Singapore, the garden of innovation – exclusive interview with Varun Mittal

Interviews | Online & Mobile Banking | Published Friday 22 Jan 2021 09:34 CET

Varun Mittal, co-founder of Singapore Fintech Association and author of Singapore – The Fintech Nation, reveals what stands behind Singapore’s boom in fintech and regulation

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Singapore, the garden of innovation – exclusive interview with Varun Mittal

Interviews | Online & Mobile Banking | Published Friday 22 Jan 2021 09:34 CET

Varun Mittal, co-founder of Singapore Fintech Association and author of Singapore – The Fintech Nation, reveals what stands behind Singapore’s boom in fintech and regulation

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Key considerations on global trade during the pandemic

Thought leader insights | Ecommerce | 22 Jan 2021 09:19 CET

Corinne Estève Diemunsch, CMO of Limonetik, provides an overview of the global ecommerce sector, arguing that the introduction of technological advances and new business models will help businesses adapt to the new standard


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Truist to invest USD 1.8 bln in tech, customer service upgrades

News | Payments General | 22 Jan 2021 14:49 CET
Bank holding company Truist Financial has provided its first estimate — USD 1.8 billion — of how much it's spending on initiatives to strengthen profits over the long term, according to American Banker.

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Contis, Pin4 partner for the UK and European markets

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 22 Jan 2021 14:41 CET
Europe-based Banking-as-a Service and payments provider Contis has partnered with global fintech Pin4 to enable account holders to access cash via their mobile phones.

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European Commission, ECB to review digital euro

News | Cryptocurrencies | 22 Jan 2021 14:24 CET
The EC and the ECB have partnered to work through a range of key legal, policy, and technical questions that may arise as the Eurosystem moves towards the introduction of a digital euro, according to The Daily Hodl.

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UAE rolls out AED 6 bln supply chain financing initiative

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 22 Jan 2021 13:58 CET
The UAE has pledged to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across sectors with a AED 6 billion supply chain financing initiative, according to logisticsmiddleeast.com.

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Mastercard, Network International team up to boost digital payments acceptance across Middle East and Africa

News | Mobile Payments | 22 Jan 2021 13:51 CET
Mastercard and UAE-based PSP Network International have teamed up to launch a new digital platform with the aim of boosting the adoption of digital payments across the Middle East and Africa.

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BTG+ incorporates Feedzai AI solution

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 22 Jan 2021 13:49 CET
LATAM-based investment bank BTG Pactual has partnered with Feedzai to include the latter’s AI solution in the newly launched retail bank BTG+, according to Yahoo Finance.

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COVID-19 accelerates ecommerce market growth in Japan, says GlobalData

News | Ecommerce | 22 Jan 2021 13:47 CET
GlobalData has revealed that the growth in Japan's ecommerce market has been further accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Spirit Airlines rolls out Free Spirit loyalty programme and new credit cards

News | Cards | 22 Jan 2021 13:38 CET
Spirit Airlines has launched the Free Spirit loyalty programme and unveiled a pair of new credit cards with benefits that make every aspect of the new Free Spirit fly faster and further.

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UnionPay rolls out virtual cards in Vietnam for the first time

News | Cards | 22 Jan 2021 13:30 CET
UnionPay International (UPI) has partnered with the Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Military Bank) in Vietnam to issue 600,000 virtual cards supporting online and QR code payment.

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Startup Georges changes name to Indy and raises USD 42.4 mln in funding

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 22 Jan 2021 13:07 CET
France-based startup Georges has announced it will raise a new round of funding of USD 42.4 million and will change its name to Indy going forward.
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PBOC drafts antitrust measures for non-bank payment companies

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 22 Jan 2021 13:03 CET
China’s central bank has proposed stepping up antitrust measures for companies in the non-bank payments industry, such as Ant Group’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Pay.
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TNG Digital to raise USD 150 mln for expansion plans

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 22 Jan 2021 12:58 CET
Malaysia-based TNG Digital has started talks with investors to raise at least USD 150 million to fund expansion plans.
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Semafone's Cardprotect Voice+ achieves Avaya compliance

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 22 Jan 2021 12:52 CET
Semafone has announced that its patented data compliance solution Cardprotect Voice+ is compliant with key customer engagement solutions from Avaya

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Tradeteq secures USD 9.4 mln in series A funding

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 22 Jan 2021 12:51 CET
UK-based Tradeteq, a technology provider for bank asset distribution, has announced the successful completion of its USD 9.5 million Series A funding round.
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Stor.ai unveils capability that process digital transactions involving food stamps

News | Online Payments | 22 Jan 2021 12:48 CET
Stor.ai has revealed the launch of a new capability which enables retailers of all sizes to accept and process digital transactions involving food stamps.

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ITFC, PJSCB Orient Finans launch trade finance facility in Uzbekistan

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 22 Jan 2021 12:39 CET
The ITFC has signed a USD 10 million Line of Trade Finance Agreement with PJSCB Orient Finans to support private sector and SME development in Uzbekistan.
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iBanFirst reveals its real-time payment-tracking service

News | Online Payments | 22 Jan 2021 12:32 CET
iBanFirst has launched a real-time payment-tracking service that sets new transparency standards for the payments industry, dubbed ‘Payment Tracker’.

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Vietnam sets up ecommerce platform for high-quality goods

News | Ecommerce | 22 Jan 2021 12:13 CET
The Business Association of High Quality Vietnamese Products and Digital Transformation for SMEs Group has launched an ecommerce platform to sell products designated as 'high-quality'.
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