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A look at post-COVID-19 trends driving disruption and change for consumers and brands

Voice of the Industry | Ecommerce | 30 Jan 2023

Ajit Sivadasan, President and Global Head of DTC at Lenovo, discusses major trends and their implications for consumers and brands as COVID-19 moves into the background.

COVID-19, ecommerce, retail, merchants, Gen Z, artificial intelligence, digitalisation

Discover Global Network launches international transit solution

News | Mobile Payments | 24 Jan 2023

Global provider of credit cards, online banking services, and personal loans, Discover, through its in-house payment brand Discover Global Network has launched Tap-to-Ppay solutions internationally.

Tap-to-Pay, loyalty programme, contactless payments, local payment method, online payments, payments , mobile payments, mobile money, product upgrade, ATM, digitalisation, card scheme, credit card, debit card, COVID-19

BSP extends waiver of fees for PhillPaSS

News | Payments General | 03 Jan 2023

The Bangko Sentral Pilipinas (BSP) has extended the waiver of fees on fund transfers for users of its Philippine Payment and Settlement System (PhilPaSSplus).

banks, COVID-19, transactions , payments , ATM

Cross-Border Payments and Ecommerce Report 2022–2023

Report | Ecommerce | 09 Dec 2022

The Cross-Border Payments and Ecommerce Report aims to assist payment professionals, merchants, and other ecommerce businesses in their bid to expand globally and boost revenue by providing a holistic view of the fast-growing cross-border market.

report, research, marketplace, merchants, retail, ecommerce, COVID-19, cross-border payments, cross-border ecommerce, cross-border logistics, FX , regulation, BNPL, payments infrastructure, Open Banking, real-time payments, sustainability , B2B2B2C, B2B payments, ecommerce platform, online platform, direct to consumer, metaverse, Acquirer, payout, payin, payments orchestration, payment methods, local payment method, growth markets, instant payments, chargebacks, travel payments, payment gateway

Tackling the challenges of scams and fraud in 2023's economic landscape

Voice of the Industry | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 05 Dec 2022

Fraudsters and scammers don’t take a festive break, says Callsign’s Sarah Whipp. That’s why it’s important to start new year’s resolutions in December.

scam, fraud detection, account takeover, COVID-19, financial institutions, two-factor authentication, transactions , biometrics, banks, payments

The Paypers Global Fintech Investments Analysis: Q3 2022

Voice of the Industry | Payments General | 04 Nov 2022

The Paypers studied the most relevant investments announced during Q3 2022. While the global fintech industry is growing at a slower pace compared to 2021, BNPL, embedded finance, and lending still seem safe investment bets.

fintech, investment, BNPL, embedded finance, funding, financial services, mobile banking, COVID-19, startup, neobanks

Deliveroo, Klarna partner to offer Eat Now, Pay Later

News | Online Payments | 13 Oct 2022

Online food delivery company Deliveroo has partnered with Sweden-based Buy Now, Pay Later platform Klarna to offer customers the possibility to buy groceries and takeout food on credit.

BNPL, delivery, partnership, instalment payments, credit card, online shopping, shopping, COVID-19, inflation, merchant, online payments

Alipay+ partners with Japan merchants to boost travel experience

News | Mobile Payments | 11 Oct 2022

China-based Ant Group, affiliate company of the Alibaba Group conglomerate and the owner of Alipay+ has announced it partnered with over one million merchants in Japan to create seamless travel experiences for international tourists.

cross-border payments, e-wallet, local payment method, digital payments, digitalisation, SMEs, QR code, QR payments, contactless payments, online payments, mobile payments, online platform, expansion, COVID-19, shopping

The big downsizing – why companies make cuts to survive the fintech winter

Voice of the Industry | Payments General | 05 Oct 2022

After the flourishing period experienced in 2021, fintech companies are now facing difficult times due to sustained inflation and geopolitical conflicts that forced them into adapting a downsizing trend.

