LankaClear Launched LankaPay/JCB Co-badged Cards in Sri Lanka

LankaClear (Private) Limited (LankaClear) - the operator of LankaPay, Sri Lanka's National Payment Network, together with JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., announced the commercial roll-out of National Card Scheme (NCS) programme of Sri Lanka, after successfully completing the pilot stage since the announcement of the strategic partnership in June 2017. With the commercial roll-out of NCS programme, LankaPay/JCB co-badged payment cards are now accepted at ATMs and merchants on JCB network, globally. This partnership has also enabled JCB cardholders worldwide to use their cards at ATMs and POS terminals within Sri Lanka.

Santander launches JCB merchant acquiring operations in Spain

Banco Santander (Santander), the major international financial group, has launched JCB merchant acquiring operations in Spain following a license agreement with JCB International (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB, the Japanese global payment brand. Thanks to this new alliance, Santander facilitates JCB acceptance at Santander-acquired merchants throughout Spain.

Mortgage Loan easily obtainable in Quakertown, PA

Dream Home is a pure feeling which has imagined by everyone. It takes time to form a dream home materially. There is a difference between virtual reality and actual (physical) reality. The transformation is more crucial when you're changing things from imagination to reality. So, who is the owner of this dream house? Who will build it for you? What are the pre-requisites for it? How much financial preparation required? These questions are simply uprising in any of the minds whoever want to build a dream home. There are best designers available, best material you can have from the market, and extremely talented builders in the industry but more or less financial arrangements puts you to think about it seriously.

Travelstop raises $3M led by Accel

Singapore-based startup Travelstop ( is reimagining business travel and expense management in Asia. In its efforts to modernise the industry, the firm has raised US$3 million in Pre-Series A funding led by Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Accel, with participation from Strive (formerly GREE Ventures), and existing investor SeedPlus. As part of this new round, Accel's Prashanth Prakash will be joining the company's Board of Directors.

Infinito integrates Sofitto's Sugi Card creating Optimal Solution for Crypto Users

Infinito has partnered with Belgian fintech leader Sofitto to offer its Sugi NFC Wallet Card as a crypto payment solution for Infinito Wallet. This new native hardware wallet solution allows users to store funds safely and make payments with a hassle-free storage solution that works similarly to a regular payment card. Together, the two blockchain players aim to transform the consumer experience by empowering users to transact cryptocurrencies securely and at their convenience.

HKTDC Export Index 2Q19 revises 2019 export growth forecast to 2%

In view of the threat posed by prolonged trade disruption and slowing growth in some of the world's major economies, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) made a downward revision to its forecast for Hong Kong's export performance in 2019, from 5% to 2%. Exporters are more proactive in diversifying their markets and enhancing product competitiveness.

WeWork, the World's Leading Co-working Community Giant, Sets Foot in Chinlink International Centre

Chinlink International Holdings Limited ("Chinlink", HKSE Stock Code: 0997) and its subsidiaries (collectively the "Group") and WeWork, the internationally renowned workspace and community services brand, are pleased to announce that WeWork will open a new co-working space in Chinlink International Centre (CIC), a commercial development project under the flagship of Chinlink.

360Quadrants analyzes over 100 vendors offering Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security Solutions

Industrial Control Systems covers various types of control systems used in industries for their operations. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Distributed Control System (DCS), and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) are used to remotely manage industrial critical infrastructures from a central control room.

Tauriga Sciences, Inc. enters into comprehensive Distribution Agreement to establish ITs Tauri-Gum Brand in the New York City Metropolitan Area Market

Tauriga Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: TAUG) ("Tauriga" or the "Company"), a revenue generating Company that operates through the development, distribution, and licensing of proprietary products as well as the evaluation of potential acquisition opportunities and equity investments, today announced that it has entered into a comprehensive distribution agreement (the "Agreement") with a well-established Direct Store Delivery ("DSD") Food Distribution Company with annual revenue in excess of $100,000,000 from its thousands of customers (convenience stores, delis, pharmacies, supermarkets, specialty stores, etc.) in the New York City ("NYC") Metropolitan Area marketplace (the "NYC Market").

Latest updation on GST for Tally

In this article, you will learn all about the latest GST updates and the process of using Tally Software for best results. But before we overload you with information, let’s start with a few basics.

ANZ first Australian bank to roll out Voice ID for mobile banking

ANZ will today be the first Australian bank to roll out Voice ID technology on mobile banking enabling customers to complete higher value transactions conveniently and securely.

With Voice ID, ANZ customers can now make ‘Pay Anyone’ payments of more than $1000 on their mobile without needing to log into internet banking, or remember additional passwords or PINs, or visit a branch. They can also use Voice ID to make BPAY payments of more than $10,000 on their mobile.

Commenting on the announcement, Managing Director Customer Experience and Digital Channels, Peter Dalton said: “This is a significant security update that will make it easier for our customers to complete high value transactions on their smartphones.

“Customers increasingly want the convenience of banking on their digital devices and this solution delivers that with the added level of voice biometric security. “This will be particularly good news for our small business customers who regularly need to make payments of more than $1000 on the go and will only need their voice to authorise those transactions.”

The rollout comes after ANZ completed a successful pilot program with the new technology in recent months and will be available for customers using the Grow by ANZ app from today. It will then be rolled out to other digital channels across the bank.

ANZ has developed Voice ID with world-leading voice biometrics company Nuance to bring the new technology to Australian customers.

Nuance managing director Aust & NZ, Enterprise Division Robert Schwarz said: “ANZ is taking a forward-thinking yet secure approach to identity verification with Voice ID, making it fast, easy and secure for customers who are on-the-go to perform high value transactions.

“Through the ANZ mobile banking app, Voice ID uses proven voice biometric technology from Nuance that is more secure and more convenient than legacy authentication methods.”


Xero announces new Singapore-based regional headquarters, Regional Managing Director and strategic partnerships to support accelerating growth in Asia

​Xero, (@Xero), the global leader in cloud accounting software for small businesses, announced the next phase of its growth in Asia with the opening of its Singapore office. Xero also announced strategic partnerships with leading businesses, including Visa, United Overseas Bank (UOB) and HReasily, at its Singapore Roadshow. Opened by Andy Lark, Xero’s chief marketing and business officer, industry leaders from Google, Microsoft, Visa and UOB joined the Xero Roadshow.