e-Payments

Digital Asset Custodian Koine Secures FCA EMI Authorisation

Koine was granted authorisation for the issuance of electronic money (EMI Licence) by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Koine selected the UK as its jurisdiction of preference to start its regulatory journey. Koine is also in the process of applying for a number of authorisations in other major financial services locations. Read more »

Trustly partners with ECOMMPAY to deliver online banking payments to its merchants across Europe

ECOMMPAY, a leading international online payment service provider and direct card acquirer, has partnered with online payments company Trustly to expand its online payment offering and strengthen its position in the European market. Online banking payments are a popular way to pay in Europe, especially in the Baltics and the Nordics. The new partnership will allow consumers who shop with ECOMMPAY’s merchants to make safe online transactions... more Read more »

Trustly to provide Alibaba.com’s European customers with online banking payments via Ingenico

Trustly, the online banking payments company, announces today a partnership with Alibaba.com, a business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce platform that serves more than 10 million buyers in over 190 countries and regions. Trustly’s payment solution is enabled for Alibaba.com through Trustly’s partner, Ingenico, the leading global payment service provider, and will provide an additional payment method for Alibaba.com’s European buyers. During its... more Read more »

WorldRemit enables remittance receivers to manage their money on their phones

Leading online money transfer service WorldRemit (https://www.WorldRemit.com/en) is introducing new app features to make it easier for remittance recipients in several countries, including Cameroon, to manage funds sent from loved ones overseas. Remittance receivers in several countries, including Cameroon, can now create and access a remote WorldRemit account to: Read more »

Currencycloud Partners with Visa to Drive New Cross-Border and Travel Payment Experiences

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and Currencycloud, an enterprise-class payments platform, today announced a partnership to drive further innovation in cross-border and travel payments. The overall agreement is aligned with Visa’s broader mission to help people make secure and seamless digital payments, both at home and while travelling. Read more »

Mizuho Bank unveils J-Coin its new digital currency platform

Mizuho Bank is on track to launch its new digital currency platform J-Coin Pay on 1 March with the support of 60 regional financial institutions. To make use of the currency, users will download a dedicated app on their smartphone. Payments will be made using QR codes. The value of the digital currency will be fixed at 1 yen per unit, and will not fluctuate on the market, as virtual currencies such as bitcoin do. Merchants who support acceptance... more Read more »

Natixis adds Apple Pay to Apetiz

Natixis Payments brings its Apetiz’s customers Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient.  Apetiz users will be able to pay for their lunch with Apple Pay on iPhone or Apple Watch at Apetiz affiliated restaurants and retailers, who own a contactless payment terminal. Apetiz, delivered by Natixis Payments, is a leading reference in the meal voucher market with 95 %... more Read more »

Thank You for Making It a Date to Start Something Priceless

Yoyo, secures $30 million partnership agreement from Twitter and Coinbase investor HardYaka. Greg Kidd – an early investor in Ripple and Square, as well as Twitter and Coinbase and one of the world’s most influential leaders in fintech and digital identity - has entered into a strategic partnership agreement valued at $30 million with Yoyo, Europe’s fastest-growing mobile payments and loyalty marketing platform, through his investment vehicle ... more Read more »

Moneynetint and Ripple Presents: International Money Transfer Without an Intermediary Bank Involvement

Moneynetint, UK based electronic e-money institution which provides cross-border money transfers and currency exchange for corporate clients around the world, announced that it had completed the integration phase with Ripple, which offers blockchain solutions for payments.  Read more »

$1 billion in transactions processed on Ecobank Mobile App in Africa

The groundbreaking Ecobank Mobile App, a single, unified financial services application across 33 African countries, has processed 9 million transactions worth over $1 billion since launch less than 18 months ago.   Read more »

Bango Extends Carrier Billing for Amazon Customers in Japan

Bango (AIM: BGO), the mobile payments company, announces that following the successful launch of Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) for Amazon retail customers in Japan (June 2017), it has expanded DCB availability to Japanese customers of Amazon Prime and Prime Student membership programmes. Read more »

Santander InnoVentures Leads USD 6 million Round in Mexican Startup ePesos to Advance Financial Inclusion

Santander InnoVentures, the fintech venture capital fund of Santander Group, announced today an investment in the Mexican startup ePesos, the mobile payments company for the underbanked. ePesos has today closed a USD 6 million investment round that will enable the company to continue growing its platform serving and supporting small and medium sized enterprises across Mexico. Other institutional investors participating in the round include ... more Read more »

Visa Research: Mobile money takes off in Europe

Uptake of mobile devices to manage money, conduct banking and make payments is greater than ever, as 77% of Europeans now use their mobile devices to keep track of their finances and make everyday payments such as bills, parking and going out.  Today, Visa (NYSE: V) released the findings of its annual Digital Payments Studyi, which looks at consumer behavior around digital payments, ranging from contactless to online shopping as well as... more Read more »

EcoMobile Partners with Billaway Giving Pre-Paid Mobile Phone Users Free Airtime When They Share their Opinions

Wireless service provider EcoMobile announced it has deployed Billaway's solution, enabling mobile phone subscribers to earn free mobile airtime by participating in surveys. To participate, EcoMobile users can download the EcoMobile Refill  Rewards app, or simply text "Eco" to 313131. Read more »

Teen Chat App Kik to Unveil Digital Currency

Kik Interactive, the creator of popular chat platform Kik, today announced it is launching Kin, a cryptocurrency that will serve as a foundation for a decentralized ecosystem of digital services.  Kin will be created as an ERC20 token on the Ethereum blockchain and will be integrated into Kik as the primary transaction currency. Read more »

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