Tagged: shopping

ShopBack, a Fintech Offering a Rewards Platform, Prepares for Hong Kong Launch

ShopBack, a Temasek-supported shopping and rewards platform, recently revealed that it would be expanding its presence to Hong Kong with a “soft launch” scheduled for August 8, 2022. ShopBack‘s management noted that they’ve onboarded more than 250 merchants in Hong Kong ranging from domestic to… Read More

BNPL: FIntech Tabby Acquires $150M Credit Facility

Tabby, which is MENA’s payments and shopping app, has acquired $150 million in debt financing from Atalaya Capital Management and existing investor Partners for Growth (PFG). Based in New York, this facility “marks Atalaya Capital Management’s first deal in the MENA region.” In addition, San… Read More

Worldline, Casio to Support Cashless Shopping in Japanese Markets

Worldline [Euronext: WLN], which claims to be an international leader in payment services, and Casio Computer recently revealed that they have agreed to a business alliance to support card payments and cashless shopping in Japan, a market with significant potential to transform its conservative retail… Read More

American Express Enhances Blue Cash Everyday Card with New Benefits

American Express (NYSE:AXP) has launched the “refreshed” Blue Cash Everyday Card with “new online shopping rewards, credits for streaming and cooking at home, and a sleek new Card design.” Blue Cash Everyday now “offers 3% cash back on U.S. online retail purchases, at U.S. supermarkets,… Read More

Klarna App Is Enhanced with Digital Wallet for Quick Access to Loyalty Cards

Klarna, a digital bank, payments, and credit provider, announced the launch of its new Loyalty Card feature in the Klarna App. This allows app users “to store and access their physical loyalty cards as digital versions.” They can then “collect all points and benefits at… Read More

BNPL Report: Nearly Half of Online Shoppers Say they Would Delay Purchases if Affirm Wasn’t Available

Affirm (NASDAQ: AFRM) notes that Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) is more than just a “modern twist” on layaway. Affirm writes in a blog post that consumers love the flexible payment method as a way to “avoid credit cards and manage their cash flow.” The… Read More

Fintech nate, a Universal and Streamlined Commerce App, Secures $38M in Capital via Series A led by Renegade Partners

Universal and streamlined shopping app nate has secured $38 million in capital through a Series A round led by Renegade Partners, along with contributions from Forerunner Ventures and existing investors Canaan Partners and Coatue Management. nate’s Series A has been finalized a year after the… Read More

Klarna Expands: Releases Open Banking Solution to Eight More European Markets

  Payment processing and global retail banking platform Klarna announced on Wednesday it has expanded its open banking solution to eight more  European countries. The countries are  Portugal, Denmark, Luxembourg, Ireland, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia. According to Klarna, the solution processes more than 150 million transactions per year, offers third-party providers access to… Read More

Klarna Announces Partnership With Sweden-Based Cryptocurrency Broker Safello

  Payment processing platform Klarna announced on Thursday it has formed a new partnership with Sweden-based cryptocurrency broker Safello. Klarna reported that the partnership it will allow the payment platform to enter the cryptocurrency industry. “In recent months, Safello has experienced increased growth, both in new… Read More

Klarna Announces New Partnership & Integration With Verifone

  Payment processing platform Klarna announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with payments and commerce solution platform Verifone. Klarna reported that through the partnership it will be available as the buy now pay later solution to millions of Verifone devices in the U.S…. Read More

Klarna Announces Five-Year Partnership With Macy’s

  Payment processing platform Klarna announced on Tuesday it has formed a five-year partnership with the American department store, Macy’s. Through the collaboration, Macy’s will offer customers the ability to pay in four equal, interest-free installments at online checkout as part of enhanced shopping experience. “Within… Read More

Installment Payments Platform Sezzle Actives Google Pay & Apple Pay With Virtual Card

  Sezzle, Inc. (ASX: SZL), a U.S.-based installment payments platform, announced on Wednesday the launch of its virtual card for shoppers, which will reportedly enable Sezzle customers to pay using interest-free installments both in-store and online. Sezzle revealed the Sezzle Virtual Card will allow brick… Read More

Chinese Offline Shopping Platform Cosmose AI Secures €12.5 Million Through Series A Investment Round Led By Tiga Investment

Cosmose AI, a China-based offline shopping platform, announced on Tuesday it secured €12.5 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Tiga Investments with participation from OTB Ventures and TDJ Pitango. Founded in 2014, Cosmose AI claims it “harnesses anonymous mobile user… Read More

Klarna Milestone: One Million New U.S. Customers Sign Up For Services During Summer Months

Payment processing platform Klarna announced on Thursday it has added one million new consumers in the U.S. in just three months.  The company reported it has also seen strong growth momentum in its retail partnerships in the US, which have grown by more than 158% year… Read More

Klarna Announces Google Pay For In-Store Payment Services

Payment processing platform Klarna announced on Tuesday it is introducing Google Pay for in-store purchases in the US. Klarna reported that Sephora, Journeys, and rue21 are among the first Klarna merchant partners to offer Google Pay, in addition to Apple Pay, for in-store purchases. The option… Read More

Thyngs Debuts Touch-free Tech Solution to Help Make Transactions Safer For Retail Customers

  Thyngs, a UK-based mobile technology platform, announced on Friday it has launched its touch-free technology solution to help make integration and transaction experiences safer for retail and hospitality customers. This technology was created during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns. “The latest iteration of the… Read More

Bitcoin Rewards Company Lolli Secures $3 Million Through Seed II Funding Round Led By Pathfinder

Lolli, a U.S.-based bitcoin rewards platform, announced on Monday it secured $3 million through its Seed II funding round, which was led by Pathfinder, with participation from beauty entrepreneur Michelle Phan, Sound Ventures, Craft Ventures, Company Ventures, Adam Leber, Abe Burns, and Chapter One Ventures…. Read More

U.S. Bitcoin Shopping App Fold Joins Visa Fast Track Program to Issue Credit Card Offering Bitcoin Rewards

Fold, a U.S.-based mobile app that allows consumers to earn bitcoin while shopping, announced it has joined Visa’s Fast Track program in order to speed up the process of integrating with the credit card giant. Fold revealed that by joining the program it is now… Read More

Payments & Shopping Provider Klarna Announces Global `Consumer Council’

Payment processing platform Klarna announced on Tuesday the launch of its `Consumer Council’ According to Klarna, the global initiative sees the platform invite consumers to a meet-up and share their thoughts on different themes related to their experiences. The platform further explained: “The first Consumer Council… Read More

Klarna Announces New Collaboration With British Contemporary Fashion Brand Superdry

Payment processing platform Klarna announced on Thursday it has formed a new partnership with British contemporary fashion brand Superdry. Through the partnership, Superdry customers are now able to Pay later or Pay in 3 in the UK, and later this month will be able to Pay in 4 in… Read More

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