Tagged: payments

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

PBOC Bans Unauthorized APP to Access Credit Rating System Recently, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), China’s central bank, issued a document named, “Notice on Further Strengthening the Management of Credit Information Security” (Yinfa [2018] No. 102) (hereinafter referred to as “Document No. 102”), to… Read More

Galileo Launches New Securities Solution

Less than a month after launching its global cryptocurrency API solution, Galileo, a U.S.-based payments processors and program management firm,  announced on Tuesday the launch of its new securities solution assist asset managers, registered investment advisors, broker-dealers, wealth managers and robo-advisors to build world-class financial products that… Read More

Payments Firm WorldFirst Says UK SMEs Look Beyond Brexit

WorldFirst, a Fintech payment platform, is out with a report on UK SMEs. Their ninth quarterly Global Trade Barometer is putting a positive spin on the UK economy as smaller firms position themselves for the post Brexit reality. WorldFirst says more payments are beginning to… Read More

1000 Payments at Once: Transferwise Now Enables Payroll & Corporate Batch Payments

Transferwise: Over $1 billion Deposited into borderless accounts in the product’s first year Fintech unicorn TransferWise has launched batch payments, a new feature that enables both international payroll and corporate payments to suppliers. Simultaneously, Transferwise announced that over $1 billion has been deposited into their… Read More

First! Bank of England Approves Transferwise as a Payment Service Provider with Direct Access to UK Payment System

The Bank of England has approved the first non-bank payment service provider to join the UK payment system settling in central bank money. Described as a milestone event for the BoE in accommodating innovation, this is the first Fintech to gain direct accesss. Transferwise is… Read More

Galileo Debuts Global Cryptocurrency API Solution

Galileo, a U.S.-based payments processors and program management firm, announced on Wednesday the launch of its Galileo Cryptocurrency API to bridge the gap between cryptocurrencies and mainstream payments. According to Galileo, the cryptocurrency solution enables customers to seamlessly deposit funds denominated in cryptocurrencies to their accounts,… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

Cross-Border Payment Company iPayLinks Wins Hundreds of Million-Yuan B1 Round of Financing led by Tencent On March 28th, cross-border payment company iPayLinks announced that it had completed, at the beginning of this year, a hundreds of million-yuan B1 round of financing led by Tencent and… Read More

International Payments Platform Currency Cloud Launches Global Collections for Faster / Cheaper Payments

Fintech Currencycloud, an international payments platform, has announced the launch of Global Collections. Leveraging multi-currency accounts receivable offering, banks and other payments companies may allow customers to receive payments across borders without the typically exorbitant fees and extensive delays prevalent in payment transfers today. Currencycloud is… Read More

Global Payments Platform Veem Announces Partnership With BlueVine

On Thursday, global payments platform Veem announced it has formed a partnership with BlueVine, a provider of working capital financing to small and medium-sized businesses. The companies reported that the new partnership will allow Veem’s US-based clients to finance their cross-border and domestic payments, and get access… Read More

Overstock’s Blockchain Sub Medici Ventures Boosts Ownership of Bitt.com Digital Payment Provider

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) is moving things around once again by boosting its ownership in Bitt.com, a Blockchain based payments platform that is based in Barbados. The move was orchestrated by Medici Ventures, Overstock’s Blockchain subsidiary, and it was part of an option that was exercised to invest… Read More

Payments Platform WorldFirst Report: Number of UK SMEs Trading Internationally Declined by Half in 2017 Compared to End of 2016

WorldFirst, a global payments provider, has published their Global Trade Tracker that provides a glimpse of UK SME activity during the quarter. According to their numbers, international trading by UK SMEs declined by almost 50% in comparing Q4 of 2017 to the same quarter in… Read More

Payments & KYC Platform Acuity Partners with Fintech Lemon Way to Flag High Risk Customers

Accuity, a financial crime compliance, payments and know- your-customer (KYC) platform, has partnered with France-based Fintech Lemon Way, to help flag potentially high-risk customers. Lemon Way has decided to utilize Accuity’s  Firco Compliance Link, a solution which will enable the business to streamline its financial… Read More

InstaReM Partners with Ripple to Secure Payouts in Southeast Asia

InstaReM, a southeast Asia’s digital cross-border money transfer service provider, has inked a strategic partnership with enterprise Blockchain payment solutions provider, Ripple. According to InstaReM, this partnership will facilitate quick and secure payouts for RippleNet members across Southeast Asia.  InstaReM is a Singapore-headquartered cross-border payments… Read More

Look Out PayPal: Coinbase Now Powering Payments in Digital Currency

Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, has launched Coinbbase Commerce, a payments platform that allows merchants to accept digital currency anywhere, anytime. Recently Stripe, a popular payments processor, announced it would stop accepting Bitcoin as payments so Coinbases announcement is timely…. Read More

Shut Down: Alibaba’s Ant Financial Blocked by US Government on Acquisition of MoneyGram

Ant Financial, part of tech conglomerate Alibaba, announced its intent to purchase MoneyGram (NASDAQ: MGI)  a year ago. The acquisition would have combined MoneyGram’s money transfer network of 2.4 billion bank and mobile accounts with Alibaba’s fast growing global Fintech presence. MoneyGram is currently active in… Read More

California Fintech Edge Mobile Payments Announces Acquisition of Plastc

On Thursday, California fintech Edge Mobile Payments announced it has acquired digital payments company Plastc as it prepares to enhance its smartcard technology platform. The new acquisition will also enable Edge to build on Plastc’s progress and accelerate the release of its upcoming Edge Card…. Read More

Hyperwallet Facilitates Payments with Amazon in Australia

Hyperwallet, a global payment platform, has formed an arrangment with Amazon to be able to receive disbursements from sales on Amazon’s new Australian marketplace. Hyperwallet said it will now support international seller disbursements from Amazon with its multi-currency payout solution that enables Amazon Marketplace sellers… Read More

Wow. P2P Money Transfer Service Toss is Processing $1 Billion per Month in South Korea After Less than 3 Years of Operations

In 2015 Viva Republica launched Toss, a peer to peer money transfer App that has become one of the world’s fastest growing financial Apps have now transacted more than USD$ 10 billion with a current run rate of $12 billion per year with $1 billion per… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Launches Consultation on Payments Including Cryptocurrencies

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has launched a second consultation on a payments regulatory framework, known as the Payment Services Bill. The Bill is designed to streamline the regulation of payment services under a single legislation, expand the scope of regulated payment activities to… Read More

B2B Payment Provider Transfermate Secures €30 Million Investment From Allied Irish Bank

Ireland-based B2B payment provider TransferMate announced on Monday it received a €30 million investment from Allied Irish Bank (AIB).  Founded in 2010, TranferMate stated it is on a mission to provide businesses with a faster, cheaper, and easier solution for sending or receiving funds globally.TransferMate… Read More