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Bolt acquires Oneclick Payment Platform Tipser
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Bolt acquires Oneclick Payment Platform Tipser

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2021-- Bolt, a leading checkout and shopper network company has acquired Tipser, the Swedish-based tech company enabling commerce on any digital surface, to realize their shared vision of enabling shoppers to check out immediately at the point of discovery. 84% of shoppers look for insights on at least one social media platform before purchasing, according to Pew Research Center, and 52% of socially-engaged shoppers have initiated a purchase through a social platform, according to Inmar Intelligence. Meanwhile, the creator economy is a booming $104B market, according to CB Insights, and demands better monetization tools to further accelerate growth. While social commerce is still nascent in the history of eCommerce, its adoption has ramped up over the past y...
TruePay Raises $32 Million in One of the Largest-Ever Series A Rounds in Brazil
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TruePay Raises $32 Million in One of the Largest-Ever Series A Rounds in Brazil

SÃO PAULO, Nov. 24, 2021-- TruePay, a startup that helps small and medium sized retailers have free and secure access to credit, has raised US$32 million in Series A funding led by Addition. This growth stage investment is one of the largest ever made in Brazil. The funds will be used to improve the solution, increase capacity and expand the team. The startup, which has been growing 100% a month, plans to grow tenfold by the end of 2022. Founded in December 2020, TruePay has clients throughout Brazil and a merchant base in the thousands. "We are very happy to have the trust of some of the best investors in the world as well as the super talented people that we were able to bring on board. A raise like this is a symbol of the impact TruePay will make in the market by delivering ...
PayU acquire Indian Payment Giant BillDesk for $4.7 billion
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PayU acquire Indian Payment Giant BillDesk for $4.7 billion

Mumbai, 1st Oct 2021: In one of the biggest deals in the Indian consumer internet space, global player Prosus NV on Tuesday said its fintech business PayU will buy digital payments provider BillDesk for USD 4.7 billion  With the deal, the Netherlands-incorporated Prosus NV's investment in India will jump to more than USD 10 billion. The PayU-BillDesk transaction, which is subject to approval from the Competition Commission of India (CCI), is expected to close by early 2022, Prosus Group CEO Bob van Dijk told reporters during a briefing. "The combination will create a leading digital payments company in India and globally, and it is exceptionally well-positioned to expand deeper into the Indian fintech ecosystem as more and more Indian customers move from cash to digital transactions...
Pine Labs raises $600 mn at $3 Billion Valuation
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Pine Labs raises $600 mn at $3 Billion Valuation

Singapore, July 6, 2021 - Pine Labs, one of Asia’s leading merchant commerce platforms raises $600 million with the entry of new investors Fidelity Management, BlackRock, Ishana, Tree Line, and a fund advised by Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers LLC at $3 billion valuations. IIFL AMC via its ‘Late-Stage Tech Fund’ and Kotak are also participating in this investment round. Pine Labs continues to be well-financed and has been EBITDA profitable for several years. The company is backed by Sequoia Capital, Temasek Holdings, Actis, PayPal and Mastercard amongst other leading global investors.  “Over the last year, Pine Labs has made significant progress in its Offline to Online strategy in India and the direct-to-consumer play in Southeast Asia. Our full-stack approach to payments a...
Paytm to file DRHP for $2.3 billion IPO on July 12
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Paytm to file DRHP for $2.3 billion IPO on July 12

New Delhi, 5th July 2021: India's leading payment service provider which accounts for around 60% of online payment transactions Paytm will file a draft prospectus as early as July 12 for a domestic initial public offering (IPO) that seeks to raise $2.3 billion, as per the reports by Reuters. The money will be raised via the sale of Paytm stocks in the Indian stock market at an expected valuation of $24 billion to $25 billion with an option to raise more amount at a later stage. One97 Communications Ltd, the parent of Indian payments firm proposed a $2.3 billion IPO, that will make it India's third-biggest public listing after Coal India in 2010 and Reliance Power in 2008. The prospectus will be filed shortly after Paytm's extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of shareholders in Del...
Indian Fintech Companies Raises $2.7 billion in 2020
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Indian Fintech Companies Raises $2.7 billion in 2020

Mumbai, Feb 27th, 2020: Despite the pandemic-induced disruptions, venture capital funds pumped USD 2.7 billion into domestic fintech companies in 2020, the second-highest fund infusion into the sector since 2019 when it had peaked at USD 3.5 billion, according to a report. The biggest investments were into Bengaluru-based payments firm Navi Technologies at USD 397.9 million from angel funds, Noida-based Pine Labs attracted USD 300 million from private equity players, and Razorpay received USD 100 million from GIC of Singapore, Sequoia and others, making it a unicorn. As against this, global fintech investments stood at a whopping USD 105 billion across 2,861 deals in the year, the third-highest annual total ever, as per the data collated by KPMG India. Despite pandemic challenges...
Top 5 Payment Providers For Online Gambling Industry
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Top 5 Payment Providers For Online Gambling Industry

