FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, FINTECH
PRnewswire | March 21, 2023
Bitstamp, the world's longest-running crypto exchange, announces today that it is expanding its white-label service to institutions in selected APAC markets. Banks, payments and fintech companies, or investment firms looking to fast-track their digital assets offerings to customers can choose from one of three plug-and-play service tiers. The offering covers a range of needs, such as order matching, liquidity for a wide range of crypto markets, regulatory-compliant AML/ (Know-your-customer), account reporting and more.
Known as Bitstamp as a Service, the solution enables financial institutions to rapidly develop a retail offering without needing to build out technology or compliance infrastructure or acquire specific licenses. One of Bitstamp's first partners for this service was Revolut back in 2017.
Flexible Design for Rapid Deployment
Bitstamp as a Service provides clients with three tiers: Exchange, Exchange Plus, and Exchange Complete. Each tier provides a number of core building blocks with the Exchange Complete tier designed as an end-to-end solution that adds KYC/AML operations for customer onboarding and access to Bitstamp's global license network. For institutions that are prioritizing speed to market and lower fixed costs, this solution will save them the time and resources needed to build this capability in-house.
Bitstamp as a Service gives clients — whether they are an early-stage fintech startup or an established banking institution — the ability to integrate this infrastructure with their existing customer apps. This enables clients to continue to grow their customer relationships and control the user experience with the fastest path to market.
"Bitstamp as a Service is a complete end-to-end solution that allows clients to rapidly turn on their crypto offering. Clients trust in our ability to deliver a safe and secure solution because our success as an infrastructure provider has been tested over multiple cycles. As the market matures, we are seeing greater demand for more integration options and third-party risk management," says Leonard Hoh, APAC GM of Bitstamp. "For added flexibility Bitstamp's infrastructure stack also gives clients a choice of 15 banking partners to match their operational needs. "
A Trusted Solution for Institutions in Current Market Cycle
In a survey carried out by Bitstamp in 2022, over 75 per cent of retail and institutional investors worldwide believe that crypto will become mainstream in the next 10 years. Of all the institutional investors polled, 81 per cent believe digital assets should be part of a portfolio. However, one of the top barriers to entry cited by retail investors were "not sure which platform to trust or is secure''.
"Recent events in the industry have placed new emphasis on good business practices and compliance credentials that necessitate a package of operational controls. There is a need for institutions to find a trusted partner to deliver a quality experience in the digital assets ecosystem to serve the next wave of mainstream adoption ," says Leonard Hoh.
Bitstamp currently holds more than 50 licenses and registrations globally. It was the only crypto exchange among more than 130 CEXes (centralized exchanges) to receive an AA rating in CryptoCompare's Exchange Benchmark Report in October 2022 — a testament to Bitstamp's commitment to making crypto investing secure for all.
Bitstamp is the world's original and longest-running cryptocurrency exchange, supporting investors, traders and leading financial institutions since 2011. With a proven track record, cutting-edge market infrastructure and dedication to personal service with a human touch, Bitstamp's secure and reliable trading venue is trusted by over four million customers worldwide. Whether it's through its intuitive web platform and mobile app or industry-leading APIs, Bitstamp is where crypto enters finance. For more information, visit www.bitstamp.net
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, PAYMENTS
Businesswire | March 23, 2023
Cross River Bank (“Cross River”), a leading technology infrastructure provider that offers embedded financial solutions, today announced a new partnership with U.K. based Pay.com. This partnership will enhance and expand Pay.com’s automated payment platform into the U.S. and drive additional growth opportunities.
“Cross River’s comprehensive compliance, payments and technology infrastructure increases the safety, efficiency and scalability that our partners have come to expect,” said Gilles Gade, Founder, President and CEO of Cross River. “Our partnership with Pay.com enables them to scale and reach new markets.”
