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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 2018, received its banking license from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Philippines’ Central Bank) in January 2020. Preparing for its launch, TONIK has selected BPC as its exclusive payment partner, leveraging BPC’s payments processing centre and its SmartVista solution. TONIK…

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APNA Microfinance Bank, Pakistan, successfully migrates to SmartVista

BPC is proud to announce the successful migration of Pakistan’s APNA Microfinance Bank to SmartVista. Founded in 2012, APNA is a private financial institution created by a group of banking leaders to provide financial services to the unbanked. Since only 20% of Pakistan’s population have a bank account, APNA Microfinance Bank has dedicated its efforts…

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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 areas – a trend that is receiving much attention across the world. More than two thirds of the world’s population are expected to live in urban areas by 2050, creating huge challenges around pollution and transport. The adoption…

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Interoperability achieved in Algeria! Millions to use country-wide network

On 5 January 2020, Algérie Poste’s ‘Edahabia’ electronic card had become interoperable with the country’s banking network. This governmental initiative is expected to stimulate the banking market and positively impact the lives of millions of Algerians. BPC is proud to have enabled this service, as both Algérie Poste and the SATIM countrywide payment network are…

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Trending in digital payments: Prepaid cards go virtual

Parents use them to empower their children, corporates use them to pay employees, governments use them to disburse payments and benefits. But unlike regular debit or credit cards, prepaid cards come in a variety of guises and operate on a different fee structure. According to  Edgar, Dunn & Company research, the global prepaid card market…

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

Berlin, Germany & Baar, Switzerland – 18 February 2020 Berlin was home to the Merchants Payment Ecosystem (MPE) 2020 on 18 February, the largest merchant and payment-acquiring event in Europe. It was also the occasion for BPC to launch its paytech, Radar Payments, offering modern white label payment-processing capabilities with a focus on innovation. As…

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BPC launches ‘seed to market’ agritech ecosystem in India

BPC LAUNCHES ‘SEED TO MARKET’ AGRITECH ECOSYSTEM IN INDIA Safal Fasal marketplace levels farming community digitally with end-to-end value chain partners  Lucknow (IN), Baar (CH), December 18, 2019 – Today at the Safal Fasal introduction event in Lucknow, BPC launches a marketplace initiative to support the Indian agriculture community from ‘seed to market’ – digital…

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New Blog about payment technologies in digital goes urban

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 living in the future. They can call a Robocar, one of the first public trials to bring self-driving cars to consumers. You find 1Gbps fibre connection nearly everywhere you go. And as the nation is looking to go ‘cashless’,…

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New Blog about payment technologies in digital goes urban

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 billion people joining them in the next few decades*, we’re at the verge of a sea change in urban life. One of the ways to make sure that existing city infrastructures can deal with all these new groups…

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