Payments

WePay Raises $40 Million to Accelerate its Geographic Expansion

WePay, one of the leading providers of payments as a service for online platforms and marketplaces, has raised $40 million in Series D funding. This latest round will help the company expand its services globally. WePay powers payments for thousands of online platforms, including Care.com, Constant Contact, FreshBooks, GoFundMe and...

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Payments

Square Expands to Another Continent

California-based payment technology provider “Square” has expanded to Australia by launching its headquarters in Melbourne. Australia is the fourth country where the company has opened offices, others being Canada, Japan and the United States. The company has opened up in Australia in response to the demand from small and medium...

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Enabling Technologies

Where are we with Host Card Emulation?

Ever since Google announced support for Host Card Emulation (HCE) on Android - banks, tech providers and NFC based mobile payment companies have left no stone un-turned. After the early enthusiasm, there are several questions that need to be answered. It’s been a while since its launch, but HCE hasn’t...

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Lending

Metro Bank Diversifies Lending by Partnering with Zopa

Alternative Lending Platform is strengthening its stature with banks joining the game. UK’s Metro Bank has joined hands with peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa to lend money through Zopa’s platform. The deal marks the first of its kind in the UK in which a bank lends money through a peer-to-peer lending...

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Enabling Technologies

Notable Insights from 22 Million Customer Engagements in Mobile Shopping

Scanbuy, a prominent player engaged in cloud-based mobile connection solutions recently released a report highlighting consumer shopping activity during the first quarter of this year. Scanbuy analyzed 22 million consumer engagements which involved consumers using mobile phones for commercial activities. The report specifically highlights the global appeal of mobile shopping....

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Payments

Chart IQ Brings a Beautiful Interface to Finance

Stock trading is one of the oldest professions of our modern age, and many essential aspects of the tools and techniques of the trade can be distilled into their predecessors from nearly a century ago. As economies around the world becoming increasingly globalized, so have companies and IPOs around the...

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Payments

MasterCard Makes Sending and Receiving Money Faster, Easier & More Secure with MasterCard Send

Now live in the United States, service enables a variety of new payment options to consumers including domestic and cross-border person-to-person payments, business and government disbursements Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection and FreeShipping.com to use MasterCard Send to power their disbursements services MasterCard today launched MasterCard Send™ – a first-of-its-kind personal...

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Beacons

The New & Next-Generation Technologies for Proximity Marketing

Yes, I know what you are thinking but this is not about beacons. Beacons are already here with over 60 companies leveraging the Bluetooth low energy-based devices to offer a hoard of proximity marketing solutions. There are other technologies which might not seem that notable, but the way they are...

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Payments

UAE-Based “Bridg” Plans to Transform Payments

“Bridg,” a UAE-based mobile payment platform that connects merchants and customers via their smartphones and Bluetooth is scheduled to launch on iOS, Android and Windows in the second half of 2015. The app can work as an alternative to card payments as users can top up their account with credit....

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Payments

TipEasy is More Than Just Tipping

Michael Lynn, Of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Writer of 50+ papers on Tipping acknowledges tipping economy to be a $40 billion in a year, twice the budget of NASA. Tipping is, by its very nature, an opportunity to show appreciation for value.  It is very powerful transaction, which...

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