Text and voice service WhatsApp has expanded its fast-growing payment offering in its biggest market with this week’s news that it has launched an in-chat payments service for businesses in India.
Brazilian fintech firm EBANX is expanding into eight new African markets.
Nagad Limited, a mobile financial service provider in Bangladesh, has joined forces with TerraPay, a global payments network. The aim, the partners say, is “to revolutionize the landscape of cross-border remittances”.
IDEMIA, a major name in identity technologies and biometric solutions, has partnered with Airtel Payments Bank, which serves over 40 million customers through its digital platform and a retail-based distribution network, and HMD Global, the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones, tablets and accessories, to expand the reach of offline CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency) payments in India.
Global analytics software provider FICO has announced a partnership with telecom and mobile financial services solutions provider LigaData to bring advanced decision management and optimisation tools to telecommunications firms in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.