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Bitso Reports $1 Billion in Remittances Between the US and Mexico in First 6 Months of 2022

Bitso, a Mexico-based crypto platform that claims to be the leading platform of its kind in Latin America, says it has completed $1 billion in remittances during the first 6 months of 2022. This represents 4X the same period in 2021. Currently, Bitso claims over… Read More

Currencycloud Licensed in Australia to Offer Multi-Currency Payments, Digital Wallet

Currencycloud, a payments and transfer Fintech based in London, has received a license to operate in Australia granted by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Currencycloud said it may now offer its “full suite” of services to Australian clients. This past January in advance… Read More

Brazilian Financial App Inter Acquires USEND

Inter, a Brazilian financial “super app,” has announced it has been approved to acquire USEND, a service offering transfers and payments, as well as non-financial services to more than 150,000 customers across 40 US states. USEND’s digital money transfer platform lets users make international transactions… Read More

Blockchain based Funds Transfer Service Almond Finance Raises $2 Million Seed Round

Almond Finance, a blockchain-based funds transfer service, has raised $2 million in a seed round led by Morningside Group. Almond Finance, based in both Boston and Singapore, is targeting the B2B sector to connect financial institutions globally. Almond states that it offers a suite of… Read More

Wise Says International Banking Complexities Hurts US Small Businesses

Wise (LSE:WISE) has completed research that concludes international banking undermines the effectiveness of small businesses to expand. A challenge that should come as no surprise to SMEs aiming to expand overseas. Wise states that “broken payments and banking technology remain a barrier to international ambitions.”… Read More

Wise Card Launches in Canada

Wise (LSE:WISE), formerly doing business as Transferwise, has launched its “Wise Card” in Canada. Wise states that Canadians may now spend money around the world and shop online knowing they’re getting the best exchange rate along with low fees. Wise started as Fintech focusing on… Read More

Latam: Bitso Announces Bitso Shift Payment Service between the US and Mexico Powered by Circle’s USDC

Bitso, a top crypto platform in Latin America that reports over 3.3 million users, has launched “Bitso Shift,” a service that allows Mexican people and companies to send and receive payments between Mexico and the United States. According to Bitso, Bitso Shift is targeting Mexican… Read More

Wise Continues to Lower Transfer Fees in USD Drop

Wise, formerly doing business as Transferwise, continues to lower the fee it charges for its users. Earlier today, Wise announced that transfers in dollars, sent anywhere in the world, will now be charged at a lower rate. While banks continue to obfuscate and gouge, Wise… Read More

RemitONE and Vyne Partner on Transfers

Global remittances firm RemitONE and Vyne, a payments platform, have partnered up on money transfers. According to a release, the partnership delivers 100+ remittance clients instant access to Vyne’s payment solution, to send remittances globally. Vyne uses Open Banking to move money in real-time between… Read More

Soldo Closes Record $180 Million Series C Funding Round

Solda has raised $180 million in a Series C funding round led by Singapore-based Temasek. The European pay and spend automation platform reports that the investment round is the largest in its category to date. The funding round included new investors Sunley House Capital, Advent… Read More

OneFor Launches Pan-European Payments & Transfers Platform: Promises Cheaper, Faster, Safer Solution

OneFor, a Germany-based Fintech that is looking to disrupt incumbents in the payments and transfer sector, has announced the launch of its “borderless” service. OneFor promises to offer customers, cheaper, faster, and safer payments and transfers across Europe. According to a release, OneFor facilitates transfers… Read More

Crypto.com Now Enabling Cosmos’ Inter-Blockchain Communication Functionality for Cross-Chain Transfers

Hong Kong-based Crypto.com announced on Thursday it is now enabling Cosmos’ Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) functionality for cross-chain transfers. According to Crypto.com, According to the duo, this integration creates new capabilities for future cross-chain implementations of the Crypto.org Chain and other IBC-enabled chains.  “The integration allows for… Read More

Azimo Launches Money Transfer Service with HBL in Pakistan

Azimo, a digital money transfer service, has announced the launch of a money transfer service to Pakistan in partnership with HBL, Pakistan’s largest commercial bank. The new service will allow Pakistanis living in the UK, Europe and Australia to send money in minutes, according to… Read More

Paysend Reports Record Users on December 30th

Paysend is reporting record active users in a single day on December 30, 2020. According to the UK based Fintech, over 35,000 users completed 45,000 transfers on that day. Paysend touts the fact that the majority of transactions take 15 seconds or less to complete… Read More

IMF Managing Director Outlines the 4 Cornerstones of Digital Payments

Speaking at the Singapore Fintech Festival that is taking place all of this week, Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) outlined her expectations for payments in our digital age. Georgieva highlighted the four cornerstones of digital payments – a sector of… Read More

Bank of England Speech Notes that Cross Border – Faster Payments May Include DLT

A speech delivered today by Victoria Cleland, Executive Director, Banking, Payments, and Innovation at the Bank of England, tackled the topic of faster payments and cross-border transfers. Cleland highlighted the three-stage process to advance cross border payments being pursued at the international level and then… Read More

Transferwise is Saving US Customers Lots of Money Compared to Other Fintechs (and Banks)

Transferwise, a UK based Fintech that has gone global, has distributed a note promoting the savings it can generate for US customers. Transferwise is a Fintech that allows you to quickly and inexpensively transfer money anywhere – minus hidden fees and silly exchange rates. The… Read More

Transferwise Books 4th Year of Profitability, Serves Over 8 Million Individuals, Processing £67 Billion in Fiscal Year

Transferwise, a Fintech unicorn and fast-growing stealth bank, has published its annual report for the fiscal year ending March 2020. According to the document, Transferwise’s annual profit more than doubled to £20.4 million during the year – the fourth year in a row that the… Read More

Currencycloud and Tribe Payments Collaborate on Banking as a Service Product

Currencycloud and Tribe Payments are partnering on a new “Banking-as-a-Service” solution for Fintechs and digital banks, according to a note from the company. Currencycloud is a global, multi-currency account provider where customers are able to collect, convert, pay, and manage multiple currencies, anywhere in the… Read More

Remitly Raises $85 Million at $1.5 Billion Valuation as Business Booms During COVID

Remitly, a Fintech providing transfers targeting the immigrant community, has raised $85 million at a $1.5 billion valuation. Remitly said its business is booming during the COVID-19 pandemic. FT Partners served as the financial advisor to Remitly on this transaction with existing investor PayU leading… Read More

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