Tagged: remittances

Chainalysis Confirms Venezuelans are Increasingly Using Bitcoin and other Cryptos for Remittance Payments, as Bolivar is Useless

Venezuela is experiencing one of the worst economic crises in history. The South American country’s national currency, the Bolivar, has become practically worthless due to extremely high levels of hyperinflation (about 10,000,000% during 2019). Venezuela’s residents are also suffering due to serious socioeconomic challenges, as… Read More

Southeast Asian Fintech TrueMoney Partners Singapore Cross-Border Payment Provider Thunes to Expand Remittance Services

TrueMoney, a Southeast Asian Fintech firm, has teamed up with Singapore-based Thunes, a cross-border payment company, in order to expand its remittance services. Through the partnership, TrueMoney customers will be able to accept remittance payments from anywhere in the world via Thunes’ international partner network,… Read More

Digital Banking: Central Bank of the Philippines Is Open to Exploring Investment Opportunities from Qatar to Streamline its Financial Sector

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, is reportedly open to exploring potential investment deals from Qatar. According to a BSP representative, these deals will focus on digital banking and Fintech projects. Arifa A Ala, the MD at BSP, noted that… Read More

Fintech Ripple Sold Over $32 Million in XRP During Q2 2020, Only Sold $1.75 Million of the Digital Asset During Q1 2020: Report

San Francisco based Fintech firm Ripple has released its quarterly XRP Markets Report. The company notes in its report, that as an XRP holder, Ripple “believes proactive communication and transparency are part of being a responsible stakeholder.” During Q2 2020, total XRP sales were valued… Read More

Fintech Ripple Southeast Asia Head Kelvin Lee Explains how PayID Serves as an Effective Solution for Cross-Border Payments

Kelvin Lee, the Southeast (SE) Asia head for Fintech firm Ripple, notes that the more businesses that begin supporting and integrating PayID into their platforms, the better off the digital payments ecosystem will be. Ripple, which is leading the Open Payments Coalition (OPC), is reportedly… Read More

Sky Guo, Founding Member at OMFIF Digital Monetary Policy Institute, Explains why Interoperability Is an Important Aspect of Central Bank Digital Currencies, or CBDCs

  We recently caught up with Sky Guo, a founding member at the OMFIF Digital Monetary Institute, the global central banking think tank that assists policymakers with understanding central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Guo, who’s also the founder of Cypherium, which focuses on enabling interoperability… Read More

Fintech Adoption in Pakistan on the Rise with Japan Communications and Saffran Group Committing to Investing in Local Financial Tech Initiatives

Japan Communications Inc., a company that engages in the provision of wireless data communication services via in-house software solutions, has partnered with Pakistan‘s Saffran Group, a multinational technology development company. Through the partnership, the companies will invest in financial technology projects in Pakistan via the… Read More

Fast Pace of Cryptocurrency Adoption in Latin America May be due to Dramatic Rise in Smartphone Users, Bitso Executive Reveals

Bitso, one of Latin America’s largest digital asset exchanges, has reportedly reached 1 million users before its planned launch in Brazil. Santiago Alvarado, director of international payments at Bitso, recently talked about how cryptocurrencies might help with settling cross-border transactions in Latin America. Alvarado, whose… Read More

India Remains a “Crucial” Market for the Dubai International Financial Center, Salman Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer at DIFC Says

Fintech firms based in India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) plan to continue working cooperatively in order to address key socio-economic changes and challenges resulting from the global COVID-19 outbreak. India and UAE’s financial hub Dubai aim to stay on top of major changes… Read More

Malaysia: Fintech BigPay Adds Australia and Vietnam to Global Remittance Service, will Add China Soon

Asian Fintech firm BigPay announced on June 19, 2020, that it has added Australia and Vietnam to its global remittance service, and will be adding China soon. The company added Bangladesh and India in January of this year. BigPay’s management noted that they’re committed to… Read More

Consumers Losing Billions in Hidden Remittance Payments Costs, Nick Catino from Fintech TransferWise Reveals

Nick Catino, head of policy and campaigns (Americas) at Fintech firm TranserWise, recently discussed how the remittance rule affects the company’s pricing model. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency of the US government responsible for consumer protection in the financial sector, has published the… Read More

Philippines based Digital Financial Services Firm Ayannah Merges with Indian Payments Company Equity Capital Advisors

Philippines based Ayannah, an online financial services provider, and India’s payments firm Equity Capital Advisors (ECAPS) have merged their operations in order to provide cost-effective and more accessible financial services to South Asia and Southeast Asia’s growing middle-class population. The merged entity will aim to… Read More

UK Fintech TransferWise Enables Instant Money Transfers to Pakistan (PKR), Sri Lanka (LKR), Thailand (THB)

UK-based Fintech TransferWise recently revealed that customers can now send money instantly to several developing economies in Asia including Pakistan, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. The TransferWise team noted: “In the past, if you were sending money to Thailand (THB), Pakistan (PKR), or Sri Lanka (LKR)… 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

Digital Banking: Qatar’s Commercial Bank Introduces Employee Payment Card for Online Transactions, Remittances

Qatar-based Commercial Bank revealed on April 12, 2020, that it’s launching two new products that offer digital payment and remittance solutions. Joseph Abraham, Group CEO at Commercial Bank, confirmed during a video press conference that the bank has introduced the “CB Household Worker PayCard,” which… Read More

Digital Payments Startup Azimo Partners Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank to Settle Remittances via RippleNet

Azimo, an online funds transfer service provider, has teamed up with Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), the nation’s oldest financial institution, in order to introduce an instant international payments gateway from Europe to the Asian country. As mentioned in an announcement made on April 9,… Read More

Kenneth Bok: Head of Growth and Strategy at Zilliqa, a Major Blockchain Platform, Talks About Major Stablecoin Use Cases

Kenneth Bok, head of growth and strategy at Zilliqa, an established blockchain project that provides infrastucture to StraitsX, a stablecoin initiative introduced by the Fintech payments provider Xfers, recently shared his views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. Xfers is accredited by the Monetary Authority of… Read More

Malaysia’s OneCENT Mobile Fintech Platform to Help Businesses Transition to Cashless Digital Transactions

TFP Solutions Bhd, a provider of business productivity solutions and services for large enterprises, is planning to market the OneCENT mobile-based Fintech platform to local consumers in Malaysia after the Movement Control Order (MCO) has been lifted. Datuk Hussian A Rahman, managing director and board… Read More

Fintech Is “Rapidly” Becoming a Key Part of Malaysia’s Financial Sector, with “Considerable Promise” for Expansion: IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), an international organization based in Washington, D.C., consisting of 189 different countries that aim to improve monetary cooperation worldwide, maintain financial stability, and facilitate global trade, acknowledged that Fintech has become a part of everyday life in Malaysia. The IMF… Read More

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