Articles with tag: unbanked

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Venio launches nano-credit mobile app in Philippines

29 Jul 2020 | Online & Mobile Banking

Venio, a mobile app providing nano-credit facilities to consumers in emerging markets, has begun offering credit facilities to unbanked consumers in Philippines. 

Venio, lending, mobile app, nano-credit, unbanked, Philippines, World Bank Group, loans, retail, network

Venio launches 'nano-credit' lending app to boost financial inclusion in emerging markets

28 Jul 2020 | Mobile Payments

‘Nano-credit’ mobile application company Venio has begun offering credit facilities for the unbanked consumers in the Philippines. 

Venio, credit, unbanked, Philippines, emerging markets, retailers, nano credit

Crown Agents Bank join forces with Paycode to better serve African unbanked

15 Jul 2020 | Payments General

Crown Agents Bank has announced that it is collaborating with Paycode of South Africa. 

Crown Agents Bank, Paycode, Africa, unbanked, payments, financial inclusion

OKEx, Settle Network roll out LATAM fiat gateway

03 Jul 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

Crypto exchange OKEx and fiat-crypto solution provider Settle Network have partnered to provide a fiat gateway for LATAM.

OKEx, Settle Network, LATAM, fiat gateway, cryptocurrency, crypto exchange, fiat-crypto, Latamex, Bitcoin, BTC, Ethereum, ETH, ARS, BRL, MXN, bank transfer, digital assets, exchange, cross-border payments, unbankedness

Singtel launches mobile payments solution for prepaid customers

26 Jun 2020 | Mobile Payments

Singapore-based telco Singtel has enabled prepaid customers to use their NETS ATM bank cards to make top-ups and purchases directly on their mobile devices. 

Singtel, Singapore, telco, prepaid customers, mobile payments, NETS ATM, cards, NETS Click, DBS, OCBC, UOB, digital cards, hi!App, payment method, contactless payments, unbanked, retail, COVID-19, transaction fees

KogoPAY, Lightnet partner to launch mobile payment app

12 Jun 2020 | Mobile Payments

UK-based mobile payment company KogoPAY has partnered with Thailand-based fintech Lightnet to launch a mobile payments app.

KogoPAY, wallet-to-wallet transfers, mobile wallet, QR code payment, Asia, Thailand, unbanked population, international remittance ecosystem, money transfer operators, cross-border payments, cross-border payment providers, mobile payments

Uber, Flutterwave partner to launch Uber Cash in Africa

10 Jun 2020 | Mobile Payments

Uber has partnered with US-based fintech company Flutterwave to launch its Uber Cash digital wallet feature in Africa.

Uber, Flutterwave, launch, Africa, digital wallet, Barter payment app, Visa, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Nigeria, unbanked populations, mobile money

Onepay reports 150,000 registered users in less than a month

28 May 2020 | Payments General

Onepay’s mobile platform, that supports the unbanked population in Myanmar, has reported 150,000 registered users in less than a month.

Onepay, Myanmar, AGD Bank, AYA Bank, CB Bank, KBZ Bank, Myanmar Apex Bank, United Amara Bank, Yoma Bank, payments app, cards, unbanked, Visa, Mastercard, MPU cards, e-wallet

Airtel Payments Banks partners Mastercard to develop financial products for unbanked

27 May 2020 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

India-based Airtel Payments Bank (APP) has partnered with Mastercard to develop products catering to customers across the underbanked spectrum including farmers, SMEs, and retail customers.

