Tagged: online payments

UK Fintech Modulr Introduces Card Issuing API, Customers are Now Able to Manage All Payments Needs from One Platform

UK-based Modulr, a Payments as a Service API Platform for digital businesses, has introduced physical cards that are now available via its platform. The Modulr team noted: “Following popular demand, we have launched a card-issuing API, completing an end-to-end, one-stop solution for an entire card… Read More

Buy Now Pay Later Provider Klarna Forms New Partnership With GameStop

  Payment processing platform Klarna announced on Monday it has formed a new partnership with video game retailer, GameStop.  This news comes just days after Klarna announced its partnership with Etsy. While sharing details about the partnership,  David Sykes, Head of U.S. at Klarna, stated: “Recognizing… Read More

Bengaluru based Fintech Startup Walrus Is Launching Personalized Debit Card for Teenagers to Encourage Better Money Management

Bengaluru based Fintech startup Walrus is launching a personalized debit card for teenagers. The company says it wants to help teens become financially “smart” from a young age so that they are able to effectively manage their finances as they get older and have more… Read More

Fintech Professional Explains how Payment Initiation Service Providers are Offering Improved Payment Solutions after PSD2 Went Live

Ciaran O’Malley, Head of Commercial Strategy at Trustly, a Stockholm, Sweden based financial services firm that aims to offer fast and secure online banking solutions, says that since PSD2 went live in September of last year, a “raft” of Payment Initiation Service Providers (PISPs) have… Read More

Payments Platform Stripe Acquires Nigerian Fintech Paystack which will Continue to Operate Independently

Payments platform Stripe has acquired Nigeria-based Paystack, which is a startup that aims to make it easier to integrate various payment services. The acquisition may be valued at over $200 million, according to TechCrunch which cited sources familiar with the matter. Patrick Collison, CEO at… Read More

Mastercard Reports 40% Increase in Contactless Payments Since January 2020, Digital Tech Adoption on the Rise Following COVID

The COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated the shift towards the increased use of all-digital platforms and services by consumers across the globe. Ajay Bhalla, president of Cyber and Intelligence for Mastercard, says that the “new normal” is not a new development anymore and that we need… Read More

Mastercard Is Asking Businesses to Upload Company Logos to Ethoca, a Fraud Prevention Platform, to Improve Dispute Resolution Process

Payments giant Mastercard is planning to encourage businesses to load up their logos to a website that’s being managed by Ethoca, an online fraud prevention platform. Mastercard is hoping to improve the dispute resolution process by having merchants upload their official logos to the site…. Read More

Contactless and Digital Payments Continue to Rise in India while Retail Spending Nearly at Pre COVID Levels: Report

Retail spending and activity levels in India have now recovered to around 90% of pre- COVID-19 levels after dropping to around 55-65% of their average back in April 2020. The pace of the adoption of digital services across major channels has accelerated due to the… Read More

JPMorgan backed Brazilian Fintech FitBank to Expand Payments Services Business into the US

Brazil-based FitBank Pagamentos Eletronicos SA, a Fintech firm backed by JPMorgan Chase, one of the world’s largest banks in terms of assets and scope of operations, is planning to establish an additional business office in the US during the first half of next year. The… Read More

India’s National Security Adviser Warns that Fraudulent Activities have Increased as More Consumers are Conducting Online Payments

Ajit Doval, the National Security Adviser (NSA) to the Prime Minister of India, recently warned that financial crime and fraudulent activities have increased significantly and could continue to rise, because more consumers are conducting transactions online following the COVID-19 outbreak. Doval said that the country… Read More

Reserve Bank of India Is Reportedly Planning to use Infosys Co-Founder Nandan Nilekani’s Formula to Measure Effectiveness of Digital Payments

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is reportedly planning to use the Nandan Nilekani (Infosys co-founder) formula in order to measure the effectiveness of digital payments. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s administration has introduced the Digital India initiative which aims to determine the extent of… Read More

Digital Wallet Provider EasyPaisa Partners Fintech Firm PayFast to Accelerate Virtual Payments Adoption in Pakistan

Easypaisa, a leading digital wallet provider in Pakistan, has partnered with Fintech firm PayFast, in order to accelerate the adoption of digital payments in the country. Through the partnership, Easypaisa digital wallet users will be able to make online payments using PayFast’s local payment gateway…. Read More

Egyptian Digital Payments Provider, Fawry, Experiences Record Growth Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Fawry for Banking & Payment Technology Services SAE, an Egyptian digital payments provider, was listed on Cairo’s exchange about a year back. The company recently experienced a 300% increase in its market value to 20 billion Egyptian pounds (appr. $1.3 billion). The payments firm confirmed… Read More

Spotify, Netflix, Revolut Investor TCV Leads €90 Million Round for Mollie, a European Payment Processing Firm

Mollie, a European payment processing company, has secured €90 million in capital through a Series B investment round which was led by TCV, a prominent investor that has also participated in rounds conducted by Spotify, Revolut, Netflix, and Nubank, one of the largest digital banks… Read More

Alibaba Group’s E-commerce Site Daraz in Pakistan to Encourage Digital Payments by Offering 10% Discount on Mondays on Purchases Made with Visa Cards

Payments giant Visa has teamed up with Pakistan’s Daraz, an online marketplace and logistics firm which operates in markets of South Asia and Southeast Asia (owned by Alibaba Group). Through the long-term, strategic partnership, the companies will introduce “Visa Mondays,” which will allow Daraz customers… Read More

Delivery Hero, a MENA Region Online Delivery Service, Partners Mastercard to Digitize Entire Payments Process

Delivery Hero, a Berlin-based online delivery platform operating in the Middle East, has teamed up with Mastercard in order to digitize its entire payment process across all its products offered to MENA region customers. Delivery Hero app users will have the option to pay for… Read More

MENA Region Is Experiencing Strong Revival of Digital Commerce and Virtual Payments Sector, Industry Exec Reveals

The MENA region is reportedly experiencing a strong revival of its digital commerce and virtual payments sector, particularly during the past quarter of this year. This key Fintech trend is expected to continue and also keep up its current growth rate in the coming years,… Read More

Central American Fintech Firms Now Involved in Banking, Billing, Crowdfunding, Online Payments, Personal Credit

  Central America is home to many Fintech firms such as Cuanto, Sube, and Klap which specialize in online payments. There’s also Adelantos and Vana which focus on personal credit. Central America based Fintech firms Omni and Cuscatalan are part of the region’s banking sector…. Read More

Pakistani Fintech SadaPay Aims to Bring Modern Financial Services to Country, where 87% of 218 Million Residents are Formally Unbanked

Pakistan still has a very large informal economy, meaning many (or most) transactions are still settled with cash. The majority of the nation’s residents do not have access to a bank account or modern financial services. However, local Fintech and digital wallet solution providers such… Read More

Digital Transformation: Egypt’s Largest Bank Inroduces New Services to Support Virtual Banking following COVID-19 Outbreak

The National Bank of Egypt (NBE), the country’s largest banking institution in terms of total assets, number of branches and employees, has introduced several services via its Al Ahly Net and NBE mobile app, in order to support its digital banking strategy. Hisham Okasha, chairman… Read More

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