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Contis and Bitpanda issue multi-asset debit card

A new Visa debit card from European neobroker Bitpanda launched this week. Combining Contis’ unique “zero-balance” Buffer technology with Bitpanda’s European-wide, multi-service platform has created one of the most powerful multi-asset propositions available – the Bitpanda Card.  

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4 Steps to Success – Kick-start your real-time payments strategy

Join Bottomline Technologies, Regions Bank, EBA Clearing, Lipis Advisors & Bobsguide as we will take a closer look at global payment trends, the real-time payment solutions around the world and the use cases of real-time payments.

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Time: 03:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time

Register Here: https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=lobby20.jsp&eventid=3023000&sessionid=1&partnerref=Bottomline_Email&key=681C6D40FB499659D9990BC72EC49CFD&eventuserid=413919310

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SCA Deadlines Across Europe

We have spoken a lot about strong customer authentication (SCA) over the past year. However, the regulation has technically been in effect since mid-September of 2019. Now well into 2021, it is time for all European countries to fully enforce the updated SCA regulations. Let’s take a look at some of the deadlines.

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B2B Cross-Border Payments and Virtual IBANs: What’s the Common Benefit for Businesses?

One of the great innovations of the modern age is the ability of eCommerce to connect businesses, merchants, and consumers all across the world. Not only has this opened up new opportunities for businesses and consumers alike, but also it has expanded the realm of what is possible for small and medium enterprises on the global stage. And here we start with the interesting part of the current topic.

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What 2021 Will Bring to the Global Payments Industry

The global economy is expected to begin the process of recovery from the 2020 pandemic throughout 2021 and an integral part of that will be the payments industry as well as virtual IBANs and digital banking.

Analysts see five major trends on the horizon for 2021 in how things will change for the payments industry and digital banking services including enhanced automation to more robust identity verification as well as an authentication technology.

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What’s New in the EU Single Digital Market Arena?

Now, in 2021, and with the Brexit negotiations in their rearview mirror, the EU market is looking to digital banking solutions to help address problems of inequality, sustainability, and supporting a circular economy.

Indeed, the future of the market in Europe is not only digital but digital banking, in particular, will play a huge role in bringing about the social transformations and member-state cohesion needed to build economic resilience and growth for the future.

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Corporate Banking Digitalization in Process: Trends and Driving Forces

What are some of the major forces driving the corporate banking digitization process? What are the factors and trends behind some of the most seismic moves in recent years in this otherwise quite conservative industry? What are the main key-topics we should have on our radar in order to stay ahead of our business competitors and be the first to learn what would be the next
“big thing”?

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Digital Payments: What’s the Next Big Thing?

Not only is the extension of digital banking services and digital payments solutions integral to the growth of mobile and online marketplaces, but also it is central to the monetary revolution taking place right now with cryptocurrencies and the rise of a cashless economy. We have identified three major movements in digital banking that could shape how the next several years play out, from enhanced payments processing to the integration of new consumer blocks into the financial system.

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Bottomline Announces Payments and Cash Lifecycle Platform

Bottomline, a leading provider of financial technology that makes complex business payments simple, smart and secure, unveiled expanded corporate treasury capabilities as part of its integrated Payments and Cash Lifecycle Platform. The platform empowers financial managers to optimize cash, liquidity and working capital with a unified solution combining payables, receivables, and treasury management, delivering greater visibility and control throughout the end-to-end cash lifecycle.

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Beam partners with Nuapay to enable Open Banking ecommerce payments for WooCommerce merchants

Beam launches new service, to bring instant and secure payments to WooCommerce merchants via Open Banking. Leveraging Nuapay’s payments platform, Beam is aiming to help UK businesses save £100k over the next year.

The partnership enables Beam to provide Open Banking payments to its clients on WooCommerce – the open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress – bringing online and omnichannel retailers the benefits of faster, more secure and cost-efficient payments.

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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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