Payments

Banking Circle secures five finalist places at 2020 Emerging Payments Awards

Banking Circle, the financial infrastructure provider to Payments businesses and Banks has secured 5 finalist slots in the 2020 Emerging Payments Awards. Designed to celebrate innovation, collaboration and emerging payments, the Emerging Payments Awards recognise companies that have made significant advances in how businesses and individuals pay. Read more »

Worldline unites corporations and Fintechs for its 3rd e-Payments Challenge in September

Worldline [Euronext: WLN], the European market leader in payment and transaction services, is proud to announce it will be hosting the third edition of its e-Payments Challenge, to take place in an innovative fully virtual format for the first time ever on 17-18 September 2020. Read more »

Starling, TranSwap and Remitr among first wave to sign up to Currencycloud Spark

New solution provides global multi-currency accounts to Fintechs and FIs Read more »

Tinkoff launches charitable scheme ‘Cashback to Give Back’

Tinkoff is happy to announce the launch of its new charitable scheme Cashback to Give Back. The aim of the project is to help get more people donating to worthy causes in Russia. The scheme allows Tinkoff customers to transfer any cashback they receive directly to some of Russia’s biggest charities. Read more »

PPRO announces 85% volume growth despite pandemic, accelerates plans with new investment from Sprints and Citi

PPRO, the world’s leading local payments platform-as-a-service, reports today an 85% increase in transaction volume from last year, highlighting the exponential opportunities for cross-border e-commerce amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Due in part to a massive digital shift in e-commerce consumer behaviour, PPRO is now processing an annual run rate of USD 9bn in payment transaction volume. Read more »

Absa ARO Completes Fully Virtual Implementation as It Moves to Fiserv for Card Management and Processing Across Nine African Nations

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) a leading global provider of payments and financial services technology, today announced that Absa Regional Operations (ARO) has moved to Fiserv to support credit card management and processing in nine African nations. Read more »

Mastercard rolls out new business intelligence platform for European banks

Mastercard today announced the launch of Market Trends, an interactive platform providing a comprehensive view of payments insights, competitive intelligence and industry trends for banks and financial institutions in Europe. From research on more than 2,000 cards across 34 markets to thought leadership on Open Banking, Blockchain and other trends to analyses of 22 top fintech players, Mastercard Market Trends provides a simple, curated view of... more Read more »

PostePay partners with Volante Technologies for instant payments innovation and payments modernization

PostePay, one of the largest Electronic Money Institutions (EMI) in Italy, bringing together Poste Italiane’s assets and expertise in payments and telecommunications, with over 28 million cards in circulation and 1.4 billion card transactions managed in 2019, today announced a partnership with  Read more »

Enfuce joins forces with Transact Payments to strengthen BIN Sponsorship capabilities

Enfuce, Finland’s largest fintech startup, has recently appointed Transact Payments (TPL) – the experts in cards and payments – as its preferred prepaid BIN Sponsorship partner in Europe. The partnership allows Enfuce’s customers who don’t have an issuing license to quickly and securely launch prepaid card products across Europe. Read more »

FSS brings AutoPay and conversational capabilities to UPI

FSS (Financial Software and Systems), a global digital payment and financial technology company, has augmented its UPI 2.0 platform with a range of new capabilities to improve customer convenience. This includes AutoPay and voice-activated account management to enable PSPs harness the potential of UPI, generate new monetization opportunities, and encourage frequent use of digital payments. Read more »

EBANX rolls out transparent checkout for Shopify in more Latin American countries

Payments company EBANX announced the expansion of its transparent checkout solution for Shopify to more Latin American countries. Already available in Brazil, it is now live in Mexico and Colombia as well, allowing international stores that sell through the platform to deliver a more seamless payment experience to their consumers in all these countries, at once, through one single integration with EBANX. Read more »

NatWest brings Apple Pay to business credit cards

NatWest today brings Apple Pay to its Business credit card customers, providing a safer, more secure and private way to pay that helps customers avoid handing their payment card to someone else, touching physical buttons or exchanging cash — and uses the power of iPhone to protect every transaction. Read more »

Mastercard and ANNA Money enter next phase of partnership as the ‘debit card that meows’ comes of age

Mastercard and ANNA Money today announced an extended partnership that will support ANNA’s customers with value-added services. ANNA is a mobile business account, Mastercard debit card and virtual assistant rolled into one aimed at start-ups, freelancers and small businesses. Launched in 2018, ANNA (Absolutely No Nonsense Admin) “the debit card that meows”, has worked with Mastercard since its inception.  Read more »

BNY Mellon automates global payment inquiries, becoming the first US bank to offer SWIFT gpi Case Resolution service

BNY Mellon has recently collaborated with SWIFT to be the first U.S. bank to offer the gpi Case Resolution service to clients, and the fifth globally. This offering marks another milestone in BNY Mellon’s commitment towards client-centric payment services and leading the path for other global payments innovation (gpi) initiatives. Read more »

Businesses choose Bitcoin payments as lockdowns lift

As businesses worldwide begin coming out of lockdown into uncharted territory, adapting and surviving the economic and social impacts of COVID-19 is imperative as consumer behaviour, namely spending habits, continue to rapidly change. Alongside a 200% rise in “first-time” online purchases in April, Econsultancy recently reported a 33% increase in “online banking or use of mobile apps and payment methods”.  Read more »

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