MYPINPAD expands global presence through partnership with Mswipe and Visa
Jul22

MYPINPAD expands global presence through partnership with Mswipe and Visa

MYPINPAD, the global leader in secure personal authentication solutions announces new strategic partnerships with Mswipe, India’s largest independent mobile POS merchant acquirer and network provider, and the world’s leader in digital payments, Visa, to propel contactless payments in India. The announcement follows MYPINPAD becoming the first, and currently only company in the world to achieve Payment Card Industry (PCI)...

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UK fintech Fidel API expands North American presence with US move
Jul16

UK fintech Fidel API expands North American presence with US move

Fidel, the financial API provider whose clients include British Airways, Royal Bank of Canada and Klarna, has expanded to the US to help developers build applications and services that connect with a user’s payment card.  The establishment of a New York office follows Fidel’s expansion to Canada and the Nordics in 2019.  Fidel’s APIs provide easy access to real-time transaction data from Visa, Mastercard and American Express. It has...

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Touch-free authentication for all: why we need a safer payment method in the ‘new normal’
Jul09

Touch-free authentication for all: why we need a safer payment method in the ‘new normal’

By David Orme, SVP, Sales & Marketing, IDEX Biometrics ASA Ever since March, when the World Health Organization encouraged people to not use cash, coronavirus has made touch-free shopping a necessity for all consumers. However, as economies across the world begin to reopen, we are seeing in-person shopping and payment via touch-pads return. So, with payments beginning to return to ‘normal’, the global payments industry must now...

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Mastercard, AMEX & Visa announce global expansion of Click to Pay
Jul08

Mastercard, AMEX & Visa announce global expansion of Click to Pay

E-commerce has reached new heights around the world, as more consumers are going online to make secure, touch-free purchases across various merchants and platforms. Now, it’s more important than ever that the online checkout experience is seamless and consistent across all types of digital channels and cards. Today, American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa announced they are each beginning technical preparations for global...

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Join Visa, Revolut, HSBC and more – registration is now open
Jul06

Join Visa, Revolut, HSBC and more – registration is now open

“Fear not though, virtual to us does not mean a series of dull webinars with a bit of slightly awkward networking thrown in. We have invested in one of the best platforms around and are working hard to ensure we deliver a truly interactive and engaging experience, including live Q&A with our speakers, onsite competitions and an energetic networking session to finish off.” Register now!

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Contis launches ‘quick migration’ to support Wirecard customers
Jul03

Contis launches ‘quick migration’ to support Wirecard customers

In response to recent service outages, leading European payments provider, Contis, has designed an immediate solution for Wirecard’s European clients to rapidly migrate their complete payments needs. Contis can implement new or migrate entire programmes in weeks with minimal disruption to end-customers. This timely response helps companies avoid future reputational risk and uncertainty, while providing their customers with renewed...

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Facing Uncertainty after Wirecard Collapse: An Insider’s View on Mitigating Situation and Third-Party Necessity
Jul02

Facing Uncertainty after Wirecard Collapse: An Insider’s View on Mitigating Situation and Third-Party Necessity

Just recently, the payments market was struck by surprise, when Wirecard entered insolvency proceedings, as, upon audit, the industry-leading payment processor revealed to have a 1.9 billion dollar gap in its balance sheet. Following the developments concerning the parent company, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) enforced its subsidiary in the UK to temporarily “cease all regulated activity” and freeze all currently held assets....

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O-CITY joins the Visa Ready for Transit program to drive contactless payments for mass transit systems globally
Jun30

O-CITY joins the Visa Ready for Transit program to drive contactless payments for mass transit systems globally

BPC’s smart city payment division, O-CITY, has joined the Visa Ready for Transit program for mass transit systems. Visa Ready for Transit program is designed for companies, like O-CITY, whose technology products and capabilities are helping transit agencies and riders realise the benefits of tapping to ride with a contactless card or digital wallet. Acceptance to the program means that O-CITY is a now certified partner and available...

