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Technology

PayTech Awards 2022 Winner: Gr4vy – Best Cloud Payments Solution

According to eMarketer, the global retail payment space will grow to around $4.4 trillion by 2023. This exponential growth has led merchants of all sizes to build increasingly complex payment infrastructure to deal with an ever growing mix of payment methods and processors. But this approach has inevitably led to technical debt, inflexibility, potential regulatory […]

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World

Erdoğan walks a fine line as the Ukraine war’s double agent

Press play to listen to this article Whose side are you really on? That’s the question that’s bound to loom large in the mind of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy when he meets his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Lviv on Thursday. Of all the members of the NATO alliance, Erdoğan is easily the most […]

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US

PIP to Make Web3 Payments Simple for Users on the Binance Smart Chain | HackerNoon

What is happening? PIP, a Web3 payment solutions provider, introduced its payment services to the Binance ecosystem, offering stablecoin-based transactions using Binance Coin (BNB) and Binance USD (BUSD) for consumers of Binance Smart Chain (BSC). The platform’s PIP Extension offering delivers the cutting-edge solution that connects a variety of linked Web2 social media platforms to […]

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US

Emirates NBD to run metaverse startup accelerator

Emirates NBD, in partnership with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Fintech Hive and Microsoft, is to run an accelerator programme for metaverse startups. Marking Emirates NBD’s first play in the metaverse, the accelerator programme aligns with the Dubai Metaverse Strategy aimed at supporting more than 40,000 virtual jobs by 2030 and adding $4 billion […]

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UK

‘No appeal!’ British expats furious at pension BLUNDER as payments suspended

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has stopped pension payments to British expats living in Canada. Pensioners living there have been accused of failing to return “proof of life” forms the retirees claim they never received in the post. The UK Government department sent out letters warning state pension payments had been suspended, with […]

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Finance

Universal Credit payments could be ‘wiped out’ as energy bills rise to £595 a month

Research carried out by Citizens Advice Scotland found that prepayment meter customers are at risk of seeing the entirety of their Universal Credit claim spent on energy costs. In Scotland alone, around 470,000 households are customers who pay their energy bills in advance which is usually more expensive than those who pay via direct debit. […]

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Travel

Have your say: Will you travel to EU countries after new payments are brought in?

The scheme should be fairly straightforward with ETIAS issued in minutes in some cases, however, there are fears it will spark extra queues at borders. The ETIAS aims to improve security at borders, but already the Port of Dover has warned its introduction could cause lengthy delays at the border. The European Commission has said […]

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Finance

Universal Credit payments could arrive early next week – are you affected?

Employment and Support Allowance. Income Support and Jobseeker’s Allowance is every two weeks.  The state pension, PIP, Pension Credit, Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance is usually every four weeks. Carer’s Allowance is also weekly in advance or every four weeks. More changes to payment dates for Universal Credit will also come later in the […]

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Finance

State pension rise ‘certainly justifiable!’ – payments could exceed £200 a week

“In cash terms, a 10 percent rise would take the [new] state pension (which applies to anyone who began claiming after 2016) from £185.15 to £203.66 per week. “It would also take the annual income from a full state pension to £10,590.32 – the first time the payment has been worth more than £10,000 a […]

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Finance

DWP confirms the date PIP and other benefit payments will be paid in August will change

Meanwhile, in Scotland 313,600 people who depend on PIP are being transferred to a new benefit. It means new claims for PIP will no longer be accepted after August 29 and people over 16 and under state pension age with a disability will have to apply for Adult Disability Payment instead. Thousands of people who […]