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Turkish payment provider iyzico secures $13 million to expand in Europe and Middle East

By  for tech.eu

Turkish fintech startup iyzico has raised $13 million in a Series C round, led by Vostok Emerging Finance, to boost its push into Europe and the Middle East. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, Payment processors/providers/gateways

January 21, 2017

Rabobank readies for real-time payments

By Finextra

Rabobank is preparing for the advent of European real-time payments with the implementation of a new payments hub from ACI Worldwide. (more…)

Banks, Fintech news, Payment processors/providers/gateways

January 20, 2017

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Banks can counter fintech-friendly EU rules by embracing third party innovators

By Kirsty Tull for PaymentsSource

As we move toward the mandated adoption date for the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2), we can expect to see significant shifts within the payments industry.

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Banks, Fintech news, Government activities, Payment processors/providers/gateways

January 18, 2017

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Top 10 Fintech (Startups) in Malaysia

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Striving to establish itself as a prominent fintech player, Malaysia has committed to provide clear guidance and regulation to the new, innovative products and business models entering the financial services industry. (more…)

About, Blockchain, Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news, Malaysia, Mobile payments/banking, Payment processors/providers/gateways

January 14, 2017

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Payment Rails heads into public beta

By Finextra

Payment Rails, a cloud technology platform that enables businesses to send payments to any individual or company anywhere around the world, today announced their beta launch.  (more…)

Fintech news, Payment processors/providers/gateways

January 13, 2017

Rakuten moves into European banking market

By Finextra

Japanese e-commerce conglomerate and prominent fintech investor Rakuten is to launch a commercial banking operation in Europe from its Luxembourg headquarters. (more…)

Blockchain, Deals, Fintech news, Japan, Payment processors/providers/gateways

January 12, 2017

Fintech in India: 4 reasons UPI makes transactions more secure and convenient

By Rohit Taneja for e27

One technology that has emerged of late goes by the name of Unified Payments Interface or UPI. It has become pretty popular recently in the news in India, although most consumers have not been able to experience the revolution and the magic moment that comes along when paying through UPI. (more…)

About, Banks, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, Payment processors/providers/gateways

January 12, 2017

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India: Fintech is no more the new kid on the block

By Vivina Vishwanathan for Deal Street Asia

Year 2016 was not as glamourous as 2015 was for fintech in terms of interest from investors. According to start-up data analytics provider Tracxn, investments in 2016 were $484.79 million, compared with $1.18 billion in 2015. One of the reasons is that the 2015 numbers include money raised by Paytm in 2015. (more…)

Analytics, Cryptocurrencies, Deals, eWallets, India, Payment processors/providers/gateways

December 28, 2016

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Payments 2016: The Year Of Clarity For The Payments Sector

By PYMNTS

PYMNTS consulted 21 payments executives from across the industry to share their insights on the biggest takeaways from 2016 as part of the “Payments 2016, The Year Of…” eBook. (more…)

Fintech news, Global trends, Marketing Report, Payment processors/providers/gateways

December 26, 2016

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Y Combinator-Backed Nigerian FinTech Startup Paystack Closes on $1.3M Seed

By LTP

San Francisco, USA – Monday 19 December 2016 – FinTech startup, Paystack, announced that it had closed on a seed investment of $1.3M from international investors Tencent, Comcast Ventures and Singularity Investments, with participation from Spark, M&S Partners, Tokyo Founders Fund, Blue Rinc Capital, Pave Investments, KIBS-CFY Partners, Michael Siebel, Justin Kan, Olumide Soyombo, Leonard Stiegeler and a number of Angels. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, Payment processors/providers/gateways

December 26, 2016

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Japan’s Aplus selects IBM LinuxOne for credit card processing

By Finextra

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Japan-based APLUS Co., Ltd., which operates credit card and settlement service businesses, has selected IBM LinuxONE® as its mission-critical system for credit card payment processing.  (more…)

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December 20, 2016

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CashLess OR LessCash

By Vinod Sharma for Finextra

Abstract – Journey from cash only transactions to less cash and thereafter if possible moving to cashless or digital money society. This journey looks very simple in textbooks or written on blogs or papers but ground reality can be very different. (more…)

Cashless, Global trends, India, Payment processors/providers/gateways

December 20, 2016

Singapore’s Senjō Group acquires Kalixa for EUR29 million

By Finextra

Singaporean-based payments investment firm Senjō Group has acquired the UK’s Kalixa from GVC Holdings for a total consideration of EUR29 million. (more…)

Deals, Payment processors/providers/gateways

December 20, 2016

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9 Fintech Solutions For SMEs In Singapore

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For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), dealing with their finances and ensuring appropriate funding can be a real struggle. The reasons are manifold: finances of SMEs are characterized by high complexity, yet are low scale. (more…)

Crowdfunding/investing, Fintech news, p2p/online lending, Payment processors/providers/gateways, Singapore, SME

December 20, 2016

Nigerian fintech startup Paystack closes on $1.3M seed

By Finextra

Fintech startup, Paystack, today announces it has closed on Seed Investment of $1.3M from international investors Tencent, Comcast Ventures and Singularity Investments, with participation from Spark, M&S Partners, Tokyo Founders Fund, Blue Rinc Capital, Pave Investments, KIBS-CFY Partners, Michael Siebel, Justin Kan, Olumide Soyombo, Leonard Stiegeler and a number of Angels.  (more…)

About, Deals, Payment processors/providers/gateways

December 20, 2016

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6 fintech startups from Asia that excited us in 2016

