What WeChat’s domination in China tells us about mobile banking in the coming age of the super app

Tom Wood, Foolproof

Through increasing functionality and by consistently pushing boundaries, super apps could have the power to influence, shape and even redefine m-commerce of tomorrow. Tom Wood, co-founder and managing partner of experience design agency, Foolproof, shares his insight on the opportunities that super apps could bring to m-commerce.

Finnish OP Financial Group teaming with Polish fintech ZenCard


Polish fintech group ZenCard, alongside three other companies, is set to launch its technologies on the Finnish market after winning the OP Smart Commerce programme led by OP Financial Group.

Wirecard in mobile wallet integration with Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay


Paytech company Wirecard has launched mobile wallet integration with Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay in the US.

Old world aces new world


With sizeable market shares, China’s mobile payments giants Alipay and WeChat Pay are seeking international expansion. What’s next for the tech giants?

Sibos 2017: fear the bigtech

Sibos 2017: fear the bigtech

As the financial services industry and fintechs work ever closer, where does that leave bigtech?

Commerce platform Omnyway raises $12.75m in Series A funding

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In a round led by Nyca, CommerzVentures, and CEFIF, augmented digital commerce platform Omnyway has raised $12.75 million in new funding, reports David Penn at Finovate (Banking Technology‘s sister company). The Series A will give Omnyway (formerly Omnypay) the ability to launch new services, expand operations, and add to its customer base both in the […]

Trustly teams with Emric to broaden payment options for businesses


Instant payments and real-time authentication checks are coming to business clients of Nordic software provider Emric – courtesy of a new partnership with Trustly.

Bill.com discloses September investment round, doubles total funding

Tandem's future is secured

Business payments network Bill.com has updated the news regarding the $100 million in funding it landed last month. The round was lead by JP Morgan Chase and Temasek.

Obsidian and Arroweye reward consumers for shopping local with prepaid cards


Obsidian, a Colorado-based organisation that encourages consumers to shop local in their home community, has selected Arroweye Solutions for its Local First Card programme.

Univision Mastercard prepaid card hits Walmart shelves

Univision prepaid card

Univision Mastercard prepaid card is now available in approximately 300 Walmart stores in California, Texas and Florida. The move is part of the brand’s ongoing expansion into retail spaces in prominently Hispanic regions.