Payments

Credit Card Issuers Must Target Digital Payment Apps, Deloitte Reports

Deloitte's Center for Financial Services today reports that consumers are looking toward the broader ‘ecosystem’ to simplify their payments experience as innovative payment instruments become more prevalent. Read more »

Growth in Cryptocurrency Transactions in South Africa Calls For Stronger Security Measures

Acknowledging National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October, leading peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace and digital wallet provider, Paxful (https://Paxful.com/), is shining the spotlight on the escalating need for security awareness amongst users when trading in digital currency. With criminals becoming increasingly technically proficient, the benefits of cryptocurrencies are also being exploited. Read more »

Security of 5G Made in Poland - 5th European Cybersecurity Forum CYBERSEC 2019

Debate on the security of 5G is growing ever larger in UE and NATO, amongst others due to the technological rivalry between USA and China, as well as the European Commission’s report published in early October on the assessment of risk connected with its security. Experts of the Kosciuszko Institute, organiser of the 5th European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC 2019, which starts tomorrow in Katowice, Poland, stress that in this race for 5G, the... more Read more »

NatWest's Asset Finance Division Lombard Launches Instant Agreement Tool

NatWest’s asset finance arm, Lombard, has today announced the launch of a new digital service that allows businesses to receive instant agreement to fund assets such as cars, vans, machinery and technology, up to a maximum of £250,000.   The new function, available through Lombard’s website, allows customers to create a personalised quote across any one of 40 asset classes, with an instant decision provided at the end of a quick and simple... more Read more »

Barclays Makes Post Office Cash Access U-Turn

Barclays says it will no longer stop customers withdrawing cash from the UK's network of post offices, reversing its earlier position after accusations of "penny-pinching" by politicians. Barclays Group CEO Jes Staley says: "We have listened very carefully to points that have been made to us by Ministers in the Government, by MPs, and by interested charities and consumer advocates. Read more »

InstaReM launches industry first global enterprise payments platform

Leading digital cross-border payments provider, InstaReM, is rebranding to become part of Nium. Nium is the first global payments platform to enable businesses to send, spend and receive money from around the world, in addition to empowering them to develop their own products. Nium’s ambition is to create a world of ‘Open Money’ where everyone’s money is free for them to use, whenever, wherever and however they want. Read more »

Berkeley Payment Solutions Expands Innovative Payment Technology with Pungle Acquisition

Berkeley Payment Solutions (Berkeley), a leading global payments solution provider, today announced the acquisition of FinTech start-up, Pungle, an innovative payments platform that enables frictionless, real-time transfers. “This acquisition positions Berkeley to be one of the most innovative, fastest-growing FinTech companies globally,” said Jonathon Hamburg, CEO and Founder of Berkeley. “We are thrilled to join forces and welcome the Pungle... more Read more »

Brex and Mastercard Partner on U.S. Expansion

Mastercard today announced that Brex, the financial technology company that helps ambitious companies scale, has partnered with Mastercard as its preferred network to bring cutting-edge technology and top-tier benefits to its corporate card portfolio in the United States. This is a further investment in a partnership that began earlier this year when Brex started issuing World Elite Mastercard for Business®. Read more »

World's first Entrepreneur Token (E3T) to list on DCoin.com

Global cryptocurrency platform DCoin.com has been selected by E3, a Malaysian entrepreneur development organisation to conduct an initial exchange offering of the world's first Entrepreneur Token E3T (E3 Token). E3 aims to build the world's largest digital ecosystem for global entrepreneurs powered by E3T. E3T is a utility token and acts as a medium exchange among E3 members within a closedloop entrepreneur ecosystem. Read more »

Western Union Launches WU.com In India

Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, today launched its digital platform -  Read more »

Backbase and Payveris take digital payments to the next level

Digital banking leaders, Backbase and Payveris, have partnered to provide financial institutions with integrated digital payments and money movement solution. The combined offering will enable financial institutions of all sizes to deliver next generation payment and money movement services that businesses and consumers demand: a fast, low-friction user experience that makes it easy to take care of all of their bill payment and money movement... more Read more »

BC Vault joins forces with PARSIQ to offer the most complete, secure cryptocurrency vault system that leaves nothing to chance

Today, blockchain monitoring platform PARSIQ announced a new partnership with BC Vault, a state-of-the-art hardware wallet with industry-defining features for secure crypto storage. By commencing this partnership, and in using PARSIQ’s features, BC Vault will become first crypto hardware wallet with active blockchain monitoring abilities, providing additional security to users and ensuring transparency of transactions. Read more »

Western Union Expands Its Global Platform Now to New Partners in Asia

Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, today further expanded its white label offerings* to Asia enabling customers of third-party money transfer companies to pay out through Western Union. Read more »

Wayfair and Klarna bring flexible payments home for UK shoppers

Klarna, the leading global disruptor of payments and banking and provider of smoooth retail experiences, announces the expansion of its partnership with Wayfair, one of the world’s largest online destinations for home. From today, Klarna’s range of flexible payments are available to shoppers online at Wayfair.co.uk, with additional new features on Wayfair.de.  Read more »

NatWest increases flexibility around Capital Repayment Holidays and Pay As You Go Overdrafts for Business Owners

According to a recent survey by NatWest, over half of female business owners (56%) with childcare or other family caring responsibilities saying it presents challenges to the smooth running of their business – compared with 36% of men.   Read more »

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