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Online Marketplaces are Expected to Increasingly Develop their Own Digital Payments Infrastructures: Report

We’re experiencing more changes in the digital payments sector than we’ve seen during the past two or three decades. This seems like an exciting time as consumers across the globe are increasingly using innovative digital platforms and services. Accuity’s payments experts have identified four important… Read More

Contactless Payments in the UK are On the Rise with 90% of In-Store Transactions Settled with Touch-Free Options

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to the increased adoption of contactless payments as one of the preferred ways to settle transactions in the United Kingdom, now representing around 90% or 9 in 10 of all eligible card transfers (as of 2020). The most significant milestone… Read More

Mobile Payments App Venmo to Provide Merchants Ways to Reach Highly Social Millennials via its Social Feed, Rewards, Payouts

The team at Venmo, a mobile payment service created by PayPal, notes that their platform began as a social peer-to-peer payments tool for friends and family members to split their meal or share an “unforgettable experience.” The Venmo team confirms that several years ago, they… Read More

Bill and Melinda Gates are Now Backing New Digital Payments System in Pakistan which Supports Financial Inclusion for Women

Pakistan has introduced a state-managed instant digital payments platform in order to promote greater financial inclusion. The new online payments system, Raast, has been launched to support women who might have been financially marginalized or unable to access modern financial services for a long time…. Read More

Banks and Digital Payments Providers in India Ask Government to Bring Back Merchant Discount Rate on RuPay and UPI Transactions

Banking institutions and online payments providers in India have asked the nation’s government to bring back the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) on RuPay, which is an international card payment service launched by the National Payments Corporation of India. Digital payments providers in the country also… Read More

COVID-19 was “Rocket Fuel” for Digital Transformation with Payments Companies Innovating at a Dramatic Pace, PPRO Reveals

The team at PPRO, a Fintech firm that allows consumers to pay with the local payment methods they “trust and know, wherever they are,” notes that it’s been a year of “momentous change” for the payments sector. PPRO pointed out that previously emerging Fintech and… Read More

By 2022, Most Payments will Migrate to ISO 20022, a Standard for Electronic Data Interchange between Financial Institutions, According to Payment Components

The team at Payment Components, a UK-based firm that’s empowering Open Banking with agile PSD2 and API frameworks (developing solutions for banks, corporates, and developers including BaaS while supporting Fintech payments), notes that with the introduction of new regulations and payment systems, managing a bank’s… Read More

Digital Payments in Saudi Arabia Surged 75% YoY as Consumers Began Shopping Online More Frequently due to COVID

Digital payments in Saudi Arabia surged by 75% last year, as consumers increasingly began shopping online following the COVID-19 outbreak. Meanwhile, cash withdrawals from ATMs and other payment points declined 30% during the same time period. Point of sale (PoS) refers to a location where… Read More

Google Pay Users in India can Easily Review, Analyze All Transactions from 2020, Apple Pay Support Rolled out at NY Subway Stations

Google Pay for Android and iOS users now lets people see how much money they’ve spent during 2020. The expense tracking feature allows consumers to get a rough idea or estimate of their spending habits throughout the last year. Google Pay will also show users… Read More

P2P Digital Payments like Chase QuickPay with Zelle are Increasingly being Used During COVID: Survey

Chase Bank has published the findings of its Digital Banking Attitudes Study— which was compiled after conducting a national survey of 1,500 consumers. The survey’s participants were asked about their preferences when accessing digital banking services. Consumers of all age different groups noted that these… Read More

Contactless Payments Limit Might be Increased from £45 to £100 as Britain Could Begin Moving Away from EU Guidelines

The limit on contactless payments might be increased from the current £45 to £100 in one of Britain’s very first steps away from European Union guidelines. The upper limit on touch-free or contactless payments might be raised to £100 after the suggestion was made to… Read More

Reserve Bank of India to Measure Growth and Adoption of Digital Payments in the Country by Using New Index

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced a new index in order to measure the growth and adoption of digital payments in the country. The RBI revealed that virtual payments grew 2x in March 2020 when compared to March 2018. The index was created… Read More

Apple Is Expected to Further Diversify Fintech Services in 2021 by Offering Crypto Support and Touch-Free Digital Payments

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is well-known for playing a key role in the global commercial market – especially when providing the latest mobile technology. The tech giant seems to be diversifying part of its business model by branching out into the banking sector – which could potentially… Read More

Google India Exec Says AI Could Add $500 Billion to Economy, Google Pay Claims 43% Market Share

Artificial intelligence (AI) alone could potentially add $500 billion or half a trillion dollars to India’s economy, according to Google India Country Manager and VP, Sajay Gupta. Gupta, who has previously worked as MD of Star India and The Walt Disney Company India, noted (while… Read More

Fintech Firm Adyen Reveals how Companies are Simplifying and Streamlining Digital Payments with its Products

Payments platform Adyen (AMS: ADYEN) reveals that Kogan.com managed to increase conversions while saving time and money by simplifying their payments process with Adyen. Kogan.com listed on the ASX back in 2016. It’s Australia’s “number one” purely online retailer with over 2.4 million customers. Kogan’s… Read More

Pakistan based Online Payments Fintech SadaPay Now Approved by State Bank to Launch Pilot Operations

Islamabad-based Fintech firm SadaPay recently revealed that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the nation’s central bank, has granted the company approval to “officially begin pilot operations.” The SadaPay team noted that until now, they’d been testing their app and debit card internally with close… Read More

Asian Countries like Bahrain and India Continue to Develop Financial Infrastructure to Support Payments Processing and other Fintech Services

Dalal Buhejji, the Director of Business Development, Financial Services at the Bahrain Economic Development Board, has noted that there are currently around 400 financial institutions based in Bahrain. Buhejji pointed out that these companies are offered a “stable, predictable and proven” regulatory and business environment… Read More

Digital Financial Services in Egypt are Still Not Widely Adopted but May Grow Steadily, Fintech Entrepreneur Reveals

Many more Egyptians are now using online or all-digital platforms and services, and the nation’s government is planning to support the Fintech sector so that it can enhance the local economy. Saeed Talaat, an Egyptian citizen who had been working at a bank in Dubai,… Read More

Digital Payments and Fintech Adoption Surged in India during COVID, while Other Sectors Struggled to Maintain Operations

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) focus and support for contactless payments and the entry of WhatsApp into the nation’s Fintech sector is expected to lead to an increase in digital transactions. Although most business sectors have struggled to maintain operations due to the COVID-19… Read More

Digital Banking: Fintech Unicorn Revolut’s Customers Spent 2.6x More on Online E-Commerce than On In-Store Purchases

Digital bank Revolut notes in its end of year review that “it goes without saying that 2020 has been a year like no other.” It has definitely impacted all our lives, including how we spend our money and the way we save, the Fintech firm… Read More

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