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Contis partners with Pin4 cardless cash solution in UK and Europe

Leading European Banking-as-a Service and payments provider, Contis, is delighted to announce its partnership with Pin4, an international fintech pioneering access to cash. This collaboration will enable account holders to access cash via their mobile phones which they can instantly collect at any enabled ATM, including any of 12,000 Cardtronics ATMs across the UK, without the need for a card or pre-registration.  

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Open Banking to improve payment experience – Press Release

New data from Open Banking pioneer Nuapay, powered by Sentenial, has revealed that consumers are frustrated with the user experience when making card payments online. This follows recent findings that highlighted a raft of payment card security failings. The news comes as retailers ready themselves for the busy festive shopping season – an event that is even more important this year as businesses seek to plug pandemic losses.

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QR codes could become a mainstream payment method in 2021

2020 saw significant growth in digital payments with the pandemic as one of the key factors. Covid 19 and shifting consumer behaviours steered the move toward contactless options and Open Banking for a safe, efficient, and contactless alternative to traditional payment methods.

Discover how Account to Account payment providers like Nuapay have worked to enable seamless recurring payments for businesses to deliver a faster and more frictionless experience for their customers.

Explore key trends including subscription models powered by recurring payments and QR codes which are fast becoming a mainstream payment method.

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Virtual Accounts Making Massive Impact

Digital banking is not only the future of banking but also it is allowing for new business segments to emerge and for smaller companies to compete on a more level playing field with major competitors. We’ll explain what they are and how they are making such a massive impact on the financial landscape of today.

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COVID-Driven Innovations: Digital Banking is the New Status Quo

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way businesses conduct themselves online as well as customer expectations about what they can do. In other words, shopping has moved from the retail space to anywhere a consumer has a smartphone and digital banking is among the greatest business innovations that have enabled this brave new world.

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Banking As a Service: Disruptive But Great

Disruption is a buzzword that is often bandied about in the media for one reason or another but rarely do we take time to consider what it actually means in the marketplace.

To watch that in action, we need only look as far as banking and how banking as a service, or BaaS, is changing the landscape of the once-staid financial industry forever.

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B2B Payments in 2021: What’s Next?

With so much change coming to commerce and B2B payments, it is often hard to spot the trends of the future when you’re dealing with so much change here and now. That’s probably easier said than done, especially considering the dual track of digital banking and the traditional banking system that has underpinned much of global commerce over the past several decades.

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Susan Brown, founder Zortrex Nominated for The AccelerateHER Awards 2021 for female business founders,

It is a great honour that Susan Brown the founder of Zortrex is nominated in the category Fintech, Cybersecurity, Susan Brown: To stand next to all the other professional semi finalists, is just amazing. You have all supported me 1 way or another by either liking my articles, or posting news about the major breach news, I just cannot thank you all enough. AccelerateHer has always had the initiative that Scotland Can Do approach.

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allpay and Blocser confirm card contract for fast-growing UK gig economy

We are delighted to share the attached press release confirming the allpay.cards partnership with ambitious Danish fintech Blocser with designs on the fast-growing gig economy. Blocser has pinned their Butterfly Card to one of its biggest market moves yet – the UK offer to the near 5million now estimated as working in the nation’s gig economy.

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Cards on the table for a stake in the future

Please find attached a release from allpay.cards and their work with Prosper2. Prosper is a business club and rewards programme who are currently investing in staff, training and marketing in anticipation of growth in 2021. The cards are unique to the market as they use a design that replicates carbon fibre, achieving a 3-dimensional effect.

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Online fraud lessons learnt in 2020

– There has been an increase in fraud seeking to circumvent payments security
– Behavioral biometrics took steps towards becoming a foundational cybersecurity technology
– Fraud prevention in 2021 will become as much about response as detection

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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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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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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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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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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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