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March 24, 2023

Visa Boosts Offer for Brazilian Fintech Pismo to $1.4B - Report

Seeking Alpha

“Visa has upped its offer for Pismo, a cloud-based banking and payments platform for banks, to $1.4B from its original offer of $1B, Valor Economico reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. In Brazil, Pismo, which is backed by Amazon and SoftBank, provides cloud infrastructure for banks such as Itaú , BTG+, Pactual’s retail […]

March 22, 2023 Launches Virtual and Physical Card Issuing


“Fintech startup is better known for its payment processing service, but the company is launching a new product today: its customers can now create payment cards for their own customers. The company has been testing Issuing for a while, and millions of cards have already been created with the new service. supports […]

March 17, 2023

Apto Payments Announces Partnership with Sardine


“Apto Payments, a one-stop-shop card issuing platform, today announced its partnership with Sardine, the leading provider of fraud, compliance, and instant settlement solutions. The partnership will allow customers to quickly launch card programs with support from comprehensive transaction monitoring tools to identify and prevent fraudulent behavior. The Sardine partnership comes as the need for robust […]

March 16, 2023

CBE Releases Regulations on Payment Tokenization

Egyptian Streets

“The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) released regulations pertaining to payment cards tokenization on electronic device applications on 8 March. Once approved and implemented, the regulations will effectively allow for contactless payments through applications like Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay among other fintech services. Currently, payment cards in Egypt can function in both offline and […]

March 15, 2023

Novatti Launches Multi-Currency Platform for Australian Bill Payments

PR Newswire

“Novatti Group Limited, a leading fintech enabling businesses to pay and be paid, has launched Novatti BillPay, a platform connecting businesses offering BPAY® bills and payees. Novatti BillPay enables businesses with BPAY® bills to accept payments from people overseas who prefer to pay in their currency of choice using digital wallets. Designed for international students, new […]

March 14, 2023

NETS’ Merchants Can Now Accept Mastercard and Visa Payments on Their Terminals

Fintech Singapore

“The Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS) Group has inked agreements with Mastercard and Visa to acquire merchants directly in Singapore. Eligible merchants can now have access to an enhanced suite of digital payment schemes such as NETS, Mastercard, and Visa from a single payment service provider. Most existing merchants who already accept NETS can add on Mastercard and Visa […]

March 9, 2023

March 7, 2023

Papaya Global Launches First and Only Embedded Payments Platform Built for Global Workforce Payroll Payments

PR Newswire

“Papaya Global, the SaaS fintech company providing global payroll and payments technology, announced today the launch of its latest offering, Papaya Global Payroll Payments — a fully automated, embedded payments platform that gives clients the ability to process global payroll and make mass payments to employees, authorities, benefits vendors, and other beneficiaries…This first-of-its-kind product gives […]

March 6, 2023

Brankas Launches Asia Pacific's First Multi-Bank API for Instant Account Opening

PR Asia

“Open finance leader Brankas has today announced a new feature enabling instant bank account opening as an “embedded finance” experience on third-party applications. The API is the first of its kind in the region, launched first in Indonesia and the Philippines. As a bundle with Brankas’ market-leading data and payment solutions, any merchant or consumer app can provide […]

March 2, 2023

March 1, 2023

Nigeria's Cash Crisis Provides Boon for Fintech and Mobile Money Operators, Fitch Reports

Business Insider Africa

“Nigeria is experiencing a cash crisis due to a demonetisation effort by the Central Bank of Nigeria. While this has caused considerable social unrest, the crisis has been a short-term boon for the country’s fintechs and mobile money operators such as MTN and Airtel Africa. The lack of physical money in circulation has been a significant catalyst to the […]

February 22, 2023

Episode 192 - The Rising Value of Rich Account Data with George Throckmorton, Nacha

The Payments Network that Moves Data, Not Money

Take a listen to Yvette Bohanan and George Peabody as they speak with George Throckmorton, Senior Director at Nacha and the head of Nacha’s Phixius data network initiative.

Payments networks are remarkable constructions. They bring competitors together around a common set of rules and capabilities that then move millions of transactions a day and untold billions in value. That’s the network effect.

February 20, 2023

Tyme Announces New Biometric-Enabled Kiosks

PR Newswire

Elevating the customer experience in restaurants just became easier thanks to a new partnership between comprehensive restaurant ordering platform Tyme and biometrics fintech company PopID, which is part of The Cali Group. PopID is bringing its face verification platform, called PopPay, to Tyme self-checkout kiosks everywhere. The new integration will allow consumers to use face verification to check in and […]

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