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March 24, 2023

Swift Successfully Trials Blockchain for Corporate Actions

Markets Media

“How can the securities industry reduce costly frictions in communicating corporate actions? Learn more about the results of our latest collaborative experiments to find out. Together with six leading securities industry participants – including American Century Investments, Citi and Northern Trust – we’ve successfully piloted an innovative blockchain-based solution that could reduce costly frictions associated […]

March 23, 2023

American Express Launches First Card Bill PayID Service in Australia on the New Payments Platform

American Express

“In a market-leading move, American Express in partnership with payments provider Cuscal, today announces the launch of the first card bill PayID service in Australia on the New Payments Platform (NPP). American Express Card PayID gives consumer and small business Card Members a faster, simpler and more secure way to repay charges on their American Express […]

Klarna Brings Smoooth Shopping to ChatGPT

PR Newswire

“Klarna, a leading global retail bank, payments, and shopping service is excited to announce its new collaboration with OpenAI, which will level up the shopping experience. Klarna’s engineering teams have been working together with OpenAI to bring smoooth shopping to the hugely popular ChatGPT. As one of the first brands to work with OpenAI to […]

Enhanced Check Deposit Process from VALID Systems to Compete with Real-time ACH and P2P Payment Platforms

EIN News

“VALID Systems, a leading account-based decisioning and machine learning model provider, is proud to announce a strategic initiative to deliver a new check deposit solution that eliminates transaction risk and provides bank customers with immediate access to their check funds. The new check deposit solution is designed to compete with emerging real-time ACH payments and […]

March 22, 2023

IXOPAY Partners with Forter


“Leading Payment Orchestration Platform provider IXOPAY today announced a new partnership with Forter, the Trust Platform for digital commerce, to deliver accurate, real-time decisions about customer trustworthiness. The instant, automated fraud decisioning from Forter will help IXOPAY merchants drive revenue growth, improve the customer experience and deliver a clear business impact.”

Cross River and Partner to Create All-Inclusive Payments Platform for Businesses


“Cross River Bank, a leading technology infrastructure provider that offers embedded financial solutions, today announced a new partnership with U.K. based This partnership will enhance and expand’s automated payment platform into the U.S. and drive additional growth opportunities. The partnership enables’s current and future merchants to accept multiple payment methods, such as […]

March 20, 2023

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

Klarna Unveils Conscious Badges Powered by Clarity AI, the World's First Assessment of Electronics Brands' Environmental Achievements

PR Newswire

“Klarna, a leading global payments provider and shopping service, today announced the launch of conscious badges in the Klarna App in collaboration with Clarity AI, the leading global sustainability tech platform. Klarna continues to evolve beyond payments to become a starting point for every purchase for 150 million consumers and 26 million app users worldwide, whether they already […]

March 15, 2023

New Partnership Brings Forter’s Fraud Prevention Solution to Wix Merchants


“Forter, the Trust Platform for digital commerce, today announced its partnership with Ltd., a leading global SaaS platform to create, manage, and grow an online presence. The partnership delivers Forter’s accurate, real-time decisions to Wix merchants in certain countries — increasing their approval rates, reducing fraud and delivering superior customer experience.”

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

Timpson, B&M & EG Group Partner with American Express as Growth of Its UK card Acceptance Accelerates

American Express

“American Express continues to grow its coverage in the UK with the signing of several leading businesses across the food-to-go, home improvement and wider retail sectors. Taken together, these merchant signings represent thousands of new places that now accept American Express, with the total number of UK locations growing by almost a third (30%) year-on-year. American […]

Wirex Partners with Novatti to Bring Next-Gen Multicurrency Card to Everyday Users in Australia

PR Newswire

Wirex, a leading crypto payments platform, has partnered with card issuer, Novatti, to directly issue cards to Australians. The announcement has the potential to allow over 20 million people to utilise their innovative multicurrency card every day. Wirex developed the world’s first crypto-enabled debit card. Over 5 million customers worldwide can buy, hold, exchange and […]

March 10, 2023

MoneyGram Introduces Digital Receive Capabilities in Jamaica through Partnership with Lynk, the Largest Mobile Wallet in the Country

PR Newswire

“MoneyGram International, Inc., a leading global financial technology company that connects the world’s communities, today announced a partnership with Lynk, the mobile wallet powered by National Commercial Bank Financial Group (NCBFG), the largest financial group in Jamaica. Through this partnership, Lynk’s fast-growing user base now has the ability to receive cross-border payments directly to their smartphones. MoneyGram is the […]

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