By  for TechInAsia

Fintech is going strong in Asia as the year draws to a close. According to the Pulse of Fintech Q3 2016 report by global audit and advisory firm KPMG, venture capital funding in Asian financial technology companies increased, reaching US$1.2 billion – outpacing even the US, where VC investment totaled US$0.9 billion. (more…)

About, AI / Machine Learning / Big Data, China, eWallets, Fintech news, India, Japan, p2p/online lending, Payment processors/providers/gateways, Philippines, POS/mPOS and online acquiring, Remittances, Singapore

December 17, 2016

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PayU India to launch new businesses in bid to become payments hub

Payments processing firm PayU India plans to launch two new businesses—consumer credit and digital banking—and accelerate merchant acquisition as it aims to diversify and become an all-round payments hub, chief executive B. Amrish Rau said. The company plans to process $10 billion in transactions in the year ending March 2018, up from an estimated $5.5 billion this financial year. (more…)

Deals, eWallets, Fintech news, India, p2p/online lending, Payment processors/providers/gateways

December 13, 2016

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VR Payments Will Take the Technology into the Mainstream in 2018

By Elena Mesropyan for LTP

Virtual reality (VR) is probably one of the biggest shots for the retail industry given the rapidly increasing number of adoption cases. In fact, some professionals suggest that by the end of 2016, an estimated 43 million people will own VR products worldwide, and this is set to grow to 170 million by 2018.

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Fintech news, Global trends, Payment processors/providers/gateways

December 6, 2016

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P2P Payments: Migration From Apps to Media Channels

By Elena Mesropyan for LTP

The market of P2P payments is highly saturated, with every other freshly launched solution becoming another fish in a barrel. While some financial institutions are playing catch-up (launching competing payments apps) with the likes of Venmo and PayPal, others are moving to the next level by hopping from dedicated apps to P2P payments as features in multipurpose social media channels. The relevance of proprietary P2P payments apps fades away in face of all-in-one platforms that allow the same functionality in addition to the comfort of chatting, calling a cab and doing whatever else mighty ones like WhatsApp allow doing. (more…)

Fintech news, p2p-payments, Payment processors/providers/gateways

December 6, 2016

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Alipay advances on Europe with bank and processor deals

By finextra

Alipay’s advance into European markets shows no sign of slowing down as SIX Payment Services becomes the latest terminal vendor to add support for the popular Chinese mobile app. The company has also signed deals with BNP Paribas, Barclays and UniCredit. (more…)

Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, Payment processors/providers/gateways

December 6, 2016

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2C2P is now Diners Club International’s online payment processing partner

By Anisa Menur A. Maulani for e27

Singapore-based payments services company 2C2P today announced that it has signed an agreement with global multipurpose charge card company Diners Club International, a subsidiary of Discover Financial Services and part of the Discover Global Network. (more…)

Fintech news, Payment processors/providers/gateways, Singapore

December 6, 2016

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Visa buying CardinalCommerce to further token security

By John Adams for PaymentsSource

Visa’s growth beyond plastic cards relies heavily on tokenization, a strategy that should get a major boost from its planned acquisition of CardinalCommerce. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, Payment processors/providers/gateways, Security

December 4, 2016

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UK Black Friday Growth Predicted to Surpass United States, Reveals Global Online Retail Analysis

By LTP

Ingenico ePayments global data anticipates a Black Friday rise in UK ecommerce spending, while US shoppers migrate to Cyber Monday (more…)

Analytics, Marketing Report, news, Payment processors/providers/gateways

November 26, 2016

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Stripe now worth more than $9 billion after raising $150 million

The investment round, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, was led by CapitalG and General Catalyst, and also included participation from existing investors including Sequoia Capital. Facebook investor Peter Thiel and Tesla founder Elon Musk have also invested in Stripe in previous rounds. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, Payment processors/providers/gateways, POS/mPOS and online acquiring

November 26, 2016

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Fintech startup MC Payment raises $3.5m to move into Thailand

By  for TechInAsia

“Move fast” is a tireless maxim in the startup world and fintech company MC Payment has taken it to heart. The startup just announced it has raised a strategic investment round worth US$3.5 million, just months after raising US$4.5 million in series B. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, Payment processors/providers/gateways, Thailand

November 11, 2016

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Alibaba-backed Paytm acqui-hires Shopsity to strengthen O2O offerings

By Sainul Abudheen K for e27

India’s leading mobile payments and commerce platform Paytm has acqui-hired Shopsity, a Delhi-based startup that offers O2O solutions to small retail stores, after it reportedly shut down. (more…)

Deals, eWallets, Fintech news, India, Mobile payments/banking, Payment processors/providers/gateways, SME

November 11, 2016

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How to Invest in the Credit Card Boom

By  for Fortune

Stronger consumer spending means big profits, especially for these two companies. (more…)

About, Cashless, Fintech news, Payment processors/providers/gateways

November 10, 2016

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Stripe launches Works With Stripe, a directory of apps that integrate with its payments

By  for TechCrunch

Stripe, the company that competes against the likes of PayPal by letting businesses add payment services into their apps and websites with a few lines of code, is today launching a new directory that plays into its bigger ambition to position itself as not just a payment tech startup, but a wider platform for business services. (more…)

eWallets, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, Payment processors/providers/gateways, POS/mPOS and online acquiring

November 8, 2016

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Paysafe and ServiceMax target field service sector payments

By David Heun for PaymentsSource

Paysafe and ServiceMax have partnered to deliver online payment and mobile point of sale solutions to service providers that do a vast majority of their work in the field.

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Fintech news, Payment processors/providers/gateways, POS/mPOS and online acquiring

November 8, 2016