Tagged: payments

Digital Bank Bnext to Partner with Rapyd for Latin American Expansion

Bnext, a Spain based neo-bank that has raised over €22 million in funding, has partnered with Rapyd, a Fintech as a Service company, to expand services across Latin America. According to a release, Bnext customers will be able to make deposits into their accounts at… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Tells Wirecard to Stop Credit Services and Return Customer Funds

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has told bankrupt Fintech Wirecard (WDI.DE) to halt payment services in Singapore and to return all customer funds by October 14, 2020. MAS states that it has been monitoring Wirecard’s bankruptcy proceedings and the ability of the company to provide… Read More

Wirex Quickly Raises £1 Million on Crowdcube in 1.5 Hours

Payments Fintech Wirex has quickly raised £1.2 million with the first £1 million arriving in an hour and a half today crowdfunding on Crowdcube, according to a note from the company. The securities offering just entered its public stage and now sits at £1.446 million… Read More

Canada: Payments Tech Firm FSS to Help Modernize Everlink’s Card Operations

Payments tech firm FSS (Financial Software and Systems) is helping Everlink Payment Services Inc., a payments solutions working with Canadian credit unions, banks, and SMEs, modernize its card operations to support its future growth plans. According to a release, the FSS solution was chosen as… Read More

Payments Platform SpotOn Raises $60 Million led by DST Global

Payments platform SpotOn has raised $60 million in a Series C funding round. SpotOn is a Fintech that is focused on the retail, services, and restaurant industries. The company has products specifically designed for each vertical, such as appointments, eCommerce, online ordering, and reservation management…. Read More

Collapse of Belize based Choice Bank Hit Some Payoneer Customers – Report

The ongoing exposé of leaked documents from FinCEN (the enforcement branch of the US Department of Treasury), and allegations of money laundering, continues to ripple through the media. A story shared by NBC News today covers the collapse of Choice Bank, based in Belize, and… Read More

Paysend Waives Fees for U.S. Money Transfers to 70 Countries Through October Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Paysend, a UK-based global payments platform,  announced on Tuesday it is waiving money transfer fees for U.S. customers throughout the month of October 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The fee waiving comes just a couple of weeks after Paysend’s U.S. launch. Speaking about the… Read More

Currencycloud and Tribe Payments Collaborate on Banking as a Service Product

Currencycloud and Tribe Payments are partnering on a new “Banking-as-a-Service” solution for Fintechs and digital banks, according to a note from the company. Currencycloud is a global, multi-currency account provider where customers are able to collect, convert, pay, and manage multiple currencies, anywhere in the… Read More

Payments Platform Wirex Launches £1 Million Crowdfunding Campaign

    Wirex, a UK-based payments platform, announced on Monday it launched its first crowdfunding campaign through equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube. Wirex reported it is now seeking to raise £1 million. Founded in 2014, Wirex is a UK FCA-licenced global digital payment platform that has… Read More

Building the E-commerce Infrastructure for Small Businesses to Thrive in Latin America

The World Bank estimates there are up to 445 million micro, small- and medium-sized enterprises in the developing world. In Latin America, nearly 90% of all businesses fall into this category. However, many of these businesses operate informally due to a lack of market information… Read More

Payment Providers Must Re-evaluate Business Strategy as Consumer Expectations Made a “U-turn” due to COVID-19: Report

  The global COVID-19 outbreak has led to major socioeconomic changes and uncertainty. It has also led to changes in consumer behavior and preferences, especially when buying and paying for products and services. Individuals and organizations across the globe are increasingly using all-digital platforms and… Read More

Cornerstone Receives FCA Approval to Acquire FXPress Payment Services

Following final approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Cornerstone has completed the acquisition of FXPress Payment Services – a regulated Authorised Payment Institution providing cross-border payment services. Cornerstone will now operate as Cornerstone FS plc. Additionally, Cornerstone says it has received the consent of… Read More

Wirex Announces Comprehensive Product Overhaul & New Mastercard As Part of the First Expansion Phase

  Wirex, a UK-based payments platform, announced on Thursday it is firing a “warning shot” at its competitors by launching a comprehensive product overhaul, along with a new Mastercard. According to Wirex, the overhaul kicked off with the release of new features, which includes five… Read More

Visa Launches “Click to Pay” Feature in Canada

 Visa Canada announced on Tuesday the expansion of the “Click to Pay” feature in Canada. According to Visa Canada, the feature helps consumers make secure, swift purchases across various merchants and platforms, which is now more important than ever before given the world’s accelerated shift… Read More

Payments Fintech dLocal Raises $200 Million, Emerges as LatAm Unicorn

Cross border payments Fintech dLocal has raised $200 million in a funding round led by General Atlantic. The capital infusion sets a valuation on the company of $1.2 billion thus creating a Latin American Fintech unicorn and Uruguay’s first. dLocal is a cross-border payment processor… Read More

Visa Announces Expansion of Partnership With PayPal For Fund Access Around the World

Visa Inc (NYSE: V) announced on Thursday it has extended its partnership PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) to the provider what it believes is faster access to funds around the world. The partnership expansion notably follows the successful launch of the Instant Transfer service across North America, as… Read More

Global Payment Organization Payroc Announces Integrated Partnership Payments Enablement Platform NMI

Payroc LLC and its affiliates, a leading merchant acquirer and global payment processing organization, announced on Tuesday its Canadian Integrated Payments Platform (Caledon) has partnered with NMI, a payments enablement platform, to provide a single-source solution to streamline and secure payment acceptance for ISV’s, ISOs… Read More

eBay Looks to Scale in-House Payments Globally, Expands Service in France, Italy and Spain

eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY), the popular e-commerce and marketplace platform, is expanding its in-house payments service to several new countries as it continues its push to offer a direct payment service globally. eBay payments are now available in Italy, Spain and France, according to a note from… Read More

Paysend Crosses the Atlantic to Setup Operations in America

Paysend, a UK based money transfer, and payments firm, has expanded its services into the US. According to a release, the company’s move into the US is being enabled by Paysend’s partnership with Central Payments, the payments subsidiary of Central Bank of Kansas City. Paysend… Read More

Payments Fintech Melio Raises $80 Million Series C, Total Funding to Date Hits $144 Million

B2B payments Fintech Melio says it has now raised $144 million in total following a Series C funding round this month (August) raising $80 million. Melio previously raised $48 million in March 2020 and closed on $16 million in Seed and Series A funding. Melio… Read More

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