Open Banking Exchange to launch Colombian Open Finance programme

UK, 3 August 2021:  Open Banking Exchange announced today that key stakeholders of the open finance movement in Colombia will come together at a Summit on 12 August 2021 to collaborate on the development of open finance.  Hosted by Open Banking Exchange, with the participation of the Colombian Ministry of Finance and the Financial Superintendent […]

DeFi Conference 2021: The Rise of Decentralised Finance

Bitcoin Events’ 2nd annual DeFi Conference kicks off this Thursday, 5 August 2021. The event will host over 25 sessions and 40+ DeFi and NFT industry leaders, showcasing the opportunities and trends in Decentralised Finance (DeFi) and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). Some of the questions and topics that will be covered are: Most DeFi and NFT […]

PCN Pulse.

Staying on the beat – July 26 – August 2 2021 From Startups to Funding Prime Trust raises $64m Prime Trust, a one-stop shop for API-based financial infrastructure for fintech and digital asset innovators, has raised $64 million in a Series A funding round led by Mercato Partners. Nium closes $200m Series D Cross-border B2B […]

Banking and Financial Services Industry Titans Converse on Agile Digital Disruption Strategies the Southern Africa Industry Region

MicroSoft, Smartstream, Oracle, Backbase, Network International, Zentity, Freshworks and Sybrin joined the foremost virtual edition of the 2nd Annual Finnovex Southern Africa Summit to foster the development of strategies for steering the digital disruption era of the Banking and FSI Industry of the region with sturdy agility. The Leading Summit on Financial Services Innovation and […]

Open Banking Expo and Token team up for payments survey

Open Banking payments platform Token and Open Banking Expo have launched a co-branded survey that aims to gather the opinions of bank TPPs, ASPSPs, merchants and payment providers regarding the value of, demand and readiness for variable recurring payments (VRPs) and sweeping. The survey, which will target respondents in the UK and Europe, will assess […]

Buy Now, Pay Later – What’s the hype?

Fairer and more flexible credit – the underlying premise for Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL), which includes financing options from small consumer purchases to significant business expenses. What opportunity do these solutions offer, and how are companies and people using BNPL services to thrive?  First, let’s consider access to financial services and what opportunities it […]

IXOPAY Partners with SHS Viveon

Centralized payments and unparalleled risk & credit management Vienna/Munich, July 27, 2021 – The industry leading payment orchestration platform, IXOPAY has partnered with SHS Viveon, industry pioneers in risk, credit and compliance management. The strategic partnership will see IXOPAY and SHS Viveon provide clients with a payment solution that enables them to have flexibility, independence, […]

Portugal’s first contactless transit ticketing system launches in Porto

– Passengers can now pay fares with a contactless bank card or mobile wallet– ‘Tap-to-Pay’ launches on airport metro line and STCP bus line 500 ahead of rollout Press release, July 22 2021: Today, Littlepay announces its collaboration for the introduction of Portugal’s first contactless transit ticketing system, in the city of Porto. The transit […]

PCN Pulse

Staying on the beat – July 20 – July 26 2021 From Startups to Funding Funding flows into Cybersecurity With 2021’s halfway point just crossed – funding has more than doubled the $4.4 billion in 2020 to $7.8 billion 2021.  Why the influx? Reasoning may be linked to the SolarWinds, Colonial Pipeline, and Kaseya attacks. […]

Zip unveils new global brand as it prepares for further growth

LONDON – 22 July, 2021: Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL)provider Zip.Co Limited (ASX: Z1P), has today announced a new unified purpose and brand identity across its global operations.  Launched in the UK in March 2021, Zip is one of the fastest-growing Buy Now, Pay Later lenders in the world, partnering in the UK with a number of much-loved […]