Tagged: online payments

Digital Banking: Nearly 65% of Singapore Residents Would Consider Working with a Neobank, Recent Survey Reveals

Nearly 65% of Singapore residents say they would consider working with an all-digital bank, according to the recently published Visa Consumer Payment Attitudes Study. The study reveals that 84% of Singapore-based respondents said that they’d be willing to use virtual banking services offered by an… Read More

Cash Not So Clean? UK Fintech Paysend Provides Educational Programs About Virtual Payments

UK-based Fintech Paysend will be developing various educational programs in order to help its clients learn more about digital money and virtual payments through a series of informative articles, blog posts, and videos. One of the main problems individuals and companies, across the globe, are… Read More

Online Payments Company Skrill Now Offering Free Money Transfer to Italy During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Online payments company Skrill announced on Friday it is dropping all fees and foreign exchange charges for those using its Skill Money Transfer service to send funds to Italy. Along with the transfer fee drops, there will also be no charges for recipients in Italy…. Read More

Mexico-based Fintech Clip Introduces New Contactless Payment System, “Clip Total”

Mexico-based Fintech firm Clip is introducing another payment method, called “Clip Total.” Adolfo Babatz, the company’s co-founder, said that the new payment solution is like having a “point of sale [system] in the palm of your hand.” During a recent presentation, Clip’s management shared an… Read More

Digital Payments App EaisyPaisa Partners Seed Out, a Pakistani Crowdfunding Platform, to Digitize Payments Collection

Easypaisa, a widely-used digital payments app, is partnering with Seed Out, a Pakistani crowdfunding platform, in order to digitize the payments collection process. Seed Out aims to assist the underprivileged in Pakistan learn the entrepreneurial or business skills required to successfully launch their own company… Read More

Bank for International Settlements Releases Report on Fintech, Tokenized Securities, CBDCs, Cross-Border Payments & P2P Platforms

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has released a 138-page report which examines the latest trends in payments and Fintech, including tokenized or digital securities, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), international transactions, and peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms.   Hyun Song Shin, head of research at BIS noted… 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

WeChat Pay to Expand Operations and Services in the UAE Following Agreement with Tencent Holdings, Network International

WeChat Pay is planning to expand its operations and services in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), after an agreement was finalized between Tencent Holdings and UAE-headquartered solutions developer Network International. Merchants that use Network International in the UAE will soon have the option to set… Read More

Indian Digital Payments Giant Paytm’s Founder Reveals Fintech Firm’s Roadmap to Profitability

India-based digital payment giant Paytm says it hopes to become profitable in the coming years  as it plans to develop a new business strategy. Vijay Shekhar Sharma, the 41-year-old billionaire founder and CEO at Paytm, who leads One 97 Communications, the parent firm of Paytm,… Read More

UK-based Fintech Axept Introduces Strong Customer Authentication Compliant Payment Method, Uses Contactless Payments Cards for E-Commerce Transactions

UK-based Fintech company Axept has unveiled a Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) compliant payment method, which uses contactless payments cards for settling e-commerce transactions. Axept’s new solution does not require users to type in their card details, usernames, passwords or sign up while purchasing items. If… Read More

World’s Most Valuable Fintech Ant Financial to Power Pakistan’s New Blockchain-based Payments Service

Ant Financial, an affiliated company of the Chinese Alibaba Group, is reportedly running the first international blockchain-powered payment service in Pakistan. This is a major milestone in the Asian nation’s journey to enable greater financial inclusion. Ant Financial is notably the world’s highest-valued Fintech firm,… Read More

SME Platform Xero Integrates Payment Tech Firm Square’s Software in Australia to Enable Instant Payments for Business Invoices

Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) platform Xero has reportedly made a new technology integration with Square’s software in Australia, in order to allow users to make instant payments of small-business invoices. The new feature will allow small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) using Square’s platform to… Read More

Direct to Consumer Furniture Company Castlery Now Accepting In-Person & Online Payments With Stripe

Castlery, a direct to consumer furniture store from Singapore, is now accepting in-person and online payments with payment platform Stripe. According to Stripe, Castlery sold its products online, and soon after ventured into offline retail with physical showrooms. “Handling both online and offline payments was… Read More

Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga Explains Why Company Withdrew from Facebook-led Stablecoin and Payments Project Libra

Ajay Banga, CEO at payments giant Mastercard, recently talked about why his company decided to leave the controversial Facebook-led Libra global payments and stablecoin project. Banga claims his firm doesn’t quite understand Libra’s business model. He told the Financial Times: “When you don’t understand how… Read More

Russian Residents Are Increasingly Conducting Cashless Transactions, As Overall Digital Payments Rise Nationwide: Report

The fourth quarter of 2019 saw Russia’s citizens perform more digital payments than transacting with cash (for the first time ever), state-owned Sberbank confirmed. Moscow-based Sberbank conducted the market research as part of its SberData initiative, revealing that Russian residents performed 50.4% of total transfers… Read More

CIBC’s Mobile Banking App Turns 10 Years Old, Marking the Moment When Bank Became First in Canada to Offer the Service

CIBC’s mobile banking app recently turned 10 years old, notably marking a decade since the institution became the first large Canadian financial institution to provide an innovative mobile banking app to customers. In a February 2 press release, CIBC reflected on the key milestones the… Read More

Two-Thirds of Indian Fintech Consumers Applied for Online Credit and Made Digital Payments in 2019: Survey

Digital payments and online lending are becoming increasingly popular in Asian countries. According to a new survey, a large number of Asia-based users are conducting internet-based transactions, instead of visiting physical bank locations. The recent survey of Fintech customers by Robocash Group revealed that nearly… Read More

India’s Digital Payments Solutions Provider Infibeam Records Highest Ever Online Payments Processing Volume Despite Economic Downturn

India-based Infibeam Avenues Limited, an established online payment solutions and enterprise software solutions developer, recently recorded the highest ever digital payment processing volume of approximately INR 159 billion (appr. $2.23 billion) during a period of significant slowdown in the nation’s economy and also amidst tough… Read More

Maharashtra-based Nashik Merchant’s Co-op Bank to Go Digital, Partners with India Transact Services Ltd

The Nashik Merchant’s Co-op Bank (NAMCO), a Maharashtra-headquartered co-operative bank has decided to go digital. The Indian co-op bank has reportedly teamed up with India Transact Services Limited (ITSL), in order to introduce point of sale (PoS) terminals for all of its merchant accounts. This… Read More

Card Terminal and Electronic Point of Sale Firm Payzone Rebrands as “Fintech” Firm Takepayments

Takepayments is the now the new company name for Payzone’s card terminal and electronic point of sale (EPOS) business. The firm has relaunched as a new Fintech company this year in order to disrupt the existing card payments industry and perhaps gain from the collective… Read More

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