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The BPC Blog

The BPC Blog shares news, insights, and opinions on the future of Banking, Commerce, Mobility and Payments with all ecosystem players ranging from tier one banks to neobanks, PSP's to large processors, ecommerce giants to start-up merchants, government bodies to local hail ride companies.

How to scale a neobank

In our previous blog post we explored the regulatory framework required to provide financial services. In this final blog in the series we look at how to run a digital bank, including how to use marketing to drive customer acquisition and managing...

Vista Bank selects BPC's Radar Payments for its global payment processing

BPC is proud to announce that the Vista Bank Group  (Vista) has selected its paytech provider...

Looking at the legal requirements for neobanks

In our previous blog post we discussed how to go about building your digital bank with particular...

Most recent updates of BPC, Radar Payments and O-CITY

It has been a busy couple of months as we continued to expand globally and reach new customers. We...

An update on the features of SmartVista's Instant Payments Solution

In a changing global digital commerce landscape, the traditional interbank payment systems are no...

An update on the features of SmartVista's Digital Banking Solution

In today's world, online and mobile banking are no longer nice to have on the consumer's mind....

An update on SmartVista's Fraud Management Suite

As consumers are constantly turning to e-commerce, the amount of fraud in the ecosystem is also at...

Central Bank of Congo (BCC) launches its national payment switch

After a reform phase aimed at modernising payment systems in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the...

Online detective: Trends in the Modus Operandi of the Fraudster in 2021

Sun Tzu himself pointed out that if you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the...

Online detective: The Anatomy of the new Fraudster

Nobody likes fraudsters and we tend not to think about them too much. But the lack of knowledge...

How to build a digital bank

In our previous blog post we explored the various stages involved in developing a winning business...

Neobank, keys to develop a winning business plan

In our previous blog post we considered the evolution of digital banking and the types of services...

The evolution of digital banking

In our previous blog post we looked at examples of banks that are ‘doing digital well’. In this...

Digital banks that do it well

BPC recently published a comprehensive guide to building a successful digital bank. In this series...

BPC’s Radar Payments brings white label tap to phone contactless payment to acquirers

BPC’s global processing centre, Radar Payments, today announced the launch of Tap to Phone, a...

Webinar - Build a Digital Bank Successfully

Watch our recent online live webinar, 'Building a Digital Bank Successfully' which took place on...

BPC extends regional partnership with Visa Fintech Fast-Track Program

BPC today announced that it has extended its membership with Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program to...

BPC expands offering with SmartVista digital banking app solution

BPC, the leading provider of digital payment solutions, has unveiled its new mobile and digital...

BPC enters the KSA Market in a strategic partnership with Interpaymea

BPC, the leading provider of digital payment solutions, is proud to announce it is entering the...

BPC’s SmartVista emerges as leader in 2020 Quadrant’s SPARK Matrix for Card Management

BPC, the leading provider of digital payment solutions, is proud to announce that it has emerged as...

O-CITY enters Kenya to drive contactless payments across Matatu bus service

Up to 10,000 buses to become cashless with O-CITY’s M-Pesa-based ticketing solution O-CITY, the...

Meezan Bank inks deal with BPC to accommodate Pakistan’s digital payments boom

BPC Banking Technologies, the leading provider of digital payment solutions, has partnered with...

BPC to become part of Utimaco’s partner program: Secure end-to-end payment accelerates digitalization

Combination of BPC’s SmartVista platform and Utimaco's Atalla HSM creates a secure end-to-end...

Webinar - The State of Digital Banking in the Middle East

Watch our recent online live webinar, 'The State of Digital Banking in the Middle East' with our...

Industry collaboration needed to revive public transportation in COVID-19 era.

Social distancing in public transport is among the keys to preventing the spread of the COVID-19...

BPC Marketplace partners with Brazilian Desk to provide financial access to Micro and SME communities in Latin America

BPC enters Latin American market through partnership with Brazilian Desk BPC Marketplace will...

Next stop: Smart City

The Covid-19 pandemic has an impact on everyone’s daily habits and it won't just be in the short...

BPC's agri marketplace, Safal Fasal, wins the 2020 RBI award for diversity and inclusion

On the occasion of the 2020 Retail Banking International Conference & awards, BPC and its agritech...

O-CITY joins the Visa Ready for Transit program to drive contactless payments for mass transit systems globally

Accelerated by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the world is rapidly embracing contactless payments...

Time for open payments across the city

bpcbillet is now O-CITY. We are glad to introduce BPC’s new brand dedicated to make cities more...

Interview: ‘Flicking the smart switch’ – Santiago Egas, BPC Americas in “The Fintech Magazine”

Santiago Egas, Executive Vice President & Managing Director of BPC Americas, believes policymakers...

BPC joins Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program

 BPC today announced that it has joined Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program, which makes it quicker...

A look into Greece’s Payment System with DIAS

Interbanking Systems S.A. (DIAS) has announced a strong growth in POS transactions. Card payment...

Safal Fasal Agritech Marketplace in numbers - pilot results infographic

BPC, the leading provider of digital payment solutions, shares pilot phase results from its new...

SME Marketplace unlocks financial access for 75,000 Indian farmers, aims to repair Coronavirus-hit supply chain

SME Marketplace Safal Fasal is first in India to connect whole agriculture value chain in one...

We launched our agritech marketplace in the midst of Covid-19. Here is what we’ve learned…

The world is immersed in a war against the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The virus is not sparing...

