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Facebook’s New Payment System to Roll Out This Week in the U.S.

Facebook announced Tuesday the launch of Facebook Pay, a new payment system. Facebook Pay will handle payments across the Facebook ecosystem, namely, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Payments via Facebook and Messenger will be available this week in the US.

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Facebook’s New Payment System to Roll Out This Week in the U.S.
November 13, 2019

Facebook announced Tuesday the launch of Facebook Pay, a new payment system. Facebook Pay will handle payments across the Facebook ecosystem, namely, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Payments via Facebook…

JP Morgan Invests in “Research Atomising” Startup Limeglass
November 13, 2019

JP Morgan invested an undisclosed amount in a startup that uses AI and NLP to simplify and focus research documents. Imagine you wanted to find all references to Netflix in…

Alipay’s Brute Power on Display on Singles Day
November 12, 2019

Alipay is the 800-pound gorilla in the global fintech room. It processed more than US$38 billion of payments in a single day. Alipay’s global fintech supremacy is without question. On…

Does the Apple Card Like Women Less, or is it ‘black-box’ A.I.? DFS Investigating…
November 11, 2019

New York’s DFS, a financial regulator, will investigate whether the Apple Card differentiated between men and women over credit limits. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has accused the Apple Card of…

Banking Giant Banco Santander Snaps Up Control of Fintech Ebury To Focus on the Small Guys
November 7, 2019

Traditional bank Santander paid £350 million for 50.1% of payments fintech Ebury. Banco Santander’s focus on small businesses as new clientele led it to buy a controlling interest in Ebury….

Corporates and Banks Rejoice: Bottomline Launches Real Time Payments
October 30, 2019

Fintech firm Bottomline Technologies enhances its Digital Banking product with the addition of a Real-Time Payments module. Real-time payments are essential these days to a bank’s competitiveness, particularly in the…

Fintechs Across The Asia Pacific Can Go Global Using The Visa-Marqeta Alliance
October 28, 2019

Visa and Marqeta have partnered to offer fintechs in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam a new way to themselves internationally accepted. Fintechs…

Now, Student Loan Refinance, in Minutes, on the Blockchain
October 28, 2019

Mike Cagney founded Figure Technologies uses the blockchain to process transactions on its lending platform. The use of the blockchain allows Figure to function paperless, and that helps to speed…

SoftBank Group Pumps $655 Million into Greensill Capital
October 28, 2019

Greensill Capital has received a large capital injections from SoftBank Group’s Vision Fund. The tech-focused investment fund gave the eight-year-old financing firm an additional $655 million. Greensill plans to use…

Square Launches Share Investments on its Cash App (Even as little as $1)
October 25, 2019

Square’s Cash App, aimed at the young and the hip, will allow investing in share fractions. The Square Cash App is a mobile payments app that allows people to transfer…