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Fintech Firm Vouchr’s Engagement Platform for Digital Money to Help Banks Make Transactions an “Out of Box” Experience

There were around 40 million people that were using Venmo for payments, as of Q1 2019. That’s notably 40 million users who are using an external app and not their regular bank accounts to transfer funds. Traditional banks appear to have become a secondary option… Read More

MENA Region Financial Hubs, the UAE and Qatar, Report Significant Increase in Digital Banking Activities during COVID-19

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), a leading UAE-based financial institution, reports that it has experienced significantly increased levels of digital banking adoption across its retail and corporate services during H1 2020. As noted in a release, almost 60% of ADIB’s retail clients have been using… Read More

Norwegian and Scottish Fintech EedenBull and Mastercard to Streamline B2B Payments in Asia Pacific (APAC)

Mastercard and EedenBull will be supporting the launch of a digital banking platform in the APAC region. The new digital bank will be serving businesses in Asia by helping them process payments in a more efficient manner. EedenBull is a Norwegian Fintech firm that has… Read More

WhatsApp Payments have been Suspended by Brazil’s Reserve Bank to “Preserve Adequate Competitive Environment”

Brazil’s reserve bank has reportedly instructed Mastercard and Visa to suspend processing transactions on behalf of WhatsApp. As reported on June 15, 2020, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging platform began facilitating payments in Brazil. However, the Central Bank of Brazil (BC) has now taken action against… Read More

Mastercard Acquires Finicity, an Open Banking and Data Fintech

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) announced on Tuesday it has entered into an agreement to acquire Finicity, a real-time financial data and insights access provider providing open banking tools – an area of growing importance for financial services firms.. Mastercard revealed the purchase price was $825 million,… Read More

Digital Asset Platform Bittrex Global Now Accepting Mastercard to Fund Accounts

Bittrex, a cryptocurrency exchange based in the U.S., announced on Saturday it is now accepting Mastercard as a source for funding user accounts. Bittrex reported that it will accept Mastercard payments from 36 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East subject… Read More

Banking Challenger Branch Partners with Mastercard to Provide Cardholders Instant Access to Funds and Contactless Payments Option

Banking challenger Branch, a service provider that works with employers, has teamed up with Mastercard in order to provide cardholders instant access to their funds. Customers may directly add their Branch Mastercard debit cards to their mobile wallets, which supports Apple Pay and Google Pay…. Read More

Mastercard Teams Up With Octet Europe to Launch New Trade Solution Across European Economic Area

Mastercard announced on Thursday it has joined forces with Octet Europe to launch of a new trade solution across the European Economic Area (EEA). According to Mastercard, the Mastercard Trade Solution powered by Octet Europe with a goal to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) grow… Read More

BitPay Launches Prepaid Mastercard in the U.S.

Global blockchain payments provider BitPay announced on Thursday it has launched the BitPay Card, which is claimed to be the first  Mastercard Prepaid card for crypto users in the U.S. According to BitPay, the BitPay Card enables customers to instantly convert cryptocurrency into fiat currency,… Read More

Mastercard Unveils Recovery Insights Initiative to Inform Business & Government Economic Response Efforts

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) recently announced it is extending its COVID-19 commitments by Recovery Insights, a set of tools, innovation, and research. The data insight and tools will be provided to New York City, London, Madrid, the state of Arizona, and other governments. While sharing more… Read More

Mastercard: 78% of All Transactions Across Europe Are Now Contactless

Mastercard recently announced that 78% of all transactions across Europe are now contactless. The financial giant revealed it is committed to enabling 42 countries to raise their spending limits in order to help people everywhere benefit contactless pay. “With 89% of people asked agreeing that… Read More

Mastercard and UAE’s Hub71 Sign MoU to Work Cooperatively on Global Fintech Projects

Payments giant Mastercard (NYSE:MA) has committed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hub71, a technology ecosystem based in Abu Dhabi Global Market Square that supports global Fintech initiatives and leading tech firms. As mentioned in the announcement, Hub71 is a flagship project of the… Read More

Mastercard and Energy Outfit Enel X to Establish Fintech and Cybersecurity Innovation Lab in Israel

  Mastercard is teaming up with Enel X, a company of the Enel Group that offers products focused on energy transformation at home, city and the industrial level. Through the partnership, both companies will set up a Fintech and cybersecurity innovation lab in Israel. The… Read More

Galileo Financial Technologies Scores Mastercard Certification in Mexico & Forms Partnership With Klar Following SoFi Acquisition News

U.S. fintech Galileo Financial Technologies announced on Thursday it has received its Mastercard certification in Mexico and has formed a new partnership with Mexican fintech Klar. The announcements come just weeks after SoFi acquired Galileo for $1.2 billion in both cash and stock. Galileo also… Read More

Invoice Financing Plaform Previse Secures $11 Million in Capital via Round led by Mastercard, Reefknot Investments

Previse, an established invoice financing platform, has secured $11 million in capital through an investment round led by Mastercard and Reefknot Investments. Existing investors Augmentum Fintech, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Hambro Perks also took part in the round. Established in 2016, Previse aims to address… Read More

Digital Receipts Firm Ethoca, a Division of Mastercard, to Extend its Services to Microsoft Customers

Ethoca, a division of payments giant Mastercard, has revealed that it’s extending one of its ongoing collaborative initiatives, which allows Microsoft Corporation customers to get convenient access to digital or online receipts. Users may access the digital receipts provided by Ethoca via their regular mobile-based… Read More

Melbourne-based Fintech Archa Partners with Mastercard to Provide Payment Cards to Companies for Running their Businesses

Australia-headquartered Fintech Archa is teaming up with Mastercard Australia in order to offer neo corporate credit cards to the small business owners and local startups. Archa aims to leverage Mastercard’s payments technologies and services in order to help companies in acquiring the capital they need… Read More

Mastercard Announces Contactless Limit Raise Across 29 Countries

Mastercard announced on Wednesday it is now offering a contactless limit raise across 29 countries as part of its commitment to enabling the increase in contactless payment limits across Europe. Mastercard reported that across Europe, it has “championed” several initiatives that have seen a dramatic… Read More

Contactless Payments: Software Firm Phos Partners with Mastercard to Launch Transaction Processing System for Android Mobile Devices

Phos, a software development firm, has introduced a pilot program with payments giant Mastercard, which involves the launch of a new mobile-based solution that will allow merchants to process contactless payments. The new payment option is available on all Android smartphones without requiring any additional… Read More

Mastercard Joins Forces With Samsung to Enable Digital Access to Consumers & Businesses Through Pay on Demand Platform

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Mastercard announced on Thursday it has formed a global partnership with Samsung in order to enable digital access to consumers and small businesses in emerging markets through its extensible Pay on Demand platform. According to Mastercard, the Pay on Demand platform is designed to accelerate… Read More

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