Biometric Payment Cards: The Next Payment Revolution

Over the last 20 years, biometric technology has permeated our everyday lives whether we’ve realised it or not. We’ve been scanning our prints and faces at border control and using...
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Lendtech ShopUp receives USD 1.62 mln investment

(The Paypers) ShopUp , the sales automation and credit assessment process for Bangladeshi SME owners, has raised USD 1.62 million in a seed round led by Omidyar Network. Original link
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Fossil Group to collaborate with Wirecard for mobile payment methods

(The Paypers) Wirecard has announced it is now supporting Fossil Group in integrating popular Chinese payment methods into more than 150 stores across Europe. Original link
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Banco Ficensa live with new core banking system

(The Paypers) Honduras-based Banco Ficensa has migrated from its legacy tech onto new core banking software, e-IBS, provided by regional vendor Datapro . Original link
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LightInTheBox to acquire ecommerce company Ezbuy for USD 85 mln

(The Paypers) China-based online retailer LightInTheBox has agreed to acquire Singapore-based cross-border ecommerce platform Ezbuy for USD 85.55 million. Original link
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Visa, Stripe to roll out instant payments on Stripe Connect

(The Paypers) Visa has teamed up with Stripe to enable its real-time push payment solution on Stripe Connect, a solution for multi-sided marketplaces and platforms. Original link
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UOB, Grab enter alliance for digital services in ASEAN countries

(The Paypers) United Overseas Bank (UOB) and Grab have entered into a strategic alliance regarding the use of digital services amongst ASEAN’s growing base of digital consumers. Original link
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Loomis and SixThirty invest in Swiss fintech Sonect

The Swiss FinTech startup Sonect revealed that cash management specialist Loomis and global FinTech venture fund SixThirty recently invested in the company. Loomis entered into a global partnership...
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10 Top Experiential Retail Trends and the Retailers Pioneering Them


2018 Top Women in Retail Tech For the second year in a row, RIS News kicks off the New Year with a salute to 10 ofretail technology’s most influential and...
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Lori’s Gifts Expands Its Technological Transformation


The nation’s largest provider of hospital gift shop solutions has selected Mi9 Retail for merchandising, business intelligence, and customer engagement to support its retail technology transformation initiative. Original link
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Gap to Migrate Hundreds of Applications to Microsoft Platform


By building and centralizing its data platform, Gap can now apply advanced analytics and machine learning to gain a comprehensive understanding of customers across channels, and deliver personalized merchandising, marketing...
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Sally Beauty Goes All-In on Digital Transformation


From a new POS system and digital commerce capabilities, to testing new store concepts, a merchandising and supply chain platform, and much more, Sally Beauty Holdings is in the thick...
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Bitstraq Exchange becomes VFA Class 4 service provider and licensed exchange

(The Paypers) Bitstraq Exchange has become one of the first Virtual Financial Asset Class 4 service providers and licensed exchange in Malta. Original link
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MAS and SGX apply blockchain tech for settlement of tokenised assets

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) claim to have successfully developed Delivery versus Payment capabilities for the settlement of tokenised assets across different blockchain platforms. ...
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COBINHOOD adds GUSD, DAI, PAX and TUSD to its platform

(The Paypers) COBINHOOD has added four stablescoins cryptocurrency on its service platform: the Gemini Dollar , MakerDao , Paxos Standard Token and TrueUSD . Original link
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Accenture Tech connects Corda, Fabric, DA and Quorum blockchains

(The Paypers) Accenture has created an interoperability node to house the business logic of different blockchains, meaning the rules that allow them to perform tasks. Original link
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Carbon's stablecoin launched on EOS platform

(The Paypers) Token developer Carbon has launched the US dollar-pegged crypto token CarbonUSD as the first stablecoin on the EOS platform. Original link
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EBA Clearing forms Request to Pay taskforce

EBA CLEARING announced today the kick-off of a Request to Pay Task Force to support the development of a pan-European Request to Pay (R2P) solution. The first objective...
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UOB and Grab form strategic alliance

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) and Grab today announced they have entered into a strategic alliance to accelerate the use of digital services among ASEAN’s growing base of digital...
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Visa Direct integrates with Stripe

Visa, the world's leader in digital payments, has teamed up with Stripe, a technology company that builds the economic infrastructure for the internet, to enable its real-time push payment...
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