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Reserve Bank of India Decides to Indefinitely Prevent Mastercard from Providing New Debit, Credit Cards to Locals

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) revealed on Wednesday (July 14, 2021) that it has decided to indefinitely ban Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA) from providing any new debit or credit cards to local clients for allegedly violating data storage guidelines. This move appears to be… Read More

Credit and Prepaid Card Issuer Cornèr Bank Group Reaches Key Digital Transformation Milestone by Transitioning to Improved Platform

Cornèr Bank Group, an established issuer of credit and prepaid cards to individuals and companies across Europe, has reportedly reached a key milestone in its digital transformation efforts by successfully migrating its card portfolios across all products and markets to an advanced and more consolidated… Read More

Contactless Payments: Fibank to Allow Clients to Use Mastercard Cards to Settle Digital Transactions

Virtual payments can provide improved security for our funds while enhancing the overall comfort of our daily activities. These days, in addition to convenience, there’s also the health concern (due to COVID-19 and other infectious/communicable diseases and viruses). Consumers across the globe are realizing that… Read More

Mainstream Companies Behind Rising Crypto Twitter Chatter

Global cryptocurrency interest continues to grow, and is being propelled by discussion of mainstream companies, research from GlobalData suggests. The company monitored Twitter conversations about “crypto” and found influencer conversations have risen 200 percent during 2021’s first half. PayPal was most mentioned in influencer conversations… Read More

Digital Banking: Hong Hong based Mox Bank and Mastercard Unveil Smart New Feature Called “Flip”

Hong Kong-based digital banking platform Mox Bank and Mastercard recently revealed a smart new feature, referred to as “Flip.” Flip will be available on the “all-in-one” numberless Mox Cards which allow clients to flip freely between spending via their debit and credit card accounts. Mox… Read More

Philippines based Digital Banking Platform Netbank Joins Mastercard Fintech Express Program

Philippines-based neobank Netbank reveals that it has decided to join the Mastercard Fintech Express program which should allow it to access a wide range of all-digital products. Netbank will also be able to issue debit and credit cards under its partners’ brands. Through the partnership… Read More

Digital Banking Fintech Payfare will Integrate Mastercard Send, Will Offer Real-Time Payments to Gig Workers

Payfare (TSX: PAY) reveals that it will be integrating Mastercard Send into its financial technology platform. This should allow the Fintech firm to expand its real-time payment options for the fast-evolving gig economy. Payfare, which powers virtual banking and instant payout solutions for leading on-demand… Read More

Fintech Deserve, Provider of White-label Credit Card Tech, Secures $50M via Series D led by Mastercard

Deserve, a provider of white-label mobile-centric API and (software development kit) SDK-based credit card tech, has secured $50 million in capital through a Series D round that was led by Mastercard. Mission Holdings and Ally Ventures also co-led Deserve’s latest investment round, along with contributions… Read More

Italy based Open Banking Fintech Fabrick Introduces API-enabled Solutions for Supporting Open Finance

Italy-based Fabrick, an Open Banking ecosystem, is introducing various API-powered solutions that aim to harness the power of Open Finance. Fabrick has developed two different solutions that are reportedly based on Mastercard APIs: InControl for Business and Identity Check Mobile (IDCM). They are used to… Read More

Digital Identity: Payments Giant Mastercard Finalizes Acquisition of ID Verification Service Ekata

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) revealed on Friday (June 11, 2021) that it has finalized its acquisition of Ekata, a provider of identity verification services that assist companies or businesses with making informed decisions when opening online accounts, conducting payments and handling various other digital interactions. Ajay… Read More

Netherlands based Adyen, a Global Payments Fintech, to Expand Local Acquiring Services in UAE

Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), a global payments solution provider based in the Netherlands, recently revealed that it’s expanding its local acquiring services to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With acquiring capabilities now available in the UAE, Adyen aims to offer local and global companies with an… Read More

Synctera, which will Help Community Banks and Fintech Firms, Secures $33M via Series A

Synctera, a startup that helps connect community banks and Fintech firms, has secured $33 million through a Series A round that was led by Fin VC and included contributions from Mastercard. The Synctera team notes: “We’re bringing community banks and FinTechs together. One part marketplace…. Read More

Payments Giant Mastercard Joins $25M Round in Australian Payment as a Service Fintech mx51

Mastercard has reportedly joined a $25 million investment round in Australia-based payments-as-a-service Fintech mx51. As noted my mx51’s management: “We empower our partners to connect seamlessly with merchants and their customers. mx51 is the first Australian fintech to develop a bank-grade, modern, end-to-end Payment as… Read More

Bunq Named First European Issuer to Launch True Name Feature With Mastercard Across Europe to Support Transgender & Non-Binary Communities

Mastercard announced on Monday it named European challenger bank Bunq the first European issuer to launch Mastercard’s True Name feature across Europe to support transgender and non-binary communities. According to Mastercard, the feature enables cardholders to leverage their chosen name on their card offerings, removing… Read More

U.S. Fintech MovoCash Teams Up With Mastercard & Coastal Community Bank to Launch On-Demand Mobile Banking App

  MovoCash, a U.S. fintech, announced on Thursday the launch of its on-demand mobile banking app, which was created through the company’s partnership with Mastercard and Coastal Community Bank. Founded in 2014, Modo describes itself as a next-generation digital bank with “powerful, secure, and fast… Read More

Hong Kong based Digital Bank livi Is Offering New BNPL Product with a Mastercard Virtual Debit Card

livi bank, which is notably one of Hong Kong’s eight digital banks, is now offering a Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) service with the introduction of livi PayLater that provides an instant installment option along with a virtual Mastercard debit card. The livi PayLater BNPL… Read More

Mastercard’s New Payments Index Reveals: Consumer Interest In Digital Payments Is Taking Off

  Mastercard announced on Tuesday the release of its Mastercard New Payments Index. According to Mastercard, the Index was conducted across 18 markets around the world and revealed that 93% of consumers will consider using at least one “emerging” payment method, such as cryptocurrency, biometrics,… Read More

Mastercard Welcomes Six Startups to Start Path Program

Mastercard announced on Monday it welcomed six startups to its Mastercard Start Path program. The startups were notably dedicated to building blockchain-based payments solutions and also designing sustainable lending platforms. As previously reported, Start path is an engagement program is dedicated to fintech innovators that… Read More

Gemini’s Crypto Credit Card Set to Launch in Summer 2021

  US-based digital assets firm Gemini announced on Tuesday the details of its first-of-a-kind cryptocurrency rewards credit card, including a partnership with Mastercard and WebBank. The company reported that the credit card, which has more than 140,000 people on its waitlist, will be making its debut… Read More

Mastercard Set to Acquire Identity Verification Platform Ekata For $850 Million

    Mastercard announced on Monday it has acquired digital identity platform Ekata for $850 million. According to Mastercard, Ekata works with global merchants, financial institutions, travel companies, marketplaces, and digital currency platforms. It notably uses insights to deliver unique scores, data attributes and risk… Read More

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