Tag "Visa"

Visa Racks Up Fintech Investments in 2019

Visa, the world’s second-largest card payment organization, has turned to fintech acquisitions, investments and strategic investments to further expand its payments capabilities and reach. At the firm’s Q3’2019 earnings conference call on July 23, Visa’s CEO Alfred F. Kelly, noted

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Visa to Invest in GOJEK and Collaborate on Digital Payments Across Southeast Asia

Visa, has invested in GOJEK, as part of the latter’s ongoing Series F fundraising round. The two companies will work together to provide greater options for cashless payments and more seamless experiences for consumers across Indonesia and Southeast Asia. With

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Visa Said Their AI-Powered Fraud Detection Helped Prevent US$25 Bil in Fraud Annually

Visa just announced that their Visa Advanced Authorisation (VAA) process, done using artificial intelligence, has helped financial institutions prevent an estimated US$25 billion in annual fraud. VAA, used by Visa themselves, is a comprehensive risk management tool that  monitors and

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Winners of Inclusive Fintech 50

MetLife Foundation and Visa, with partners Accion and IFC, launch inaugural list to help fintech companies attract capital and resources to benefit the 3 billion financially underserved people globally. MetLife Foundation and Visa with global nonprofit Accion and World Bank

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LINE’s Partnership with VISA Might See the Duo Introducing Crypto Payments Soon

Japanese internet giant LINE announced that its fintech unit LINE Pay has inked a partnership with VISA, which will see both parties provide financial services for their collective user bases of millions of consumer and merchants worldwide. This development seems

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Nearly 50% of Singaporeans Prefer Contactless Payments

Close to 50 per cent of Singaporeans prefer paying with contactless payments (card and mobile) instead of cash, traditional card payments and QR payments according to the 2018 Consumer Payment Attitudes Study by Visa. Almost all Singaporeans are aware of

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RCBC Bank Pulls a Philippine Fintech Thought Leader to Chair Their Innovation Office

The song and dance for incumbents in Philippines right now is “future-proofing”. Joining the trend of entrenched establishments disrupting themselves before they are disrupted, the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) appoints Lito Villanueva as Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation

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58% Singaporeans Don’t Think They Can Go Without Cash for 3 Days

Despite being known internationally as a fintech hub here, it seems like Singapore is starting to fall behind on cashlessness in Southeast Asia. For example, only 68% of Singaporeans are confident in going cashless for a day, as opposed to

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South East Asia Could Be Fully Cashless in 7 Years: Here’s How Singapore Fares

A report recent released by Visa looks at Southeast Asia’s journey towards cashlessness. In it, 43% of Southeast Asia’s respondents expect their country to be completely cashless within the next seven years. This is all tied to reducing friction and

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Finaxar Wins the Visa Everywhere Initiative with its Financing Solution

Visa announced Finaxar as the winner of the Visa Everywhere Initiative (VEI) 2019 during the Singapore finals. Finaxar is perhaps best known for partnering with Lazada to offer financing for its merchants. It was chosen from a group of ten

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