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Zenus Bank becomes Visa Principal Member
Jun30

Zenus Bank becomes Visa Principal Member

Zenus Bank, the American digital bank is announcing today it is the first International Financial Entity to become a Principal Member of Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments. Zenus Bank makes it easy and safe for clients to access, send, receive and store money in the USA from anywhere globally. By leveraging Visa’s brand, scale and global acceptance footprint, Zenus will bring a robust and innovative value proposition.  Under...

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Aximetria releases the fintech industry’s first service to prevent bank card blocking during crypto operations
Jun26

Aximetria releases the fintech industry’s first service to prevent bank card blocking during crypto operations

The Swiss crypto service Aximetria releases the industry’s first solution to check bank cards for crypto tolerance. The tool is especially useful for first-time crypto users or new bank card holders who fear that their bank will block card transactions as ‘suspicious’ when purchasing or selling cryptocurrencies. To eliminate this fear, Aximetria’s new online service AxiCheck lets anyone instantly, anonymously and safely check how...

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Visa Token Service Issues Its 1 Billionth Token
Jun23

Visa Token Service Issues Its 1 Billionth Token

Visa Inc. today announced that the company has now issued more than 1 billion tokens worldwide through Visa Token Service (VTS), marking a major milestone in its proprietary offering to help accelerate eCommerce innovation and make payments more secure. Visa Token Service replaces a cardholder’s 16-digit Visa account number with a secure token that protects the underlying card number from fraudsters. The rapid adoption of Visa’s...

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Cost-cutting to accelerate outsourcing of payment processing by acquirers
Jun23

Cost-cutting to accelerate outsourcing of payment processing by acquirers

Ways of connecting with card scheme networks vary significantly by country A new study by research and consulting firm RBR, Payment Cards Issuing and Acquiring Europe 2020, shows that merchant processing arrangements differ significantly across Europe. Card payment acquirers in many markets maintain a direct link to card scheme payment networks like Visa and Mastercard, as in Poland, Portugal and the UK. Nonetheless, approaches vary,...

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10 Million Asia Pacific Small Businesses to Participate in Visa’s Global Program to Spur Recovery Through Digital Commerce
Jun23

10 Million Asia Pacific Small Businesses to Participate in Visa’s Global Program to Spur Recovery Through Digital Commerce

Visa today announced a commitment to support 10 million small businesses across Asia Pacific in an effort to get local communities back to business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visa is introducing a range of programs and solutions to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) drive efficiency and sales by accepting and making payments digitally to meet increased demand for cashless payments – both online and in-store. Visa also...

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BPC joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program
Jun17

BPC joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program

BPC today announced that it has joined Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program, which makes it quicker and easier for fintechs to leverage Visa’s global payments network and introduce new payment experiences. This strategic initiative is a response to the surge in demand among fintech players to enhance their product propositions, expanding beyond their core businesses. BPC joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program as preferred technology...

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Behavioural biometrics set to replace bank passwords
Jun15

Behavioural biometrics set to replace bank passwords

NatWest is developing behavioural biometrics technology which could replace banking passwords. Next year, an additional form of authentication will be required for some transactions when Strong Customer Authentication comes into force. However, the technology, which has been customised in partnership with Visa for the purpose of increased transaction security, could replace passwords and helps to make payments more secure. Strong...

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Payhawk partners with Visa to issue business cards in 13 European countries
Jun15

Payhawk partners with Visa to issue business cards in 13 European countries

Payhawk announces a partnership with Visa and the German payment provider Wirecard to offer Visa debit cards to companies in 13 European countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Bulgaria. Payhawk’s customers across Europe can now use virtual and physical Visa card which can then be used to pay anywhere Visa is accepted, in-store and online, as well as for cash withdrawals at ATMs. Since 2018, Payhawk has been...

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Wirecard enables Payhawk to launch a corporate Visa card to simplify expenses and accounting for businesses
Jun15

Wirecard enables Payhawk to launch a corporate Visa card to simplify expenses and accounting for businesses

Companies using Payhawk can easily administrate budgets, spending limits and other expenses for every card through a single interface The card, issued by Wirecard, will be available in both virtual and physical form in 13 European countries Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, is collaborating with Bulgarian Fintech Payhawk to launch a new Visa corporate card to provide companies with an easy...

