Britain tries to maintain its financial edge by promoting growth of fintech companies

Britain is likely to see an increase in the number of Payment Service Providers in 2018. In a move designed to boost the growth of fintech companies, Britain’s central bank, the Bank of England has widened access to Britain’s interbank payments system to new fintech firms, an area that was previously dominated by the “Big…

France-based Worldline acquires Digital River World Payments for undisclosed sum

This merger assumes significance midst the growing global clamour for going cashless. In a significant development, French payments processing company Worldline has agreed to acquire Digital River World Payments (DRWP), its Swedish peer. The move marks a pickup in the merger activity in the payments sector. Although Worldline did not disclose the quantum it had…