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Bottomline Think Green Award Presented to Allianz and MAPFRE USA

PORTSMOUTH, NH (December 1, 2020) – Bottomline (NASDAQ: EPAY), a leading provider of financial technology that makes complex business payments simple, smart and secure, named Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) and MAPFRE USA as the 2020 recipients of the Bottomline Think Greenaward. The award recognizes organizations that use technology to drive environmentally friendly and sustainable business practices using Bottomline automation solutions.

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Chargebacks911 and Fi911 drives APAC expansion with the appointment of regional Director of Business Development

Merchant dispute technology specialist, Chargebacks911, is driving its ambitious growth plans in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region with the appointment of its new Director of Business Development, APAC – Jia Min Tan.

Being based in Singapore, Jia Min will help facilitate the growth of Chargebacks911 and Fi911 (its new brand for financial institutions) in APAC, while bridging any language barriers that may be encountered in the region.

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A Cash-Free World through Biometric identification: Why and How?

The future of global commerce could be a cashless society, many experts predict, and that puts the burden on financial institutions to make sure their customers’ data is secure and protected.

As digital banking rises to replace the more traditional industry, one phenomenon has arisen hand-in-hand with it and that is the use of biometric technologies.

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AI Advancements in the Digital Banking Industry

The rise of digital banking has taken the traditional financial sector by surprise and for many good reasons. From pioneering the art of customer service online to using artificial intelligence to handle many of their operational tasks, digital banking is not just a glimpse of the future of finance. It is a peek into the future of the world of business itself.

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Why Covid-19 is Good for the Digital Transformation of Businesses?

The COVID-19 pandemic is nothing less than an inflection point for the global economy. From this point on, people will discuss business in terms of pre-COVID-19 and post-pandemic, and for good reason.

The global pandemic has initiated changes in the global supply chain that were slowly developing before but that are now becoming more prominent features of the landscape. Not only are companies pulling resources in towards the home base, but also they are recentering their businesses for the digital landscape.

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Four Predictions for Fintech and Payments in 2021

Richard Hodgson, Chief Financial Officer, Global Processing Services (GPS), gives his predictions for the Fintech and Payments space in 2021, from the effects of COVID-19 on consumer behaviour, to fintech investment, to the future of financial inclusion in the industry.

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Contis joins forces with Mastercard as principal issuing member in Europe

Leading European payments fintech Contis announces its partnership with Mastercard as a principal issuing member.

With the addition of Mastercard, Contis delivers one of the most comprehensive end-to-end Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) platforms, including direct access to both of the world’s leading payments networks.

Platform integration work is starting immediately, with expected go-live on the Mastercard network by Q2 2021.

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Paynetics becomes member of the Emerging Payments Association

Here at Paynetics, we are proud to announce that we have become a member of the Emerging Payments Association (EPA). Our membership of the EPA is also further recognition of Paynetics as a trusted e-money institution. It’s the next step in our mission to simplify payments and pioneer the role of Europe’s leading regulated enabler to power both established brands and the next generation of fintechs.

For those of you that are fellow EPA members, please do get in touch and know that our door is always open.

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Judopay launches JudoAccept to support SMEs through COVID-19 recovery

Judopay has launched its integrated payments offering, JudoAccept, that will help SMEs maintain safety and social distancing measures at the checkout as highstreets reopen.

JudoAccept totally removes the need for interaction with any sort of payment terminal by allowing businesses to use smartphones and tablets to present the customer with a QR code that can be scanned by their devices at a distance.

Removing the need for costly payment terminals, integration resources and development time, JudoAccept also presents companies with a cost-effective alternative to usual payment methods as they operate in the current economic downturn. It can also be used can also create and send payment links for items such as takeaway food, taxi fares, invoices or utility bills.

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TagNitecrest develops Recycled PVC cards.

UK based payment card manufacturer TagNitecrest is bringing a new sustainable card option to the market for card-issuing banks. Having first introduced a degradable payment card, in 2019, the manufacturer can now offer a recycled PVC card option.

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Consult Hyperion’s Live 5 for 2021

At Consult Hyperion we always round off the year with some time reflecting on what has been, and kicking off our thinking for what’s ahead. This is our Live 5. Readers over the years will know our Live 5 traditionally takes market insight, coupled with research and conversations with our clients; then we consolidate our thinking and detail four short- to medium-term trends and one that’s perhaps not as obvious, or maybe a little further out. When we reviewed previous years, we’ve been a pretty good weather vane. 2020 has been a year like no other, so our Live 5 is taking a slightly different approach. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that the best laid plans can be rendered irrelevant by a “black swan” event.

