Cross-Border Payments

  • The 4 Key Clues To Understanding The Future Of Facebook’s Libra

    July 5, 2019 Tips For Facebook Libra-WatchingIt’s been a little over two weeks since we all got our first look at Libra and Calibra. No doubt there will be countless news stories to come, and opinions ...
  • B2B Investors Diversify, From Logistics To X-Border Payments

    July 5, 2019 B2b-tech-startups-get-fundingThis week, more than $187 million in new funding landed at B2B finance and tech startups, though not all of it was concerned. Investors diversified, with targets based in India, ...
  • InstaReM Launches Card Issuing Platform

    July 5, 2019 cross-border paymentsSoutheast Asian FinTech InstaReM, which specializes in digital cross-border money transfers and payments, has announced a new API-based digital platform that will enable startups, FinTech companies and enterprises to launch ...
  • China To Add More Cross-Border eCommerce Cities To Stabilize Trade

    July 3, 2019 China Wants To Stabilize Trade, Will Add More Cross-Border eCommerce CitiesChina is going to promote cross-border eCommerce in additional cities as an initiative to stabilize trade in the country, according to a report by Reuters. The news came via state television ...
  • Currencycloud Secures Funding For X-Border Technology

    July 2, 2019 Currencycloud Notches Approx. £32M In FundingAs part of a Series E round, cross-border payment application programming interface (API) company Currencycloud has raised approximately £32 million. The company’s technology is reportedly used by many FinTechs, among ...
  • Deep Dive: Modernizing Cross-Border Payments Infrastructure For Speed, Access

    July 2, 2019 Deep Dive: Modernizing Cross-Border Payments Infrastructure For Speed, AccessCross-border, B2B payments generated approximately $125 billion in revenue last year, a figure that continues to rise. FIs and FinTechs need to be ready to support their business clients with ...
  • Citi On The Art And Science Of Detecting B2B Outlier Payments

    July 2, 2019 Citi has unveiled its Payment Outlier Detection system, which helps corporates find anomalies in payment flows, cutting down on fraud and false positives. Manish Kohli, global head of payments and ...
  • Building Project Libra’s Infrastructure From Scratch

    July 1, 2019 Building Project Libra’s InfrastructureFacebook’s Libra crypto push brings together 28 companies (so far), across industries, to shape its charter and go-to-market approach. However, what do these founding members, with different priorities, ultimately want ...
  • Why Blockchain Holds Promise For Cross-Border Payments

    July 1, 2019 connected cityThe rise of the global economy and the demand for swift and secure cross-border payments is driving the development of more efficient infrastructures, and spurring financial institutions (FIs) to experiment ...
  • If Facebook Wants To Be WeChat, Why Did It Launch Libra?

    July 1, 2019 If Facebook Wants To Be WeChat, Why Launch Libra?Have you overdosed on Libra coverage yet? And it’s not even been two whole weeks. Facebook’s launch of Libra on June 18 unleashed a firestorm of media coverage, mostly repetitive, and mostly ...
  • Ripple Talks MoneyGram X-Border Payments Deal

    June 30, 2019 June was a busy month for cross-border payments — done across currencies and time zones, between consumers and corporates. Going by a simple perusal of headlines, cross-border was, has been ...
  • Meet Facebook Libra’s Founding Architects

    June 28, 2019 Project Libra To Rely On New Infrastructure As payments become smarter, they will require a new underlying ecosystem to support them. The urgency to develop more efficient infrastructures is being driven by the rise of the global ...
  • Brazil’s Big Blockchain Bounce (And Other Digital Payments Advances)

    June 27, 2019 Brazil’s Big Blockchain BounceThe digital payments news out of Brazil has been fast and furious over the last few weeks – particularly when it comes to blockchain. And while the continual drumbeat of announcements ...
  • Creative Group FinTech Lands $25M To Expand Into 30 Countries

    June 27, 2019 Creative Group FinTech Lands $25M To ExpandAmsterdam-based startup Creative Group announced it has raised €22 million in funding from Prime Ventures. The funding will be used to help the company expand to 30 countries by the ...
  • Cross-Border Payments And China In Focus

    June 27, 2019 Cross-border initiatives have been spotlighted this past month with a strategic partnership between Ripple and MoneyGram. Other announcements, such as from JPMorgan, show country-specific focus, such as with China, on the ...
  • Chinese Consumers’ Pullback Seen As A Global Economic Red Flag

    June 26, 2019 Chinese Consumers’ Pullback Economic Red FlagOne of the problems with trade wars is that they act more as bludgeon than scalpel. Tariffs, of course, make all sorts of things expensive – from soybeans to soccer balls ...
  • Coupa Taps PayPal, Stripe, Others For B2B Payment Upgrades

    June 26, 2019 B2BCoupa is enhancing its B2B payments solution Coupa Pay with the help of several top players in the payments space. On Wednesday (June 26), Coupa announced partnerships with PayPal, Stripe, Citi ...
  • P27 Nordic Payments Platform Teams With Mastercard

    June 25, 2019 P27 Nordic Payments Platform, Mastercard Team UpMastercard and P27 Nordic Payments Platform have teamed up to provide the Nordic market with a real-time and batch payments system, according to a release by the company. “By working together, ...
  • Marketplaces’ Cross-Border Future

    June 25, 2019 All the world’s a marketplace. Apologies to the Bard — and some of our high school English teachers — for tweaking that famous line. Yet, when one views the global digital ...
  • SWIFT To Open gpi To Blockchain Rails

