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Pakistan’s Central Depository Company Introduces Fintech Platform for Comparing and Investing in Mutual Funds

Pakistan’s Central Depository Company (CDC) has introduced the first Fintech platform in the country that will allow people to compare and invest in different mutual funds with the goal of increasing the share of the mutual fund asset class from 1.6% of the GDP to… 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

P2P Bitcoin Exchange Paxful to Enforce Mandatory ID Verification in Most Asian Countries, Partners with Digital Bank

Peer to peer (P2P) Bitcoin exchange Paxful has confirmed that ID verification will soon become mandatory for many different countries beginning this month (December 2020). Paxful claims it’s one of the few crypto-asset marketplaces that strictly enforce KYC (Know Your Customer) verification checks and procedures…. Read More

Checkout.com Data Reveals Digital Payments in MENA Region and Pakistan have Nearly Doubled after COVID

A report released earlier this week by Checkout.com reveals that digital commerce and online payments are on track for major growth next year. Internal Checkout.com data indicates that digital payment transfers have almost doubled in the MENA region since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak…. Read More

Pakistani Digital Payments Firm SadaPay Appoints Safraz Baig as Head of Customer Experience

Pakistani Fintech firm SadaPay has appointed Safraz Baig, a former Careem executive, to lead its customer experience team. The SadaPay team claims that not many business leaders in Pakistan truly understand the value of great customer experience. They also note in a blog post that… Read More

Pakistan’s Mobilink Microfinance Bank Receives Best Digital Bank Award from Nation’s CFA Society

VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON) (Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), an established multinational provider of connectivity and various digital services, has revealed that Mobilink Microfinance Bank Ltd (MMBL), which is part of Pakistan’s mobile operator Jazz, has been awarded “the Best MicroFinance Bank (Digital) of the Year Award”… Read More

Checkout.com, Pakistan’s National E-Commerce Council, and National Institutional Facilitation Technologies to Support Digital Payments in Country

Mo Ali Yusuf, the VP at Checkout.com for the MENA and Asia Pacific Region, says he’s looking forward to teaming up with NiFT and the Fintech ecosystem in Pakistan in order to support the growth of digital commerce and virtual payments in the country. Pakistan’s… Read More

Mastercard Teams Up with Pakistan’s Silk Bank to Promote Credit Card and Digital Payments Adoption

Payments technology giant MasterCard has teamed up with Pakistan-based Silk bank to expand credit card issuance options in the country. This could help increase the purchasing power of local residents and promote digital payment adoption as well. Through the partnership, Silk Bank customers in Pakistan… Read More

Majority of Pakistani Consumers to Make Digital Payments for Online Purchases, Instead of Visiting Physical Stores, Even After COVID: Survey

Visa (NYSE: V), the global leader in digital payments, recently published the results of its survey which aimed to assess the impact of COVID-19 on consumer behavior in Pakistan. Visa’s Stay Secure survey reveals Pakistani consumers’ general views about conducting digital transactions, their preferences and… 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

Trulioo Announces Expansion of Identity Verification Capabilities to Pakistan

Trulioo, an on-demand global identity verification company, announced on Wednesday it has expanded its identity verification capabilities to Pakistan. This news comes less than two months after Trulioo expanded the capabilities to Vietnam. “Pakistan wants to improve its socio-economic well-being and inclusion by building a… 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

Karachi based Fintech Safepay Plans to Become “the Stripe of Pakistan” after Receiving Support from Y Combinator

Pakistani Fintech firm Safepay recently received an investment from Y Combinator and it’s now planning to become “the Stripe of Pakistan.” Karachi-headquartered Safepay has notably become the first Pakistani Fintech to complete Y Combinator’s program for startups. The company was reportedly a part of YC’s… 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

Checkout.com Signs MoU with Pakistan’s Largest Transactional Clearing Facilitator to Offer Better Digital Payment Options in the Country

Pakistan‘s National Institutional Facilitation Technologies (NIFT) and Checkout.com, the provider of cross-border payments solutions to Fintech firms, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). NIFT is Pakistan’s largest transactional clearing facilitator. It provides efficient, cost-effective and automated clearing of financial transactions. Meanwhile. Checkout.com is a… Read More

Achieving Financial Inclusion Is Still a Significant Challenge in Pakistan, According to Fintech Sector Executive, but New Products being Developed

Salman Ali, the chief operating officer at Virtual Remittance Gateway, notes that Pakistan has a population of more than 218 million (one of the highest in the world). He points out that 60% of the nation’s population are adults, however, only 23% of residents have… Read More

Pakistan’s EasyPaisa, a Leading Digital Wallet Provider, Partners Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry to Support Virtual Payments

Pakistan’s Easypaisa, a leading online wallet provider, has teamed up with the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) in order to support digital payments in the country. The agreement was made official and signed by Khurram Malik, Head of Easypaisa, Telenor Microfinance Bank and… Read More

Digital Pakistan Initiative Is Making Progress, as Nation’s Digital Banking Infrastructure Is Upgraded, but Many More Improvements Needed

Pakistan needs to work on its economic development strategy. The country has a population of over 210 million, but its GDP hasn’t grown nearly as fast. The country’s GDP is around $300 billion and the average income is about $1,500 per year which is significantly… Read More

Digital Payments Surge in India with UPI Transactions Reaching Record Highs, Pakistan Also Seeing Rise in Online Transfers

Digital payments experienced a surge in India during July 2020. UPI transactions increased by 11% month-over-month to $38.7 billion in July. Unified Payments Interface (UPI) is an instant real-time payment system that has been created by India’s National Payments Corporation. It aims to facilitate inter-bank… Read More

Fintech Adoption in Pakistan on the Rise with Japan Communications and Saffran Group Committing to Investing in Local Financial Tech Initiatives

Japan Communications Inc., a company that engages in the provision of wireless data communication services via in-house software solutions, has partnered with Pakistan‘s Saffran Group, a multinational technology development company. Through the partnership, the companies will invest in financial technology projects in Pakistan via the… Read More

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