Tag Archives: Payment systems

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

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Introducing the multicurrency Wirex card

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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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20Jul/20

Wirex Becomes World’s First Crypto-Native Platform to Secure Mastercard Principal Membership

Leading payments platform Wirex today announced their partnership with Mastercard, as they become the first cryptocurrency-native platform to secure Mastercard principal membership. The news further solidifies Wirex’s vision to bring cryptocurrency to the mainstream with the support of Mastercard, the renowned global payment technology company, by giving Wirex additional functionality and control. Read more

18May/20

WeChat Releases New Report on the QR Code Economy’s Fight Against COVID-19

On May 18, Tencent’s WeChat, Tsinghua University’s Tsinghua China Data Center, and the Tencent Social Research Institute jointly released a report entitled “The 2020 Pandemic and the QR Code Economy Report”. The report points out that as an important part of the digital economy, the WeChat QR Code Economy has played an effective role in buffering the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

29Jan/18

Secret Service issues ‘ATM jackpotting’ alert

The U.S. Secret Service this week issued an alert to banks warning banks about an ATM exploit known called “jackpotting.” Continue reading

01Sep/17

10th anniversary of contactless in UK

September marks 10 years since Barclaycard introduced contactless payments to the UK. As Kate King reports it’s since expanded to include wearables and mobilepay – bringing the idea of a cashless society one step closer. Continue reading

17Sep/16

Millennials say ‘no’ to debt

Millennials shun any kind of debt, especially credit cards, and their reluctance to pull out the plastic could have lasting repercussions for the financial system and the economy, according to an expert.

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