Tagged: International Transactions

Fintech Ripple Sold Over $32 Million in XRP During Q2 2020, Only Sold $1.75 Million of the Digital Asset During Q1 2020: Report

San Francisco based Fintech firm Ripple has released its quarterly XRP Markets Report. The company notes in its report, that as an XRP holder, Ripple “believes proactive communication and transparency are part of being a responsible stakeholder.” During Q2 2020, total XRP sales were valued… Read More

Fintech Unicorn and Stealth Bank, TransferWise, Brings API powered Cross-Border Banking Solutions to Asian Markets

UK-based Fintech and stealth bank TransferWise recently revealed that it has taken an “exciting” step towards modernizing and streamlining global banking in Asia. The company confirmed that it has brought TransferWise for Banks, its “bank-friendly” API integration, to Asian markets, allowing financial institutions to surface… Read More

Fintech Ripple Southeast Asia Head Kelvin Lee Explains how PayID Serves as an Effective Solution for Cross-Border Payments

Kelvin Lee, the Southeast (SE) Asia head for Fintech firm Ripple, notes that the more businesses that begin supporting and integrating PayID into their platforms, the better off the digital payments ecosystem will be. Ripple, which is leading the Open Payments Coalition (OPC), is reportedly… Read More

Sky Guo, Founding Member at OMFIF Digital Monetary Policy Institute, Explains why Interoperability Is an Important Aspect of Central Bank Digital Currencies, or CBDCs

  We recently caught up with Sky Guo, a founding member at the OMFIF Digital Monetary Institute, the global central banking think tank that assists policymakers with understanding central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Guo, who’s also the founder of Cypherium, which focuses on enabling interoperability… Read More

Cross-Border Payments and Market Infrastructure Report from BIS Says Current Challenges with International Money Transfers will be Addressed at G20

The emergence of new Fintech industry participants such as the Facebook-led Libra project have made it clear that the existing, global cross-border payments system can be improved. A Bank for International Settlements (BIS) committee report on Payments and Market Infrastructure (CPMI) has noted that countries… Read More

Fintech Ripple’s Partner, SBI Holdings, to Integrate MoneyTap Settlements Platform to Process Transactions via ATMs in Japan

Ripple company partner and investor, SBI Holdings, is planning to integrate the Fintech firm’s technology, in order to process transactions via ATMs throughout Japan. SBI’s management noted in its recent financial report that it will integrate the Ripple technology-based settlements solution, MoneyTap, with ATMs operated… Read More

MoneyGram CEO Says It’s been a “Quiet Quarter” when it comes to Firm’s Partnership with Fintech Ripple

Alexander Holmes, chairman and CEO at giant money transfer service MoneyGram (NASDAQ:MGI), says it was a “quiet quarter” for the company when it comes to developments related to its partnership with American Fintech firm, Ripple. Holmes, whose comments came during an earnings call for Q1… Read More

Fintech TransferWise to Charge Small Fee to Produce, Deliver New Debit Cards, Becomes First Fully Online Money Transfer Service in UAE

Fintech TransferWise, a London-based online money transfer service founded in 2011, has been offering debit cards to its customers at no extra cost. The company supports hundreds of currency routes across the globe, including GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, and CAD. However, TransferWise recently noted: “From… Read More

Fintech Firm Currencycloud Introduces API that Provides SWIFT GPI Tracking of Cross-Border Payments

Fintech firm Currencycloud has introduced a new API that offers SWIFT GPI tracking of international payments. Previously, the only entities providing cross-border transaction tracking services were banking institutions. Currencycloud aims to enter this market, and plans to make payment tracking as straightforward as tracking packages…. Read More

Singapore-based Cross-border Payments Firm TranSwap Looking to Raise up to $10 Million in Capital

Singapore-based remittance firm TranSwap is reportedly holding discussions to secure $5-10 million in capital. Benjamin Wong, co-founder and CEO at TranSwap, confirmed that the cross-border payments company is planning to close its investment round “quite soon”. As reported by e27, the Fintech firm has acquired… Read More

Banco Santander Launches PagoFX, a Cross-Border Payments App for UK Customers, will Compete with TransferWise

Banco Santander S.A. (Santander Group) (BME:SAN), the world’s 16th-largest banking institution and financial services company based in Madrid, has officially introduced PagoFX, its international payments application for UK customers. Last month, Santander had revealed that it was in the final stages of developing its cross-border… 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

Digital Payments Startup Azimo Partners Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank to Settle Remittances via RippleNet

Azimo, an online funds transfer service provider, has teamed up with Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), the nation’s oldest financial institution, in order to introduce an instant international payments gateway from Europe to the Asian country. As mentioned in an announcement made on April 9,… Read More

Siam Commercial Bank in Thailand to Launch Ripple-based Consumer International Payments Mobile App

The Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) in Thailand will be launching its Ripple-based consumer international payments mobile app. The SCB, which is one of the country’s largest commercial banks, began using RippleNet (Ripple company’s decentralized network of financial institutions) in order to connect to major banking… Read More

Western Union Launches “Digital Location” Feature for Sending and Receiving Money from Users’ Homes to Prevent Further Spread of Coronavirus

Global money transfer service provider, Western Union (NYSE: WU), has launched a new feature called, “Digital Location,” which allows users to send and receive funds from their own homes. Western Union revealed that it’s testing out the combined telephone and video service, which allows users… Read More

Hong Kong-based EMQ, a Global Financial Settlement Network, to Connect to Singapore’s Fast and Secure Transfers Network

Hong Kong-headquartered EMQ, a globally accessible financial settlement network, recently revealed that it’s planning to connect to Singapore’s Fast and Secure Transfers (FAST) network and also offer services in other Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia. EMQ’s solution will allow businesses to easily make digital… Read More

Financial Giant Santander Group Is in the Final Stages of Introducing Cross-Border Payments Service, PagoFX

Banco Santander S.A. (Santander Group) (BME:SAN), the world’s 16th-largest banking institution and financial services company based in Madrid, is reportedly in the final stages of introducing its new Fintech spinout PagoFX, which will compete with leading cross-border money transfer service provider, TransferWise. Sifted reported that… Read More

American Fintech Ripple’s Clients Might Soon be Able to Issue Stablecoins via Cross-Border Payments Platform, RippleNet

RippleNet, a distributed ledger tech (DLT)-enabled gross payments settlement network, allows banks and other financial institutions to securely perform cross-border transactions.  Developed by San Francisco-based Fintech Ripple, the decentralized RippleNet platform has been used to perform international transactions since 2012. The platform’s users might soon… Read More

Contactless Smart Payment Card Developer Macau Pass S.A. Introduces Alipay HK and WeChat Pay HK Integration

Macau Pass S.A., the developer of a contactless smartcard (previously called Transmac IC Card), first launched the Transmac over 20 years back (in 1999). The card may be used to conveniently pay for bus fares, everyday shopping, and dining with many more retailers expected to… Read More

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