SmartPay and OpenWay Target Market Potential 25M Consumers and 6M SMEs with their Financial Inclusion Wallet in Vietnam

Fintech startup SmartPay has launched a financial inclusion wallet in Vietnam. It targets 25 million consumers and 6 million small and medium merchants. User onboarding is fast and easy – after downloading the SmartPay app and completing your KYC, you can become fully enrolled and able to make your first transaction in a matter of minutes. Read more »

Finastra Appathon Challenges Fintechs and Developers to Deliver New Solutions for Community Banks and Credit Unions

Finastra has issued a challenge to Fintechs and developers with its first ever public appathon, inviting anyone with a good idea to build an application that solves a common pain point for North American community banks and credit unions, using its platform. Read more »

EMVCo to Host EMV® Secure Remote Commerce Education Session

EMVCo is to deliver an EMV® Secure Remote Commerce (SRC) education session in partnership with the U.S. Payment Forum on Thursday 18 July, 14:15-17:00 at the Atlanta Airport Marriott, USA. The session is open to all interested parties without charge and is the first public event EMVCo has held since it released the EMV® SRC Specifications earlier this month. Read more »

Nets and Giro Deliver Instant Payment Platform in Hungary

GIRO Zrt. and Nets A/S announces that they have delivered Nets’ well-proven instant payments platform – RealTime24/7 – in Hungary. The platform is now open for the Hungarian banks to test services. The delivery of the platform is the outcome of a close and successful partnership between the parties, which means that the instant payments platform was delivered on time in accordance with the originally agreed plan. “We are happy to say that we... more Read more »

SIA Signed Agreement with Market In for a New in-Store Digital Payments Infrastructure in Greece

SIA, the leading European hi-tech company in the payment services and infrastructures sector, through its wholly-owned subsidiary New SIA Greece, has reached a five-year agreement with Market In, one of Greece’s leading retailers, to provide a new payment technology infrastructure and to manage the processing of card transactions. The infrastructure developed by SIA further strengthens Market In’s client-oriented vision by combining services... more Read more »

nexo Standards Announcing its New Board of Directors Following its Fifth General Assembly.

nexo standards, the global industry association dedicated to enabling fast, interoperable and borderless payments acceptance, today announces the results of its fifth annual General Assembly. Board of Directors elected Read more »

Klarna and iSmash Collaborate to Upgrade in-store Payments

Tech repair specialists iSmash and leading European payments provider Klarna have today announced a collaboration that will make phone fixing difficulties a thing of the past, through iSmash’s integration of Klarna’s ‘Pay in 3’. Read more »

RBR Research Reveals Independent Deployers Take Over Bank ATM Sites

RBR’s Global ATM Market and Forecasts to 2024 analyses different types of ATM deployer and their ATM location strategies. Banks across the world are rationalising their branch and ATM networks in response to continued growth of card and mobile payments and falling branch footfall. Historically, off-site ATMs have provided banks with a lower cost way of extending their footprint, but even for these locations, banks are critically analysing sites... more Read more »

TransferMate Partners with Coupa to Provide Unified Invoice Payments

TransferMate, one of the world’s leading cross-border B2B payments providers, today announced a new strategic partnership with Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP) – a leader in Business Spend Management (BSM) through its payments offering, Coupa Pay. By linking the companies’ technology, the new relationship – announced at Coupa Inspire’19 in Las Vegas today – offers a simpler way to process B2B payments and invoice payments. Read more »

Nets and Vipps Expand Strategic Partnership

 Vipps, the owner of BankAxept, and Nets, a market leader in the European payments industry, today announce plans to expand their strategic partnership. The agreement means that Nets will continue to process BankAxept transactions until 2024. At the same time, Nets will further develop the payment platform and support Vipps in the development of new and innovative solutions for the scheme. Read more »

G20 Leaders Must Embrace Cryptocurrency Regulation - Failure to Do so Would be Negligent

G20 leaders must take decisive steps towards a multilateral cryptocurrency regulatory framework – failure to do so would be negligent. This is the bold message from the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organizations. Nigel Green, chief executive and founder of deVere Group, is speaking ahead of the G20 summit taking place in Osaka, Japan, this week. Read more »

According to GoCardless Research Online Shoppers Torn between Security and Convenience – as Europe Prepares for New PSD2 Security Rules

GoCardless, a global leader in recurring payments, has today released research into consumer attitudes around security and convenience when buying online. The findings reveal that UK consumers are torn between valuing convenience and security when making purchases online – but they value “speed and ease of payment” more than their European counterparts. Read more »

Lumi Web Wallet Adds a Built-in Exchange

The web version of Lumi Wallet enables a built-in exchange of all cryptocurrencies, supported by the Lumi ecosystem. Crypto wallets are simple in nature: they have to provide secure storage of your assets, easy navigation between them, hassle-free transfer and exchange. App wallets are handy, however, web versions aren’t going to disappear in the near future, so the development of both has to stay even. Read more »

Mastercard and P27 Nordic Payments Platform Cooperate to Build a World First Real-Time Payments System Across the Region

Today P27 Nordic Payments Platform (owned by Danske Bank, Handelsbanken, Nordea, OP Financial Group, SEB and Swedbank) and Mastercard have announced a partnership to provide real-time and batch payments across the Nordic markets; building the most advanced, innovative and efficient payments system in the world. By working together the partnership will connect people across the cluster of countries using multiple currencies. This bold ambition... more Read more »

ONPEX Enables Moorwand to Meet Demand for Additional Financial Services

 ONPEX, a leading provider of multi-currency IBAN accounts, has partnered with the international payments company and BIN sponsor Moorwand, to expand its banking capabilities through next-generation IBAN solutions. Read more »


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