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Deals

KKR caps Jio deal, upping payments reach in Asia

“KKR & Co. said it negotiated its biggest Asian transaction, a $1.5 billion deal to buy stake in Mukesh Ambani’s India-based digital platform business, in 10 days. The New York-based private equity firm on Friday said it’s buying a 2.3% stake in Jio Platforms Ltd., the telecom and digital services holding company controlled by Ambani’s […]
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Global

GCash to help taxis shift to cashless payments: transport dept

“The Department of Transportation said Friday it tapped GCash to help equip taxis with scan-to-pay systems, as part of a pandemic normal that requires cashless payments. The joint venture of Jack Ma’s Alipay and Globe Telecom’s Mynt allows users to scan merchants QR codes and deduct the amount due from their mobile wallet. Digital payments […]
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Companies

Visa Completes Request to Pay Pilot Trials

“Visa has facilitated the first request to pay message sent and received using standards developed by Pay.UK. The messaging service enables billers to directly request funds rather than sending traditional invoices. For each request, receivers are asked whether they would like to pay in full or in part, request an extension, communicate directly with the […]
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Global

UK’s FCA releases updated guidance for payments firms amid COVID-19

“The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority issued renewed guidance on payments firms amid concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic has put additional pressure on many startups that depend heavily on investor support and may not be able to meet original performance targets. “The guidance is part of a broader programme of work the FCA was planning to […]
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On The Wires

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Companies

Stripe Launches in Five More European Countries

“Stripe, a global technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet, today announced its official launch in the Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Malta. Europe is home to some of the largest and fastest-growing online economies in the world. This growth is even increased by the accelerated shift from offline to online that […]
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Domains

Request to Pay Rules and Standards Framework Launched

“Today (Friday 29 May 2020) Pay.UK is pleased to launch the Request to Pay Framework – the message standards, rules, and terms and conditions for the development of Request to Pay services.   The new Framework can now be used by organisations to create the first Request to Pay propositions, set to underpin a vibrant […]
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Domains

South Africa’s Mama Money Expands Global Reach With Western Union – Customers Can Now Send International Money Transfers To 200 Countries And Territories Via The Mama Money Mobile App

“Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, and Mama Money, a rapidly growing international money transfer company, have joined forces to enable Mama Money customers to send money to their loved ones around the world via Western Union’s Global Network. This collaboration will gear Mama Money’s more than 500,000 customers in […]
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