fintech, ecommerce, COVID-19, startup, online banking, digital payments, IPO, Unicorn, funding, cryptocurrency

How OpenWay is powering digital payments in the age of pandemics and other disasters

Interviews | Online Payments | 23 Sep 2022

Pavel Gubin, CEO of OpenWay analyses the strategies, tools, technologies, and philosophy needed to build a resilient digital payments business.

inflation, COVID-19, fintech, digital payments, payments infrastructure, cross-border payments

OneSpan launches face-to-face transactions via virtual room

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 19 Sep 2022

US-based OneSpan, a digital agreements security company, has announced the launch of its Virtual Room cloud service enabling organisations to deliver live, high-quality assistance to customers in a secure virtual environment. 

product launch, KYC, eKYC, COVID-19, fraud detection, fraud management, online fraud, identity fraud, identity verification, digital identity, online authentication

Airbnb partners with Generali to offer travel insurance

News | Online Payments | 30 Aug 2022

Worldwide-known home rental platform Airbnb has announced since January 2022 the upcoming launch of a customised insurance product offering exclusive to Airbnb users. 

partnership, online platform, platform, insurance, expansion, product launch, travel payments, COVID-19, online payments

PayPal rolls out Grant Payments for charities

News | Online Payments | 29 Aug 2022

PayPal has partnered with National Philanthropic Trust and Vanguard Charitable to launch Grant Payments, enabling donors to deliver grants to charities quickly via PayPal.

PayPal, partnership, product launch, charity, COVID-19

Shopify to offer up to AUD 2.5 mln loans to Australian businesses

News | Ecommerce | 22 Aug 2022

Canada-based ecommerce platform Shopify has announced the introduction of a new business financing programme for the Australian market, offering up to AUD 2.5 million in funds.

ecommerce, ecommerce platform, online platform, online shopping, funding, merchants, COVID-19, pandemic, SME lending, P2P lending

ACCC approves Woolworths acquisition of MyDeal

News | Ecommerce | 15 Aug 2022

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced it does not oppose Woolworths’ proposed acquisition of MyDeal, following an extensive review to prevent monopole in the industry. 

acquisition, expansion, online shopping, shopping, ecommerce, ecommerce platform, COVID-19

Apple Pay enters Malaysia

News | Online Payments | 10 Aug 2022

Technology giant Apple has announced that its in-house built online payment solution, Apple Pay, is now available to customers from the Malaysian market.

online shopping, online payments, mobile payments, ecommerce, shopping, e-wallet, digital wallet, digital payments, contactless payments, COVID-19

CVS to close stores across the US

News | Payments General | 04 Aug 2022

US-based popular drugstore and prescription medication chain, CVS, has announced the closing of several stores across the US, starting August 2022.

retail, ecommerce, online shopping, online platform, digital payments, digitalisation, COVID-19, pandemic

Fraugster and Worldline increase chargeback protection for travel merchants

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 02 Aug 2022

Germany-based fraud prevention company Fraugster has partnered with Worldline to equip merchants with the former’s Chargeback Protection solution.

Fraugster, chargebacks, COVID-19, fraud prevention, partnership

UK government puts banks in the spotlight after releasing BBLS data

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 01 Aug 2022

The UK government has published the first figures on the performance of its three emergency COVID-19 loan guarantee schemes, pushing banks like Starling Bank to explain their reliance on state-back funding.

banks, COVID-19, SMEs, acquisition, data

Towards a new chapter in the use of electronic payments in Portugal

Voice of the Industry | Online Payments | 27 Jul 2022

Andréa Toucinho, expert in payments and financial services, discusses the latest tendencies in electronic payments in Portugal, as the country continues to be on an upward trend regarding its digitalisation process.

mobile payments, online payments, contactless payments, central bank, online banking, COVID-19, digital wallet, digital payments, digitalisation, e-wallet