Payments

Wirecard provides seamless payment solutions to ride hailing platform CarGo Technologies

Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology is cooperating with CarGo Technologies for seamless payment solutions. The goal is to team up for all in-app payments for the ride hailing platform in Belgrade, Vienna and Zurich where CarGo Technologies is present, and as a payment partner for the company’s expansion. Read more »

Airbnb EU payments base opens in Luxembourg

Airbnb has officially announced that they are set to process EU payments through Luxembourg as of 2020, as a result of Britain’s departure from the European Union. The American private home rental platform, Airbnb, has announced that EU payments between hosts and guests will be processed through the Grand Duchy as of 2020. The company opened a subsidiary in Luxembourg at the end of last year and has now been granted a payment institution license... more Read more »

Computop POS terminals now compatible with treibauf Pepper interface

Computop,  a leading global payment processor, today announced that its  highly secure card terminals are  available with the EFTPOS integration interface, Pepper, from the Swiss software service provider treibauf. The Computop card readers can now be accessed via this interface by almost 100 common POS systems. Read more »

Travelex establishes new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Shanghai

Travelex, a Finablr company and a market leading independent foreign exchange specialist, today announced that it has established a new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Shanghai. As part of the move, Travelex is one of four companies to participate in the prestigious Certificating Ceremony for Multinational Corporation’s Regional Headquarters and Research & Development (R&D) Centers. Read more »

bitFlyer launches ‘Instant Buy’ to make buying cryptocurrency more accessible

Today, leading cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer has announced the launch of Instant Buy on its Buy/Sell exchange platform in Europe. The feature, available on desktop and smartphone, allows users to buy cryptocurrency directly from bitFlyer, using credit card, debit card or local instant transfer methods such as Sofort, iDeal and GiroPay. Read more »

Cards are the preferred payment method for both consumers and merchants

According to a new report ‘Cards in the evolving European payments landscape’ presented today by Payments Europe, Europeans believe that card payments provide more added value than any other payment method. Nine in ten consumers (87%) across Europe feel comfortable paying by card as it helps ensure safe and secure transactions. Ninety percent of retailers agree that the benefits brought by card payments outweigh any associated cost. Read more »

Cryptocurrency Firm Gemini Hires Starling Co-founder Sawyer to Lead European Expansion

Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange set up by the Winklevoss twins, has hired Starling Bank co-founder Julian Sawyer to spearhead a move into the European market. Sawyer has been appointed managing director of the UK and Europe, responsible for shaping Gemini's overall strategy in the region, developing products and hiring out a team from his base in London. Sawyer left Starling in the summer after four years as COO of the app-only bank he co-... more Read more »

NatWest Opens Doors to UK’s Entrepreneur Community

NatWest has today announced it is opening its doors to new applications to join its in-house Entrepreneur Accelerator programme, offering a fully funded support programme for UK scale-ups and high growth businesses looking to scale and succeed. The bank is now accepting applications from growing businesses with ambition to scale to join the programme, with aims to support around 1,600 businesses through the programme next year. Read more »

Jan Siegmund Appointed to Western Union Board of Directors

The Western Union Company, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payment services, today announced that Jan Siegmund has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective December 4, 2019. Mr. Siegmund will also serve on the Audit Committee of the Board. Read more »

Judopay CEO Selected To Join The EPA Advisory Board

 Judopay’s CEO Jeremy Nicholds has been selected to join the Emerging Payments Association (EPA) advisory board. The EPA is managed by its senior leadership team and receives guidance and steering from the EPA Advisory Board. The EPA Advisory Board is composed of 14 highly effective CEOs from leading payments companies who all have a desire to change the payments industry and create a profitable, sustainable payments ecosystem. Read more »

Temtum Launches World’s First Decentralized Text Message Payments

Temtum (temtum.com), the quantum-secure, efficient, and carbon-neutral cryptocurrency network capable of 120,000 transactions per second, today announced the launch of its SMS payments system. As the first decentralized, network-based SMS payments solution, temtum allows anyone to send cryptocurrency instantly via SMS, with no fees and no need for a smartphone. temtum’s SMS payments allow the estimated 1.7 billion unbanked people to share funds... more Read more »

The EPA Strengthens 2020 Advisory Board with International, Entrepreneurial and Diverse Talent

The Emerging Payment Awards (EPA), a celebration of collaboration and innovation within new and existing finance companies, has today appointed three of Fintech’s top minds to its Advisory Board. Jeremy Nicholds, CEO at Judopay, Anna Tsyupko, CEO at Paybase, and Muhammad Asim, CEO at Arro Money join the current EPA Advisory Board from January 2020, as voted by EPA members and with a three-year term. Read more »

Tribe Payments launches Bankbox to improve access to banking systems

Tribe Payments, a team of industry experts dedicated to delivering the future of payments, today announced the launch of Bankbox. Bankbox is an API-led, agnostic module that provides issuers and acquirers access to banking systems and rails such as Faster Payments in the UK and Automated Clearing House in the U.S.. Read more »

SoFi Gets New York BitLicense for Cryptocurrency Trading

SoFi has been granted a BitLicense by New York regulators, paving the way for online lender to offer cryptocurrency trading services in the state. The New York State Department of Financial Services has approved SoFi Digital Assets' applications for virtual currency and money transmitter licenses. This means the firm can offer its New York customers the ability to buy and sell Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, Ether Classic, LiteCoin, and Stellar... more Read more »

Judopay partners with Tide

 Judopay, a leading mobile payments provider has today announced it has partnered with business banking fintech, Tide. Starting immediately, the partnership enables all Judopay clients to benefit from a year’s free money transfers when they sign up to a Tide business account through Judopay.  Read more »

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