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allpay plants the seed for the next generation

allpay is today delighted to announce the launch of degradable swipecards, the next step in allpay’s green strategy.

Swipecards were a core innovation for allpay over 25 years ago, allowing individuals to pay their bills at outlets such as Post Office and PayPoint. Fast forward to today and the innovation continues with degradable cards with no deterioration to quality.

These will be available to all clients by spring 2021.

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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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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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Allstar adds 110 new charge points to EV network with Gronn Kontakt partnership

Allstar Business Solutions Limited, the UK’s leading fuel management company, announces its new partnership with Gronn Kontakt, an electric vehicle (EV) charging company owned by Statkraft – Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy. The deal means that Allstar adds a further 47 charging sites and 110 charge points to the multi-branded Allstar One Electric network.

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PPRO partners with Banking Circle to add value to PSP propositions

PPRO, the global provider of local payments infrastructure, is working with Banking Circle, the ground-breaking financial infrastructure provider, to enhance the PPRO service offering, supporting PSPs working with cross border e-commerce merchants. The partnership underlines the effectiveness of Banking Circle as a next-generation provider of mission-critical infrastructure for online cross border 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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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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Checkout.com Triples Valuation to $15bn with $450m Series C Fundraise, Accelerating Global Expansion

Checkout.com, the leading Connected Payments solutions provider, announced on 12 January the closure of a $450 million Series C fundraising round, tripling its valuation to $15bn and making it the fourth largest fintech globally and EMEA’s most valuable venture-backed business. Since its creation in 2012, Checkout.com has been driven by a firm belief that the way money flows into and out of businesses is changing. Its latest fundraise reflects its commitment to developing even more products to support progressive businesses as they reinvent industries and redefine the customer experience.

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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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