Paytech News Daily 2020 Week 2

Paytech News Daily 2020: Week #2

Top paytech news and insights from the global financial services industry

Top paytech news daily 2020 from 6th to 12th January 2020 curated by the team with the help of our fintech community.

In this series, we aim to curate only the very best, most insightful paytech news from all over the world.

Please note that in 2020, we will publish a number of additional weekly updates like this one but dedicated to regtech, fintech and Insurtech.

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We invite you to help us by submitting any article (in English) you believe is highly relevant and/or voting for your favourite article.  Last but not least, please share your comments on any of those articles via the straight forward comment section available on every entry.

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Paytech News Daily 2020: Week #2

This week our Visible Banking team curated over 150 articles on the topics mentioned above.

You will find our shortlist below.

#2 Australia's blockchain roadmap coming soon

"The Department of Industry, Innovation, and Science believes that blockchain is a promising application in agriculture and food manufacturing in Australia, touting its benefits in providing transparency and authentication of supply chains."

Source: ZDNet

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#3 Standard Chartered “first” bank to offer public platform to track payment status

"Standard Chartered says it is the “first” bank to introduce a public platform for tracking payment statuses, “well ahead of the Swift[‘s] November 2020 payments confirmation mandate”."

Source: Fintech Futures

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#4 Retail’s 2020 Digital-First Payments Roadmap

"In the webinar scheduled for Jan. 13, Amy Parsons, senior vice president of global acceptance at Discover Financial Services and its payments brand, Discover Global Network, will discuss how laying the technological groundwork ahead of time can remove the barriers and disruptions that keep consumers from completing their transactions, even while navigating the in-person and online components of an omnichannel experience."

Source: PYMNTS

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#5 Samsung SDS, Syniverse team up to launch a mobile payments platform

"Samsung SDS, a global provider of digital transformation and innovation solutions, and Syniverse have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a wallet-based, mobile payment platform."

Source: IBS Intelligence

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#6 Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial to launch enterprise blockchain platform – reports

"Ant Financial Services Group, an offshoot of eCommerce giant Alibaba, will reportedly be launching its enterprise-centred “Ant Blockchain Open Alliance” platform later this month."

Source: Blockchain Technology

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#7 2020 payments innovation: Industry experts say new tech is key

"Speaking to Evie Rusman, industry experts discuss how innovation is set to transform the payments sector in 2020 and provide new opportunities."

Source: Verdict

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#9 Thai Bank Launches App For Instant Cross-Border Payments Powered By Ripple

"Thailand’s oldest bank Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) has partnered with Ripple to create a mobile application powered by blockchain to deliver instant, low-cost cross-border payments. Per a Jan. 8 blog post from Ripple, the app — known as SCB Easy —  was demoed in December during Ripple’s annual customer event, Swell."

Source: Coin Telegraph

submitted by Christophe Langlois

#10 Monthly preview: Chinese paytech giants' global expansion

"The Banker's Europe editor, James King, talks to managing editor, Joy Macknight, about the domestic success of China's giant payments platforms, their global expansion plans and how they support the country's Belt and Road Initiative."

Source: The Banker

submitted by Christophe Langlois

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Written by Christophe Langlois

Based in London for almost a decade, Christophe is an entertaining fintech marketing keynote speaker and a trusted advisor to the global financial services industry on the topics of digital marketing, innovation and B2B social media.

Christophe has contributed to over 140 events in 18 countries.

Currently, Christophe is advising a number of fintech startups on marketing and growth hacking and he is the Chief Marketing Officer of The Fintech Power 50, an exclusive annual programme helping fintech scale-ups to accelerate their growth globally.

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