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Cuy Sheffield, the Head of Crypto at Visa, Argues that Central Bank Digital Currencies Could be One of the Most Important Developments in the Coming Decade

Cuy Sheffield, the head of Crypto at Visa, says that central bank digital currencies (CBDC) could potentially prove to be one of most important developments in the coming decade. Sheffield, who previously worked in business development at TrialPay, is now responsible for overseeing Visa’s crypto-related… Read More

“Product-Disruptive” Neobank Developer DayTek Captial in Australia Joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program

DayTek Capital, a company focused on building Australia’s first “product-disruptive” neobank, is the latest firm to join Visa’s Fintech Fast Track program as it prepares for the launch of Infinity, an all-digital banking challenger. By joining the program, DayTek Capital will be able to help… Read More

Indian Financial Services Firm LivQuik Joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program

India-based LivQuik, a company that aims to enable the efficient movement of funds, has joined Visa’s Fintech Fast-Track Program. Visa’s fast-track program offers a new commercial framework that allows clients to easily access the payment giant’s services in order to settle transactions more efficiently. LivQuik,… Read More

Open Banking and Regtech Firm Railsbank Gains Hong Kong Fintech Statrys as New Client

UK-based Railsbank, an Open Banking and Regtech solution provider, revealed on June 29, 2020, that it has gained Hong Kong Fintech Statrys as a new client. Statrys offers digital business accounts, advanced payment options, and forex solutions for SMEs based in Asia. It provides convenient… Read More

Visa Teams Up With TerraPay to Drive Real-time Payments Interoperability

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced on Wednesday it has formed a new partnership with TerraPay, a global payments infrastructure company, for the development and delivery of payment solutions in an effort to drive financial inclusion and cashless transactions for domestic payments and global remittances. The… Read More

WhatsApp Payments have been Suspended by Brazil’s Reserve Bank to “Preserve Adequate Competitive Environment”

Brazil’s reserve bank has reportedly instructed Mastercard and Visa to suspend processing transactions on behalf of WhatsApp. As reported on June 15, 2020, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging platform began facilitating payments in Brazil. However, the Central Bank of Brazil (BC) has now taken action against… Read More

Visa Unveils Advanced Identity Score to Help Financial Institutions Prevent New Account Fraud

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced on Monday it has launched a digital tool, Advanced Identity Score, to help U.S. financial institutions with their efforts to combat new account fraud. According to Visa, Advanced Identity Score combines Visa’s artificial intelligence and predictive machine learning capabilities with… Read More

Payments Platform BPC Joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program

BPC, a payment solutions, has today announced that it will be joining Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program as the preferred technology enablement partner for Visa. BPC has been around for quite some time (1996) providing solutions to both traditional and newer financial services firms. The… Read More

UK Fintech Payhawk, a Corporate Expense Management Solution Provider, Partners Visa and Wirecard to Issue Business Cards

UK-based Fintech Payhawk, a corporate expense management solution provider that secured €3 million in seed funding in March 2020, has teamed up with Visa in order to issue business cards that offer 0.50% exchange rates. The Payhawk team says that by working with the payments… Read More

2020 Inclusive Fintech 50 Now Accepting Applications

2020 Inclusive Fintech 50 is now accepting applications for Fintechs driving innovation and providing financial services for the underbanked or non-banked population. In its second year of operation, IF50 seeks to identify a cohort of 50 high-potential, early-stage, and innovative fintech startups driving financial inclusion and… Read More

Fintech Nium Partners with Visa to Offer Cards in Australia

Nium, a Singapore based Fintech platform, has become a Visa issuer in Australia due to its partnership in Visa’s Fintech Fast Track program. In a release, Nium explained that it will be able to provide end-to-end issuing, processing, and onboarding services, and shorten the lead… Read More

Berlin based Digital Bank Vivid Money Launches via Visa and solarisBank Partnership

Berlin-headquartered Vivid Money, a digital banking service provider that’s supported by Russia’s Tinkoff Bank, launched on June 8, 2020 through a partnership with solarisBank and payments giant Visa. Vivid Money says it’s the first mobile-based, full-service banking solution, providing cashback incentives, sub-accounts in major foreign… Read More

Swiss Financial Services Firm Eidoo Introduces Stablecoin based, Visa Crypto Debit Card

Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital currencies can be difficult to spend because most merchants still do not accept them. The Switzerland-based firm, Eidoo, is planning to help consumers easily spend virtual currencies by launching a Visa crypto debit card that will use regulated or compliant… Read More

Indian Fintech Zaggle Teams Up With Visa to Develop Payments Solutions for Local Startups and SMEs

Indian Fintech firm Zaggle has teamed up with Visa in order to support various payments solutions for SMEs. Both companies will work cooperatively to develop solutions for startups and SMEs that will help them improve their overall productivity and efficiency. Businesses will be able to… Read More

Visa Ventures, the Payment Firm’s Fintech Investment Division, Invests Strategically in Analytics Firm GoodData

GoodData, an established global analytics firm, confirmed on May 20, 2020 that it had formed a partnership with digital payments giant Visa (NYSE:V). As noted in a press release, Visa Ventures has made a strategic investment into GoodData’s operations. Visa plans to continue supporting access… Read More

Plaid Launches Plaid Exchange to Accelerate Consumer-Permissioned Data Access Strategies for Financial Institutions

Fintech Plaid has announced the launch of “Plaid Exchange,” an open banking platform for financial institutions. The company states that the API solution for all financial institutions will help propel the industry closer to a fully digital future. Plaid says the launch comes at a… Read More

Visa Files Patent Application for Digital Fiat Currency

Visa (NYSE:V) is going deeper into crypto it seems. Yesterday, a patent application by Visa was published on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) website for a “digital fiat currency.” Initially filed in November 2019, the document outlines the process Visa envisions to… Read More

Digital Banking: Fintech Firm Oxygen Launches Payments Platform for Freelancers, Gig Economy Workers in the US

Oxygen, a digital banking platform focused on serving freelancers, gig economy workers, and SMEs, has introduced a virtual banking solution that has been built to offer flexible financial services to millions of US professionals who have multiple income streams, contract work, or freelance working arrangements…. Read More

Visa Announces Continuous Support For Global Fintech Community By Growing Fast Track Program to More Than 140 Fintechs

Visa (NYSE: V) announce on Thursday its continued support of the global Fintech community, having grown the Fast Track program to over 140 Fintechs. Visa reported that Since expanding globally in mid-2019, the Fast Track program has grown 280%. The program allows both new and… Read More

Fintech Firm Nium Acquires Additional Funding from Visa, BRI Ventures, GSR Ventures, Vertex Ventures, Others

Fintech firm Nium revealed on May 5, 2020 that it had managed to secure a new round of equity funding. The company’s round received contributions from new investors BRI Inventures, the corporate venture division of Bank BRI of Indonesia, and payments giant Visa. Nium’s latest… Read More

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