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Getir ends its operations in Italy, Spain, and Portugal

News | Ecommerce | 28 Jul 2023

Turkey-based food delivery platform, Getir has announced it has decided to end operations in Italy, Spain, and Portugal stating that it is finalising its funding round.

ecommerce, COVID-19, pandemic, delivery

Uplift partners Margaritaville at Sea to offer BNPL on cruises

News | Payments General | 08 Feb 2023

BNPL solution for travelling and retailing brands, Uplift, has recently announced a new partnership with cruise planning company Margaritaville at Sea to offer customers instalment payments on bookings. 

BNPL, travel payments, online payments, instalment payments, credit scoring, partnership, COVID-19, pandemic, financial services, financial inclusion, mobile money

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

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

Accelerated Payments advances EUR 750 mln to businesses

News | Payments General | 18 May 2022

UK-based alternative finance company Accelerated Payments has advanced EUR 750 million to businesses, as companies emerge from the COVID19 lockdown.

fintech, SMEs, lending, Brexit, pandemic

Real-time payments – fast and safe: Can it be done?

Voice of the Industry | Online Payments | 20 Jan 2022

Payment advisor Neira Jones talks about the costs of payments’ digital systems and the fraud risks that emerge from adopting them on a large scale

pandemic, payment processing, online payments, fraud prevention, Advanced Fraud Solutions, fraud detection, digital payments

The lay of the fraud land: Q&A Session with merchants - Series II

Voice of the Industry | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 27 Jan 2022

After finding out what fraud trends are on the rise in the ecommerce space, in this Q&A session II, we will discover how the pandemic has influenced the level of fraud    

online fraud, fraud detection, merchants, pandemic, online payments

Gratis Gives helps local businesses through credit card payment processing fees

News | Cards | 18 Jan 2022

US-based Nevada company Gratis Gives has announced a new idea to support local businesses during the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

pandemic, COVID-19, merchant, credit card, interchange fee

Payments fraud fueled by the pandemic: how businesses can protect themselves

Voice of the Industry | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 20 Dec 2021

Sue Dean, Head of Payments Solutions for Commercial Banking at J.P. Morgan, and Alec Grant, Head of Client Fraud Prevention for Commercial Banking at J.P. Morgan discuss about why fraud attacks can lead to potentially devastating financial losses and methods that protect businesses from fraud

payment fraud, pandemic, scam, ecommerce, online banking

Get invited to go outside and play – exploring new payment experiences

Voice of the Industry | Online Payments | 08 Nov 2021

Sally Baptiste, Founder at Payment Operations Group: 'Did you just assume that everything will return to pre-pandemic norms? It will not, so it is time to redesign the user experience – again'

online payments, customer experience, pandemic, ecommerce

The transition of contactless to contact free - with O-CITY

Voice of the Industry | Payments General | 18 Oct 2021

As smart cities are starting to become a reality, faster and more reliable payment methods are needed for the sustainability of transport; Tokhir Abdukadyrov from O-CITY discusses this in detail

contactless payments, pandemic, cashless, digitalisation

Digital customer onboarding is the new normal

Voice of the Industry | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 30 Jun 2021

Sara Douwes, Cristina Vlassa, and Paul Weiss, part of the Compliance & Risk team at Accenture, discuss how the pandemic led to KYC improvement for banks

KYC, digital onboarding, pandemic, banks, COVID-19

How the pandemic affected the digital payments landscape in Italy

Voice of the Industry | Online Payments | 28 Jun 2021

Marco Fava and Piergiorgio Fiorino from CleverAdvice discuss the effects of the pandemic on the Italian digital payments landscape

digital payments, pandemic, ecommerce, merchants, online payments

Judo Bank secures USD 174 million investment

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 23 Jun 2021

Small business-focused neobank Judo Bank has secured USD 174 million in capital, according to

investment, neobanks, pandemic

Flipkart brings a series of initiatives to support its sellers and artisans

News | Ecommerce | 10 May 2021

Flipkart has extended various initiatives for MSMEs, small scale sellers, artisans, weavers, and handicraft partners, helping them tide through challenges in the current scenario.

Flipkart, merchants, ecommerce, COVID-19, pandemic

Benefits and risks of CBDCs - Interview with Payments Canada

Interviews | Cryptocurrencies | 27 Apr 2021

The Paypers sat with Cyrielle Chiron, Payments Canada to unveil some key takeaways from Wholesale and Retail Central Bank Digital Currencies event organised by Open Banking Expo

CBDC, Open Banking, retail, pandemic, COVID-19, digital payments, contactless payments, central bank, regulation

Interview on CBDCs with James Pomeroy, Global Economist, HSBC

Interviews | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Apr 2021

Ahead of Open Banking Expos virtual event on CBDCs, The Paypers has sat with James Pomeroy, Global Economist at HSBC to delve into the latest CBDC projects and highlight the benefits, risks, unknowns these projects entail

Open Banking, CBDC, stablecoin, cryptocurrency, digital payments, pandemic, Bitcoin, blockchain, central bank, banks

Gaming, fraud and chargebacks - how to tackle pandemic challenges with automation

Voice of the Industry | Online Payments | 21 Apr 2021

Devin Kleu of Ciklum explains how payment providers can harness the power of intelligent automation to cope with the exponentially increasing demands and challenges that have surfaced - or been accelerated - during the pandemic

fraud management, chargebacks, pandemic, digital payments, cashless, payment methods, COVID-19, cross-border payments, machine learning, artificial intelligence

AI-based intelligent verification and authentication are coming

Voice of the Industry | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 19 Feb 2021

Ralph A. Rodriguez, Summit Partners, believes in an AI-based intelligent verification and authentication solution and explains towards where the future of identity is moving 

Ralph A. Rodriguez, Summit Partners, digital identity, behavioural biometrics, authentication, online identity, COVID-19, pandemic, coronavirus, online accounts, banking, ecommerce, KYC, AML blockchain

Goldman Sachs reintroduces Marcus to new UK savers

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 12 Feb 2021

Goldman Sachs has reopened its Marcus savings account to new UK customers, according to AltFi.

Goldman Sachs, Marcus, UK, savings account, online banking, COVID-19, pandemic