India unveils new digital currency, Nigeria eyes e-currency launch in October 2021

India has introduced the e-RUPI, which is a cashless and contactless digital payment system to support the global shift towards digital payments.

‘Shooting war’ with a major power could break out over cyberattacks, Biden reveals

President Joe Biden has claimed the US is more likely to end up in a ‘real shooting war with a major power’ due to cybercrime than any other form of conflict.

Token driving UK open banking payments expansion, research finds

Market share statistics by CMA9 – the nine largest UK banks – has found open banking platform Token is driving the adoption of open banking payments in the country.

Jack Dorsey’s Square buys Afterpay in $29bn deal amid buy now, pay later boom

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey's digital payments platform Square has acquired Australian 'buy now, pay later' firm Afterpay to create an online payments powerhouse and help accelerate Afterpay’s growth in the US.

Goldman Sachs, Fiserv team to unveil B2B payments facility

US FinTech firm Fiserv and Goldman Sachs have introduced their first product offering from its ongoing strategic partnership.

VNLIFE nets $250m Series B to further digital banking ecosystem development

Vietnam-based VNLIFE Corporation Joint Stock Company, which is building a digital banking ecosystem, has scored $250m in its Series B round.

YC-backed teen-focused FinTech FamPay partners with Visa to launch personalised doodle cards

After the successful launch of their numberless FamCard, FamPay has launched India’s first Visa Prepaid Card for teenagers with personalized doodles on it.

Card issuing platform for developers Lithic valued at $800m with Stripes-led Series C

NYC-based card issuing platform for developers Lithic raised $60m in Series C funding, making the company a soonicorn.

API-based financial infrastructure provider Prime Trust pulls in $64m Series A

FinTech infrastructure and crypto custody firm Prime Trust is planning a major expansion of its services after a $64m Series A.

Card issuer Slice banks $10m debt funding from Northern Arc Capital

Credit card challenger Slice secured $10m in debt funding from multiple financial institutions like, Northern Arc Capital, Niyogin Fintech Limited, Credit Saison India, and Vivriti Capital to name a few.

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