GoCardless, a fintech startup that’s setting out to make it easier for companies to collect recurring payments from customers, has raised $22.5 million in a round of funding from existing investors including Balderton Capital, Accel Partners, Notion Capital, and Passion Capital. Founded out of London in 2011, Y Combinator alum GoCardless’s mission is to create a […]
The payments company is open-sourcing its transaction data to help nonprofits, governments, and private companies understand how to achieve great financial inclusion in the developing world. The whole idea of corporate philanthropy is...Show More Summary
Merlin, the global digital music rights agency for 20,000 indie labels and distributors from 53 countries, has announced its billionth dollar in distributions, since launching in May of 2008. With all of its payments coming from music streaming, this milestone points to a promising future for independent music companies. ____________________________________...
Every company makes payments, even if they're not in finance. The speed in which this money moves can either impede or accelerate new opportunities and growth for a business. Currencycloud is a cloud payments platform that allows businesses to automate and send international bank transfers. Show More Summary
The global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, Youtap has launched a QR code solution as well as smartphone apps for mobile money in Africa and Asia. Youtap's solution enables customer-initiated or...Show More Summary
Global payments processing company PayPal announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire Swift Financial, which provides small business owners with working capital. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the acquisition will give PayPal better tools to expand its own Working Capital product. Read More
Payments processing giants Vantiv and Worldpay have finally announced the final terms of their multi-billion dollar merger deal that seeks to create a colossus in the digital payments realm. The deal, which was first announced last month, had been delayed as the duo sought to iron out the finer details, but we now know that Worldpay […]
The company's international operations will be run from Britain, but there will be no formal guarantees that U.K. jobs and employees will be protected.
The past few decades have seen the rise of global incentive programs offering payments to landowners to help reduce tropical deforestation. In what might be a first of its kind study, researchers have integrated forest imaging with field-level...Show More Summary
The past few decades have seen the rise of global incentive programs offering payments to landowners to help reduce tropical deforestation. Until now, assessments of these programs have largely overlooked decreases in forest diversity. Show More Summary
(University of Missouri-Columbia) The past few decades have seen the rise of global incentive programs offering payments to landowners to help reduce tropical deforestation. In what might be a first of its kind study, University of Missouri...Show More Summary
To some analysts, the mounting student debt crisis looks unnervingly familiar. Borrowers are missing their student loan payments with such high frequency that a Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions report recently raised the specterShow More Summary
Facebook today launched Messenger Platform 2.1 with new features to give developers and brands more ways to reach potential customers, like built-in natural language processing, a payments SDK, and a global beta that makes it easier to switch between automated bots and the humans behind 70 million businesses on Facebook. Natural language processing (NLP) will […]
Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Any nation-state that meets these four requirements is fully exposed to a global loss of faith in its economy, debt, balance of payments and currency. There's an entire sub-industry in journalism devoted to the idea that China is poised to replace the U.S. Show More Summary
Any nation-state that meets these four requirements is fully exposed to a global loss of faith in its economy, debt, balance of payments and currency. There's an entire sub-industry in journalism devoted to the idea that China is poised to replace the... The post There Is Only One Empire: Finance was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
MOSCOW, July 21 (Reuters) - Global pizza brands Domino's and Papa John's are preparing an assault on Russia's provinces, betting they can turn a profit far from Moscow as online card payments become more widespread and consumers get to know foreign brands better. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Mobile Marketing & Technology Magazine announced ahead of the weekend that McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non-governmental organizations, and not-for-profits, will host an artificial intelligence (AI) workshop at the 2017 Mobile Payments Conference (MPC). Show More Summary
This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Apple Pay continues to expand its global footprint, with more than 20 financial institutions across the US and...Show More Summary
Chinese tourists will now be able to use the country's most popular mobile payment platforms in 25 countries.
Almost 40 percent of the world now has access to the internet. Taking your brand global opens up access to potentially limitless sales. But blundering into new markets without doing your due diligence first is not the way to go. Coordinating a seamless and successful global ad campaign is about paying attention to details. Research,...