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Ten banks join Ripple global payments network

  • Published: 27 Apr 2017

Blockchain payments company Ripple has announced that it has signed 10 new banks to its global payments network.. read more

Payment processor Vantiv to snap up Paymetric

  • Published: 26 Apr 2017

Vantiv, a US-based provider of payments processing services and related technology solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Paymetric, a portfolio company of Francisco Partners.. read more

First Global Data, Avenues Payments partner for money transfer to India

  • Published: 25 Apr 2017

Canadian financial technology provider First Global Data has entered into an agreement with Avenues Payments India to launch global money transfer and payments to India.. read more

BBVA completes acquisition of Mexican payments startup Openpay

  • Published: 25 Apr 2017

Spanish banking group BBVA has completed the acquisition of Mexican online payments firm Openpay for an undisclosed sum.. read more

National Bank of Canada snaps up 22% stake in Myanmar’s ONGO

  • Published: 24 Apr 2017

The National Bank of Canada has agreed to acquire 22% of share in Myanmar’s mobile payments business ONGO for an undisclosed amount.. read more

Banks to launch Payconiq app in the Netherlands

  • Published: 21 Apr 2017

Six Dutch banks - ABN AMRO, ASN Bank, ING, Rabobank, Regiobank and SNS - are gearing up to introduce Payconiq mobile payment solution in the Netherlands this summer.. read more

Advent International secures EU nod for €2.4bn Morpho acquisition

  • Published: 20 Apr 2017

US-based private equity firm Advent International has secured an approval from the European Union antitrust regulators for its planned €2.4bn acquisition of Morpho, the biometrics and security business of French aerospace group Safran.. read more

ACI Worldwide partners with Alipay for payment acceptance

  • Published: 19 Apr 2017

ACI Worldwide and AliPay, a Chinese payments platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, have partnered to enable merchants across Europe, Middle East and Africa to transform in-store experience for Chinese shoppers.. read more

Ant Financial acquires Lazada’s helloPay payment platform

  • Published: 19 Apr 2017

Ant Financial, the payment affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, has snapped up Singapore-based payment service helloPay Group for an undisclosed sum.. read more

Ant Financial raises bid by 36% to acquire MoneyGram

  • Published: 18 Apr 2017

Ant Financial, the digital payments arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has increased its bid for US-based money transfer services provider MoneyGram by 36% from $880m to $1.2bn.. read more

NETS snaps up OCBC Bank’s two payment services units

  • Published: 13 Apr 2017

Singaporean payments firm NETS has acquired two payment services units of OCBC Bank - Banking Computer Services (BCS) and BCS Information Systems (BCSIS) - in a SGD38m ($27.2m) deal.. read more

Zift buys payments technology firm PayVisors

  • Published: 13 Apr 2017

Zift, a provider of merchant processing services and payment facilitation, has purchased PayVisors, a payments technology consulting company.. read more

MasterCard gets regulatory approval to buy VocaLink

  • Published: 11 Apr 2017

MasterCard has received approval from the UK’s Competition & Markets Authority’s (CMA) for the planned acquisition of British payments technology company Vocalink.. read more

Conotoxia joins European Payments Council

  • Published: 5 Apr 2017

Conotoxia, a licensed payment institution and a subsidiary of Polish firm Cinkciarz, has joined the European Payments Council (EPC).. read more

Avangate to acquire payment processor 2Checkout

  • Published: 4 Apr 2017

Netherlands-based e-commerce provider Avangate has agreed to acquire American payment processing firm 2Checkout to expand its payment flexibility and broaden market reach.. read more


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