Tagged: international payments

Razorpay Becomes First Indian Payment Platform to Introduce Address Verification System for Cross-Border Transfers

With the rising “digital influence” on consumers throughout the world, online portals as a preferred channel for trade are undergoing significant growth. There’s also an increasing trend of India’s businesses “going global,” according to Indian Fintech Razorpay. The company shared data which reveals that merchandise… Read More

NPCI, the Global Unit of National Payment Corp of India, and Liquid Group to Support QR Enabled Transactions

NPCI International Payments Ltd (NIPL), the global division of the National Payment Corporation of India, has teamed up with Liquid Group Pte. Ltd., a cross border payments provider, in order to support UPI QR-enabled payments acceptance in 10 different markets across North Asia and Southeast… Read More

UK Payments Fintech Privalgo Appoints Martin Griffiths as Non-Executive Director, Board Member

Privalgo reveals that it has appointed Martin Griffiths as a non-executive Director and Board member. With a 30-year career focused on banking and corporate foreign exchange, Martin will “bring his experience and knowledge to Privalgo’s Executive Team, helping the business with its strategic development,” according… Read More

Singapore Cross-Border Payments Fintech Thunes Partners Bank Alfalah to Enable Remittances to Pakistan

Singapore-based Thunes, a Fintech firm and an industry leader in global cross-border payments, reveals that it has teamed up with Bank Alfalah, which is one of Pakistan’s largest banking institutions. Through the partnership, the organizations aim to support real-time, cost-effective international  payments made to consumers… Read More

London based Zepz, Previously WorldRemit, a Cross-Border Payments Fintech, Secures $292M at $5B Valuation

Zepz, previously dba WorldRemit, a digital cross-border payments platform operating two brands (WorldRemit and Sendwave, acquired in 2021), with 11 million+ users across 150 countries, has secured $292 million “in new primary financing, achieving a valuation of $5 billion,” according to a release. The latest… Read More

Fintech Sokin Introduces Subscription-based International Payments Service in the UK and Europe

Sokin has introduced its “new generation” fixed fee payment service for “cost-effective” currency exchange without any hidden fees in order to make payments “more open” and transparent, according to a release. At present, consumers are being taken advantage of “when it comes to the total… Read More

UK’s Cross-Border Payments Fintech WorldRemit Introduces Money Transfer Services in Malaysia

WorldRemit, a UK-based digital cross-border payments firm, recently introduced its money transfer services in Malaysia’s markets through its app and web-based platform. Clients are now able to send funds from Malaysia, in addition to 50 other nations including the United Kingdom and the US, to… Read More

Pakistan Software Houses Association Says IT Firms Should be Able to Spend Export Earnings to Pay for Foreign Digital Service Providers

The Pakistan Software Houses Association had recommended to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) that IT firms should be permitted to use 20% of their export earnings to pay for foreign consultants, digital service providers, vendors (among other requirements) in order to conduct operations and… Read More

Digital Banking Fintech Revolut to Streamline Cross-Border Payments between US and Mexico with Remittance Corridor

Digital bank Revolut, which offers a financial Super App with 16 million clients globally, reveals that it has simplified cross-border transactions between the US and Mexico with the introduction of its US-Mexico remittance corridor. With this launch, Revolut clients in the US and Mexico are… Read More

New Cross-Border Payments Service Introduced by SWIFT for Low-Value Transfers Globally

SWIFT reveals that it has launched SWIFT Go, a service that enables small businesses and consumers to send “fast, predictable, highly secure, and competitively priced low-value” cross-border payments across the globe. Payments may be sent directly from users’ bank accounts. Seven international banking institutions, which… Read More

Payments Fintech Banking Circle Chooses European Firm SIA to Provide Instant Payments

Banking Circle, the Payments Bank for the digital economy, has chosen SIA, an established European hi-tech firm in payment services and infrastructures, controlled by CDP Equity, in order to introduce its instant payments service in Europe “connecting to the TARGET Instant Payment Settlement (TIPS) service… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Fintech Currencycloud Shares Insights on How Embedded Finance Is Streamlining Financial Services

As embedded finance continues to transform the financial services sector, Currencycloud questions how banks will shape that future. The cross-border payments Fintech notes that this is the question “on the minds of industry insiders — and with the rise of embedded finance, it’s never been… Read More

Kristo Käärmann, Co-founder and CEO of Global Fintech Wise, Reveals Company Continues to Lower Cross-Border Transfer Fees

Kristo Käärmann, Co-founder and CEO of Wise (previously dba TransferWise), which aims to make money work without borders, notes that they’re building the world’s most international account. 1/ @Wise Q2 Mission Update is here. Our team is 2,600 people now. How much progress did we… Read More

Ripple to Expand from Cross-Border Payments to Tokenized Services, Bringing Crypto Capabilities to Enterprises, Company Exec Reveals

Asheesh Birla, GM – RippleNet at American Fintech Ripple, which is currently involved in a lawsuit from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), recently published a blog post, titled, “Evolving RippleNet for a Tokenized Future.” Birla writes that cryptocurrency and blockchain or DLT are… Read More

Payment Service Provider Paymaster24 Chooses Banking Circle to Enhance Digital Payments Platform

Full-service payment service provider (PSP) of local digital payment solutions, Paymaster24, has reportedly chosen Banking Circle in order to improve its existing service proposition for merchants. Importantly, the collaboration with Banking Circle should assist Paymaster24 with speeding up payments while offering additional currencies to its… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Fintech Cambridge Global Payments Selects Crown Agents Bank as Banking Partner

Crown Agents Bank Ltd confirms that it has been chosen as a new banking partner by Cambridge Global Payments, a FLEETCOR firm and a provider of integrated cross-border payments and currency risk management services. Through the partnership with Crown Agents Bank, Cambridge will be able… Read More

Cross-Border Payments: Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank and Thunes to Streamline Remittances

Siam Commercial Bank (BKK: SCB), which is Thailand’s first and oldest banking institution, and Thunes, an established international payments firm, revealed on Tuesday (June 29, 2021) that they have teamed up to allow individual customers and businesses overseas to send money to Thailand. The cross-border… Read More

Neobanking Platform Yapeal Now Offering Clients in Switzerland a New Cross-Border Payments Service via Wise

Neobanking platform Yapeal has started offering cross-border money transfers to its clients through Fintech Wise (formerly Transferwise and now pursuing listing on the LSE). Through the partnership, Yapeal will work with Wise to make cross-border transactions fast, simple, and cheap for their app’s users. Wise,… Read More

Remittance and Wallet App SendSpend Acquires E-Money Institution License from UK’s FCA

SendSpend, the remittance and wallet app, reveals that it has acquired the Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The company will now be able to issue digital money and offer cross-border remittance services from its UK head offices. SendSpend… Read More

Peer to Peer DeFi Payment Protocol Roxe Goes Live, Will Offer Competitive Wholesale FX Rates

Roxe, a global payment network, revealed on Friday (June 11, 2021) that it has officially launched  the Roxe Payment Protocol (RPP), which is described as an open, decentralized and peer-to-peer payments protocol developed to offer wholesale foreign exchange rates to individuals, payment firms, banking institutions… Read More

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