Tagged: remittance

Steady Fintech Investments in MENA Region Now Fueling Growth of Digital Economy: Report

Fintech investments are fueling growth in the MENA region’s digital economy as consumers increasingly begin to conduct cashless transactions, following the Coronavirus outbreak. The region’s financial technology space is also benefitting from updated regulatory guidelines that may be more conducive for growth, according to consultancy… Read More

Digital Banking Fintech Revolut to Streamline Cross-Border Payments between US and Mexico with Remittance Corridor

Digital bank Revolut, which offers a financial Super App with 16 million clients globally, reveals that it has simplified cross-border transactions between the US and Mexico with the introduction of its US-Mexico remittance corridor. With this launch, Revolut clients in the US and Mexico are… 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

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

Revolut Supports COVID-19 Relief Efforts For India By Temporarily Waiving Fees On Cross-Border Remittance Payments

  Digital bank Revolut announced on Monday it is temporarily waiving fees on cross-border remittance payments made to India, following the country’s latest surge in COVID-19 cases. As of this weekend, India has more than 400,000 COVID-19 cases and 7-day average of deaths more than 3,700. … 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

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

U.S. Neobank Unifimoney Teams Up With Nium to Provide International Remittance Capability

Nium, a global fintech infrastructure platform, announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with U.S. neobank Unifimoney to enhance the outbound money transfer experience for Unifimoney users. Nium further revealed that the collaboration will expand Unifimoney’s capabilities, as well as introduce real-time global payment… Read More

Asian Countries like India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand have One of the Fastest-Growing Digital Asset Markets: Report

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology adoption continues to rise, with banks, institutional investors, and everyday consumers now using these platforms to engage in everyday transactions or to implement various business use cases. According to Chainalysis, the “patterns of cryptocurrency usage” vary widely across the globe. The… Read More

South Korean WireBarley Secures $10 Million Through Series B Funding Round

WireBarley, a South Korean fintech focused on global remittance services, announced on Thursday it secured $10 million through its Series B funding round from  Magna Investment, Shinsegae I&C, and Dt & Investment. WireBarley describes itself as a money transfer startup that provides fully contactless financial… 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

Fintech Ripple Is Focused on Making Digital Payments as Easy as Sending Emails with Pay ID, According to Company Executive

Emi Yoshikawa, Head of Global Operations at American Fintech firm Ripple, notes that when sending an email, she doesn’t really think about which country the person or recipient of the message is living in at the moment. Yoshikawa points out that she also doesn’t have… Read More

Malaysian Fintech Valyou Introduces Blockchain based Remittance Service for Bangladeshi Workers Sending Money Back Home

Malaysia-based Fintech Valyou, a digital remittance payments service provider, has introduced a blockchain-enabled remittance solution in Bangladesh through a partnership with Standard Chartered and bKash, a mobile financial service provider. The distributed ledger tech (DLT)-powered platform will enable instant money transfers from Malaysia to Bangladesh…. Read More

Global ID Verification Provider, Onfido, to Offer Authentication Services to Malaysia’s MyCash Money

Onfido, a global ID verification provider, will be offering its user authentication services to Malaysia’s MyCash Money. Onfido has also been providing similar services to other Fintech firms in the region, including BigPay and MoneyMatch. MyCash Money is a digital marketplace that’s focused on serving… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Introduces Services in Japan, Claims it Signed Up 10,000 Locals, After Acquiring License in 2018

Prominent digital bank Revolut has reportedly launched services in Japan, as it continues to move forward with its ambitious global expansion plans. The Fintech Unicorn had first acquired a license to offer services in the country back in 2018. Revolut’s management confirmed that its services… Read More

WorldRemit Announces Acquisition of App-Based Remittance Company Sendwave

Global cross-border payments company WorldRemit announced on Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Sendwave, an app-based remittance company. According to WorldRemit, Sendwave has built a leading and rapidly growing digital remittance service to East and West Africa, and this summer added Bangladesh, which is its… Read More

World Bank: Global Remittances Tank as COVID-19 Hammers Transfers

The World Bank says that global remittances have sunk a whopping 20% in 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis. The projected fall is the sharpest decline in recent history. The cause is due to the rapid decline in wages and employment of migrant works that… Read More

Ripple Announces New Partnership With European Digital Money Transfer Service Azimo to Use Remittance Capabilities in The Philippines

Ripple, a provider of enterprise blockchain solutions for payments, announced on Wednesday it has formed a new partnership with European digital money transfer service, Azimo. According to Ripple, Azimo has launched with Ripple’s On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) service as part of its remittance capabilities in The… Read More

Online Money Transfer Service Remitly Joins Forces With Alipay to Offer International Remittances

Remitly, a U.S.-based online money transfer service, announced on Monday it has teamed up with Alipay to enable Remitly customers to send money from their smartphone or computer, and for funds to be received within the Alipay app. The company is claiming to be the… Read More

WorldRemit Announces New Global Remittance Partnership With Alipay

WorldRemit, a UK based Fintech in the digital money transfer sector, announced on Wednesday it has formed a new global remittance partnership with Alipay. According to WorldRemit, the collaboration will enable consumers to use the WorldRemit app or website for cross-border remittances to the Alipay… Read More

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