Tagged: payments

JudoPay Joins Forces With TAB for Mobile Payments

Judopay, a UK-based “AppCommerce” payments platform, announced on Wednesday it has joined the partner ecosystem that TAB (The App Business) draws on to deliver checkout and payment experiences for clients. Judopay reported that the collaboration will combine the technical capabilities of what the company claims… Read More

Pixpay Aims to Allow Anyone At Least 10 Years Old to Open an Account, Use Debit Cards, and Manage Money

Paris-based Pixpay, a company (launched in January 2019) that aims to replace cash when parents give pocket money to their children, allows anyone at least 10 years old to open a Pixpay account, acquire a debit card, and start managing their allowance money. Although challenger… Read More

FCA Regulated E-money Institution Financial House Partners ONPEX to Enable Cross-Border Banking Services

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulated e-money institution (EMI), Financial House, has teamed up with ONPEX, an established provider of multi-currency IBAN accounts. The partnership is aimed at enabling the EMI to provide international transaction banking services to its client base. UK-headquartered Financial House offers software-as-a-service… Read More

Decimal Factor Tops £850,000 Goal on Seedrs

Decimal Factor has topped its £850,000 crowdfunding goal on Seedrs. The Fintech is offering a 4.76% equity stake at a pre-money valuation of £17 million and has now inched into over-funding mode. So far, 88 investors have backed the firm representing an average investment of… Read More

Argentina-based Mobile Payments Fintech Ualá Raises $150 Million via Series C Investment Round

Argentina-based mobile payments firm Ualá has been valued at almost $1 billion in its most recent investment round, which was led by Chinese tech giant Tencent, according to sources familiar with the details of the transaction. Tencent led Ualá’s $150 million Series C investment round…. Read More

Sweden-based Online Payments Firm Klarna Reportedly Onboarded 60,000 Additional Merchants

Sweden-based Online payments company (and bank) Klarna reportedly became Europe’s highest valued Fintech in August 2019 with a market capitalization of around $5.5 billion. Klarna’s management stated on November 26 that it has onboarded 60,000 additional merchants worldwide in 2019, which represents an increase of… Read More

Finland-based Fintech Firm Enfuce Raises €10 Million to Expand Operations Globally

Enfuce, one of the largest Fintech firms in Finland, has raised €10 million (appr. $11 million) via an investment round led by Maki.vc. The round included venture debt from Nordea, LähiTapiola, and Finnvera. Enfuce is one of fastest-growing Fintechs in the Nordic region. The company… Read More

Paytm Confirms $1 Billion Raise, Valuation Pegged at $16 Billion

India’s largest mobile payments company Paytm has confirmed a $1 billion funding round at a valuation of $16 billion. Last month, Crowdfund Insider cited a report that indicated Paytm was planning a $2 billion funding round with a valuation of $15 billion. According to a… Read More

KPMG’s Israel Division and Cybersecurity Protection Firm nsKnox Introduce Solution for Prevent Fraudulent Payments

nsKnox, an established provider of cybersecurity protection for business payment technology, revealed on November 21 that it has teamed up with Big Four auditing firm KPMG. According to a release, KPMG’s Israel division will serve as the global distributor and service provider of, KPMG Secure… Read More

Sydney-based Tyro Payments Files Prospectus for Conducting an IPO, Aims to Raise $173.2 Million

Sydney-based Tyro Payments, an Australian Fintech institution that specializes in merchant credit, debit and EFTPOS acquiring, submitted a prospectus on November 18 for conducting a local initial public offering (IPO) that aims to raise A$252.7 million (appr. $173.2 million). Founded in 2003 by Peter Haig,… Read More

Nium Adds Cambodias PhillipBank as Cross Border Payment Partner

Nium, previously operating as InstaReM, has enlisted another partner. Today, Nium has announced an agreement with PhillipBank in Cambodia to provide digital cross border payments for enterprises and financial institutions. Prajit Nanu, co-founder and CEO of Nium said they are delighted to be working together… Read More

Payments Platform NIUM Partners with Brazilian Foreign Exchange Broker Frente Corretora de Câmbio

NIUM, a digital payments platform based in Singapore formerly operating as InstaReM, has partnered with Frente Corretora de Câmbio, a leading foreign exchange broker in Brazil. NIUM will power Frente’s cross border payments, according to a release. The move as a significant step for NIUMs… Read More

Cashless Payments Have Become Popular, But Demand for Cash Still Strong in Rural and Unbanked Communities: Report

Cashless or digital payments have become increasingly popular, however, cash still remains a widely-used payment method in most nations, especially in rural communities and jurisdictions with a large unbanked population. Following many years of steady growth, the total number of cash withdrawals made via ATMs… Read More

Payments Software Firm Bill.com Is Planning to Raise $100 Million via an IPO

Payment software firm Bill.com is planning to raise $100 million through an initial public offering (IPO), according to a recent filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Established in 2006 by PayCycle co-founder René Lacerte, Bill.com provides cloud-based business payments and offers a… Read More

State Bank of Pakistan Announces New Digital Payments Adoption Strategy to Enable Greater Financial Inclusion, Especially for Women

The State Bank of Pakistan, the nation’s central bank, has announced the development of a new national digital payment systems strategy that is aimed at promoting financial inclusion, especially for women. Cash transactions dominate Pakistan’s $300+ billion economy, with most people receiving their salaries in… Read More

Marriott International to use FreedomPay’s Global Commercial Platform Across Its Lodging Portfolio

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based FreedomPay, a global commerce solution developer, revealed on November 12 that it has teamed up with Marriott International in order to deploy the FreedomPay Commerce Platform across Marriott’s lodging portfolio. Marriott’s management says it intends to use FreedomPay’s platform in the US and… Read More

NIUM, formerly InstaReM, Expands into Indonesia

The recently-rebranded NIUM, formerly InstaReM, has received the Fund Transfers license from the Bank Indonesia and will now offer cross border digital payments. NIUM’s Indonesian operations will be headed by Vadyo Munaan, who comes with experience in financial services and payments industry at organizations including… Read More

Facebook Launches a Payment Platform that has Nothing to do with Crypto

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has launched a payment platform, Facebook Pay. The new payment service will be available across the entire Facebook ecosystem including Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. The news was revealed in a blog post today by Deborah Liu, VP, Marketplace & Commerce. The payment service… Read More

Report: Stripe CEO “Very Skeptical of Anyone…Adamant That Crypto’s Gonna Work”

CEO Patrick Collison of Stripe told Wired magazine last Friday that he’s, “very skeptical of anyone who’s adamant that crypto’s gonna work,” but said he thinks companies should experiment even if the chance of success seems slight. Collison reportedly made the comments while doing on… Read More

The Monetary Authority of Singapore Partners with JP Morgan, Temasek on Blockchain based Payments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is partnering with JP Morgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) and Temasek on a blockchain-based payments platform that is capable of handling different currencies. JP Morgan has previously announced the development of an in-house crypto labeled JPM Coin. The eventual goal is… Read More

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