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What's behind the rise of account-to-account (A2A) payments?
We speak to Lena Hackelöer, ex-Klarna and now Founder-CEO at Brite Payments, about why account-to-account (A2A) transactions are becoming so popular.
Instant payments platform Astra seals $10mn Series A round
Instant payments platform Astra has secured US$10mn in a Series A funding round led by FPV Ventures, alongside a separate US$30mn credit facility.
Astra pairs up with Visa to empower faster A2A payments
US fintech Astra has joined up with Visa to offer faster payments to millions of its end users via Visa Direct, the company's real-time payments service.
Fintech Trustly acquires Ecospend in UK expansion
Swedish banking firm Trustly has acquired British rival Ecospend as it looks to expand its presence in the UK, and improve customer experiences
Blockchain: where does fintech go from here?
Recent analysis shows the seismic growth within the blockchain economy, with 2021 its annus mirabilis. What is the key now to increasing blockchain uptake?