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Busted Play: Visa’s Acquisition of Plaid Canceled Due to Action by Feds

The US Department of  Justice has announced that Visa’s acquisition of Plaid, an open banking Fintech, has been called off. The decision to abandon the $5.3 billion acquisition was due to a civil antitrust lawsuit filed on Nov. 5, 2020, to stop the merger. The DOJ… Read More

Hong Kong Fintech Neat Rolls Out New Visa Card

  Neat, a digital bank group based in Hong Kong, announced on Tuesday it has become a member of Visa and rolled out its new Neat Visa card. This announcement comes less than six months after Neat secured an additional $4 million extension of its… Read More

Simplex Named Principal Member of Visa in Europe

  Simplex, an EU-licensed financial institution that provides the fiat infrastructure for the cryptocurrency industry, announced on Tuesday it has approved for principal membership to the Visa network. According to Simplex, the approval represents a “pivotal” move-in enabling digital currency users the ability to access… Read More

Remote Payments are Expected to Increase Over 66% by 2025, which Means Chargebacks will Surge As Well, Verifi Reveals

Los Angeles based Verifi, a company that claims it has been leading the dispute management and payment protection sector for sellers and issuers since 2005, reveals that remote purchasing has seen “great advances” in automated fraud protection and authentication. Verifi is bringing automated dispute protection… Read More

Wirex Named Principal Member of Visa Network in Europe

    Digital payments platform Wirex announced on Tuesday it has been named a principal member of the Visa Network in Europe. The company revealed it previously completed Visa’s FinTech Fast Track Programme and as a principal member, it will be allowed to issue Visa cards… Read More

World Economic Forum Publishes Report on Digital Assets: Crypto, What Is It Good For? An Overview of Cryptocurrency Use Cases

The World Economic Forum (WEF), Global Future Council on Cryptocurrencies, has published its inaugural report on digital assets entitled, Crypto, What Is It Good For? An Overview of Cryptocurrency Use Cases.  The report explains: “While much has been written about blockchain technology, there is little… Read More

Canadian Fintech XTM Announces Update About Vert Visa Credit Card Launch

  XTM, a Canada-based fintech that provides mobile banking and payment card solutions, announced on Monday its latest update on the launch of its Vert Visa credit card. As previously reported, the Vert program uses an intuitive mobile app to collect customer data and within… Read More

Fintech Plaid Is Reportedly Working on Products for Consumers Who’re Not “Traditionally Engaged” with Financial Ecosystem

Plaid, which is having to deal with a suit in federal court (filed by US Dept of Justice) pertaining to Visa’s (NYSE:V) pending $5.3 billion acquisition of the firm, enables financial technology providers like Chime, Robinhood, and Venmo to gain access to banking data. The… Read More

Digital Payments Giant Visa and Snowdrop Solutions to Help Consumers in APAC Region Accurately Track their Transactions

Snowdrop Solutions Ltd. has teamed up with digital payments giant Visa in order to offer innovative location-enriched services to banking institutions and other financial services providers based in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Through the partnership, both companies aim to allow millions of consumers to… Read More

Visa Expected to Integrate Circle’s USDC Stablecoin

Later today, Circle is hosting a live podcast that involves Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire and Visa Head of Crypto, Cuy Sheffield. The discussion will cover the new partnership between Circle and Visa (NYSE:V) that will involve the incorporation of the dollar backed stablecoin USDC. Circle… Read More

BlockFi to Offer Visa Credit Card with Bitcoin Rewards

Digital asset platform BlockFi will soon offer a credit card with Bitcoin rewards and 1.5% cypto-back in Bitcoin, according to a tweet by the firm. The credit card will be issued in partnership with Visa, Evolve Bank.   It’s here. Log in to your BlockFi… Read More

Visa Announces Completion of YellowPepper Acquisition

  Visa (NYSE:V) announced on Friday it has completed the acquisition of YellowPepper, a payments tech company that supports financial institutions and startups in Latin America and the Caribbean. Visa reported that the acquisition is considered the first of its kind for financial giant in… Read More

Visa to Provide Seamless Access to Curated Fintech Partners which will Offer Digital Payments Services to Financial Institutions

Payments giant Visa (NYSE:V) will be offering seamless access to 13 curated Fintech-focused partners to certain financial institutions and merchants. These financial tech companies will be offering digital payments services. Fintech firms taking part in the program include Aire, a credit scoring solution provider; AccountScore,… Read More

US Department of Justice Files Anti-Trust Suit Pertaining to Visa Acquisition of Plaid

In a blow to a significant Fintech, the US Department of Justice has filed suit in federal court pertaining to Visa’s (NYSE:V) pending $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid, a top open banking platform. Last January, Visa announced its intent to purchase Plaid. At that time,… Read More

UAE Bank Account Service NOW Money Partners With Visa to Offer Low-Income Customers in the Gulf Region Access to Full Service Digital Banking Solution

  NOW Money, a UAE-based digital account service, announced on Wednesday it has joined forces with Visa to provide low-income customers in the Gulf region access to its full-service digital banking solution. Founded in 2015, NOW Money claims it uses “cutting-edge” mobile technology to improve… Read More

Underserved Singapore based SMEs are Now Considering Switching to Digital Banks: Visa Survey

  Payments giant Visa recently published a study on Digital Banking and SMEs in Singapore. According to the report, 88% of Singapore’s SMEs are now considering switching over to an all-digital banking platform. These findings of the study have been released at a time when the… Read More

Lastbit Joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track program

Lastbit Inc. has joined Visa’s Fintech Fast Track program, thus accelerating the process of integrating with Visa and allowing the company to more easily leverage the capabilities of Visa’s global payments network. Lastbit is developing a payments platform that enables consumers to utilize Bitcoin and make… Read More

Visa to Acquire Miami based YellowPepper, a Payments Technology Firm, in order Expand Global Operations

Visa (NYSE:V) is reportedly planning to acquire YellowPepper, a payments tech company, in order to extend its global operations into the Caribbean and other jurisdictions. Established in 2014 and fully operational in nine different Latin American (LatAm) nations, the Miami-headquartered firm serves around 50 clients… Read More

Plaid Fintech Report: It Saves Consumers Money, Helps Underserved Markets

There should not be any question that financial innovation is good for consumers, good for businesses, and good for the economy in general. Fintech is bringing a degree of financial sophistication and inclusion previously unattainable. Underserved or underbanked markets may now access services once available… Read More

Visa Launches “Visa Tap to Phone” in More Than 15 Markets With Plans to Expand into the U.S.

  Visa (NYSE: V) announced on Wednesday after piloting Visa Tap to Phone over the past year, the financial giant is now making the product available in more than 15 markets with plans to expand to the United States and accelerate global product growth in… Read More

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