The partnership enables Pay.com’s current and future merchants to accept multiple payment methods, such as credit and debit cards, as well as alternative payment methods such as digital wallets, ACH transfers and more, all via Cross River’s one-stop-shop. Cross River’s API infrastructure provides Pay.com the ability to streamline and provide customer-centric payments capabilities, facilitating closed loop embedded financial solutions for merchants and businesses.
"Our partnership with Cross River is a testament to our commitment to providing merchants with a comprehensive payment solution,” said Assaf Cohen, CEO of Pay.com. “With their regulatory infrastructure and expertise in embedded finance, we can scale our business and offer merchants access to the latest payment technologies."
According to Verified Market Research, the embedded finance market size is expected to grow to $6.943 trillion by 2030, and fintechs are in need of simplified embedded finance systems that deliver exceptional customer experiences. Cross River and Pay.com lead with a solution-driven approach and have been partners since July 2022. Cross River’s expertise, technology and regulatory infrastructure will help build and scale Pay.com’s business in the U.S., providing increased capabilities for businesses.
About Cross River
Cross River provides technology infrastructure powering the future of financial services. Leveraging its proprietary real-time banking core, Cross River delivers innovative and scalable embedded payments, cards and lending solutions to millions of consumers and businesses. Cross River is backed by leading investors and serves the world’s most essential fintech and technology companies. Together with its partners, Cross River is reshaping global finance and financial inclusion. Member FDIC. Find out more at www.crossriver.com.
Pay.com is an innovative payment service provider, providing flexible, customizable, and scalable solutions. Pay.com enables enterprise leaders to effortlessly manage large payments and achieve their boldest visions, while empowering smaller merchants to reach new heights of success through seamless, fast, and user-friendly payment solutions. Pay.com’s commitment to inclusivity drives the company to bring unparalleled ease, simplicity, and speed to the global payment space.
CORE BANKING, INVESTMENTS
Treasury Prime | March 16, 2023
On March 15, 2023, Treasury Prime announced the launch of OneKey Banking, a groundbreaking technology that allows customers to leverage the industry's largest bank network (15+ financial institutions) using instant cross-bank transfers. This innovative solution is a first-of-its-kind and promises to unlock the full potential of the banking network for Treasury Prime customers.
OneKey Banking is a comprehensive solution with powerful components like network transfers and single-key access to Treasury Prime's growing bank network. However, the true power of OneKey Banking lies in its ability to unlock Treasury Prime's industry-changing technology, providing enterprises with a holistic platform to power their businesses. With OneKey Banking, companies can enjoy unprecedented access to cutting-edge financial tools and a unified system to streamline their operations.
Companies' banking-as-a-service (BaaS) solutions may need to catch up as they mature. Treasury Prime OneKey Banking solves that issue by eliminating the need to switch providers owing to deposit growth or feature access. Flexible by design, OneKey Banking allows firms of any size and growth trajectory to handle deposits effortlessly, move funds, send prompt payments, mitigate risk, scale, and access capabilities via an easy-to-use interface, eliminating many common BaaS difficulties.
OneKey Banking has had an impressive start, enabling deposits of over $350 million in its first month alone across multiple Treasury Prime network banking partners. The company expects this number to grow into billions in the coming months. OneKey Banking's benefits aren't limited to enterprises; banks of all sizes can also use this technology. With OneKey Banking's standard API, banks can improve their innovation channels with their embedded clients and offer a seamless banking experience while taking advantage of Treasury Prime's cutting-edge technology.
About Treasury Prime
Treasury Prime is at the forefront of the future of finance. Its award-winning APIs and embedded banking products allow banks and enterprise partners to innovate, grow, and adapt to a rapidly changing marketplace. With a focus on providing access to banking products and services to all population segments, Treasury Prime offers complex services, including money transfer and risk mitigation, utilizing a chartered bank's infrastructure. The company has been recognized for its innovative approach, winning 'Best Banking-as-a-Service Platform' in Tearsheet Embedded Awards 2021 and 2022 and earning a spot on CB Insights' annual 2021 Fintech 250 list.