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Cybertonica brings enterprise-level anti-fraud solution to Shopify

eComm360 Fraud Prevention by Cybertonica, a new solution from the intelligent #fraud and risk management provider, is now available to Shopify merchants. The product offers enterprise-level protection and enhanced conversions while eliminating the headache of fraud and #chargebacks. This allows small and independent online businesses access to the same expert solutions as #ecommerce powerhouses.

The announcement comes following the busiest online #BlackFriday ever recorded – which saw a surge of nearly 22% on a year ago to $9 billion.

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A (credit) card up its sleeve: Doconomy is tackling environmental issues through financial products.

Mathias Wikström, CEO of Doconomy, and Johan Pihl, Doconomy’s founder and Head of Innovation & Founder are two people who share the desire to help our planet. They have a powerful vision: to give both consumers and businesses the digital tools that they need to understand and reduce the environmental impact of their consumption. This led to Doconomy launching the Black Card in 2019 – the first credit card to limit spending not on available credit, but on the levels of CO2 emission caused by the owner’s purchases. How does it work – and what are their next steps?

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Five Gold Wins! Global Processing Services (GPS) scoops up at the 2020 Emerging Payments Awards

The Emerging Payments Awards 2020 was a big success for leading issuer processor Global Processing Services (GPS), who took home five awards over the course of the evening.

The global company was recognised for the major launch of its APAC hub in Singapore and its work with fintech start-up Currensea, making it easier for customers to pay abroad. GPS has done a lot to support the fintech scene abroad this year and has also been paving the way for financial inclusion. It latter is why GPS’ group CCO, Neil Harris was also crowned as Industry Contributor of the Year.

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What is The Easiest Way to Build a 21st Century Digital Bank?

Have you ever wondered what makes a bank a 21st century bank? A small hint; it isn’t the ginormous rigid and extremely expensive mainframes, it isn’t the systems that have to shut down every night for maintenance, and it definitely isn’t the glued-by-hope hollowed out cores.

The list can go on and on. What a good 21st century bank needs is security, scalability, flexibility, availability, and adaptability. So, where do you get it all, nicely packed and with a bow on top at a low cost?

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When innovation in fintech fails to deliver

Nektarios Liolios has worked closely with corporates, startups and investors over the last ten years. He set up and led bootcamps, founded competitions for startups, and facilitated cooperations between fintech and financial institutions. How did this all turn out? In all honesty, it was both frustrating and difficult.

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A carefully calculated approach to climate change

Sometimes it’s the smallest pebbles that make the biggest splash. It’s particularly true when it comes to innovation; a simple idea can be the very thing that propels a business into the global arena. But like finding the perfect pebble on a large beach, it sometimes takes another pair of eyes to spot the ideas and features that have the most potential.

For Swedish fintech Doconomy, the collaboration with Vacuumlabs accelerated their journey to making a global impact. We recognized Doconomy’s tremendous potential, and helped it build its most crucial innovation into a world-class product: the 2030 Calculator.

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Future Ready Payments Processing

Payment Processing Platforms
At Consult Hyperion we spend a lot of our time looking into payments processing platforms for our clients. Over recent months we’ve delivered;

technical due diligence, assessing their capabilities
security and vulnerability analysis on networks and products
designed fundamental security architectures for new payments solutions
advised clients on the selection of payment platform solutions
and helped design new platforms or extended the capability of their existing platforms

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Global Processing Services (GPS) selected as Department for International Trade London Export Champion

Global Processing Services (GPS) has been selected by the Department for International Trade (DIT) to become a London Export Champion. GPS joins a prestigious cohort of Export Champions who operate across various sectors, ranging from fintech to sustainable transportation, innovative food and drink products, to events management.

The London Export Champions are a group of London-based business leaders who have successfully sold overseas and are now willing to share their time and knowledge with other business leaders looking to do the same. GPS was selected due to its very successful launch in the APAC region in 2019.

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algbra launches global financial ecosystem

On the 22nd of October algbra featured in an interview conducted by the Emerging Payments Association’s Project Inclusion. algbra were interviewed by Ravindra Meshram and explained the issue of “faith-based underbanking”, whereby a segment of people may voluntarily exclude themselves from the financial system for reasons of faith.

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Have Biometric Technologies Brought the FinTech Industry to the Next Level?

The future of the FinTech industry might have more to do with a person’s individual biology than numbers and chips in the future, multiple reports indicate. Known as biometric technologies, this group of payments innovations remove the old pin systems and chips of old and replace them or augment them with fingerprint scanners and other biometric methods.

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