Tagged: payments

BNPL Fintech Affirm Reveals that Buy Now, Pay Later Accounted for Record $24B in US Consumer Spending Last Year

BNPL Fintech Affirm (NASDAQ:AFRM) notes that last year’s holiday shopping season set many digital commerce records, including in its “volume of purchases” made through Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) services. Affirm cites Salesforce data which reveals that BNPL transactions surged 109% when compared to the… Read More

$600 Billion Lost to Payment Declines Last Year, According to Analysis from Digital Commerce Fraud Prevention Fintech Riskified

The team at Riskified, provider of an “all-in-one” e-commerce fraud prevention solution and chargeback protection service for “high volume and enterprise merchants,” notes that digital commerce businesses spend most of their budget on “customer acquisition, focusing on getting consumers to hit the ‘buy’ button.” While… Read More

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

BitPay Adds New Clients, as Crypto Firms Raise More Funding in Q1 2021 than All of 2020, Crypto Market Surpasses $2.2 Trillion

  The team at BitPay, a leading cryptocurrency payments platform, notes in their regular monthly update report that it has been another busy month in the world of digital currencies. BitPay writes in a blog post that they continue to welcome new merchants while offering… Read More

Global Payment Tech Nuvei Acquires Gaming Payments Platform Mazooma

  Nuvei, a global payment technology provider based in Canada, announced on Friday it is set to acquire Mazooma Technical Services Inc. a U.S.-based focused gaming and sports wagering payment technology provider for approximately $56 million, plus additional consideration subject to the achievement of specific… Read More

Citi API, the Bank’s API Connectivity Platform, has Processed Over 1 Billion API Calls Since Launching in Late 2017

Manish Kohli, Global Head of Payments and Receivables at Citi (NYSE:C), notes that at the leading banking institution, they’re using APIs to facilitate payments, to digitize the “client experience” and “ultimately to help change our client’s evolve to real-time, 24×7 direct to consumer business models.”… Read More

Payments Solution Provider Fave Acquired for $45M by Asian Commerce Platform Pine Labs

Payments solution provider Fave has reportedly been acquired by Pine Labs, an Asian commerce platform. The acquistion deal is deal valued at more than RM 185 million (appr. $45 million). With this strategic acquisition, Indian consumers may now use the Fave app at some point… Read More

BitPay Joins Crypto Patent Effort “COPA”

Cryptocurrency payments platform BitPay announced on Wednesday it has collaborated with the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA) to share open-source projects and use a shared patent library. According to BitPay, COPA was founded by Square and believes open access to patents and freedom from threats on… Read More

Former Mastercard Exec Javier Perez Invests €8M in Danish Fintech Cardlay, Investment via Global Paytech Fund

Cardlay has secured €8 million in capital from a venture fund that’s managed by former Mastercard executive Javier Perez, according to a release. As mentioned on its official website: “Cardlay is a world leading Fintech partner of commercial card services and payment infrastructure. We supply… Read More

Digital Banking Software Firm Temenos Reveals that BlueShore Financial Is Streamlining Operations with Temenos Infinity

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software firm, revealed on April 13, 2021, that BlueShore Financial, a boutique “full-service” financial institution, is “digitally transforming” its operations along with Temenos. As mentioned in a release, BlueShore is powered by Temenos Infinity, the omnichannel digital banking solution.  BlueShore… Read More

Malaysia’s PayNet Partners FassPay to Help Small Merchants Process Card Payments with Mobile Devices as POS Terminals

Malaysia’s PayNet, the national payments network and shared central infrastructure for that nation’s capital markets, has decided to work with FassPay, a subsidiary of Soft Space, which will be a third-party acquirer for MyDebit, the country’s local debit card scheme. This new appointment should allow… Read More

CommBank’s x15ventures Makes Strategic Investment to Acquire Minority Stake in Payble, an Identitii Bill Payment Subsidiary

CommBank’s x15ventures has reportedly made a £1 million investment in order to acquire a significant minority stake in Payble, an Identitii bill payment subsidiary. As mentioned on its official website: “Payble™ is a better way to get paid. Improve cash collection, lower transaction costs and… Read More

Inter-American Development Bank Teams Up With CITI Innovation Labs For Cross-Border Payments Over Blockchain

  Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced on Thursday it has teamed up with CITI Innovation Labs to create cross-border payments from the U.S. to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean using blockchain and tokenized money. According to IDB, The LACChain Blockchain Network-enabled several disbursements… Read More

UK Buy Now Pay Later Fintech Zilch Introduces “Tap and Pay-Over-Time” Solution for In-Store Payments via Digital Wallets

UK’s Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) Fintech firm Zilch is introducing a “tap and pay-over-time” solution that allows consumers to carry out in-store payments with a wave of their online or digital wallet, with the cost of their purchase spread over a manageable 6-week time… Read More

Clubhouse Adds New Digital Payments Option so Creators on Platform Can Generate More Revenue

Clubhouse will reportedly be adding a payments option that’s meant to generate more revenue for creators. The company also revealed that it could launch other initiatives in the foreseeable future. The move to add the new payments feature has come at a time when several… Read More

Open Banking Firm Nuapay Acquired by EML Payments for €100 Million

EML Payments Limited (ASX: EML) has acquired Sentential and its wholly-owned subsidiaries including open banking firm Nuapay. The binding agreement totals €110 million including an upfront enterprise value of €70 million plus an earn-out of up to €40 million. Sentenial is a cloud-native payments company… Read More

Payments Platform SpotOn Appoints Two New Members of Executive Team

SpotOn, a U.S.-based payments and software company, announced on Monday it has appointed Austin Trombley as Executive Vice President of Alternative Payments and Tommy Chang as Senior Product Director of Payments. According to SpotOn, Trombly is focused on giving SpotOn customers access to the most… Read More

Sightline Payments Receves $100 Million Investment Led by Cannae Holdings

Sightline Payments, an omni-channel payment solution for the gaming, lottery, sports betting, entertainment, and hospitality industries, has raised $100 million in funding led by Cannae Holdings (NYSE: CNNE) and William P. Foley II.  Other investors include Walter Kortschak, Genting Group, Point Break Capital, Searchlight Capital Partners,… Read More

Lithuania Reserve Bank Governor Says Fintech Should Provide Competition for Nation’s Financial Services Sector

Lithuania, which has one of the fastest-evolving Fintech sectors in the EU, is experiencing a transformative shift from traditional banking service providers, a trend that’s being supported by the growing number of digital transactions and the launch of new virtual payments startups. The Baltic nation,… Read More

Pine Labs Reports that CIMB Bank, HSBC Bank, Others are Using its Buy Now Pay Later Solution, Now Also Available in Malaysia

Pine Labs, an Asian merchant commerce solution provider that’s backed by payments giant Mastercard, has introduced a Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) solution in Malaysia. Pine Labs aims to offer a technology-focused offline payments platform where several different credit card issuers can use a common… Read More

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