CardUp raises $1.7M to help small businesses get more out of their credit cards

CardUp, a Singapore-based startup that enables users to make large, recurring payments by credit card even to recipients that don’t accept cards, has raised $2.2 million SGD (about $1.7 million) led

Stripe adds support for Alipay and WeChat Pay, China’s top digital payment services

Payment enabler Stripe just announced two significant tie-ins that could help its pool of merchants make money from consumers in China. U.S. firm Stripe said today that it has agreed to global deals w

Alipay, China’s top mobile payment service, expands to the U.S.

China’s dominant mobile payment service is making its move in the U.S.. Ant Financial, the Alibaba spin-off that operates Alipay, has inked a deal with payment processor firm First Data that wi

Samsung is aiming to widen access to contactless payments

While Samsung's most high profile contactless payment push is the eponymous Samsung Pay -- aka its mobile payments product, which competes with the likes of Apple Pay and Android Pay -- the company is

Google ends its Hands Free mobile payment pilot after less than a year, but promises more to come

That’s kind of the thing about pilot programs – they don’t always result in a successful launch. Less than a year after beginning testing at select locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Googl

The team behind Cookies is joining Klarna

All the work that went into creating peer-to-peer payment app Cookies isn’t disappearing forever. After filing for bankruptcy, Swedish tech company Klarna approached the team behind Cookies so that

How peer-to-peer payment app Cookies imploded

Only a couple of months after the official launch, German startup Cookies announced on its blog that it is filing for bankruptcy. According to the blog post and discussions I had with multiple sources

Payoneer raises $180 million for its global payments technology

Payoneer, a global provider of payment processing technologies, has added another $180 million to its already sizable war chest as it looks to continue to grow its payment services. Already profitable

Lydia launches a good old plastic card to go beyond the peer-to-peer payment space

French startup Lydia is launching a card so that you can spend your Lydia balance in every retailer that accepts MasterCard. You can trigger a lot of features in the app. In other words, you remain in

Peer-to-peer payment app Cookies launches in Germany

If you’re reading this article and live in the U.S., you might not realize that Venmo, Square Cash, Facebook Messenger payments and other similar services only work in the U.S. In many countries

Worldpay, Etsy’s payments processor, admits to service outage

Worldpay, the third-party payments processor for Etsy, has come forward after six days of silence, acknowledging that it is experiencing a service disruption. A significant number of Etsy transact

Five days of Etsy payment processing outages have merchants flipping

***Update to this post can be found here. Those hoping to snag some handmade July 4th cookies and home-made vegan sunblock might have woken up to an empty stomach and sunburn after a serious payment p

DistroKid’s music payment system now lets you send cash to everyone on a track

Philip Kaplan’s DistroKid is a system designed to let musicians post their music to streaming services like Spotify and iTunes and then get royalties when their music is played. Thus far Kaplan

Fitbit buys wearable tech from Coin, looks toward NFC payment integration in future devices

Fitbit’s future plans clearly extend well beyond simple fitness tracking, as evidenced by products like the Blaze, which leans much more heavily into smartwatch territory than before. And then there

Cookies teases its payment app that wants to become the Venmo of Europe

<a target="_blank" href="">Cookies</a> wants to become the <a href="">Venmo of Europe</a>

Square copies Stripe with new online checkout API

Watch out <a target="_blank" href="">Braintree</a>, <a target="_blank" href="">Stripe</a> and other online checkout systems, Square is going after y

American Express Backs Mexican Fintech Startup Clip As Emerging Markets Warm To Financial Startups

The latest company to benefit from the newfound attention on technologies to facilitate payments and credit and debit card adoption in emerging markets is the Mexican startup, Clip, which raised $8 mi

Billon Is Making It Easy To Pay Your Favorite Twitch Streamers

Peer-to-peer payments are a big thing these days. I pay you, you pay me, and never the banks shall touch your cash. Billon, a Polish fintech company, is doing their own flavor of P2P by connecting Twi

Kash Now Offers Faster And Cheaper Alternative To Old Payment Networks

Payments, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Kash whose multi-year mission is to “clear financial transactions instantly (like cards) and have much lower fees and fraud ra

With Paylib, French Banks Work Together To Compete With PayPal

Three major French banks have worked together on a new payment system for the web called Paylib. With a Paylib account, users will be able to pay on the web using a simple login and password instead o
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