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MuchBetter and Winwatch launch world first analogue watch with “payment glass”

 Payments app MuchBetter and Swiss watch smart glass provider, Winwatch, have teamed up to launch a unique analogue payments steel watch with smart payment functionality. It is the first watch to use “STISS®” payments glass, a super-strong sapphire glass infused with payment technology. It allows wearers to make secure contactless payments up to £45 – the new limit introduced to encourage contactless payments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »

VAKT ecosystem expands commodities inspection services with Intertek

AKT, the company re-imagining commodity post-trade processing underpinned by blockchain, has partnered with leading total quality assurance provider, Intertek, to bring its first-class commodity testing, inspection and certification services to the platform. Intertek joins an ecosystem that already includes some of the world’s largest commodity trading companies, CTRM systems, inspection and paperless trade services. Day by day, the VAKT vision... Read more »

FICO Addresses Critical Resiliency Issues for Financial Services in Virtual Event

As financial services providers worldwide come under unprecedented pressure from the coronavirus pandemic, analytics software firm FICO has launched a global virtual event aimed at helping leaders manage operations, customers and new fraud scams in the current crisis. Read more »

Lendsmart Automates & Digitizes Paycheck Protection Program SBA Loan Application Process

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Lendsmart, an end-to-end solution enabling banks and credit unions to completely digitize their lending and home buying operations, has repurposed its proprietary technology to help financial institutions automate and digitize the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) SBA loan application form. Read more »

Creatio partners with Tata Consultancy Services to drive customer experience across marketing, sales and services

Creatio (formerly bpm’online), a global software company providing a leading low-code platform for process management and CRM, is announcing its partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization. The partnership will help global enterprises automate marketing, sales and services teams so they can operate with greater efficiencies and agility and deliver optimal customer... Read more »

Uber Eats partners with Mastercard to commit an additional 40,000 meals for NHS staff

From today, an additional 40,000 free meals will be available to NHS heroes on Uber Eats. Together, Uber Eats and Mastercard hope this will help reduce the pressure on the heroes on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis. NHS staff will receive a £10 voucher, donated by Mastercard, that they can use on the Uber Eats app to buy a meal from thousands of restaurants and convenience stores in more than 150 towns and cities across the UK. Toussaint... Read more »

MuchBetter and Winwatch launch world’s first analogue watch with “payment glass”

Payments app MuchBetter and Swiss watch smart glass provider, Winwatch, have teamed up to launch a unique analogue payments steel watch with smart payment functionality. Read more »

Countingup launches coronavirus grant calculator for sole traders

Countingup, the number one banking and accounting app in the UK, has launched a free coronavirus grant calculator for sole traders, grantcalculator.co.uk. The calculator helps self-employed sole traders see what grant they are likely to be eligible for under the Self-employment Income Support Scheme which is due to launch at the end of April. They can also see likely lost earnings. Read more »

Mastercard Commits $250 Million To Support Small Business’ Financial Security

Our local main streets have been amongst the hardest hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. To help address this challenge, Mastercard today announced a commitment of $250 million over five years to support small businesses in the United States and other markets where we operate. The announcement came during the virtual America CARES Small Business Relief event hosted at the White House on Tuesday afternoon. Read more »

67% of international students concerned they can’t use tuition payment method of choice

Flywire, a high-growth vertical payments company, has today announced a new research report that reveals 67% of international students are concerned if they can’t use their tuition payment method of choice at UK universities. Read more »

FinTech phos raises €1.3M to expand its revolutionary software PoS in Europe as cash usage declines rapidly

Phos, the fintech that created the first ever software PoS which allows merchants to accept payments directly on their phones, today announced that it has closed a fundraising round of €1.3M. The round was led by New Vision 3 and also saw new angel investment in the business. The new funding sees the total amount raised by the business increase to €2.5M, enabling phos to grow its development team to introduce new features like PIN on Phone, its... Read more »

Credit Hero gets a digital boost in lending with Salt Edge solution

Credit Hero, an online lender from Hong Kong, teamed up with Salt Edge, a leader in offering open banking solutions, to access borrowers’ bank data at digital speed and eliminate the traditional paper chase. Hong Kong is a leading global financial hub. As recently the macroeconomic environment has changed, the lending market is experiencing a so-called digital seismic shift. Escalating uncertainties kickstart the demand for credit products which... Read more »

DriveWealth Launches DriveHSA® to Support Health Savings Account (HSA) Industry

DriveWealth, LLC, a U.S. based leader in global digital trading technology, today announced the launch of a new Health Savings Account (HSA) division, DriveHSA®. The new division aims to transform the HSA landscape by helping HSA platform providers enhance their current offerings with modern investing tools and allowing end-users to invest in real-time fractional shares of U.S. equities, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), American Depositary Receipts... Read more »

Uber Eats partners with Mastercard to commit an additional 40,000 meals for NHS staff

From today, an additional 40,000 free meals will be available to NHS heroes on Uber Eats. Together, Uber Eats and Mastercard hope this will help reduce the pressure on the heroes on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis. NHS staff will receive a £10 voucher, donated by Mastercard, that they can use on the Uber Eats app to buy a meal from thousands of restaurants and convenience stores in more than 150 towns and cities across the UK. Toussaint... Read more »

Coronavirus Pandemic, Store Closures, Shift Consumer Buying Behaviour Leading To Accelerated Digital Transformation For Merchants

Forter, the leader in e-commerce fraud prevention, today announced the release of the Forter Special Report on the Impact of Coronavirus on Consumer and Fraudster Behaviour. Read more »

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