Tagged: visa

Visa Launches $50,000 Fintech Innovative Contest For Sub-Sahara Africa Startups

Credit card giant Visa is set to launch a new $50,000 innovation contest in the fintech industry of Sub-Sahara Africa. This news comes just a few months after Visa announced the launch of its fintech bootcamps for African startups. The contest will run under the company’s… Read More

German Digital Only Bank solarisBank Secures €56.6 Million Through Series B Funding Round; Participants Include BBVA, Visa, & Lakestar

solarisBank, a German digital-only bank, announced on Thursday it has successfully secured  €56.6  million through its Series B funding round. Participants from the round include current investors Arvato Financial Solutions and SBI Group, renowned global companies BBVA, Visa, Lakestar and ABN AMRO’s Digital Impact Fund (DIF) have… Read More

Visa Teams Up With Florida Fintech NovoPayment to Facilitate B2B Transactions in Latin America & The Caribbean 

Visa (NYSE: V) announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with NovoPayment, a Florida-based fintech company, to facilitate the implementation of payment solutions for Business to Business (B2B) transactions in Latin America and the Caribbean. According to the credit card giant, the companies will work… Read More

Visa Forms New Partnership With Fintech Firm Billtrust For B2B Payment Reconciliation

On Thursday, Visa (NYSE: V) announced it has formed a strategic partnership with fintech firm Billtrust to help streamline the reconciliation of B2B payments and increase automation of virtual card payments for financial institutions and their corporate customers. According to the credit card giant, this effort… Read More

MOBI724 Enters Agreement With Visa; Offers Platform in Latin America & Caribbean

Canadian fintech firm MOBI724 Global Solutions Inc. announced this week it has entered into an agreement with Visa, a global payments technology company, to provide Visa clients a suite of integrated Loyalty Solutions, including MOBI724’s Card-Linked Offers & Rewards, Digital Marketing and Business Intelligence Solutions… Read More

CCAF Publishes First Global Blockchain Report Providing Unique Insight into Emerging Sector

Report Highlights Central Bank Experimentation with Distributed Ledger Technology. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is out with their first Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study authored by Dr. Garrick Hileman and Michel Rauchs. The publication incorporates non-public data and states that 57% of surveyed central banks… Read More

Q&A with Head of Alternative Lending at Fintech Marqeta

Recently, Crowdfund Insider published an article about Marqeta signing a partnership with Visa on payments and loans. The marriage is designed boost innovations in commercial and consumer payments and online lending. Visa also made a strategic investment in Marqeta at that time to the tune… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

China Sets up Centralized Clearing Platform for Online Payments The People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, has required all banks and third-party payment institutions to connect to a unified platform by June 30 of 2018 to ensure effective regulation and transaction security. The… Read More

Marqeta & Visa Ink Global Partnership to Power Payments & Loans

Visa (NYSE: V) and Marqeta, a payment card issuing platform that can provide consumers with immediate loans, has announced a global partnership to propel innovations in commercial and consumer payments in lending. Visa has also made a strategic investment in Marqeta and led a $25… Read More

Singapore Fintech Firm Trying to Make a Bitcoin Visa Card

TenX, a fintech firm based out of Singapore, is trying to bring cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin and Ether, out of the digital world and into the real world through the creation of a pre-paid Visa card that will instantly convert cryptocoins into real spendable cash. Bitcoin… Read More

Visa Invests in Swedish Fintech Unicorn Klarna

This week, it was announced that Visa was purchasing a stake in Swedish fintech company Klarna. Details of the deal were not released, but numerous sources report that Klarna will be issuing a new series of equity following the deal. E-commerce Payments Solution Klarna, which was… Read More

Visa Hiring Ethereum Engineer to Continue Work on its Blockchain Technology

Last week, Visa posted a new job opening for an Ethereum engineer to continue work on the company’s growing blockchain technology products. The company had previously launched an international B2B payment solution that utilized blockchain technology last year. Ethereum Developer Wanted The job posting describes Visa’s… Read More

Two New Partnerships Announced Involving Singapore Fintech

This week, two separate partnerships involving Fintech education were announced in Singapore. Visa announced it has partnered with the Singapore Fintech Association and five local polytechnic schools to nurture future talent through a series of engagements with students from the schools. IBM also announced this week… Read More

Pay with Your Shades: WaveShades Powers Contactless Payment Sunglasses, Partners with Visa

At South by Southwest (SXSW) this week, Visa unveiled contactless payment sunglasses.  The glasses incorporate the technology created by a “Sydney surfer startup founder” who is part of the Australian Fintech scene. Visa shared the WaveShades sunglasses at SXSW to an international audience. The back… Read More

Can Zelle Replace Venmo? Banking Giants Fight Back.

Does “Can you Zelle me the payment?” have the same ring to “You can just Venmo me?” A company knows that it has made it when people turn its name into a verb, as Venmo and Uber (despite its bad press these past few weeks)… Read More

Ayannah Named Best in Show At Next Money Fintech Finals 2017

Philippine-based startup Ayannah, a provider of affordable and accessible digital financial services for the world’s unbanked, was named Best in Show by the judges at the Fintech Finals 2017 (FF17) pitch competition at PMQ in Hong Kong on Thursday night. The second annual event, which was… Read More

Hong Kong Set to Host Next Money Fintech Finals 2017 As Part of the StartmeupHK Festival

Hong Kong is set to host the Next Money Fintech Final 2017 as part of the StartmeupHK Festival. The event, which is brought to the community by credit card giant Visa, will be held on January 18-19th 2017 at the PMQ and is expected to host… Read More

African Fintech: Visa Links with Hong Kong VC/Incubator Nest to Launch Bootcamp

Visa has partnered with the Hong Kong-based VC firm and incubator Nest to run a four-day fintech bootcamp in Nairobi for innovative startups in Africa, according to a release. Nest mentors will join executives from Visa’s teams in Kenya, South Africa, and the UAE to coach selected… Read More

Mashable Teams Up Visa Checkout to Launch a Marketplace that Features Successful Crowdfunded Products

On Monday, media company Mashable announced it has teamed up with Visa to introduce its brand new marketplace, Mashable Shop. To celebrate the launch this holiday season, Mashable and Visa are offering custom apparel and accessories with designs from the Mashable Collective, along with curated, tech-focused… Read More

Saving Time and Money through Blockchain Tech: Chain Secures $30M Series B from Industry Behemoths Visa, Nasdaq, Citi Ventures

“We believe in the power of blockchain technology to transform how financial assets are transferred, but it has to be done with the right partners to insure it gets off the ground,”  Adam Ludwin, CEO of Chain said in an interview with the WSJ. It feels like everything… Read More