All articles by Robert Prendergast

Robert Prendergast

Alternative payments account for over 40% of Hong Kong e-commerce payments in 2023, reveals GlobalData

A survey reveals that over 85% of consumers in Hong Kong shopped online in the past six months

Soft Space launches the first JCB payment gateway in Malaysia

Soft Space provides API specification that enables acquirers and payment facilitators to offer retail merchants access to JCB’s network

Airwallex partners with technology company Bird to power its global payments infrastructure

Bird will leverage Airwallex’s financial infrastructure to simplify payments, replacing the more than 20 global banks it relied on previously

Snowdrop and PwC Middle East partner to provide banks with transaction enrichment technology

The partnership will allow banks and payment providers in the Middle East an opportunity to leverage Snowdrop’s technology

Alipay+ partners with Starbucks Korea

Alipay+ partners with Starbucks Korea to provide exclusive offers for international visitors to Korea as tourism figures grow

AffiniPay expands into Puerto Rico

AffiniPay extends its suite of solutions & distinct payment offerings to legal professionals beyond borders

Marqeta forms partnership with Rain

Marqeta and Rain’s partnership shows demand from workers to simplify the pay cycle and offer streamlined solutions

Card payments in Indonesia to surpass $70bn in 2024, forecasts GlobalData

Indonesia’s card payments market is expected to grow by 13.4% in 2024, despite the nation traditionally being a cash based society

Mastercard launches mobile virtual card app

Mastercard has launched a new mobile virtual card app to simplify travel and business expenses

Ant International to establish new digital business centre in Malaysia

Ant International aims to bring onboard more than 500 local Malaysians in the first year with the majority of roles being tech related