Tagged: online payments

Netherlands based Payment Services Provider Online Payment Platform Selects Banking Circle to Help it Support Global Marketplace

Earlier this week, Online Payment Platform, the Netherlands based payment services provider, chose Banking Circle to help it support global marketplaces As confirmed in a release, Online Payment Platform selected payments specialist and licensed bank, Banking Circle, to “enhance its marketplace offering.” As mentioned in… Read More

Digital Payments Platform Transcard Announces UK Entity

    Transcard, a U.S.-based digital payments platform, announced on Friday the launch of its business entity in the UK. Founded in 2012, Transcard describes itself as a SaaS funds disbursement and management platform that takes regulatory, time and cost burdens off payers while providing payees… Read More

Global Payments Provider Reach Appoints Tyler Barry As New CTO

  Reach, a global payments provider, announced on Tuesday it has appointed Tyler Barry as its new CTO. According to Reach, Barry has 20 years of experience in the tech industry and previously led the overall design and work of the technical teams to conduct the… Read More

Checkout.com Launches Payouts Product to Enable Merchants to Make Payments Directly to Eligible Recipients Cards & Bank Accounts

    Global payment solution provider Checkout.com announced on Tuesday it is launching its Payouts Product, which will enable merchants to make payments directly to eligible recipients’ cards and bank accounts. According to Checkout.com, the solution will enable merchants to make payouts in real-time to… Read More

Real-Time Account Payout Features Now Supported by Pakistan’s Faysal Bank via Western Union Partnership

Western Union, a leading provider of cross-border, cross-currency money transfer services, is teaming up with Pakistan’s Faysal Bank in order to improve its real-time bank account transaction network. Receivers of global money transfers in Pakistan can take advantage of Western Union’s real-time account payout feature… Read More

Afterpay Teams Up With Adyen For Flexible Payment Option

Afterpay (ASX:APT), a digital platform that offers interest-free installment plans for online purchases, announced on Thursday it has teamed up with Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), a global payments platform, to offer its “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) service to retailers. The companies revealed that the first retailer… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Stripe Enters MENA Region Markets with its Dubai, UAE Launch, Following $600M Round

Fintech firm Stripe has reportedly launched its business operations in the Middle East with its recent entry into the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Stripe is notably one of Silicon Valley’s most valuable Fintechs. The company chose Dubai, a major MENA region financial hub, for its… Read More

Digital Banking: State Bank of Pakistan Releases New Guidelines for Virtual Banks, but Cash Is Still King in the Country

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the nation’s central bank, announced on Friday (March 26, 2021) that it has started working on a separate set of guidelines for virtual banks which will focus on “regional regulatory trends,” according to a report from local sources. As… Read More

Digital Payments in Middle East Markets like Oman Continue to Rise as Consumers Engage with E-Commerce Platforms

Dr. Saeeda Jaffar, Board Member, Managing Director and Head of Middle East at Alvarez & Marsal, notes that research performed by Checkout.com at the end of last year suggested that digital commerce and the digital payment sectors in the Middle East region were “set for… Read More

Digital Payments Platform Wirex Temporarily Pauses New UK Customer Recruiting

      Digital payments platform Wirex announced on Wednesday it is temporarily pausing to recruit new UK customers. According to Wirex, the temporary pause follows constructive dialogue with UK regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Wirex further revealed that as part of the pause, it… Read More

Smart Payments Provider Credorax Explains how Local Payment Methods can Seamlessly Settle Transactions

Credorax, a “smart” payments provider and “fully-licensed” bank offering cross-border processing for digital commerce and omni-channel payments, notes in a blog post that local payment methods (LPMs), also called alternative payment methods (APMs), are now “disrupting cards’ long-held dominance over the payment landscape.” Maya Shilo-Feldman… Read More

India’s Paytm Payments Bank Approved for @Paytm UPI Handle by SEBI to Enable Seamless Payment Mandates for IPO Applications

Indian digital payments giant Paytm recently confirmed that its pleased to share that Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) has been given approval for its @Paytm UPI handle from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to “enable fast and seamless payment mandates for IPO… Read More

Australian Buy Now Pay Later Zip Announces Expansion Into Contactless Pay

Zip, an Australia-based buy now pay later (BNPL) platform, announced over the weekend its plans to expand into contactless payments. Zip describes itself as an interest-free payment solution for everyday spending. “With Zip, it’s win-win. Customers love the freedom and flexibility we offer them. Our retail… Read More

Pakistani Online Payments Fintech SadaPay Explains Why Customer Experience with a Human Touch Is So Important

The team at SadaPay, a Pakistan-based online payments provider, notes that when products are developed with technology at the “core of the value proposition,” the customer interactions “tend to be digital as well.” As mentioned in a blog post by the Fintech firm, the human… Read More

US Retail Sales, Excluding Automotive and Gasoline, Surged 4.6% YoY, Online Sales Up 54.7%, Mastercard Reports

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) reveals that February 2021 was yet another huge month for digital commerce, which increased 54.7% year-over-year (YOY). Mastercard pointed out that despite the “inclement weather” felt across many parts of the country this past month, US retail sales (excluding automotive and gasoline) surged… Read More

Visa Reveals that 85% of Surveyed Consumers Expect Digital Payments Options while Making In-Store Purchases

Visa confirms that a year into the Coronavirus pandemic, digital payments continue to “keep money moving.” The company’s latest report reveals that consumer behavior is changing how businesses sell or market their products in a post-COVID environment. Visa notes that due to the COVID outbreak,… Read More

Paysafe Unveils Board of Directors For Post-Merger Public Company

Integrated payments platform Paysafe announced on Thursday its Board of Directors, effective at the closing of the business combination transaction with special purpose acquisition company, Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE: BFT, BFT WS). Paysafe recently announced its plans to become a public company through… Read More

Contactless Payment Ecosystem to Reach $4.68T by 2027, N. America to Become Leading QR Code Transaction Market: Report

The “humble” QR code has now emerged from last year as a “versatile” tool for providing an overall improved customer experience (CX). At restaurants, for example, customers are “loving” this contactless option so they safely view menus, order, and make virtual payments with a “snap… Read More

State Bank of Pakistan Instructs Financial Institutions to Create Chief Digital Officer Role, Offer Better Support for Internet Banking

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the nation’s central bank, stated on Wednesday (March 11, 2021) that all local banking institutions should offer a set of minimum services for Internet banking and mobile banking. The SBP says it wants to encourage or promote the use… Read More

Deepu K Sasidharan from Fintech Adyen Explains how New Web Payment APIs Streamline Digital Transactions

Deepu K Sasidharan, Developer Advocate at payments platform Adyen (AMS:ADYEN), notes that the Payment Request API and the Payment Handler API are new W3C web standards that aim to make the payments process easier on websites. Sasidharan explains that these new standards aim to provide… Read More

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