Local payment methods: Powering growth and agility in the wake of a global pandemic

Interviews | Online Payments | Published Wednesday 02 Dec 2020 09:42 CET

The Paypers caught up with Simon Black, CEO of local payments infrastructure provider, PPRO, to get his take on how the payments landscape changed in 2020 and what that means for the future

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Local payment methods: Powering growth and agility in the wake of a global pandemic

Interviews | Online Payments | Published Wednesday 02 Dec 2020 09:42 CET

The Paypers caught up with Simon Black, CEO of local payments infrastructure provider, PPRO, to get his take on how the payments landscape changed in 2020 and what that means for the future

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Why most account fraud strategies fail?

Expert Opinion | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 02 Dec 2020 09:30 CET
Srividya Sunderamurthy, Vesta, explains why it’s important to have an orchestrated fraud hub that can provide cohesive and contextualised ML-based decisioning to connect account activity (sign-up to account usage) and stop transaction fraud and improve your business overall

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Telkom launches the WhatsApp-based digital wallet Telkom Pay

News | Mobile Payments | 02 Dec 2020 15:36 CET
South Africa-based telco Telkom has launched a digital wallet that allows users to make peer-to-peer payments using their mobile phone and WhatsApp.

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SBI, NPCI and JCB launch the SBI RuPay JCB Platinum Contactless Debit Card

News | Cards | 02 Dec 2020 15:32 CET
State Bank of India (SBI), National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), and JCB International (JCB) have announced the launch of the SBI RuPay JCB Platinum Contactless Debit Card.

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EVONET Global raises USD 30 mln in Series A funding round

News | Online Payments | 02 Dec 2020 15:29 CET
Wallet network aggregator EVONET Global has raised USD 30 million in a Series A funding round.

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Primer raises GBP 14 mln in Series A funding round

News | Online Payments | 02 Dec 2020 15:27 CET
UK-based online checkout API provider Primer has raised GBP 14 million in a Series A funding round led by Accel.

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Limepay raises USD 21 mln ahead of its IPO

News | Online Payments | 02 Dec 2020 15:25 CET
Australia-based buy-now-pay-later solution provider Limepay has raised USD 21 million in a pre-IPO funding round.

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Singapore introduces commodity trade finance guidelines

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 02 Dec 2020 15:18 CET
Singapore-based banks have published a code of conduct governing commodity trade financing, as the regional trading hub tries to recover from several oil trading companies collapsing in 2020.

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Curo Fund Services goes live with SmartStream's Post Trade Processing solution

News | Payments General | 02 Dec 2020 15:12 CET
Financial Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM) solutions provider SmartStream Technologies has announced that Curo Fund Services has gone live with SmartStream TLM Aurora Trade Process Control.

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Digital payments start-up Pomelo Pay raises GBP 2.1 mln

News | Online Payments | 02 Dec 2020 15:01 CET
Digital payments start-up Pomelo Pay has secured a GBP 2.1 million investment in a seed funding round led by Force Over Mass.

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Ziglu closes crowdfunding campaign with GBP 6 mln

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 02 Dec 2020 15:01 CET
UK-based Ziglu, a personal money app, has successfully closed its crowdfunding campaign, having raised GBP 6 million.
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Cobase selects Ebury for FX services

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 02 Dec 2020 14:58 CET
Netherlands-based Cobase and UK-based Ebury have announced a partnership which opens up Ebury’s FX services to the Cobase multi-banking platform.
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Trade Ledger's LaaS platform to be used by Bibby Financial Services

News | Payments General | 02 Dec 2020 14:50 CET
Trade Ledger has announced that Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has adopted the company’s origination platform to use it for customer onboarding and operational processes.
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Rapyd launches its suit of payment capabilities in Thailand

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 02 Dec 2020 14:47 CET
Singapore-based Rapyd, a Fintech-as-a-Service company, has announced the launch of its suite of payment capabilities in its seventh global market - Thailand.
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Solarisbank migrates systems to AWS cloud

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 02 Dec 2020 14:45 CET
Germany-based Solarisbank has migrated all its core banking systems, digital products, and databases to the cloud.
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Nordigen launches free Open Banking API platform

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 02 Dec 2020 14:42 CET
Latvia-based Nordigen has launched a free Open Banking API platform, enabling developers to access PSD2 Open Banking data from banks across Europe via a single API.
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EPC releases first SEPA RTP scheme rulebook

News | Online Payments | 02 Dec 2020 14:22 CET
The European Payments Council has published the first version of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Request-To-Pay (RTP) scheme rulebook, following a three-month public consultation.

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QuickFee launches Buy Now, Pay Later solution designed for professional services

News | Online Payments | 02 Dec 2020 14:18 CET
Financial technology company QuickFee has launched QuickFee Installment, a Buy Now, Pay Later product designed for professional services.

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AusPayNet figures show decline in payment card transactions fraud

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 02 Dec 2020 14:18 CET

Figures released by the industry self-regulatory body Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet) have showed fraud on payment card transactions declined 15.4% in the 12 months to 30 June 2020.


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Amadeus helps airlines take control of currency conversion with FX Box

News | Ecommerce | 02 Dec 2020 13:59 CET
Amadeus has developed a new currency conversion module, the first of their solutions from a suite of new foreign exchange (FX) services called FX Box.

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