    June 24, 2019 SWIFT To Open gpi To Blockchain FirmsPayments messaging firm SWIFT will allow blockchain companies to connect into its global payments innovation (gpi) platform, SWIFT said in its latest report on the future of payments. Cointelegraph reported Monday ...
  • JPMC Marks X-Border Milestone In China

    June 21, 2019 JPMorgan has announced the launch of its E-Customs Payment Solution, making it the first foreign bank in China to fully digitize and automate cross-border payments of goods. While importers in China ...
  • Cross-Border Efforts Ripple (Literally) Through Cryptos And Payments

    June 20, 2019 Libra topped headlines, spurring debate over crypto’s role in eCommerce. However, beyond Facebook’s announcement were several other initiatives, also designed to speed digital transactions across borders, from Ripple’s new wave ...
  • G7 Raises Concerns Over Facebook’s Libra

    June 19, 2019 Facebook’s Tuesday (June 18) news of the launch of its Libra cryptocurrency was heard around the world, and the Group of Seven (G7) nations definitely noticed, with the coalition calling ...
  • The World Gets Its Libra Look — And Is Divided On What It Sees

    June 19, 2019 The world has gotten its first good look at Libra — Facebook’s long-anticipated move into cryptocurrency and global payments. That move includes new rails (the Libra Blockchain), the new currency ...
  • Western Union Shares Dip On News Of Facebook Crypto

    June 18, 2019 Shares In Western Union Dip On News Of Facebook Crypto LibraShares in Western Union have fallen on Tuesday (June 18) on the news that Facebook is going to release a new cryptocurrency called Libra, according to a report by CNBC. Western ...
  • What The Launch Of Facebook’s Libra Means For Payments

    June 18, 2019 The endless speculation over Facebook’s plans to build a new set of global payments rails and launch a global cryptocurrency comes to an end today with the official launch of ...
  • Alipay’s Many European Plays

    June 14, 2019 AliExpressThat Alipay is moving into Europe — and looking to support the millions of Chinese and Southeast Asian tourists who travel there annually for business and pleasure — is far ...
  •  Visa B2B Connect Goes Global

    June 13, 2019 Visa B2B Connect, a corporate cross-border payments solution underpinned by DLT, enters 30 markets. Elsewhere, in India, Mastercard and Payswiff are partnering to boost the acceptance of digital payments in Tier ...
  • WorldRemit Steps Into B2B Transfer Market

    June 13, 2019 global paymentsRemittence technology firm WorldRemit is stepping into the cross-border B2B money transfer market with the launch of WorldRemit For Business, reports in Africa News said Wednesday (June 12). WorldRemit for Business ...
  • Thai Bank Walks Back On Ripple XRP Plans

    June 11, 2019 Siam Commercial BankThailand’s Siam Commercial Bank won’t be using Ripple’s XRP technology despite earlier announcements of such plans. According to reports in BlockTribune on Monday (June 10), Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) retracted a ...
  • Visa Launches Visa B2B Connect In 30+ Markets

    June 11, 2019 Almost two years in the making, Visa B2B Connect makes its official launch, with a rollout across 30 countries. Kevin Phalen, head of Global Business Solutions at Visa, tells Karen Webster ...
  • Helping Money Make The World Go ‘Round

    June 6, 2019 Helping Money Make The World Go ‘RoundMoney, as the song goes, makes the world go ‘round – and these days, there is a lot of money going all around the world. The question, for an increasing ...
  • Push Payments’ Path To Digital Innovation In The Developing World

    June 5, 2019 Push payments have been a topic of conversation in the developed world for the last several years, across verticals and use cases. Riding the card rails in reverse has unlocked ...
  • Visa, Western Union Team To Speed Global Payments

    June 5, 2019 Today (June 5), Visa and Western Union struck a strategic agreement to move money between consumers focused on expedited remittances. Bill Sheley, global head of push payments at Visa, tells ...
  • Visa, Currencycloud Team For X-Border, Travel Payments

    June 4, 2019 Visa, Currencycloud Team To Offer Cross-Border, Travel Payment ServicesVisa and Currencycloud, an enterprise-class payments platform, announced on Tuesday (June 4) a partnership to drive more innovation in cross-border and travel payments. In a press release, the two companies said ...
  • Card Giants Step Up FinTech Support Efforts Across EU

    June 4, 2019 Visa and Mastercard are ramping up efforts to help FinTech firms develop new financial products and services, with new announcements of FinTech accelerators and other collaborative efforts. In Europe, a new ...
  • PayPal Commerce Platform To Help SMBs Compete With Amazon

    June 3, 2019 PayPal Launches eCommerce PlatformPayPal announced on Monday (June 3) the launch of the PayPal Commerce Platform, which is designed to meet the needs of marketplaces, eCommerce solution providers and crowdfunding platforms. In a blog post, ...
  • TransferMate Launches B2B Cross-Border Payments Tool

    June 3, 2019 TransferMate Launches B2B Cross-Border Payments ToolTransferMate, which provides B2B cross-border payment services, announced that it has launched the TransferMate API. According to the company, the product allows “software partners and business customers access to its ...
  • Data Dive, Yes Please, No Thank-You And Maybe Later Edition: Global Payments, Apple And Amazon

    June 3, 2019 data numbersSummer may be about to begin, but apparently someone forgot to send payments and commerce players the memo about slowing down for the vacation season. It has been a busy week, ...
  • Western Union’s Playbook For Balancing Cash And Digital Payments

    June 3, 2019 Despite the dreams and expectations among all kinds of people during the rise of eCommerce and digital payments, cash isn’t really going away. Sure, one may find numerous instances and ...
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