Tagged: e-commerce

Majority of Pakistani Consumers to Make Digital Payments for Online Purchases, Instead of Visiting Physical Stores, Even After COVID: Survey

Visa (NYSE: V), the global leader in digital payments, recently published the results of its survey which aimed to assess the impact of COVID-19 on consumer behavior in Pakistan. Visa’s Stay Secure survey reveals Pakistani consumers’ general views about conducting digital transactions, their preferences and… Read More

Airwallex Supports E-Commerce Growth By Announcing Card Payment Acceptance in the UK & Europe

Airwallex, an Australia-based fintech company, announced on Tuesday it has launched its card payment acceptance solution in the UK and Europe. Airwallex claims that the solution allows merchants to accept card payments around the world seamlessly and securely. The launch is notably a key part… Read More

UAE’s Buy Now Pay Later Fintech Spotii to Support Business Growth with Microsoft AppSource by using its Network to Co-Market Services

Dubai’s Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) Fintech firm Spotii has officially launched on Microsoft AppSource, which is an app store and online marketplace for companies using various Microsoft products. Spotii’s digital platform allows fashion, beauty, and lifestyle retail outlets to provide more flexible payment plans… Read More

Bahrain to Introduce Regulations for E-Commerce Businesses which Support Nation’s Digital Transformation Strategy

The Middle Eastern country of Bahrain has identified key focus areas to further develop its economy. The nation’s government has outlined a national strategy for supporting digital commerce. Zayed Alazayani, the Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister, stated that the Kingdom will be introducing new laws… Read More

Spotify, Netflix, Revolut Investor TCV Leads €90 Million Round for Mollie, a European Payment Processing Firm

Mollie, a European payment processing company, has secured €90 million in capital through a Series B investment round which was led by TCV, a prominent investor that has also participated in rounds conducted by Spotify, Revolut, Netflix, and Nubank, one of the largest digital banks… 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

Contactless Transactions are Expected to Double the Number of Digital Payments to $8.26 Trillion by 2024: Report

Contactless transactions are expected to double the number of digital payments to $8.26 trillion by 2024, which is a key Fintech trend that has been accelerated due to COVID-19. Businesses are increasingly using contactless technology to improve customer experience and help them make secure payments,… Read More

UK E-Commerce Platform Moteefe Raises $11 Million Through Series B Round Led By BGF

Moteefe, a UK-based e-commerce platform for on-demand production of merchandise, has reportedly secured $11 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by BGF. Founded in 2014 and launched in 2016, Moteefe describes itself as a global print-on-demand that enables entrepreneurs, brands, and… Read More

Karachi based Fintech Safepay Plans to Become “the Stripe of Pakistan” after Receiving Support from Y Combinator

Pakistani Fintech firm Safepay recently received an investment from Y Combinator and it’s now planning to become “the Stripe of Pakistan.” Karachi-headquartered Safepay has notably become the first Pakistani Fintech to complete Y Combinator’s program for startups. The company was reportedly a part of YC’s… Read More

MENA Region Is Experiencing Strong Revival of Digital Commerce and Virtual Payments Sector, Industry Exec Reveals

The MENA region is reportedly experiencing a strong revival of its digital commerce and virtual payments sector, particularly during the past quarter of this year. This key Fintech trend is expected to continue and also keep up its current growth rate in the coming years,… 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

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

Mobile E-Commerce Platform Button Joins Forces With Plum For New Rewards Program

Button, a mobile commerce technology company, announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with money management AI assistant Plum. Button will notably be powering Plum’s new Rewards Program, which will enable users to shop and save with various big brands, including Groupon, ASOS, and… Read More

Walmart Shoppers can Now Earn Cryptocurrency back via StormX, which also Supports Cashback with Microsoft, eBay, Nike

StormX, which allows users to complete gamified micro-tasks or shop online while earning as much as 87.5% cryptocurrency back as a StormX rewards member, is now allowing customers to earn cashback in digital currencies when they shop at a Walmart store. StormX users will be… 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

Tel Aviv’s Liquidity Capital and Japanese Financial Giant MUFG Establish $80 Million Initiative for Asian Digital Commerce Startups

An Israel-based AI technology firm is planning to help MUFG Bank, which is Japan’s largest financial institution, with assessing the operations of Asian startups in order to determine the feasibility of issuing loans to them. The $80 million 50-50 joint initiative between Tel Aviv based… Read More

Strong Customer Authentication, a Requirement to Combat Payments Fraud, Might Lead to Many Customers Abandoning Purchases at Checkout

Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) testing performed by tech giant Microsoft reveals that consumers are actually leaving their planned purchases at relatively high rates when challenged at the time of checkout. SCA is a European regulatory requirement that aims to reduce or eliminate fraudulent activities and… Read More

Splitit, an Australian Stock Exchange listed Buy Now, Pay Later Firm, Secures $71.5 Million in Capital via Private Placement, Share Purchase Deal

Splitit, an Australian Stock Exchange-listed (ASX:SPT) company that allows consumers to make payments in easy installments using their credit cards, has reportedly secured $71.5 million in capital through a private placement and share purchase agreement. Splitit is a Buy Now, Pay Later service provider that’s… Read More

Grab Financial Group Introduces Micro Investment Platform and Buy Now, Pay Later Options for Digital Commerce Sites

Southeastern Asian ride-hailing service, Grab, has extended its business into the financial services sector, by introducing a micro-investment platform, a third-party loan service, and also a “Buy Now, Pay Later” product for digital commerce sites. Introduced in August 2020, AutoInvest allows consumers based in Singapore… Read More

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