Tagged: instant payments

Square Unveils On-Demand Pay & Instant Payments Feature For Payroll Customers

Payments platform Square announced on Tuesday the launch of two new features, On-Demand Pay for employees, and Instant Payments for employers. The company claims that the features will enable Square Payroll customers and their employees to more easily and effectively manage their cash flow. “The… Read More

London Fintech SatoshiPay Reveals How they’ve Leveraged Blockchain or DLT to Process Real-Time Micropayments for Online Publishers

London-based SatoshiPay, a Fintech firm that aims to provide fast and affordable payment solutions, has revealed that it has reached a key milestone in establishing its blockchain-enabled clearing platform as a “new standard” for cross-border transactions. The SatoshiPay team notes that, as of August 2020,… Read More

US Federal Reserve Is Focused on Launching FedNow for Real-Time Digital Payments and Settlements

The US Federal Reserve, which is the central banking system of the country, has reportedly been working on a new real-time payment and settlement system, called FedNow. Governor Lael Brainard claims that the Fed plans to have FedNow fully operational as soon as possible. Brainard… Read More

Digital Banks will Evolve into “Full-Bundle Offerings,” Significantly Increasing their Value Proposition: Report

Financial service providers and regulators are increasingly focusing on enabling and supporting instant payments, according to Juniper Research. The researchers note that the EU’s Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) has “brought down settlement times significantly,” with the SEPA Instant Credit Transfer Scheme helping to reduce… Read More

London’s Micropayments Fintech SatoshiPay Acquires $550,000 Investment in XLM Cryptocurrency from Stellar Development Foundation

London-based SatoshiPay, a Fintech firm that aims to provide fast and affordable payment solutions, has teamed up with the San Francisco-headquartered Stellar Development Foundation (SDF). According to a release, SatoshiPay has received a $550,000 investment from SDF’s Enterprise Fund. The funds will be used to… Read More

UK Fintech TransferWise Enables Instant Money Transfers to Pakistan (PKR), Sri Lanka (LKR), Thailand (THB)

UK-based Fintech TransferWise recently revealed that customers can now send money instantly to several developing economies in Asia including Pakistan, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. The TransferWise team noted: “In the past, if you were sending money to Thailand (THB), Pakistan (PKR), or Sri Lanka (LKR)… Read More

Fintech TransferWise Reveals that 25% of its Cross-Border Money Transfers Are Now Near-Instant, Arriving in Less than 20 Seconds

Kristo Käärmann, co-founder and CEO at London-based TransferWise, a privately-held Fintech firm that allows individuals and businesses to send money abroad at affordable and transparent rates, revealed that 25% of the cross-border transfers facilitated by the firm are now instant. Earlier this month, the TransferWise… Read More

equensWorldline SE Partners UniCredit to Handle SEPA and Instant Payments, and High-Value Transactions in Multiple Currencies

equensWorldline SE, a subsidiary of Worldline, a company specializing in payments and transactional services, has teamed up with UniCredit, a Europe-based financial institution, in order to handle the processing of all SEPA payments, instant payments, multi-currency, and high-value transactions. As mentioned in a press release:… Read More

Central Bank of Brazil to Introduce Instant Payments Platform PIX in November 2020

Banco Central de Brazil, the nation’s reserve bank, is planning to introduce an instant payments solution, PIX, in November 2020.  The Brazilian central bank noted on February 19 that the new instant payments platform will allow users to perform transactions using QR code technology. It… Read More

Stockholm-based Banking Group Swedbank Partners with SIA to Send Instant Payments Via the EBA Clearing’s RT1 Platform

Swedbank AB, a Nordic-Baltic banking group headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, has reportedly chosen payment services and infrastructure company SIA to help it send instant payments via the EBA Clearing’s RT1 platform. Swedbank provides retail banking, asset management, and various other financial services. Swedbank has more than… Read More

SME Platform Xero Integrates Payment Tech Firm Square’s Software in Australia to Enable Instant Payments for Business Invoices

Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) platform Xero has reportedly made a new technology integration with Square’s software in Australia, in order to allow users to make instant payments of small-business invoices. The new feature will allow small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) using Square’s platform to… Read More

J.P. Morgan Launches SEPA Instant Payments in Europe

J.P. Morgan announced earlier this week it is advancing its real-time payments offering by launching SEPA Instant in Europe. The banking group reported that with this latest offering it is continuing on its mission to drive efficiency and add critical value to our clients’ business…. Read More

KeyBank Teams Up With Ingo Money to Launch Instant Payment Solution

KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) announced on Friday it has teamed up with Ingo Money to launch its instant payment solution. KeyBank revealed that through Ingo Money’s platform its commercial clients will be able to quickly and easily turn slow, expensive paper checks and ACH deposits into instant,… Read More

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