Payments

2C2P Signs Strategic Partnership With SafeCharge

Southeast Asian merchants can tap into the 2015 US$538 billion North American and the US$447 billion B2C e-commerce market (eMarketer) SINGAPORE and LONDON, [Press Release] – Southeast Asia’s leading payments company 2C2P has teamed up with SafeCharge International Group Ltd, a leader in advanced payment technologies. Through this strategic partnership, Southeast...

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BankTech

Insights on SME Lending in 2016 from Bizfi and Metropolitan Equity Partners

On December 15, Bizfi, a FinTech company whose online small-business finance platform combines aggregation, funding and a participation marketplace, announced that Metropolitan Equity Partners (“Metropolitan”) has provided a structured financing facility of $65 million to the company to drive growth. Bizfi and its proprietary marketplace and funding technologies have provided...

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Payments

Meet "Irving" – Self-service ATM of the Future by Diebold and EyeLock

EyeLock LLC, a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, and Diebold, a leading global provider of self-service technology, software and services across industries, recently announced in an official press release their collaboration on a new screen-less, self-service ATM concept that “harnesses emerging technology to create a vision of what...

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Enabling Technologies

Elavon Offers Apple Pay to Canadian Retailers

Payments solution provider Elavon says it is among the first payment processing companies to offer Apple Pay to Canadian businesses. Elavon is wholly owned by US Bancorp and provides end-to-end payment processing solutions and services to more than 1.3 million customers in Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico, Brazil and...

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BankTech

Nine UK Banks to Offer Zero-Fees Basic Bank Accounts

Nine High Street banks and building societies in the UK are to launch fee-free basic bank accounts from January 1 bringing an end to high charges and limited access to cash machines for those excluded from the mainstream banking system. Basic bank accounts are designed for users who don’t qualify...

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BankTech

Orange Acquires Groupama to Diversify Into Banking Services

Groupama and Orange say they have entered into exclusive negotiations with a view to working in partnership to develop a new banking model that will allow Groupama to strengthen its online banking service and Orange to successfully diversify into banking services. This negotiation will lead in Orange acquiring 65% stake...

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Enabling Technologies

ABnote and MeaWallet Expand Partnership to Deliver Open Loop Mobile Wallet Solutions in Mexico, Central America and South America

ABnote and MeaWallet solutions enhance customer’s current credit/debit card portfolios by providing simple paths forward for EMV mobile payments. FORT LEE, NJ and SANDVIKA, NORWAY ― [Press Release] ― American Banknote Corporation (“ABnote”), a pioneer in secure payment and identification solutions, and MeaWallet, a leading provider of cloud-based payment services, announced...

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