US ACH volumes hit new highs

The ACH Network processed 21.5 billion transactions valued at more than $46.8 trillion in 2017, representing increases of 5.7 percent and 6.9 percent, respectively, over 2016, according to new data...
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Turning cash costs into cash savings - is it really possible?

What's more important – the payment method or having a choice of how to pay? For me the choice is important and how I pay will often be dictated by...
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Relighting Today With an Eye on the Future


To stay ahead of industry changes, retailers should rethink their LED upgrades as a means of future-proofing their operations. To achieve this requires rethinking the payback model for a lighting...
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Wirecard raises FY18 Ebitda guidance as 2017 revenues surge by 44.9%

In the 2017 fiscal year, Wirecard AG was able to push forward the digitalisation of payment processes very successfully across the world and greatly enhance its competitive advantage through the...
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Santander rolls out blockchain-based money transfer service with Ripple

Santander has rolled out its Ripple-based international money transfer service for personal customers in Spain, the UK, Brazil and Poland. The new service, known as ‘Santander One Pay FX’, makes...
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Mastercard to hire 175 new staff in Ireland to expand innovation agenda

Mastercard is to grow its presence in Ireland, hiring 175 new people with experience in a range of IT roles, including blockchain and data sciences. Mastercard’s Leopardstown office in County...
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Paytm Canada launches bill pay rewards programme

Paytm Canada, a payments and financial services company that offers a mobile payments and commerce platform, today announced the launch of the first-of-its kind rewards platform where consumers earn points...
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Hungay's OTP Bank turns to ACI Worlwide for instant payments

ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, today announced that Hungary’s OTP Bank Group, one of the largest independent financial service providers...
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The 7 Most Valuable Tech Brands


This annual look at the world’s most valuable tech brands is filled from top to bottom with retailers and retail solution providers. See which industry stalwarts made the coveted list...
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Corporates clamour for enriched data rather than faster payments

Despite industry buzz about faster payments, corporate treasuries and commercial bankers rate obtaining detailed information on transaction flows as more important than speed when it comes to electronic payments, according...
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Fidor and IFC partner to expand digital financial inclusion in developing markets

Fidor, an innovative provider of digital banking services, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with IFC (International Finance Corporation), a member of the World Bank Group, to identify opportunities...
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NAB adds Google Pay

NAB customers can now use Google Pay to quickly, conveniently, and securely make contactless payments. This expands the range of mobile payment services available to NAB customers, which already includes...
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Robert Hoffmann appointed CEO of newly formed Concardis Payment Group

As part of the next step towards establishing a digital payment champion based in Germany, Eschborn-based full-service payment provider Concardis GmbH (“Concardis”) today announced the formation of a new payment...
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MarketInvoice joins NatWest Capital Connections panel

NatWest has added invoice finance platform MarketInvoice to its Capital Connections panel, which helps SMEs unable to borrow from banks get access to alternative sources of money. The Capital Connections...
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Sponsor's message: Take part in this new survey by Finextra: Competing at the Digital Edge


Retail banking is on the cusp of transformation. A great deal of regulatory change will be brought about in 2018 ushered in by Open Banking, PSD2 and GDPR. At the...
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Ecobank and MTN partner on mobile money

MTN has announced a collaboration with Africa’s leading independent banking group, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), enabling both companies to leverage each other’s assets that will ultimately offer more value to...
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CardFlight launches tablet-based POS for smalll merchants

CardFlight, the leading mobile POS and SaaS payment technology company, announced today the release of SwipeSimple Register, a countertop POS for small businesses that works on iOS and Android tablets....
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Russian federation regulators denote blockchain and instant payments as key priorities

The financial regulators of Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan held a Joint Payment Area Working Group meeting to discuss key trends and initiatives related to the use of innovative...
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Adyen becomes Oracle PartnerNetwork gold level partner

Oracle today announced that it has awarded Adyen, the payment platform of choice for the world’s leading companies, a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). By attaining Gold Level...
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Dimebox integrates with SIX Payment Services

Dimebox has announced the integration of SIX Payment Services as a processing partner into their white label payment platform. This integration opens up acceptance of additional local and global card...
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