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Underserved SMEs consider switching to digital banks, Visa study

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 29 Oct 2020

Visa has released a 2020 study on Digital Banking and SMEs in Singapore, showing 88% of Singapore-based SMEs considering switching some services to digital banks.

Visa, study, SME, digital banks, Singapore, Monetary Authority of Singapore, MAS, banking, online banking

Crypto exchange Huobi enables card payments without third-party KYC checks

News | Cryptocurrencies | 28 Oct 2020

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi Global has announced an overhaul to its payment service systems, allowing users to purchase digital currencies with Visa and Mastercard without third-party KYC checks.

Huobi, Visa, Mastercard, cryptocurrency, trading, card payments, KYC

Quest launches tap-on-phone payment solution in Australia

News | Mobile Payments | 28 Oct 2020

Australia-based technology provider Quest Payment Systems (Quest) has launched the tap-on-phone payments solution Airpay TAP.

Quest Payment Systems, Airpay TAP, Australia, tap-on-phone, merchants, contactless payment, Visa, Mastercard, eftpos, American Express, mobile wallet

dLocal doubles African footprint, adds four new countries, partners with Verve and Fawry

News | Online Payments | 28 Oct 2020

dLocal has expanded its payments network to include Kenya, Senegal, Ghana, and Cameroon, while adding new integration partners in Nigeria and Egypt.

dLocal, integration partners, Visa, Mastercard, merchants, mPesa, Airtel, Wizall Money, mobile money, mobile payments, local payments, local currency, Verve, Fawry, cards, tokens, ecommerce, online transactions

Viva Wallet offers Google Pay in 11 countries

News | Mobile Payments | 27 Oct 2020

Viva Wallet has brought Google Pay to its offering, enabling customers to pay in a safer, contactless way through their phones and wearables.

Viva Wallet, Google Pay, contactless payments, mobile payments, Mastercard, Apple Pay, online transactions, in-app transactions

Google, Temasek to invest USD 350 mln in Tokopedia

News | Ecommerce | 26 Oct 2020

Google and Singapore-based state investment firm Temasek Holdings have agreed to invest USD 350 million in Tokopedia, an Indonesia-based ecommerce company.

Google, Temasek, Tokopedia, Indonesia, investment, ecommerce, marketplace

PayPal, Epik terminate partnership

News | Cryptocurrencies | 26 Oct 2020

PayPal has cut ties with US-based Epik over financial risk issues and problems reportedly associated with Epik's digital coin services.

PayPal, Epik, partnership, cryptocurrency, US, Masterbucks

Mastercard, Atlantis to expand digital banking programme in India

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 23 Oct 2020

Mastercard has announced its partnership with Atlantis, a Singapore-based fintech company, to provide users in India with a streamlined digital banking experience.

Mastercard, Atlantis, partnership, online banking, India, Digital First Program, digital banking, digital payments, mobile app

Virgin Money, Strands roll out Money Management to help SMEs

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 23 Oct 2020

UK-based bank Virgin Money has partnered with Strands to launch a free, full money management package to support small business customers with their financial operations.

Virgin Money, product launch, Money Management, SMEs, UK, small business, financial operations, fintech, Strands, bank, Mastercard

Standard Bank, Mastercard, Google to help SMEs open their digital doors in South Africa

News | Online Payments | 22 Oct 2020

Standard Bank, Mastercard, and Google have teamed up to help SMEs in South Africa move their businesses online, accept digital payments, and attract more customers.

Standard Bank, Mastercard, Google, South Africa, SMEs, payment digitalisation, ecommerce, Google Ads, online sales

The Bahamas launches the Sand Dollar CBDC

News | Mobile Payments | 21 Oct 2020

The Bahamas has launched a central bank digital currency, Sand Dollar.

Bahamas, CBDC, Sand Dollar, digital currency, mobile payments, mobile transfers, e-wallet, central bank

Mastercard, IDEMIA, MatchMove to deploy biometric card

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 21 Oct 2020

US-based Mastercard has teamed up with IDEMIA and MatchMove on a pilot in Asia of a biometric card that uses fingerprint to authorise transactions at in-store payment terminals.

Mastercard, IDEMIA, MatchMove, partnership, biometric card, ISO, Asia

Citi, Mastercard launch 'True Name' feature for cards across the US

News | Cards | 20 Oct 2020

Citi has offered transgender and non-binary people the ability to use their chosen name on eligible credit cards.

Citi, Mastercard, credit card, payments, partnership, inclusion, transgender, non-binary

Wirex raises USD 4.3 million in crowdfunding campaign

News | Cryptocurrencies | 20 Oct 2020

UK-based crypto payments firm Wirex has raised over USD 4.3 million in a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, beating its initial target by 370%.

Wirex, cryptocurrency, contactless card, fiat currency, Mastercard, reqard scheme, US, Japan, Asia, APAC, North America,

Mastercard to streamline digital transformation for Ethiopian commerce

News | Online Payments | 20 Oct 2020

Mastercard has announced a partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MINT) to develop and implement strategies for a more digitised economy in Ethiopia.

Mastercard, Ethiopian Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Ethiopia, digital transformation, online payments, digitalization, digitised payment solution, Africa, MENA, SMB, SME,

Ecosia, TreeCard to release a wooden debit card

News | Cards | 16 Oct 2020

TreeCard, a free eco-friendly debit card that channels profits from merchant transaction fees directly to tree planting has planned to release a new wooden debit card, according to AltFi.

Search engine, Ecosia, wooden debit card, TreeCard, eco-friendly, debit card, transaction fees, tree planting, investment, financial support, fintech, Europe, European Union, marketplace, fintech platform, Synapse, banking, financial services, card processing, Mastercard

Mastercard, Stride partner to bring benefits to gig workers

News | Payments General | 16 Oct 2020

Mastercard has partnered with portable benefits platform for independent workers Stride to provide the ability to offer cardholders in the US access to affordable coverage plans.

Mastercard, Stride, gig industry, gig workers, benefits, independent workers, cardholders, US, United States, coverage plans, gig economy, payments, Portable Benefits Platform, fintech, MoCaFi, Jobble

Amazon, Mastercard partner to offer discounts and savings to UAE customers

News | Ecommerce | 16 Oct 2020

Mastercard and Amazon.ae have partnered to provide customers in the UAE with discounts and savings for online purchases.

Amazon, Mastercard, UAE, online purchase, partnership

Mastercard launches B2B payments solution in the Asia Pacific region

News | Cards | 15 Oct 2020

Mastercard has launched the ‘Mastercard Track Card to Account Transfer’ B2B payments solution in the Asia Pacific region.

Mastercard, Asia Pacific, B2B payments

Zilch, Credit Kudos partner for Buy Now Pay Later credit assessment

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 15 Oct 2020

Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) provider Zilch has partnered with challenger credit reference agency and Open Banking provider Credit Kudos to better assess affordability of its customers. 

Zilch, Credit Kudos, Buy Now Pay Later, BNPL, credit assessment, challenger, credit reference agency, open banking, affordability, alternative credit, instalments, credit, UK, pandemic, BNPL Mastercard, online retailer, payments