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Keeping up with ISO 20022 adoption and migration

ISO 20022 is becoming the new global language for payments and cash management messaging. Paul Olukoya, managing director of payments, cyber and data at Grant Thornton UK LLP, offers his tips to overcome the implementation challenges that firms are facing.

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Payments’ disruptor DigiDoe secures six-figure investment

DIGIDOE, the UK-based startup which is on a march to revolutionise the world’s outdated payments infrastructure, has secured more than £850,000 from new investors. The initial funding round was closed early because of high levels of customer interest in DigiDoe’s unique next generation, fraud-inhibiting, multi-currency payments system. DigiDoe is the first company in the UK to offer biometrics-based payments to merchants without the presence of a card or phone.

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Data Usage Enters a Brave New World In 2022

It seems like every annual recap or outlook for the past ten years has mentioned “the year of data.” Ed Adshead-Grant, Director of Strategic Business Development, Bottomline talks on how data is the new “green energy” that drives customer relationships in financial services, and we’ve travelled from “big data” to “actionable data” to “open data” in short order.

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Entris Banking Enhances Payment Connectivity with Bottomline

Bottomline (NASDAQ:EPAY), a leading provider of financial technology that makes complex business payments and financial messaging simple, smart and secure, today announced that ENTRIS BANKING AG, a new Swiss customer, has selected Bottomline’s SaaS-based payment connectivity platform to provide customers with an enhanced, more flexible domestic and international payment experience.

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Financial IT Interview with Currencycloud and ComplyAdvantage

Check out this recent Financial IT interview featuring Currencycloud’s Co-Founder & VP Strategic Partnerships, Stephen Lemon and ComplyAdvantage’s Founder and CEO Charles Delingpole as they discuss all things Fintech.

Watch the interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG9JlvilL10

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Commercial cards in a post-COVID world

The Payments Association’s recently issued report, Navigating the New Opportunities for Corporate Cards, takes a close look at the world of corporate card payments, finding that there is much to do to make them as seamless as personal payments or even those for small businesses, but that there are innovative FinTechs who are solving the specific problems of making payments in a business setting.

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Wintermute and BCB Group Announce Partnership as Wintermute Joins BCB Group’s BLINC Network

Wintermute, one of the largest players in the global digital asset markets, has today announced a partnership with BCB Group, Europe’s leading provider of business accounts and trading services for the digital asset economy. Wintermute has also integrated with BLINC, BCB’s global payments network, and one of the first real-time payment networks of its kind to allow free, real-time transactions across fiat and digital currencies, enabling participants to settle instantly in any of the currencies supported, with no limits.

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GPS expands into MENA

The award-winning global payments processor sets up regional hub to promote its innovative offering throughout MENA, led by ex-Majid Al Futtaim payments expert, Arnav Rath, as Head of Region

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Wintermute and BCB Group Announce Partnership as Wintermute Joins BCB Group’s BLINC Network

Wintermute, one of the largest players in the global digital asset markets, has today announced a partnership with BCB Group, Europe’s leading provider of business accounts and trading services for the digital asset economy. Wintermute has also integrated with BLINC, BCB’s global payments network, and one of the first real-time payment networks of its kind to allow free, real-time transactions across fiat and digital currencies, enabling participants to settle instantly in any of the currencies supported, with no limits.

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allpay Renews Place on Consortium Procurement (NHC) Framework

allpay Ltd, a leading UK payment specialist, has renewed its place on the Consortium Procurement (CP) framework, which is the commercial arm of the Northern Housing Consortium (NHC).

With over 115 clients utilising the framework, allpay have been on this framework since 2010, and is delighted to continue this relationship.

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Dear Luc: I want to add credit capabilities like buy now, pay later (BNPL) to my service, what do I need to consider?

It’s time for another monthly #DearLuc, payments agony uncle, with Moorwand CCO Luc Gueriane and FinTech Futures! This week a fintech founder has asked about Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) and how they can get a piece of the action. Luc describes some of the key considerations to keep in mind when a card programme provider is looking to add BNPL to their service.

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Debunking Myths that may be hindering your global expansion

Today, the imperative is to innovate. The market is going through changes in regulations and consumer behaviour and grappling with new expectations, new technologies and new protagonists. Growth is expected, yet it is a time of change that requires organisations to be flexible and ready to act quickly. How can businesses benefit from these opportunities? In this white paper, Karen Penney, UK VP of Payment Products at Western Union Business Solutions, will debunk some myths that could be preventing your business from becoming more flexible and expanding globally.

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Monneo enlists Coinbase to allow invoices to be paid in crypto 

Monneo, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), a virtual IBAN and corporate account provider, has enlisted cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, in a move that will enable payment of invoices in a range of cryptocurrencies. The new service will be available for B2B invoice settlement and is supported by two of Monneo’s partner banks.

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New Survey Report on Variable Recurring Payments and Sweeping

Token’s survey report on Variable Recurring Payments (VRPs) and Sweeping features key data and insights from over 55 senior open banking and payments professionals. Read this report to understand what the most compelling use cases for VRPs are, why VRPs and Sweeping will make finance smarter, what portion of merchants plan to support VRPs, and more.

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