Grab, Uber’s rival in Southeast Asia, is developing a mobile payments platform

 It isn’t often that ride-sharing companies can introduce new services or products that really go much beyond what they already offer, but that’s what Grab, the company rivaling Uber in … Continue Reading →

MasterCard jumps into UK payments technologies, buys VocaLink for up to $1.14B

 For those keeping tabs, one more big tech company built and operating in the UK has been snapped up by another company from abroad. Today, MasterCard Inc. announced that it has agreed … Continue Reading →

Omise lands $17.5M Series B to expand its Stripe-like service in Southeast Asia

 Omise, a Bangkok-based payment enabler much like Stripe, has raised a $17.5 million Series B round to expand its reach across Southeast Asia. Read More

Android Pay launches in Australia

 Google is continuing the expansion of Android Pay in Asia Pacific after the mobile payments service went live in Australia today, its most significant launch in the region to date. … Continue Reading →

Stripe brings its Connect marketplace platform to Europe, Stripe clone Paymill finds a buyer

 As the number of apps and sites for buying and selling goods and services continues to grow, we’re seeing a shakeout among the companies that help make those wheels of commerce turn, with the … Continue Reading →

Facebook tests new option that pushes users to send money on Messenger

 Facebook is testing a new option designed to highlight the company’s ability to handle person-to-person payments through its Messenger chat application. The company confirmed it has added a new option in … Continue Reading →