digital wallets

Nov
20

The latest marker of Chinese interest in African fintech is a $120 million funding round for OPay

Chinese interest in African fintech has just stepped up another gear. OPay, the payments service operating in Nigeria, has raised $120 million in a Series B round led mainly by Chinese investors including familiar names like Sequoia China, IDG Capital and Source Code Capital. The round also included participation from Softbank Ventures Asia, Meituan-Dianping, DragonBall […]

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Nov
06

Alipay sets sights on digital payments outside Asia as it teams up with Russia’s Mail.ru

Alipay, one of China’s dominant digital payments providers, has teamed up with Russian internet firm Mail.ru in an e-wallet joint venture to develop digital payments in the country. The joint venture is Alipay’s first outside Asia, where it already partners with local e-wallet providers such as Hong Kong’s AlipayHK, Indonesia’s Dana and Malaysia’s Touch ‘n […]

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Nov
06

GrabPay rated most popular e-wallet in Singapore

Grabpay has emerged as the most popular e-wallet in Singapore over the past two years, as e-payment systems catch on in the city-state. It was followed by e-wallets DBS PayLah!, FavePay, EZ-Link app and Alipay. A report by meta-search website iPrice Group, in collaboration with mobile data and analytics platform App Annie Intelligence, said the […]

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Oct
28

Iraqi company and Lebanese fintech launch the first digital-only payment card ‘Neo’ in Iraq

Iraq-based International Network for Cards and Digital Payment Services (INC Iraq) and a Lebanese fintech startup NymCard that is digitizing how payments cards are issued, delivered, and used, in collaboration with Visa have launched the first digital-only (prepaid) payment card ‘Neo‘ in Iraq to serve the underbanked Iraqi population, the two companies announced in a […]

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Oct
23

Canada becomes the first country to launch Samsung POS

Today, Samsung Electronics Canada announced that Samsung POS (Point of Sale), a new, NFC-enabled contactless payment acceptance system designed for micro-merchants and small businesses, is now available exclusively in Canada. Samsung POS enables merchants to accept debit and credit payments – up to $100 CDN – by tapping contactless cards, Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, and […]

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Oct
22

Japanese fintech firm Digital Wallet acquires PH’s Speed Money Transfer

Digital Wallet Corporation (DWC), a Japan-based financial technology (fintech) company, announced today that it has acquired remittance and foreign exchange firm Speed Money Transfer Philippines (SMTP) for an undisclosed amount. SMTP, which operates in the Philippines and Australia, will be renamed as Digital Wallet Philippines following the acquisition. The deal and the name change have […]

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Oct
21

Cambodia’s Central Bank tests out digital wallet to reduce cross-border payment fees

Cambodia’s Central Bank wants to curtail the cost of cross-border payments and is examining its in-house digital wallet, the Hyperledger Iroha-powered Bakong. Last week, the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) signed an agreement with Malaysia’s Maybank. The banks will work together to cut down the remittance fees of their respective digital payment platforms – Bakong […]

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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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