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Visa, Western Union form strategic partnership

(The Paypers) Visa has announced a new strategic agreement with Western Union , a global player in cross-border, cross-currency money movement. Original link
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S Korea bemoans slow pace of its fintech market

An immature ecosystem and a lack of competition is slowing down South Korea's fledgling fintech industry according to the country's financial regulator Growth in South Korea's fintech market has lagged...
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Millions of Brits go cashless amid rise of contactless and mobile banking

With mobile banking and contactless payments becoming ever more popular in the UK, one in 10 Brits now live a largely cashless life, according to figures from UK Finance. Over...
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Stripe leads $22.5m funding round for teen banking startup Step

Stripe has led a $22.5 million Series A funding round for Step, a teenager-focused US mobile banking startup that has built up a half million-strong waitlist in a matter of...
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SymphoPay and eMAG integrate interest-free installments programme with payment terminals

eMAG integrates SymphoPay's payment platform at all the showroom's Priority Pay machines. Thus, eMAG customers can pay with an interest-free card directly at the pay-per-view machines inside the showroom...
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Visa contactless payments come to Singapore Transit

From today, commuters can choose a faster and more convenient way to pay for public transport in Singapore by tapping their Visa contactless cards or compatible mobile devices at MRT...
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Ikea’s Print Catalogue Is a Hit on Pinterest


Ikea has been transitioning its print catalogues to be “shoppable” on Pinterest and it said since August, 25,000 Pinterest boards have been created using the tool it created. Original link
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League of Leaders Examines Retailer Digital Media Platforms


At the Path to Purchase Institute’s 10th annual League of Leaders event Mark Williamson, vice president of Peapod Digital Labs discussed the rising trend of retailer-operated digital media platforms and his...
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Ikea’s Print Catalog Is a Hit on Pinterest


Ikea has been transitioning its print catalogues to be “shoppable” on Pinterest and it said since August, 25,000 Pinterest boards have been created using the tool it created. Original link
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Mega M&As fuel record growth in fintech deals

A flurry of large M&A deals and the popularity of contactless payments have helped to create a record volume of fintech deals, according to a recent report, but also raised...
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Contactless cards increasingly used for low value playments - research

Research from RBR’s Global Payment Cards Data and Forecasts to 2023 shows that issuers across the world are increasingly adding contactless functionality to their payment cards, often as a way...
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Line Pay and Visa partner for digital payments

LINE Pay Corporation, operator of digital wallet and fintech services on the LINE messaging app, and Visa (NYSE: V), the global payments leader, today announced a strategic partnership that will...
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ViViPAY and Juniper Payments team on ETF mobile app for community banks

ViViPAY (ViVi), a subsidiary of ViVi Holdings Inc. and a leading provider of “Fintech” financial technology solutions, announced today a partnership with Juniper Payments, LLC, the largest non-bank third-party provider...
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Open banking is just a taste of what’s to come

There’s still hell to pay in the back-end, says Marten Nelson, Co-founder, Token.io. True digitisation in payments means overhauling the core infrastructure as well as its connectivity layer. All the hype...
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SIA and Quant Network form blockchain interoperability alliance

SIA, the leading European hi-tech company in the payment services and infrastructures sector, and Quant Network, a UK-based pioneering technology company, have signed a partnership agreement to explore blockchain interoperability...
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Mastercard: Following the customer and delivering choice

Liz Oakes, EVP, Market Development, New Payments Platforms, Mastercard, speaks at Money20/20 Europe about the importance Mastercard puts on having a wealth of choice, what needs to be taken into...
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Icon appoints European head as it eyes expansion

Icon Solutions, a leading Fintech provider of payment and technology solutions, is delighted to announce the appointment of Gema Montoya as Head of Continental Europe. Gema brings a wealth...
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Visa and Western Union strike strategic alliance

Today, Visa (NYSE:V) announced a new strategic agreement with Western Union (NYSE:WU), a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement. Western Union will implement Visa Direct, Visa’s real-time[1] push payments...
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eBay launches cash flow loans with Asto

(The Paypers) eBay, the online marketplace, and Asto , a Santander-backed fintech, have partnered up to offer cash flow loans to eBay.co.uk’s network of small businesses. Original link
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B2B travel SaaS tech provider Deem turns to Certify for spend management

(The Paypers) Deem , US-based SaaS tech provider for the business travel industry, has announced upgrading expense customers to Certify ’s expense solution. Original link
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