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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

Yousuf Mohamed al-Jaida, the Chief Executive at Qatar Financial Center, Says Country Aims to Leverage Potential of Fintech Sector in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan

Qatar has a population of around 2.5 million, however, there are only around 300,000 to 400,000 Qatari citizens, as the country is home to more than 2 million expatriates. These expats are from all over the world, including the US, the UK, and other leading… Read More

UAE’s Fintech Rise Partners Pakistan’s HomeShopping.pk to Offer New Buy Now Pay Later Services to Overseas Pakistanis

United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Rise, a Fintech firm that offers various financial services to low-income migrants in the Middle East region and recently acquired $1.4 million in capital for ongoing development, has partnered with Pakistani e-commerce firm HomeShopping.pk. Through the partnership, the companies will launch… Read More

UK Fintech TransferWise Enables Instant Money Transfers to Pakistan (PKR), Sri Lanka (LKR), Thailand (THB)

UK-based Fintech TransferWise recently revealed that customers can now send money instantly to several developing economies in Asia including Pakistan, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. The TransferWise team noted: “In the past, if you were sending money to Thailand (THB), Pakistan (PKR), or Sri Lanka (LKR)… Read More

Pakistan’s Largest Transaction Clearing Facilitator, NIFT, Partners with Fintech Haball to Introduce Contexual B2B Payments

The National Institutional Facilitation Technologies (NIFT), the largest transactional clearing facilitator in Pakistan and Haball, a Fintech firm that provides various B2B services, have teamed up, in order to launch contextual payments for local companies. NIFT is a payment system operator and provider. It offers… Read More

Pakistani Fintech Firm SadaPay Receives “In-Principle” Approval from Nation’s Central Bank to Faciltate Digital Payments

SadaPay, an Islamabad-based Fintech firm, has reportedly been given in-principle approval by the State Bank of Pakistan, or SBP (the nation’s central bank). for an electronic money institution (EMI) license. SadaPay confirmed that the approval will allow it to provide certain financial services through its… Read More

COVID-19 Relief: Pakistan’s Digital Payments Firm EasyPaisa to Help Government Organizations Distribute Funds Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Earlier this month, Pakistan’s Easypaisa, a local provider of online financial services, teamed up with Zakat and Ushr department of the Government of (the province of) Punjab, in order to distribute funds to locals who have been impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and resulting… Read More

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