Tagged: e-commerce

Forter, the Trust Platform for E-Commerce, Appoints Tech Exec Eran Vanounou as CTO

Forter, the Trust Platform for digital commerce, announced the appointment of Eran Vanounou as chief technology officer (CTO) “to lead the company’s next stage of product development and innovation.” In this role, Eran will “oversee Forter’s data, precision and engineering teams.” Vanounou’s appointment further “deepens… Read More

Fondy to Provide Merchant Customers Virtual IBAN Accts via ClearBank Integration

ClearBank, the enabler of accounts, real-time clearing, and embedded banking for financial institutions, announced its integration with Fondy, a one-stop payment platform, “to provide ecommerce companies with an efficient, easy-to-implement shop payment solution.” This solution will “allow companies to manage and control their money flow… Read More

Saudi Central Bank Issues Payment Licenses to Arab Sea Financial Company, Fatoraah

The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) announces the licensing of two payment financial technology companies, including: Arab Sea Financial Company and Fatoraah in order to provide Payment services for e-commerce. This brings the total number of payment companies licensed by SAMA “to 21 companies, in addition… Read More

High-Potential Cross-Border Digital Commerce Markets Revealed in Airwallex, PPRO Report

China and the US present the “greatest” opportunity for cross border eCommerce expansion in 2022 and beyond, according to a joint report from Airwallex and PPRO. China has “the largest cross border eCommerce market with a total value in 2021 of USD 301.5 billion.” The… Read More

NCR, a Tech Provider to Banking Institutions, to Separate Into Two Independent Firms

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), an enterprise technology provider to banks, retailers and restaurants, announced its Board of Directors has unanimously “approved a plan to separate NCR into two independent, publicly traded companies – one focused on digital commerce, the other on ATMs.” The separation is… Read More

Interledger Foundation, Bowie State University to Help Students Learn About Open Payments Tech

The Interledger Foundation (ILF) has awarded Bowie State University (BSU) a $25,000 grant to partner on an undergraduate course that will “enable students to explore open payments technologies and issues in eCommerce and personal finance.” Open payments technologies “allow individuals and businesses to pay for… Read More

Digital Commerce Now One of the Largest Emerging Tech Segments: Report

The Emerging Tech Indicator (ETI), released by Pitchbook, provides a quarterly review of seed- and early-stage investment activity “involving a limited subset of the world’s most successful venture capital (VC) firms.” The analysis provides “a unique perspective into the types of technologies top investors view… Read More

BNPL Is Transforming Online Shopping for Younger Consumers, TrueAccord Report Reveals

Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) plans have taken over as a “popular” financing option for consumers, partly due to “an increase in online shopping demands during the pandemic,” the TrueAccord team notes in a blog post. In 2021, Americans “spent more than $20 billion through… Read More

Visa Tokens Reportedly Exceed Physical Visa Cards in Circulation

Visa (NYSE: V) announced that the company has now issued more than 4 billion network tokens worldwide “through Visa Token Service (VTS), marking a major milestone in its proprietary offering to help secure digital payments and further accelerate ecommerce innovation and acceptance.” This milestone, which… Read More

Checkout.com Makes Authentication Enhancements to Enhance Payment Performance

Checkout.com, the cloud-based payments service provider, announced updates to its Authentication product “to help merchants combat fraud and optimize their revenues, with an evolving toolkit of products and features to help merchants navigate the rapidly evolving landscape.” Checkout.com’s enhancements to its Authentication solution “comes at… Read More

Embedded Finance, Alternative Underwriting Options Allow BNPL Services to Support Easy Checkouts: Report

Since 2020, and the recent global pandemic, digital commerce has seen “exceptional growth,” according to an update from Juniper Research. Although the impact of COVID-19 certainly forced an increase in online shopping and eCommerce usage, it is clear that it is “a continuing trend,” the… Read More

Roxe Teams Up with Cebuana to Streamline Blockchain Payments in the Philippines

Roxe, a blockchain infrastructure company powering the next generation of payments and digital commerce solutions, has announced a partnership with the Philippines’ micro financial services provider, Cebuana Lhuillier. The partnership will “facilitate seamless cross-border remittance payments for clients in the Philippines by utilizing Cebuana Lhuillier’s… Read More

LatAm Digital Commerce Firm MercadoLibre Reports Q2 2022 Financial Results

MercadoLibre, Inc. (Nasdaq: MELI), which claims to be Latin America’s leading e-commerce technology company, reported financial results “for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.” The company hosted an earnings video as well as a conference call and audio webcast “for any questions that investors may… Read More

Asian Fintech Alif Reports Steady Revenue Growth, Surpasses 1M Clients

Alif, a Central Asian Fintech operating as a “full-fledged” Bank in Tajikistan and as e-commerce and Fintech company in Uzbekistan, has announced “a record 150%+ year-on-year revenue growth in the 12 months leading to June 2022.” During the same period, the total number of Alif… Read More

Fintech Revolv3 Secures $4.5M for Recurring Billing Platform

Revolv3 announced that Rosecliff Ventures and an angel investor have invested $4.5 million via a seed round in the recurring billing solutions provider. Revolv3’s platform supports incremental profits for merchants by maximizing cards on file settlement rates for recurring billing transactions while also minimizing transaction… Read More

Fintech TrueLayer Supports Instant Payments for Digital Commerce SMBs with WooCommerce Plugin

TrueLayer, which claims to be Europe’s leading open banking platform, announced the availability of TrueLayer Payments for WooCommerce plugin, “enabling ecommerce SMBs to seamlessly add instant, secure account-to-account payments to their website.” Luxury watch retailer BQ Watches is one of “the first businesses to implement… Read More

Worldpay from FIS Expands Merchant Business Operations to South Korea

Financial technology firm FIS (NYSE: FIS) is continuing to broaden its global merchant services footprint, announcing that its Worldpay from FIS merchant solutions are available in the fast0growing South Korean markets. Worldpay from FIS has teamed up with Seoul’s TossPayments, which is a South Korea… Read More

Balance Finalizes $56M Round to Bring Trade Online with B2B eCommerce Checkout

Balance, which claims to be the leader in B2B marketplace and eCommerce payments, announced a $56 million Series B fundraise, “bringing the company’s total funding to $87M.” The round was “led by Forerunner Ventures with support from Salesforce Ventures.” Hubspot Ventures, Lyra Ventures, and Gramercy… Read More

Charles Acquires $20M via Series A led by Salesforce Ventures to Tap Digital Commerce in WhatsApp

Charles announced that it has raised a $20 million Series A round that was led by Salesforce Ventures in order to become one of Europe’s “leading” conversational commerce as a service platform. Accel and HV Capital, who led the company’s seed round in 2021, also… Read More

DEUNA Secures $37M to Expand Digital Commerce Services in Latin America

DEUNA, the commerce operating system that enables a “1-click checkout” buying experience and a sales network for digital commerce merchants, has raised $37 million in funding including a $30 million Series A round. The investment round was led by Activant Capital along with contributions from… Read More

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