Tagged: payments

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

Indian Digital Payments Firm Paytm’s Parent One 97 Communications Secures $660 Million from AliPay, Softbank’s SVF Panther, Others

Indian online payments company Paytm’s parent has secured 4,724 Crore (appr. $660 million) from several large investors including Alibaba’s Alipay, SoftBank’s SVF Panther (Cayman) and investments are overseen by T Rowe Price. The board members of One 97 Communications Ltd, Paytm’s parent, will be allocating… Read More

Bill.com Goes Public in NYSE IPO, Has a Really Good Day

If timing is everything, Bill.com (NYSE:BILL) nailed it. The payments and software provider completed its initial public offering (IPO) today on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Bill.com floated 9.8 million shares at $22 each – raising over $210 million, but the price opened up… Read More

Visa Partners With MFS Africa To Bring Digital Payments to More Consumers & Businesses Across Africa

Visa announced on Wednesday it is teaming up with pan-African fintech MFS Africa to help bring digital payments to more consumers and businesses throughout Africa. The duo reported that MFS Africa, which connects through one API more than 180 million mobile wallets on the continent,… Read More

Online Payments Platform Payoneer to Acquire Munich-based optile, a Firm that Enhances Payment Acceptance Processes

Payoneer, an established online payments platform that helps organizations and individuals across the globe to grow their business, revealed on December 10 that it has decided to acquire optile, a Germany-headquartered technology firm that enhances payment acceptance processes for consumers globally. Established in 2010, optile’s… Read More

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

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