Tag Archives: Payment systems

03Oct/21

Untapped Global partners with Paga to boost digital payments for Nigerian SMEs

Untapped Global, an investment company focused on emerging markets, announces a scale up of its partnership with Paga, the mobile payment and financial services company. The program finances point-of-sale devices (POS) for merchants in Nigeria, the largest country in Africa, but still underserved when it comes to financial services. Continue reading

07May/21

Wix Acquires Rise.ai to Extend Native Wix eCommerce Platform Offering

Wix (Nasdaq: WIX), a leading global SaaS platform to create, manage and grow an online presence, today announced the acquisition of Rise.ai, the gift card and customer re-engagement solution for online brands. The acquisition will extend the Wix eCommerce platform, providing a full solution for merchants to manage customer re-engagement activities aimed at increasing customer spending and repurchases, including gift cards, loyalty programs, rewards and referrals. Continue reading

27Apr/21

GoCardless launches open banking payments, offering businesses a new alternative to taking one-off payments

GoCardless, a leading fintech for bank-to-bank payments, has today launched Instant Bank Pay, a new open banking feature directly integrated into its global payment platform. With Instant Bank Pay, merchants can take instant, one-off bank-to-bank payments from new and existing customers while still reaping the benefits of bank debit for their recurring payments. Continue reading

26Apr/21

Wirex & Snowdrop Solutions launch location-enriched transaction services

Wirex, a leading digital payments provider, today unveiled a range of location-enriched services to show their users where payments take place. Available to Wirex customers in-app, the service enables cardholders to readily see exactly where their transactions take place and provides a greater level of transparency for those transactions. Continue reading

23Apr/21

Mobile Wallet Adoption Rate to Increase to 75 Percent by 2025, Says Beroe Inc

The global mobile wallet adoption rate is expected to witness an upward trend in the coming years amid an increase in the digital payment market through the usage of mobile payment wallets and contactless payments as an alternative to credit/debit card transactions on a global scale, says Beroe Inc. Continue reading

16Mar/21

Opera hires PayPal and WeChat Pay veteran Allen Hu as new EVP of its fintech arm, Dify

Opera Limited (NASDAQ: OPRA), one of the world’s major browser providers with 380 million monthly active users globally, today announced it has hired PayPal veteran Allen Hu to become new Executive Vice President (EVP) of Dify, Opera’s fintech arm. An expert in financial technology and payments, Allen Hu will lead the Dify business. He brings a wealth of experience from nearly ten years at PayPal, where he was Regional Head of Global Core Payments, based in California. Continue reading

09Mar/21

Spend local currencies, the multicurrency Wirex card is coming.

Introducing the multicurrency Wirex card

It’s the payment card that makes crypto and traditional currencies equal. Realtime point-of-sale conversion, zero exchange fees and up to 2% bitcoin rewards on all spending. Join Wirex and get yours now.


29Jan/21

Gemini research reveals 2 in 5 crypto investors in the UK are women

National survey finds 13.5% of UK population are current or previous investors in digital assets, up 152% from previous studies

LONDON, Jan. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — New data from Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, presents the demographic profile of existing and potential crypto investors in the UK market. The results of a nationally representative survey of 2,000 respondents challenge certain long-held stereotypes about consumer engagement with digital assets, while reinforcing other past research. Continue reading

28Sep/20

Payments Platform Wirex Reaches Target for First Crowdfund in 1 and a Half Hours

After opening a private allocation for their crowdfunding campaign only 25 mins before, leading payments platform Wirex has reached their target of raising £1 million in less than 1 and a half hours. With over £1.3 million already raised, Wirex has been pushed into overfunding, and will remain open to give the community the opportunity to invest further as they enter the next phase of their fundraising campaign with Crowdcube. Read more

03Aug/20

Secondary Education in Africa: Preparing Youth for the Future of Work

LONDON, Aug. 3, 2020 /Mastercard Foundation/– In its quest to add value to the human development of Africans, Mastercard Foundation embarked on extensive research projects that have been aggregated into one super report entitled, “Secondary Education in Africa: Preparing Youth for the Future of Work”.
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