UBS introduces credit card made from corn

Swiss bank UBS has replaced plastic with corn for a new environmentally-friendly credit card and also introduced a purely virtual card. From early next year, clients will be able to register a digital version of their credit card with UBS Twint, Mobile Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay or Google Pay and begin using it immediately. […]

55. Super Bowl goes cash free

Super Bowl

For the first time, this season’s Super Bowl will be cashless after the NFL and partner Visa decided to accelerate the move to contactless payments because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Super Bowl LV, taking place in Tampa Bay in February, will offer 100% digital payment acceptance for fans throughout the stadium on game day, including […]

APIs Are The Secret Sauce Of Fintech

If revenue from fintech companies really is going to more than triple in the next decade, as some have predicted, it’s not going to happen without APIs.  In the last decade, APIs have gone from one tool at a company’s disposal to arguably the tool that allows companies to achieve scale in a cost-effective way— particularly within fintech.  […]

Bunq brings Google Pay to the Netherlands and Portugal

The Dutch neobank, founded in 2012, has become the first provider to offer Google Pay support in its home country, as well as in Portugal. Google Pay is a safe and easy way to pay contactless with your NFC-equipped Android phone in physical retail locations or online. It creates encrypted virtual cards that are securely stored on your […]

Fintech Startup Payer Launches Beta Test Program To Revolutionize Customer Registration In B2B E-Commerce

Payer Financial Services (Payer) has developed a new registration product that revolutionizes how customer relationships are made between companies online. The product enables e-commerce merchants to verify new customers as trustworthy so they can make their purchases with ease. Today, Payer launches a beta test program with several B2B merchants. The Swedish B2B payments startup Payer is […]

The Importance Of FinTech In Traditional Banking System

New technologies such as machine learning, Internet-of-Things, artificial intelligence, blockchains, and cloud computing are the major drivers of growth for fintech companies There is no better example of evolution than what we have seen in the financial world. From traditional in-person banking to internet banking which eventually moved from your desktop to the comforts of your palms through mobile banking. The […]

Hong Kong prepares for ‘next era’ of fintech

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has outlined a slew of new initiatives on bank data exchange, CBDC research, trade finance digitisation and RegTech, as the island state kicks off its annual Fintech Week. In his opening keynote, HKMA chief executive Eddie Yue announced that the central bank is exploring a new data strategy and considering […]

Atlanta-based fintech company Bluefin announces $25 million in growth financing

Atlanta-based fintech company Bluefin, known for offering payment and data security for small and medium-sized businesses, announced a $25 million in growth financing from Macquarie Capital Principal Finance.  Macquarie joins current Bluefin investors Napier Park and Camden Partners. Bluefin’s work, with specializes in securing Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Protected Health Information (PHI) and financial card data through omni-channel […]