Embracing the contactless payment habit doesn't mean you need a card. New payment methods are breaking through

A habit is a settled tendency or behaviour that becomes automatic and is hard to give up. Run at 6,...

We need greater global financial inclusion; but who will take the lead?

It is no secret that traditional banks have struggled to close the financial inclusion gap,...

The silk road of payments we must travel

Mapping and mastering the journey by relying on a clear radar Inspiration comes from near and far...

Touching the boundaries of digital acceptance

Touching the boundaries of digital acceptance Digital acceptance is vital to the success of virtual...

TONIK to launch the first digital-only bank in the Philippines - and it’s powered by BPC

The Philippines is about to welcome its first digital-only bank. TONIK Digital Bank Inc, founded in...

Trending in digital payments: Prepaid cards go virtual

Parents use them to empower their children, corporates use them to pay employees, governments use...

Smart cities and public transport move to open loop payment technology

The more access people have to new technologies, the greater the likelihood they will move to urban...

BPC-owned Radar Payments launches at Merchant Payments Ecosystem (MPE), Berlin

Berlin, Germany & Baar, Switzerland – 18 February 2020   Berlin was home to the Merchants...

BPC facilitates interoperability in Algeria - millions to use country-wide network

On 5 January 2020, Algérie Poste’s ‘Edahabia’ electronic card had become interoperable with the...

APNA Microfinance Bank Pakistan successfully migrates to SmartVista

BPC is proud to announce the successful migration of Pakistan’s APNA Microfinance Bank to...

BPC launches 'seed to market' agritech ecosystem in India

BPC LAUNCHES ‘SEED TO MARKET’ AGRITECH ECOSYSTEM IN INDIA Safal Fasal marketplace levels farming...

Smart cities should prioritize solving real life problems with digital solutions

“The city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo”, Desmond Morris, the famed British zoologist...

How Singapore became the world’s poster child of smart cities

When the average European arrives in Singapore, he or she will likely get the feeling they’re...

Three smart city projects that are truly changing people’s lives

With over half of the world’s population living in urban areas at the moment, and additional 2.5...

Why payment technologies are one of the main drivers of making a city smarter

High-speed rail, smart parking or self-driving cars – cities are getting increasingly smarter,...

BPC expands in Cambodia with a new office in Phnom Penh

BPC sees a lot of potential in Cambodia as an emerging market economy and has therefore opened a...

From the product you have to the service you need

For payment service providers and retailers alike, processing payments has been one of the key...

BPC expands Middle East presence with opening of Pakistan office

*****press release***** Switzerland-based payments technology firm BPC has opened an office in...

Digital goes urban – Building smarter cities

The concept of smart cities, built on ICT enabled and data driven policy making, has been around...

Frictionless payments and the importance of data – seven key learnings from this year’s edition of Money20/20

Money20/20, it’s a wrap. This year’s edition of one of the world’s most coveted fintech...

Form3 and BPC announce partnership to combine expertise in cloud-based payments processing solution

*****Press Release***** Baar, 13 June 2019 BPC, a leading payments provider to financial services...

Mobility: Powering up mobility - transportation as a stepping stone to smarter cities

Mobility is a key component for economic growth and it is a crucial part of many people’s day to...

Marketplace: Empowering the business eco-system

Building a multi stake-holder B2B platform to benefit all At BPC we tackle real life issues with...

Ecosystems: Welcome to the ‘Era of the Many’: how ecosystems are powering the payments industry

The days of tactical solutions that fulfill a single purpose, where payments existed in isolation...

SmartVista compatible with Matica personalization systems

*****press release***** BPC, a world leading provider of payment solutions, is happy to announce...

Payments provider BPC announces the appointment of Peter Theunis as Director of BPC AG

*****press release***** Financial technology company BPC is delighted to announce the appointment...

MPE Open Banking 2018

At this years MPE 2018 event our Product Marketing Manager, Marijke Koninckx presents Payments in...

New fraud tactics require new prevention measures

Fraudsters are getting more and more organized and have started more sophisticated and targeted...

Mastering the challenges of frictionless fare collection

Mobility is one of the key success factors for economic growth and therefore, it is one of the core...

Payments in Times of Open Banking

The retail landscape has undergone a significant shift over the last decade. The traditional sales...

Digital Wallets as a driver towards a cashless society

Even though digital mobile wallets have been around for a while, we still see new wallets being...

Bringing Banking to the People - Agent Banking solutions that enable financial inclusion

According to a study conducted by McKinsey, nearly 2.5 billion adults are financially unserved and...

Despite all the preventative measures, why does fraud still occur?

When it comes to protecting systems from cyberattacks, banks have invested heavily in applications...

Open Banking as an opportunity for retailers

Open banking is set to have a major impact on the financial services industry. In the last few...

Making the difference in East Africa

BPC receives yet another award! This month we received yet another award from The Banker Africa....

How to Protect Your Bank During Payments Technology Replacement

In a rapidly changing market, the financial and skills challenges connected with maintaining...

Can your current payments technology be future-proofed?

For banks and FIs ready to upgrade their payments platforms to maintain pace with customer demand,...

PSD2 Is A Huge Opportunity for Online Merchants

Europe’s Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) is due to come into force in January 2018, once all...

Is there a way out of the legacy systems trap?

They have been the mainstay of payments systems around the world over the last three decades....