Payments

Feb
22

Google steps up global fight for digital wallet as China dominates mobile payments

Mobile payment transactions in China added up to more than US$12.8 trillion last year, making it the world’s largest mobile payments market. Now US tech giants are playing catch up. To get a sense of how pervasive mobile payments have become in China, consider that on the eve of this year’s Spring Festival, 668 million […]

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Feb
15

Indians can now send money to each other via WhatsApp

WhatsApp is beta testing letting users in India send money to each other through the app. The feature isn’t available to everyone yet, but here’s what it looks like once you have it. Tapping “Payment” lets users enter an amount and zap it to anyone they’re chatting with on WhatsApp, as long as the other […]

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Feb
15

Put people first to get fintech right in Asia

As the Year of the Rooster gives way to the Year of the Dog, fintech remains very much in the news and on investors’ minds. From blockchain to bitcoin, ethereum and other cryptocurrencies, and initial coin offerings that allocate “tokens” as a new means of crowdfunding capital, the language and disruptions buffeting the mainstream banking […]

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Feb
15

Want to buy stuff using bitcoin? Coinbase wants to help

Coinbase, a company that houses people’s digital wallets for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, has a new way to pay. The service, called Coinbase Commerce, “enables merchants to accept multiple cryptocurrencies” so funds arrive directly in their own wallets. It can be integrated straight into their own online checkout processes, Coinbase said in a blog post […]

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Feb
07

Malaysian company partners with Chinese Alipay in digital wallet

Malaysia has witnessed a growing mobile wallet sector since the entry of the Ant Financial’s mobile solution Alipay into the country. Many Malaysian players have hurried into the mobile payments bandwagon to step into Malaysian e-commerce market, including MOL Global Inc. The group has launched its owned mobile wallet One2pay in the last month, after […]

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Feb
02

Alibaba is picking up 33% of Ant Financial, its fintech affiliate that’s valued at over $60B

Alibaba has added an additional angle to the announcement of its latest financial report today with news that it is taking a 33 percent stake in Ant Financial, its fintech affiliate that operates Alipay and other financial services. The deal, which both parties said stems from an agreement made in 2014, will see Alibaba pick […]

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Jan
24

How to build a Fintech Unicorn – How Adyen became a $2.3bn payments company

So here’s the good news. Investor interest in Europe’s financial technology sector has never been higher. According to a report published in September last year by Innovate Finance and Magister Advisers, VCs poured around $8bn into fintech startups and early stage companies across the continent between 2010 and 2017 and over the course of that […]

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Jan
18

UnionPay International signs long-term partner agreement with global payment innovator Verrency

Verrency today signed a long-term agreement with UnionPay International (UPI), a wholly owned subsidiary of China UnionPay (CUP), to offer Verrency’s innovative value-added services to Union Pay’s issuing banks across Asia. Verrency’s services will be delivered via the UPI Wallet, Union Pay’s innovative API service. Signing the formal agreement were David C. Link, Chief Executive Officer/ […]

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