In the online gambling industry, players now have more options than ever before when it comes to payment providers. While initially, the main and in fact, only method was via a debit card and bank transfer, there have been sophisticated strides forward in technology which has enabled the development of more payment methods. It has meant that players have more of a choice to suit their preferences depending on whatever is the most convenient at a particular time. Below, you will find the top five payment providers that you can find at most casino sites and what is involved. You also do not have to necessarily just stick to one, as long as you register the ones that appeal to you. Paybyphone One of the newest payment methods that most online casinos have made available to...
Paypal to shut down its India Operations
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Paypal to shut down its India Operations

New Delhi, Feb 5, 2021: Digital payment solution provider Paypal will stop offering domestic payment services within India from April 1. The US-based company will instead focus on enabling more international sales for Indian businesses. 'We will continue to invest in product development that enables Indian businesses to reach nearly 350 million PayPal consumers worldwide, increase their sales internationally, and help the Indian economy return to growth, a PayPal spokesperson said. The company noted that it had processed USD 1.4 billion worth of international sales for over 3.6 lakh merchants in India last year. PayPal can have the greatest positive impact in India's economic recovery by pivoting its business to support customers where they need the company most, the spokesper...
Payment Firm Payoneer will Go For IPO After $3.3 Billion Merger
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Payment Firm Payoneer will Go For IPO After $3.3 Billion Merger

NEW YORK, February 4, 2021– Global payment firm Payoneer merge with FTAC Olympus Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: FTOCU), a special purpose acquisition company at an estimated enterprise value of approximately $3.3 billion. After this deal, Payoneer will be renamed as a Payoneer Global Inc. and will operate as Payoneer, the U.S. publicly listed entity. The company will carry up to $563 million in cash. Payoneer’s management team will continue to lead the Company.  The global online payment transfer firm raises investments from TCV, Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE), Viola Ventures, Wellington Management, Nyca Partners, Temasek and more. Payoneer processed more than $44 billion in volume in over 7,000 trade corridors in 2020.
BharatPe raises $20 Million from Alteria Capital, ICICI Bank
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BharatPe raises $20 Million from Alteria Capital, ICICI Bank

New Delhi, 18th Jan 2021: Indian fintech company BharatPe raises about USD 20 million in debt funding from venture firm Alteria Capital and ICICI Bank that will be used to strengthen its lending business and provide credit to merchants. Founded by Ashneer Grover and Shashvat Nakrani in 2018, BharatPe offers merchants a single interface for all UPI apps like Paytm, PhonePe, Google Pay, BHIM, Mobikwik, Freecharge, and others. BharatPe co-founder and CEO Ashneer Grover said $13 million in debt came from Alteria Capital, while the remaining $7 million was from ICICI Bank. Bharat Pay also facilitates loan facility for its merchant partners. Last week, BharatPe raised around $8 million in debt funding from Innoven Capital. With this, BharatPe has raised a total of USD 28 ...
Mastercard may have to pay $18.5 billion in a Lawsuit
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Mastercard may have to pay $18.5 billion in a Lawsuit

London, Dec 15, 2020 (AP): Mastercard could have to pay U.K. consumers as much as 14 billion pounds (USD 18.5 billion) after the country's Supreme Court allowed a class-action lawsuit against the credit card company to move forward. The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a competition tribunal to reconsider its decision to block a lawsuit alleging that Mastercard overcharged businesses that accepted the company''s credit and debit cards. These fees were then passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices, the suit claims. Mastercard does not accept that merchants passed on all or any part of any overcharge to their customers. The Competition Appeal Tribunal must now reconsider its refusal to certify the lawsuit as a “collective proceeding.” Certification is required before mass...
Visa Brings Virtual Card Payment Facility to Clients Worldwide
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Visa Brings Virtual Card Payment Facility to Clients Worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO, November 23rd, 2020-- Visa (NYSE:V), the world’s leader in digital payments launch Visa Commercial Pay, a suite of B2B payment solutions, to help improve cash flow for businesses and eliminate outdated manual processes. Virtual commercial cards have never been more necessary than today. Remote workers are turning to personal cards to pay for corporate expenses, buyers and suppliers need more efficient ways to pay and get paid, and businesses need immediate visibility into their company spend to improve cash flow and mitigate risk efficiently. Visa Commercial Pay provides comprehensive card-program management capabilities, including on-demand virtual card issuance to employees’ mobile devices via an app, created exclusively by Conferma Pay and Visa, for Visa’s commerc...