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Mastercard Pledges $500 million to Help Close Racial Wealth and Opportunity Gap for Black Communities Across America

September 21, 2020 Financial No Comments

Furthering longstanding financial inclusion efforts to bring more people and small businesses into the digital economy, the company will bring equitable financial tools, investment and partnerships to cities across the U.S.
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Your COVID-19 Checklist: Jobkeeper 2.0 – eligibility for first tranche

September 21, 2020 Financial, Headline News No Comments

Immediate business actions for a safe and successful restart

Transitioning into the “next normal” will require a review and reboot of operational plans and capabilities. The speed and steps needed to restart will be different for each business sector and region. This checklist focuses on the key actions that will help you to adapt quickly and efficiently. … Continue Reading

After Covid-19, what is next for Islamic banking?

September 18, 2020 Financial No Comments

While Islamic banks emerged relatively unscathed from the 2008 global financial crisis, Covid-19 is having a deeper impact. … Continue Reading

Global Government ID Smart Card Market Falls 11% In the Wake Of COVID-19

September 17, 2020 Financial No Comments

According to ABI Research, a global tech market advisory firm, worldwide shipments of smart Government ID credentials is set to fall from 617.6 million in 2019 to 547.5 million in 2020, in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue Reading

CHOICE Response To NAB’s Launch Of No-Interest Credit Card

September 11, 2020 Financial No Comments

Quotes attributable to CHOICE Banking Policy Expert Patrick Veyret: … Continue Reading

Mastercard Launches Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) Testing Platform, Enabling Central Banks to Assess and Explore National Digital Currencies

September 11, 2020 Financial No Comments

With the global economy racing to embrace digital payments, central banks also are looking to the future and investigating how to support innovation while maintaining monetary policy and financial stability as they issue and distribute currency. … Continue Reading

Card Payments Take Flight in the Falkland Islands

September 11, 2020 Financial No Comments

Launching today as part of London Tech Week, Square, Mastercard and the Falkland Islands Government will announce a new partnership, Connecting the Falklands, solving one of the greatest challenges facing the Islands’ small and medium-sized businesses – accepting card and digital payments. … Continue Reading

Mastercard Launches Partnership with HSBC to Promote More Sustainable and Inclusive Communities

September 11, 2020 Financial No Comments

Mastercard today announced a new partnership with HSBC to accelerate sustainable urban development. … Continue Reading

India’s Largest Bank Modernizes its Payment Switching System with ACI Worldwide Technology

September 10, 2020 Financial No Comments

ACI Worldwide a leading global provider of real-time digital payment software and solutions, has modernized payments infrastructure for ATM and point-of-sale (POS) at State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest bank with more than 440 million account holders. … Continue Reading

Global trade in services to increase by $2trn over next five years, according to new report by Western Union and Oxford Economics

September 10, 2020 Financial, Headline News No Comments

The Western Union Company, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, today launches a new report “The Global Services Trade Revolution: Fueling post-pandemic economic recovery and growth,” in partnership with Oxford Economics- a leader in global forecasting and quantitative analysis. … Continue Reading

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