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Visa’s fast track program and how it’s great for fintech
Jun03

Visa’s fast track program and how it’s great for fintech

The global economy is now being shaped by innovation and novelty in digital technology. New inventions and advancements in already existing software and hardware transform the way we live our day to day lives. Moreover, innovation is changing industries and sectors in national and international economic ecosystems, making them more convenient and easy to use. At the same time, such shifts help businesses in granting access to a...

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Hastee Launches World’s First ‘Earnings on Demand’ Card
Jun03

Hastee Launches World’s First ‘Earnings on Demand’ Card

Hastee, the Earnings on Demand company, today announces the launch of the world’s first Earnings on Demand contactless debit card, powered by Visa. Hastee Card enables users to access and spend their accrued earnings in real-time, as they earn it, anywhere in the world, with the card’s balance dynamically increasing as earnings accrue. Hastee launched the UK’s first Earnings on Demand solution via an app in August 2017; working with...

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Visa supports Pay.UK in delivering successful request to pay pilot ahead of full service launch
May27

Visa supports Pay.UK in delivering successful request to pay pilot ahead of full service launch

Visa has facilitated the first request to pay message sent and received using Pay.UK’s standards, ahead of the anticipated commercial launch of request to pay later this year. Request to pay is a new, flexible way to settle transactions between businesses, organisations and individuals. The messaging service is designed to complement existing payment infrastructure and will sit alongside other UK billing and payment methods when...

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Jana Lvova, Visa on some of the recent collaborations
May25

Jana Lvova, Visa on some of the recent collaborations

Jana Lvova, Visa on some of the recent collaborations  

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Soft Space first to join Visa’s Fintech Fast Track program in Malaysia
May21

Soft Space first to join Visa’s Fintech Fast Track program in Malaysia

Visa announced today that Soft Space Sdn. Bhd. is joining Visa’s Fintech Fast Track program, becoming the first Fintech partner to do so in Malaysia. The Fintech Fast Track program allows Fintech partners to build and deliver new commerce experiences on Visa’s payments network. Soft Space is a leading Fintech company in Southeast Asia, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur. Aimed at simplifying financial infrastructure, Soft Space develops...

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The Visa Foundation announces grantees to support COVID-19 recovery in Europe
May18

The Visa Foundation announces grantees to support COVID-19 recovery in Europe

Today the Visa Foundation announced $8.8 million in grants from the Visa Foundation’s $10 million COVID-19 emergency relief fund to support leading humanitarian assistance and disaster relief organisations globally. In Europe, the Visa Foundation has this month distributed $1.4 million of relief grants to organisations supporting the frontline response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including Medecins Sans Frontieres, UNICEF and Red Cross,...

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Conferma Pay Launches Visa-Powered Virtual Card Payments Globally via Mobile App
May06

Conferma Pay Launches Visa-Powered Virtual Card Payments Globally via Mobile App

UK fintech leader Conferma Pay has teamed up with Visa to integrate Visa virtual cards in the Conferma Pay mobile app. This solution is now globally available to Visa’s commercial bank clients, allowing them to bring the Conferma Pay app to their corporate customers as part of Visa’s broader technology offering. Employees can now make virtual-card payments anywhere contactless payments are accepted, with a tap of a phone, using the...

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Conferma Pay Launches Visa-Powered Virtual Card Payments Globally via Mobile App
May06

Conferma Pay Launches Visa-Powered Virtual Card Payments Globally via Mobile App

Fintech leader Conferma Pay has teamed up with Visa to integrate Visa virtual cards in the Conferma Pay mobile app. This solution is now globally available to Visa’s commercial bank clients, allowing them to bring the Conferma Pay app to their corporate customers as part of Visa’s broader technology offering. Employees can now make virtual-card payments anywhere contactless payments are accepted, with a tap of a phone, using the...

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