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European Commission, ECB to review digital euro

News | Cryptocurrencies | 22 Jan 2021

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.

European Commission, ECB, digital euro, central bank, CBDC, digital currency, privacy, trust

Tencent expands its ecommerce offering with a new WeChat feature

News | Ecommerce | 21 Jan 2021

Tencent has launched WeChat mini shop, an app function that the company has been testing since 2020, and allows entrepreneurs and companies to easily set up an online store.

Tencent, launch, WeChat, mini shop, online store, online shopping, ecommerce, payment processing

Latam Gateway to offer PayPal as a payment option for gamers in Brazil

News | Online Payments | 19 Jan 2021

Latam Gateway has announced that it will offer PayPal as a payment processing solution to international gaming companies interested in working with local payments in Brazil.

Latam Gateway, PayPal, payment processing solution, international gaming, local payments, Brazil, subscription payment service, checkout

Russia-based ecommerce company Wildberries rolls out in Germany

News | Ecommerce | 18 Jan 2021

Wildberries, the biggest ecommerce company in Russia, has launched its online store in Germany.

Wildberries, ecommerce, Russia, launch, online store, Germany, online shoppers, ecommerce platform

Pineapple Payments announces acquisition of 1st Payment Systems

News | Online Payments | 18 Jan 2021

Pineapple Payments, a payments technology company has announced that it acquired 1st Payment Systems.

Pineapple Payments, acquisition, 1st Payment Systems, payment technology, omnichannel, payment processing, online payments

Impulsify, Shift4 partner to expand self-pay retail option

News | Ecommerce | 15 Jan 2021

US-based retail tech company Impulsify and secure payments solution provider Shift4 Payments are teaming up to integrate Impulsify's self-pay retail technology with Shift4's contactless payments.

Impulsify, Shift4, partnership, secure payments, retail tech company ecommerce, US, North America, integrated payment processing

Touch 'n Go e-wallet granted recognised market operator status by the Securities Commission of Malaysia

News | Online Payments | 15 Jan 2021

The Touch ‘n Go Group has announced that its subsidiary, Touch ‘n Go Digital has been granted conditional approval to operate as a recognised market operator by the Securities Commission of Malaysia.

Touch ‘n Go, e-wallet, Malaysia, recognised market operator, Securities Commission of Malaysia, capital market products

Huobi supports RUB deposits and withdrawals

News | Cryptocurrencies | 13 Jan 2021

Huobi, a global crypto exchange provider, has announced support for Russian ruble (RUB) allowing users to deposit and withdraw the new fiat currency on their platform.

AdvCash, fiat, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, crypto, Russia, Huobi, cryptocurrency exchange

Delivery Hero launches venture capital fund DX Ventures to drive innovation in food and delivery

News | Payments General | 12 Jan 2021

Delivery Hero has launched DX Ventures, an independently managed early-stage venture capital fund with a focus on investing in disruptive founder-led companies.

Delivery Hero, launch, DX Ventures, venture capital fund, Rappi, Glovo, Impossible Foods

Digital Payments Group partners Diners Club and PSI-Pay for card issuance expansion in Europe

News | Cards | 08 Jan 2021

Digital Payments Group has signed a processing agreement with Diners Club International, partnering with PSI-Pay for card issuance expansion into Europe. 

Digital Payments Group, Diners Club, PSI-Pay, card issuance, Discover Global Network, card scheme, payment processing

Qualpay customers now able to process Google Pay payments via Qualpay platform

News | Mobile Payments | 07 Jan 2021

Qualpay, a provider of integrated omnichannel payment solutions, has announced that all its customers are now able to process Google Pay payments through the Qualpay platform.

Qualpay, Google Pay, payment processing, e-wallets, mobile payments

Tinkoff Mobile launches voice assistant 2.0 with customisable features

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 06 Jan 2021

Tinkoff Mobile has launched a new 2.0 version of its voice assistant Oleg, which assists customers to create their own mobile concierge with custom features.

mobile banking, voice assistant, Tinkoff Mobile, Oleg, fintech, Russia, banking

UnionPay, Huawei, Solidarnost Bank enable Huawei Pay transactions in Russia

News | Mobile Payments | 04 Jan 2021

UnionPay International has announced that cardholders using Huawei or Honor smartphones with Solidarnost Bank will now be able to make contactless payments with Huawei Pay in Russia.

UnionPay International, Huawei, Solidarnost Bank, Huawai Pay, Russia, Europe, mobile payments, contactless payments

SEC sues Ripple for raising funds through an unregistered securities offering

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Dec 2020

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sued Ripple for raising more than USD 1.3 billion through an unregistered securities offering.

Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Ripple, XRP, security, crypto, investments, Bradley Garlinghouse

Russia-based VTB to issue bank guarantees via blockchain

News | Cryptocurrencies | 22 Dec 2020

VTB, the Russia-based bank, has piloted a new blockchain-based system to issue bank guarantees.

VTB, Russia, banking, blockchain banking, bank guarantees, MTS, Masterchain, Ethereum, Russian Fintech Association,

Robinhood penalised by SEC with USD 65 million for misleading users

News | Payments General | 21 Dec 2020

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged the makers of Robinhood, a popular stock trading app, with ‘misleading customers about revenue sources and failing to satisfy the duty of best execution’.

Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Robinhood, trading app, fintech, penalty, US, transaction fees

Customers demand Open Banking payments for better experience, Nuapay

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 17 Dec 2020

Nuapay has released a study revealing that consumers are frustrated with the user experience when making card payments online, according to the official press release.

Open Banking, Nuapay, open banking payments, user experience, ecommerce, card payments, online payments, card details, payments processing

GPS joins Mastercard's Fintech Express Programme

News | Payments General | 17 Dec 2020

Issuer processor Global Processing Services (GPS) has been selected by Mastercard as its chosen processing partner in its Fintech Express Programme, according to the official press release. 

GPS, Global Processing Services, Mastercard, Fintech Express Programme, fintech, issuer processor, e-wallet, challenger banks

Sberbank urges Russia's central bank to rethink CBDC

News | Cryptocurrencies | 17 Dec 2020

The state-controlled Russia-based bank Sberbank has expressed fears that the Russian Central Bank’s digital ruble plans will have a negative effect on liquidity in the nation.

Sberbank, Russian Central Bank, digital ruble, CBDC, e-wallets, liquidity

EU to help banks affected by COVID-19 to keep lending

News | Payments General | 17 Dec 2020

The European Union has planned to help banks jettison soured loans more easily and continue lending to households and business hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Reuters.

EU, banks, COVID-19, lending, Reuters, European Union, ECB, European Central Bank, European Commission, NPL, pandemic, loans