Tagged: remittance payments

BigPay Is Focused on Expanding Operations into Thailand, Following AirAsia’s Acquisition of Gojek’s Thai Division

BigPay is focused on expanding its business operations into Thailand after Airasia’s acquisition of Gojek’s Thailand division via its digital unit in a deal valued at RM208 million (appr. $50 million). This move has been announced ahead of AirAsia‘s plans to offer a Super app… Read More

Cross-Border Payments: Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank and Thunes to Streamline Remittances

Siam Commercial Bank (BKK: SCB), which is Thailand’s first and oldest banking institution, and Thunes, an established international payments firm, revealed on Tuesday (June 29, 2021) that they have teamed up to allow individual customers and businesses overseas to send money to Thailand. The cross-border… Read More

eRemit Singapore, a Digital Remittance Platform, Partners Hong Leong Assurance Singapore to Offer Migrant Worker Insurance Package

eRemit Singapore, a digital remittance service platform that’s supported by Merchantrade Asia and QALA Tech, has teamed up with Hong Leong Assurance Singapore (HLAS) in order to provide a new insurance scheme for migrant workers based in Singapore. The eRemit Singapore’s Salary Protector Scheme has… Read More

Remittance and Wallet App SendSpend Acquires E-Money Institution License from UK’s FCA

SendSpend, the remittance and wallet app, reveals that it has acquired the Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The company will now be able to issue digital money and offer cross-border remittance services from its UK head offices. SendSpend… Read More

Remittance Payments to El Salvador can be Improved by Using Bitcoin or Other Crypto Rails Instead of Regular Money Transfers: Report

Nate Maddrey and the other researchers at Coin Metrics have shared their latest State of the Network Report. Published on June 15, 2021, the report from Coin Metrics notes that on June 9, 2021, the El Salvador Congress introduced a bill that officially made Bitcoin… Read More

El Salvador Might Make Bitcoin (BTC) Legal Tender, but Transactions with the Crypto are Too Costly and Slow

El Salvador is reportedly looking to become the first nation in the world to adopt Bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender. El Salvador’s government might introduce legislation that could potentially make it the first country to adopt BTC as legal tender, along with the US dollar…. Read More

UK Fintech Wise Introduces Remittance Payments Services in India, as Company Expands Operations with Mumbai Office

UK-based Fintech firm Wise (formerly doing business as TransferWise) has introduced remittance services in India, as the company looks to expand its operations globally with a new office in Mumbai. This move by London-headquartered Wise has come after the company began supporting Google Pay users… Read More

Instant Money Transfer Fintech Spoko.app Partners Sumsub, an ID Verification Firm

Instant money transfer Fintech Spoko.app reveals that it has teamed up with Sumsub, an ID verification firm that claims to offer bank-grade security. Through their partnership, Spoko.app will aim to enhance fraud protection and lower average user verification time down to a minute, in order… Read More

Moving Money in 2021 Should be Like Sending an E-mail – Instant, According to Nick Catino from Cross-Border Payments Fintech Wise

Nick Catino, who is responsible for Policy, Campaigns, and Regulatory Strategy at Wise (formerly TransferWise), notes that payments are the part of finance that consumers experience “most on a day-to-day basis.” Catino also mentioned that there are certain important initiatives that will help “ensure the… Read More

Southeast Asian Blockchain Startup Lightnet Partners MoneyGram to Provide Comprehensive Money Transfer Services

Blockchain startup Lightnet has teamed up with MoneyGram, a leading provider of cross-border peer to peer payments and money transfer services. MoneyGram will be integrating Lightnet’s technology with its fund transfer services so that customers can access a wide range of payout services across the… Read More

Remittance Payments have been Too Costly for Malaysian Consumers, with Many Giving Up on them Completely: TransferWise Survey

A survey performed by UK-based TransferWise, a leading online money transfer service, has provided insights on how the Coronavirus crisis has impacted consumer behavior, particularly how remittance payments are handled by individuals residing in Malaysia. The survey revealed that approximately 50% of people in Malaysia… Read More

LuLu Exchange Partners Global Fintech Ripple and Federal Bank to Enhance Real-Time Payments from UAE to India

The LuLu Exchange in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed that they’re teaming up with American Fintech Ripple (which is the subject of a major enforcement action from the US SEC) and Federal Bank in order to enhance real-time payments capabilities from the UAE… Read More

Fintech Sector in Brunei Is Growing Steadily as Demand for Remittance Services and Better Credit Solutions Rises: Report

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Brunei’s Fintech sector continues to grow steadily due to the rising demand for digital financial services and its government’s push to encourage its residents to use modern payment methods. Brunei has the second-highest (after Singapore) human development index or HDI (which measures the overall quality… Read More

Fintech Firm Lightnet and Siam Commercial Bank to Support Cross-Border Payments from South Korea to Thailand

Siam Commercial Bank (BKK:SCB) has partnered with Lightnet to provide cross-border fund transfer services from South Korea to Thailand. As a digital banking service provider, Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is focused on continuously updating its Fintech capabilities. SCB will now be working with the Lightnet… Read More

Global Money Transfer Service Azimo and Payments Fintech dLocal to Facilitate Remittances from Europe, Australia to Colombia

Global money transfer service Azimo has teamed up with payments focused Fintech firm dLocal in order to allow migrant workers based in Europe and Australia to send funds to almost any bank in Colombia, which reportedly includes Banco de Bogota, Banco de Occidente, and Davivienda…. Read More

Mercurity Fintech Holding, a Blockchain focused Cross-Border Payments Firm, Reports Q3 2020 Losses, Launches DeFi Platform

Mercurity Fintech Holding Inc., which leverages blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) to assist businesses with conducting “instant” cross-border transactions and remittance payments (through banks or financial institutions), has released its third-quarter 2020 financial results (for the period ending September 30, 2020). Mercurity reports (generally… Read More

TransferWise Customers in Indonesia Can Now Send Remittance Payments to 80 Different Countries

Fintech firm TransferWise recently announced that Indonesians and ex-pat workers will now be able to send money from Indonesia to 80 different countries, which includes Australia, Singapore, Japan, US, UK, China (Alipay) — and across Europe as well. TransferWise users are now able to send… Read More

Patricia Montesi: CEO at Qolo Explains how Fintech Firm’s B2B Payments Platform Is Helping Companies Settle Cross-Border Transactions

We recently connected with Patricia Montesi, Co-Founder and CEO at Qolo, a Fintech firm focused on B2B payments and facilitating cost-effective cross-border transaction processing. Montesi discussed what her company is doing to help businesses with settling payments in a more efficient manner. She also talked… Read More

Dubai based Fintech Rise Launches New Platform for Affordable Remittance or Cross-Border Payments

Dubai-based Fintech firm Rise has launched a new platform that allows expatriate workers to make low-cost or affordable remittance payments. The platform’s users are able to send payments in real-time to friends and family members living abroad. At present, the remittance service is in its… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Remain Inefficient with $48 Billion Lost in Fees Each Year, but Bitcoin (BTC) Might Solve Problem, According to OpenNode

Bitcoin (BTC), the world’s leading cryptocurrency, could potentially solve the global remittances problem, according to OpenNode, which focuses on supporting payments for businesses throughout the world. As explained by the OpenNode team, they aim to “empower” consumers and connect the world via “trusted” digital payment… Read More

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