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Mastercard launches new Open Banking service in Europe

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 07 Jun 2023

Global technology company Mastercard has launched a new Open Banking service in Europe in partnership with Algoan, to accelerate financial inclusion.  

product launch, partnership, Open Banking, Open Finance, online banking, digital banking, mobile banking, financial inclusion, identity verification

Only 16% of Americans favour the government issuing central bank digital currency

News | Payments General | 05 Jun 2023

The possibility of adopting central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) is being explored by countries worldwide, including the US. However, according to the Cato Institute 2023 CBDC National Survey, a mere 16% of Americans support the adoption of a CBDC.

CBDC, data privacy, money laundering, financial crime, financial inclusion, study

TransUnion, Monevo and incuto expand consumer access to credit

News | Payments General | 31 May 2023

Global insights and information company TransUnion has partnered with credit platform Monevo and fintech incuto to offer increased access to credit to consumers in the UK.

financial inclusion, fintech, data sharing, financial data, financial institutions

Bitfinex partners OrionX to promote financial inclusion

News | Cryptocurrencies | 26 May 2023

Digital token trading platform Bitfinex has partnered with Chile-based OrionX to promote financial inclusion in Latin America.

cryptocurrency, partnership, blockchain, financial inclusion

Australia to regulate BNPL sector

News | Payments General | 24 May 2023

Australia has planned to regulate Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) services as a consumer credit product, requiring providers to perform background checks prior to lending.

regulation, BNPL, credit, lending, financial services, instalment payments, payment methods, financial data, credit scoring, payments , fintech, financial inclusion, ecommerce, online shopping, transactions , interest rate

Splitit, APPS partner for ISO, ISV instalment payments

News | Payments General | 19 May 2023

US-based Splitit has partnered with payment solutions provider Atlantic-Pacific Processing Systems (APPS) to provide an integrated card-based instalment payments solution.

partnership, product launch, instalment payments, BNPL, payments , payment methods, financial services, financing , financial inclusion, fintech, ecommerce, ISO, ISV, PSP, shopping, API, merchants, payment facilitator

CBDC: building trust to foster adoption

Voice of the Industry | Online & Mobile Banking | 17 May 2023

CBDCs can offer economic benefits, but require secure CBDC infrastructure, effective education, and communication. Thibault Pelé, Product Manager at Worldline, discusses the adoption of CBDCs across the world and its struggles, which could be used as case studies for other central banks diving into the trend. 

CBDC, banks, mobile banking, online banking, digital banking, central bank, financial inclusion, instant settlement, settlement, e-wallet, digital wallet, digital payments, payments , online payments, mobile payments

DirectID and Smoothpay partner to stabilise income for gig workers

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 12 May 2023

UK-based Open Banking solutions provider DirectID has partnered with fintech Smoothpay to transform irregular income into a stable paycheck for gig workers.

Open Banking, gig economy, partnership, digital onboarding, financial inclusion

The potential of instant lending: why traditional banks hold the key

Voice of the Industry | Online & Mobile Banking | 10 May 2023

Paul Weiss, Head of Growth at Simbuka, discusses the potential for traditional banks in East Africa to offer instant lending services to an underserved market. Banks can benefit from leveraging their customer base and data-driven decision-making processes to offer these instant lending services.

lending, SME lending, digitalisation, corporate card, online banking, credit scoring, Corporate Social Responsibility, digital banking, credit card, fintech, financial inclusion, financial institutions, financial services, mobile banking, mobile money, mobile payments

Bank Alfalah acquires equity stake in, and partners QistBazaar

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 10 May 2023

Pakistan-based commercial bank Bank Alfalah has signed a deal to acquire an equity stake in BNPL platform QistBazaar and entered an embedded financing agreement.

partnership, acquisition, equity, investment, fintech, banking, banks, BNPL, embedded finance, financing , financial inclusion, ecommerce, marketplace

Indonesia, Malaysia launch cross-border QR payment linkage

News | Payments General | 08 May 2023

Bank Indonesia (BI) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) have announced the commercial launch of Indonesia – Malaysia cross-border QR payment linkage for instant retail payments.

partnership, product launch, QR code, QR payments, DuitNow QR, QRIS, cross-border payments, instant payments, merchants, payment methods, fintech, financial inclusion, travel payments, retail, ecommerce, settlement, SMEs

Mama Money partners Incode for ID verification

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 08 May 2023

Cross-border money transfers and banking services fintech Mama Money has partnered with identity solutions provider Incode for identity verification in cross-border payments.

partnership, identity verification, biometric authentication, biometrics, fraud prevention, financial crime, money transfer, remittance, cross-border payments, artificial intelligence, AI, machine learning, fintech, financial institutions, financial inclusion, cybersecurity, compliance, KYC, banking

Greenwood acquires Kinly

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 05 May 2023

US-based digital bank Greenwood has acquired Kinly, a mobile banking platform targeting underserved communities, for an undisclosed amount, according to Fintech Global

acquisition, unbanked, financial inclusion, digital banking

CBK launches QR Code Standard to boost digital payment usage

News | Online Payments | 04 May 2023

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has announced the launch and implementation of the Kenya QR Code Standard 2023 to increase the usage of digital payments.

product launch, payments , digital payments, digitalisation, QR code, QR payments, payment methods, PSP, banks, card scheme, fintech, financial services, banking, mobile money, POS, ecommerce, Issuer, financial inclusion

Taly launches digital payment services in Egypt with BPC

News | Payments General | 04 May 2023

Egypt-based payment service provider Taly has launched its full-fledged digital payments ecosystem in the Egyptian market, leveraging the BPC SmartVista technology.

digital payments, digitalisation, financial inclusion, fintech, product launch

UnionDigital Bank partners with Huawei

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 02 May 2023

UnionDigital Bank has announced its partnership with global technology provider Huawei to offer improved financial tools to clients in the Philippines.

partnership, online banking, mobile banking, banking, digital banking, financial services, financial inclusion, financial institutions

BMO survey shows US users leaning towards digital banking

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 01 May 2023

North American banking group BMO has released a survey that reveals fluctuating online banking trends in the US.

digital banking, online banking, survey, financial inclusion

DirectID partners with Faciit to promote financial inclusion

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 24 Apr 2023

UK-based Open Banking solutions provider DirectID has partnered with alternative lending platform Faciit to help new-to-UK clients access credit.

partnership, financial inclusion, Open Banking, lending

ImaliPay chooses Centropy PR as media partner

News | Payments General | 20 Apr 2023

Kenya-based fintech ImaliPay has chosen Centropy PR to manage its communications.

partnership, fintech, expansion, funding, financial inclusion

Brazil to improve credit conditions

News | Payments General | 20 Apr 2023

Brazil’s Finance Minister Fernando Haddad has advised that the country’s government is set to announce measures towards the improvement of credit conditions.

payments , lending, credit card, interest rate, instalment payments, financial inclusion, fintech, banking