Business opportunities in the pandemic and the road ahead

Thought leader insights | | Ecommerce | Published | Tuesday 26 May 2020 08:55 CET

To face a post-COVID-19 world with confidence, businesses are advised to modify their current processes, culture, and customer experiences. Harvey Chan from Payment Asia has some ideas

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Business opportunities in the pandemic and the road ahead

Thought leader insights | | Published Tuesday 26 May 2020 | 08:55 CET

To face a post-COVID-19 world with confidence, businesses are advised to modify their current processes, culture, and customer experiences. Harvey Chan from Payment Asia has some ideas

read more

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The democratisation of payments in Brazil – PIX national instant payments system (II)

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Carlos Ogata, Member of the Board of Directors of PAGOS, continues the overview of the future national instant payments system to be implemented by the Central Bank of Brazil
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Myanmar central bank confirms digital currency ban

News | Cryptocurrencies | 26 May 2020 12:30 CET

The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) has outlawed the use of digital currencies in the country.


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Celerant Technology virtualises physical stores via its new launch

News | Ecommerce | 26 May 2020 12:19 CET
US-based retail software solutions company Celerant Technology has launched a platform that allows retailers to create virtual, online showcases for each individual store location.
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ACCC launches Consumer Data Right website

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 26 May 2020 11:58 CET
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched the Consumer Data Right Register and Accreditation Application Platform (RAAP).

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Several military-owned Iranian banks to be merged in one

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 26 May 2020 11:55 CET
The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has announced that two banks owned by the country's armed forces will be merged into Sepah Bank by the end of May 2020.

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Revolut obtains approval from Australian Securities and Investments Commission

News | Payments General | 26 May 2020 11:52 CET

 

UK-based challenger bank Revolut has received the approval from Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to operate in Australia.

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Ohana to launch its e-wallet

News | Payments General | 26 May 2020 11:49 CET
Argentina-based fintech Ohana has announced the launch of its first product, an e-wallet which allows users to pay services, taxes, send funds and make QR payments—all at no cost. 

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Rwanda waives charges on digital payments, cash competes with mobile transactions

News | Mobile Payments | 26 May 2020 11:48 CET
The National Bank of Rwanda has instructed mobile network operators (MNOs) to waive charges on all transfers with bank wallets, person-to-person and merchant fees on payments.

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UBS to invest in fintech projects

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 26 May 2020 11:47 CET
UBS Group, a Switzerland-based investment banking, has announced creating a venture capital fund with a corpus of hundreds of millions of dollars of its own fund.

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Ghana launches Digital Financial Services Policy

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 26 May 2020 11:42 CET
The Ministry of Finance which led the development of the National Financial Inclusion and Development Strategy (NFIDS) has launched the Digital Financial Services (DFS) Policy.

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12CM and NBP to implement a SaaS solution

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 26 May 2020 11:37 CET
Korea-based 12CM software platform provider has teamed up with Naver Business Platform (NBP), a company specialised in cloud IT infrastructure and services.

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Free trade ecommerce project Dubai CommerCity to open by the end of 2020

News | Ecommerce | 26 May 2020 11:10 CET
The Dubai CommerCity project, a free trade zone for ecommerce that aims to be a hub for online retailers, has announced plans of opening by the end of 2020.

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COVID-19 accelerates the move to digital payments across Canada

News | Online Payments | 26 May 2020 10:58 CET
Interac’s recent shopping data has shown a spike in consumers and businesses choosing digital payments in Canada, as economy begins to reopen.

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Appetite for Open Banking picking up pace worldwide, Finastra survey shows

News | Payments General | 26 May 2020 10:58 CET
Finastra research has revealed that 86% of global banks are looking to use open APIs to enable Open Banking capabilities in the next 12 months.
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FCA invites payments companies to draft guidance on protecting customers' money

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 26 May 2020 09:16 CET
The FCA has launched a consultation on additional guidance for payments companies to strengthen the way in which they look after customers’ money.
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ACI Worldwide announces upgrades to its UP Immediate Payments solution

News | Payments General | 26 May 2020 08:31 CET
ACI Worldwide, a global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, has announced the launch of a series of new capabilities in its UP Immediate Payments solution. 

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PayMyTuition unveils facial recognition tech for international tuition payments

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 26 May 2020 08:25 CET
Global payment processing provider PayMyTuition has added biometric facial recognition tech to boost security of international tuition payments and prevent fraud in the educational sector.

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Samsung to expand its mobile payments platform with a new payment card

News | Mobile Payments | 26 May 2020 08:23 CET
Samsung has unveiled that it is currently developing a payment card that will be associated with its Samsung Pay mobile payments platform.

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Blockpass reveals the WebID version of its digital identity protocol

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 26 May 2020 08:21 CET
Blockpass has revealed the launch of the WebID version of its identity verification protocol, KYC Connect.

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