Payments

FICO UK credit market report shows sharp fall in spending and monthly payments

Global analytics software provider FICO today released its May 2020 analysis of UK card trends, which shows the impact of COVID-19 on the credit market. FICO monitors the UK credit market using data reported by the UK’s leading credit card issuers, through its FICO® Benchmark Reporting Service. FICO’s analysis of May 2020 activity provides a clear picture of the impact of COVID-19. Read more »

Overbit announces five sketches series aimed at increasing crypto accessibility and adoption

Overbit, a leading Bitcoin derivatives trading platform, has announced a new series of comedy sketches - aimed at highlighting the ease and accessibility of digital currency trading to the masses bringing comedy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »

Ant Group unveils new technology brand AntChain and all-in-one workstation AntChain Station for express blockchain deployment

Ant Group, a leading provider of financial services technology, and the parent company of China’s largest mobile payments business Alipay, today officially launched AntChain, a new technology brand for the company’s blockchain-based solutions that also aggregates other digital technologies including AI, Internet of Things (IoT) and secure computation. AntChain, a new technology brand for Ant Group’s blockchain-based solutions that also... more Read more »

Change, efficiency and fraud: how payments professionals can help shape a better world

Bottomline’s virtual media roundtable, hosted by the company’s Ed Adshead-Grant last month, gave three financial experts the chance to discuss the findings of the Bottomline Business Payments Barometer 2020 and their implications across the UK payments landscape.   ********************************************** Box panel Gavin Maclean, Head of Cash Management and Payment Product, Lloyds Banking Group: Read more »

Lloyds Banking Group and Form3 have entered into a strategic partnership

Lloyds Banking Group (Lloyds) has today announced a strategic partnership with Form3, a cloud-native payments technology fintech, to accelerate its digital transformation and enhance the digital experience for customers. Read more »

ACI Worldwide and Three UK team up to combat eCommerce payments fraud

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced it is extending its partnership with Three UK to combat eCommerce fraud, which has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more »

Expert Insights on the Asian Crypto Market amidst pandemic

The first virtual edition of Trescon’s World Blockchain Summit (WBS) digitally connected over 1000 global crypto-blockchain experts & Crypto Asset Entrepreneurs who shared their thoughts on the ongoing Covid-19 crises and its impact on the Asian crypto market. Read more »

iBanFirst accelerates its product innovation with the opening of a R&D centre in Tunisia

iBanFirst, a global financial services provider, has chosen Tunisia as the home of its new research and development centre to accelerate its product innovation. The new facility is iBanFirst’s third R&D centre globally, with the other two in Paris and Dijon. The office opening is accompanied by a recruitment plan in France and Tunisia of 45 additional hires in 2020.   Read more »

TransferMate and TouchNet launch solution to university payment challenges

TransferMate, one of the world’s leading cross-border B2B payments providers, and TouchNet, the leading provider of integrated and secure commerce and credential solutions for universities, announce the launch of a custom integration solution designed to help higher education institutions solve payment challenges. Through the partnership, TouchNet’s university customers will have access to TransferMate’s education payments portal and benefit... more Read more »

BlueSnap named BigCommerce Preferred Partner

BlueSnap, the All-in-One Payment Platform to help merchants increase sales and reduce costs, today announced it has been named a BigCommerce Elite Technology Partner, providing more than 60,000 BigCommerce customers access to BlueSnap’s global payment technology. Beginning today, BigCommerce customers can leverage BlueSnap’s All-in-One Payment Platform through the BigCommerce App Marketplace.  Read more »

MYPINPAD expands global presence through partnership with Mswipe and Visa

MYPINPAD, the global leader in secure personal authentication solutions today announces new strategic partnerships with Mswipe, India's largest independent mobile POS merchant acquirer and network provider, and the world’s leader in digital payments, Visa, to propel contactless payments in India. Read more »

Flywire helps education agents and institutions streamline international tuition payments

Flywire, a high-growth vertical payments company, today announced new enhancements to its digital payment platform to better serve education recruitment agents and institutions worldwide. As part of its comprehensive receivables solution, the platform enhancements will help agents better manage student information and streamline payment tracking while also enabling education institutions to optimize agent relationships and minimize potential... more Read more »

Mastercard accelerates crypto card partner program, making it easier for consumers to hold and activate cryptocurrencies

Consumer interest and investment in digital currencies are growing, with research showing that up to 20 percent of the population of some countries are holding cryptocurrencies1, and an increasing number of merchants, digital players and financial institutions are exploring crypto payments. Read more »

MVIS CryptoCompare Bitcoin Index licensed to VSFG/Arrano Capital Index to underlie Hong Kong´s first regulated Bitcoin Fund

MV Index Solutions GmbH (MVIS®) in partnership with CryptoCompare, the global leader in digital asset data, announced the licensing of the MVIS CryptoCompare Bitcoin Index (MVBTC) to Arrano Capital, the blockchain arm of Venture Smart Asia Limited, for its recently launched Bitcoin fund. The fund, which tracks the price of Bitcoin, uniquely features daily subscription and redemptions, offering investors greater ease of access, security and... more Read more »

ACI Worldwide accelerates real-time payments modernization with new digital overlay services

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced it is accelerating real-time payments modernization for its customers globally through new digital overlay services. Read more »

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