyzing and increasing sales. “Merchants and web shops can… Read More

Wirecard Enables E-Commerce Channel For IKEA Thailand’s Online Store

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced this week it is now enabling the e-commerce channel for the IKEA Thailand’s online store. Wirecard reported that through the partnership, it ensures “smooth” digital payment transactions for IKEA Thailand and enables customers to conveniently… Read More

Wirecard Announces Partnership With Chinese E-Commerce Platform XBN

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with Chinese e-commerce platform XBN to enable digital payments outside of China. According to Wirecard, XBN is on a rapid global expansion with a trading volume of more… Read More

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