Airtel Payments Bank, Mastercard, unbanked, APBL, SMEs, retail, Digital India and Banking, India, banking, digital payments, payments, network, cards, contactless, NFC, merchants

The democratisation of payments in Brazil – PIX national instant payments system (II)

26 May 2020 | Online Payments

Carlos Ogata, Member of the Board of Directors of PAGOS, continues the overview of the future national instant payments system to be implemented by the Central Bank of Brazil

Pagos, Carlos Ogata, PagBrasil, PIX, instant payments, Boleto, unbanked citizens, bank account, bank transfer, TEDs Brasil, DOCs Brasil, Central Bank of Brazil, Banco Central, BCB, LATAM

The democratisation of payments in Brazil – PIX national instant payments system (I)

21 May 2020 | Online Payments

Carlos Ogata, Member of the Board of Directors of PAGOS, makes a first part introduction to the future national instant payments system to be implemented by the Central Bank of Brazil

Pagos, Carlos Ogata, PagBrasil, PIX, instant payments, Boleto, unbanked citizens, bank account, bank transfer, TEDs Brasil, DOCs Brasil, Central Bank of Brazil, Banco Central, BCB, LATAM

True Balance to provide users access to ShopClues marketplace

16 Mar 2020 | Ecommerce

True Balance has announced its partnership with ShopClues online marketplace by signing an MoU for an exclusive collaboration based on the synergy of their respective target audience.

marketplace, True Balance, ShopClues, installments, unbanked

Financial identities for world's unbanked would add USD 250 bln to global GDP

11 Dec 2019 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Fraud Prevention and Online Authentication Report 2019/2020

Establishing financial identities for the world’s financially excluded (unbanked) population would add an extra USD 250 billion to global gross domestic product (GDP), a new report has revealed.

financial identities, unbanked, financial inclusion, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan, Mexico, merchants, digital identity, Financial Identity as a Service, Oxford Economics

temtum rolls out decentralized text message payments

05 Dec 2019 | Cryptocurrencies

temtum, a cryptocurrency network, capable of 120,000 transactions per second, has announced the launch of its SMS payments system.

blockchain, descentralised network, temtum, SMS payments, web wallet, cryptocurrency, unbanked

OPay raises USD 120 mln in series B funding

19 Nov 2019 | Mobile Payments

OPay has announced that it raised USD 120 million of series B funding, less than 6 months after it announced its last funding round of USD 50 million in June 2019.

Opay, funding, e-wallet, unbanked, risesharing, food delivery

Cardpay integrates with Brazil's payment methods

12 Nov 2019 | Online Payments

Cardpay has announces its integration with Boleto, Cash Express, and Loterica into its existing list of payment methods in Brazil.

Cardpay, Brazil, payments, Boleto, Cash Express, Loterica, payment methods, unbanked, merchants, marketplaces, travel, transportation, information technology

RCBC, LenddoEFL partner for digital KYC to onboard unbanked Filipinos

08 Nov 2019 | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has partnered with LenddoEFL for convenient financial account opening for Filipinos.

RCBC, digital KYC, onboarding, unbanked, the Philippines, partnership, loans, accounts, money transfers

Facebook acquires Servicefriend to integrate into Calibra

23 Sep 2019 | Cryptocurrencies

Facebook has acquired the AI-based chatbot startup Servicefriend in order to build a messaging bot for customer service for Calibra, as per the Marker.

Facebook, acquisition, chatbot, startup, Servicefriend, integration, Calibra, Libra, bot, unbanked, financial services

Overcoming the top barriers to selling cross-border to Brazil

12 Sep 2019 | Expert Opinion

Paula Martins and Ralf Germer of PagBrasil present the most important challenges of selling cross-border to Brazil and ways to overcome them

PagBrasil, Paula Martins, Ralf Germer, cross-border shopping, cross-border payments, Brazil, ecommerce, LATAM, boleto bancário, cash, cross-border ecommerce, unbanked people, credit card, despacho postal, local payment provider, PEC Flash, IOF tax

EcoCash to roll out new online payment service

26 Aug 2019 | Online Payments

EcoCash, a Zimbabwe-based payments provider, has announced that it will launch a new wallet service which can be funded using WorldRemit and Western Union.

EcoCash, online payment, Zimbabwe, unbanked, WorldRemit, Western Union