Tagged: online payments

Hong Kong’s HKT Financial Services, the Fintech Arm of HKT Group, Introduces Digital Financing Platform

Hong Kong-based HKT Financial Services, the Fintech division of the HKT Group, has launched another Fintech project, HKT Flexi, a digital or online financing platform that allows users to make payments via the HKT Flexi App. HKT Financial Services offers mobile payments, merchant services, O2O… Read More

Argentina based Fintech Ohana to Launch Digital Wallet to Help Locals Pay for Daily Services via QR Codes, Send Money, Settle Taxes

Argentina-based Fintech firm Ohana (which means “family” in Hawaiian) has revealed that its digital wallet will allow users to pay for everyday goods and services, and taxes. The company’s electronic wallet may also be used to send money to friends and family members. There’s an… Read More

South American Fintech Koibanx Considers Expanding Operations into Mexico

Argentina-based Fintech firm Koibanx has maintained operations in the Latin American region, well before the COVID-19 outbreak led to major changes in the daily lives of the area’s residents. Despite the economic challenges associated with expanding a business during these difficult times, Koibanx is planning… Read More

Digital Banking: OCBC in Singapore Prepares for Increased Demand for Virtual Payment Services and Online Portals

The Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Limited (OCBC) Bank (SGX: O39), a multinational banking and financial services corporation, has revealed that it’s planning to change its branch network strategy, following the COVID-19 outbreak. OCBC, which is notably Singapore’s second-largest bank, claimed during its virtual annual general meeting… Read More

Reserve Bank of India-licensed Paytm Payments Bank Surpasses $79 Million in Fixed Deposits

Paytm Payments Bank, a new type of bank, licensed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as a payments service provider, recently revealed that it has surpassed INR 600 Crores (appr. $79.4 million) in fixed deposit (FD) accounts, which have been maintained through a partnership… Read More

Indian Digital Payments Platform Simpl Reports 30% Increase in Transactions Involving Purchase of Essentials, After COVID-19

India-based digital payments platform Simpl has reported a significant increase in transaction volume for online orders of daily essentials. The company claims there has been a 30-35% increase in the number of transactions involving the purchase of essential items. The change in consumer spending habits… Read More

Touch-Free Shopping and Contactless Payments Increasingly Being Adopted by Consumers Due to COVID-19: Report

  Touch-free shopping and contactless payments are being increasingly adopted by consumers across the globe, in order to prevent the further spread of the deadly Coronavirus. Many consumers have been trying to avoid ATMs that require users to manually enter their PINs, according to a… Read More

Digital Banking, Online Payments, and Software as a Service for Financial Institutions are the Fastest Growing Fintech Sectors in Cambodia

Cambodia’s Fintech sector is still not as mature and developed as its ASEAN neighbors which include major economies such as Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia (among others). However, Cambodia’s Fintech economy has been growing steadily, mainly due to the increased adoption of digital payments and the… Read More

Hungary’s Reserve Bank Says Fintech Adoption Is Relatively Slow, as Most Consumers Still Using Cash

Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB), the reserve bank of Hungary, has released its very first Fintech and Digitalization Report, which looks into the state of financial technology adoption and the level of digitalization across the nation’s banking ecosystem. The report revealed that there are at least… Read More

Fintech: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Region May Experience Significant Increase in the Use of Financial Technology Platforms Due to COVID-19

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), an intergovernmental political and economic union consisting of the Arab states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, is expected to experience a significant increase in the use of Fintech platforms and services. The anticipated… Read More

WhatsApp Payments Plans to Penetrate India’s Lending Sector, Waiting for Regulatory Clearance

WhatsApp Payments, an in-chat payment feature that lets customers perform transfers through the messaging app to anyone in their contact list, has not achieved mainstream adoption in India. The UPI-based payments service lets users send and receive funds. It has been created by the National… Read More

Pakistani Fintech Firm SadaPay Receives “In-Principle” Approval from Nation’s Central Bank to Faciltate Digital Payments

SadaPay, an Islamabad-based Fintech firm, has reportedly been given in-principle approval by the State Bank of Pakistan, or SBP (the nation’s central bank). for an electronic money institution (EMI) license. SadaPay confirmed that the approval will allow it to provide certain financial services through its… Read More

Digital Banking Apps in the US Experience 60% Increase in Downloads, 17% Revenue Growth in Past Month Due to COVID-19: Report

San Francisco-based AppsFlyer, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) mobile marketing analytics and attribution platform, reports a 22% increase in in-app purchases during the past two weeks. This, as US residents have begun to rely even more on their mobile devices while being stuck at home due to… Read More

Contactless Payments: Mobeewave, a Platform for Accepting In-Person Payments with No PIN Entry, to Support High-Value Transactions

Canada-based Mobeewave, a certified platform that allows mobile app users to accept in-person payments without requiring extra hardware, is introducing several new features that aim to remove existing contactless payments limits for retailers and consumers, by using the Fintech firm’s proprietary tap-to-phone technology. Mobeewave’s payment… Read More

Digital Payments: Transcorp International Approved by Reserve Bank of India to Support Prepaid Payment Services

Transcorp International, an established foreign exchange (Forex) and payment services provider, has received approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to enter co-branding arrangements for performing prepaid transactions. The prepaid payment services will be available at thousands of Indian stores and digital commerce websites…. Read More

Digital Payments: OCBC Bank Introduces Google Pay’s Peer to Peer Money Transfer Service in Singapore

The Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Limited (OCBC) Bank (SGX: O39), a multinational banking and financial services corporation, has reportedly become the first company to introduce Google Pay’s peer to peer (P2P) money transfer service in Singapore. The new digital payments option makes Singapore only the third… 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

API-first Banking as a Service Provider OpenPayd Enables SEPA Digital Payment Scheme for Fintech Service Providers

OpenPayd, an established API-based banking-as-a-service (BaaS) provider, has upgraded its payments functionality and capabilities by enabling direct access to the SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) payment scheme. The integration will allow OpenPayd’s business clients, which mainly includes online or digital marketplaces, merchant acquirers and other… Read More

Digital Banking: Rewire, a Payments Platform for Migrant Workers, Performs Updates Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Rewire, an international banking service provider for migrant workers, recently revealed that it’s making updates to its platform, following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Rewire, which is focused on developing a virtual bank for the migrant workforce, is now offering free digital and physical Mastercards and… Read More

Google Pay and India’s Digital Payments App PhonePe were Most Frequently Downloaded Fintech Apps in February 2020

Google Pay was reportedly the most downloaded Fintech app (globally) during the month of February 2020 with 15.6 million downloads. It was closely followed by Indian digital payments firm PhonePe’s app which was downloaded 6 million times. For Google Pay, this is notably more than… Read More

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