Tagged: payments

Former Railsbank Executive Joins Cledera as Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer

Cledara Limited, a purchase and analytics platform for the subscription economy, has hired as Chief Revenue Officer and as a co-founder. van Leeuwen was most recently at Railsbank, a European Fintech where he led marketing and business development. van Leeuwen was also a Non-Executive Board… Read More

Sweden-based Payment Institution P.F.C. Introduces Buy-Now, Pay-Later Option for Customers

P.F.C., a Sweden-based payment institution, is reportedly launching a retroactive “buy-now, pay-later” option for customers, in order to easily convert their purchases to a part-payment or installment plan after the transaction. P.F.C. is a personal finance application and a free-of-cost Mastercard introduced in 2018 and… Read More

Payments Platform Paysafe Introduces Secure and Easy Payment Method for Online Purchases Made in Cyprus

Paysafe, an established specialized payments platform, has introduced a new secure and easy payment method for internet-based purchases made in Cyprus. Customers can use the service to pay for items at almost all online retail outlets. Paysafecash was created by the same Paysafe development team… Read More

LHV, a Fintech Banking Platform and Payments Services Provider, Is Offering Real-Time Pound Payments via UK’s Faster Payments Scheme

LHV, a Fintech-focused banking platform and payment services company, is now offering real-time British pound (GBP) payments through the United Kingdom’s Faster Payments initiative. LHV is reportedly the first banking service provider that’s providing real-time euro payments through the Single Euro Payment Area Instant (“SEPA… Read More

PaySafe Announces Expansion of Omni-Channel Offering With Cloud EMV Capabilities Launch

Paysafe Group, a global payments provider, announced on Monday has expanded its omni-channel payments offering through the launch of the Cloud SDK from Handpoint. According to Paysafe, the Cloud SDK allows independent software vendors (ISVs) with cloud-based platforms to provide businesses with enhanced in-person payments…. Read More

Bangkok-based Lightnet, a Stellar Blockchain-enabled Platform, Secures $31.2 Million via Series A Round

Thailand-based Lightnet, a Stellar blockchain-enabled platform, has reportedly secured $31.2 million in funding in order to further develop its international payments service in the Southeast Asia region. The Bangkok-based company has finalized a Series A investment round that was led by established Asian financial conglomerates,… Read More

McDonalds Hiring Director of Global Cashless & Digital Payments/Fraud at Chicago Headquarters

Fast-food giant McDonalds (NYSE: MCD) is hiring a Director of Global Cashless & Digital Payments/Fraud to work in its Global Cashless and Fraud team at company headquarters in Chicago. The team’s primary goals, according to the job posting, are to: 1) “Act as a center of… Read More

Fintech Forward Thai Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, Partners with Ripple

Fintech forward bank Siam Commercial Bank (SBC) has partnered with blockchain firm Ripple, according to a blog post. SBC is Thailand’s oldest bank and has established itself as willing to push forward with Fintech partnerships. According to Ripple, SCB and Ripple will work together to… Read More

India’s Leading Fintech Firm Paytm to Target 25 Million Retailers via Consolidated QR Payments Solution

The Indian government recently confirmed that online transactions performed using RuPay credit cards or UPI QR codes won’t face the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR). Now, the nation’s leading Fintech firm Paytm has introduced a consolidated QR payment for local retailers. The “All-in-One” QR will allow… Read More

Fintech TransferWise Introduces New Service Allowing Singapore Clients to Receive Money via PayNow

UK-headquartered Fintech firm TransferWise revealed on January 6 that it has introduced a new service that allows Singapore-based clients to receive money internationally via peer-to-peer (P2P) instant payment service provider, PayNow. Individuals based in Singapore will now be able to receive funds from overseas locations… Read More

Fintech Innovation May Address Late Payments and Unpaid Invoices Problem in UK’s B2B Industry: Report

New research performed in the UK has revealed that fewer business-to-business (B2B) invoices were paid late in 2019 when compared to 2018. Construction company Kier Construction is among several firms that have benefited from the UK’s efforts to settle payments in a timely manner. The… Read More

Uber Completes Acquisition of Middle East-Based Internet Platform Careem

Uber (NYSE: UBER)  announced on Thursday it has officially completed the acquisition of Careem, an internet platform for ride-hailing that is based in the Middle East. Uber reported that it acquired Careem for $3.1 billion. Founded in 2012, Careem offers services in mass transportation, delivery… Read More

Square Hiring Product Manager, Crypto Investing, to “Grow Adoption”

Square (NYSE:SQ), maker of the popular mobile peer-to-peer payments service Cash App, is hiring a Product Manager to build out Cash App’s cryptocurrency investing services. Cash App’s new Product Manager, Crypto Investing, will focus on growth. The successful candidate will have license to, “own the… Read More

Fintech TransferWise Is Now a Community of Over 6 Million Users, Transferring $5.25 Billion in Payments Each Month

London-based TransferWise, a privately-held Fintech firm that allows private individuals and businesses to send money abroad at affordable and transparent rates, reveals that it is now a community of over 6 million users, which transfers an average of £4 billion (appr. $5.25 billion) every month…. Read More

Payments Provider Klarna Announces Expansion of Partnership With UK Footwear Retailer schuh

Payment processing platform Klarna announced earlier this week it is expanding its partnership with UK-based footwear retailer schuh to allow its service, Pay in 3, to be available in-store at more than 110 outlets across the UK. The company further explained: “The integration of Klarna’s… Read More

People’s Bank of China Provides Guidance on Non-Bank Payments to the State Treasury

As non-bank payments firms rapidly emerge, China has instituted rules for these services to make payments to the state. The measures were revealed on December 6, 2019 and come into effect on January 6, 2020. As part of the process the People’s Bank of China… Read More

Payment Tech Layer Provider VoPay Partners American Fintech Hydrogen to Offer End-to-End Open Banking Payments

VoPay, a payment technology layer that allows companies to accept, collect and send online bank account payments like credit cards, has teamed up with Hydrogen, an American Fintech acceleration platform. Both companies aim to work cooperatively to provide end-to-end open banking payments. The partnership will… Read More

dLocal Announces Expansion of Emerging Markets Payments Platform to Include Nigeria & South Africa

dLocal, a fintech company specializing in facilitating cross-border payments for global e-commerce merchants in emerging markets, announced on Tuesday it has expanded its payments network to include Nigeria and South Africa. dLocal reported it now supports more than 300 local payment methods in 17 market… Read More

TransferWise Partners UK’s Freelancer Payments Platform Paydesk to Provide Faster Payments Services to Freelancers

TransferWise, a leading UK-based online money transfer service, has teamed up with Paydesk, a British freelance payments platform, to provide payments services to freelancers. The business integration could potentially help more freelancers throughout the world in gaining access to the benefits of Paydesk’s features such… Read More

Western Union Announces Cross-Border Payments Launch in Japan

Western Union (NYSE: WU) announced last week it is launching its cross-border payment services in Japan. The company notably partnered with remittance company City Express to launch the service to enable global used-car customers to buy from BE FORWARD, which is one of Japan’s used-car… Read More

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