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XWallet crosses 100,000 registered users

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Pundi X (), the leading blockchain developer providing easy crypto payment service for mainstream consumers, announced that its digital asset wallet app- XWallet has recently surpassed 100,000 registered users. This is just three months after it was made available for users to connect their regular digital asset wallets to the Pundi X blockchain-based payment ecosystem.

“In addition to XPASS card holders, there are now more people who are able to easily use crypto at physical stores via the XPOS, our blockchain-based Point-of-Sales smart device,” said Zac Cheah, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pundi X. “Through a pure word of mouth effort, the rate of adoption for the XWallet after just three months of its official release is quite remarkable.”

Virtual is the new Versatile

The XWallet mobile app connects regular digital asset wallets with the Pundi X blockchain-based payment ecosystem. Through the XWallet, one can easily manage digital assets stored in the physical XPASS cards, check current balances, top-up major digital currencies or conduct payment transactions instantly at physical stores. By default, the XWallet comes with a virtual XPASS card in the app for each of its registered user.

Users can top up and pay with major digital currencies, including BTC, ETH, BNB and NPXS, whereby one can transact or purchase goods and services from physical stores, with the XPOS already activated in over 250 retail outlets and verified XWallet merchants across 30 countries in the world.

Any Pundi XPASS card holder is able to pair his or her card with the XWallet to have the flexibility to make payments directly from the app without the physical XPASS card. The other benefit of pairing the XPASS card with the XWallet is the ability to control and move the digital assets within the XPASS card virtually in the event the physical XPASS card goes missing or misplaced.

“It’s ultimately about versatility and security–transactions via an internet-connected XWallet app or the offline physical XPASS cards can be processed immediately. Merchants have the option to print out their QR code found in the “Collect” feature in the XWallet and use it in an offline setting without the need for an online connection. All the offline transactions can still be made by scanning the QR code, which will later be uploaded onto the blockchain,” added Cheah.

Top countries using XWallet app

These 100,000 XWallet users come from every corner of the world and not just limited to a specific country or region. The ten countries with the most XWallet users include IndiaBangladesh and Pakistan in South AsiaPhilippines and Indonesia in Southeast Asia; Korea in East AsiaTurkey in West Asia and Eastern EuropeBrazil in Latin Americathe United States; and Russia.

The countries with the most active XWallet users almost mirror the “Top 10 most download countries” list with IndonesiaIndia, and the United States claiming the top three places. The Philippines and Brazil fall out of the “Top 10 most active XWallet users” list with Spain and the United Kingdom replacing them.

“The XWallet’s geographic footprint is truly global. We perceive the typical XWallet user to be a global citizen who wants to experience the latest innovations in blockchain technology and mobile crypto payment,” said Cheah.

 

SOURCE Pundi X

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i-exceed’s Appzillon Powers Canara Bank’s Omni-Channel Consumer Banking – A Comprehensive Solution for Cutting-Edge Mobile and Internet Banking Experiences

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i-exceed’s Appzillon Powers Canara Bank’s Omni-Channel Consumer Banking – A Comprehensive Solution for Cutting-Edge Mobile and Internet Banking Experiences

 

For some time now, Canara Bank, one of the leading public sector banks in India has been working with i-exceed for a successful digital transformation.

The bank started its digital transformation journey in 2017 by launching CANDI – India’s first truly digital banking branch that offers various banking services to the customers including instant digital on-boarding.

The next phase of digital transformation took place in the form of Omni-Channel Consumer Banking. Here, the bank wanted to provide a consistent user experience to its customers across all mobile and Internet channels.

i-exceed’s Appzillon Omni-Channel Consumer Banking proved to be the right fit for Canara Bank’s requirements because of its capabilities to function as a stand-alone system and also perfectly integrate with existing legacy systems. Customers can now use common credentials and access a unified beneficiary database, limits, etc. across different solutions offered by the bank. i-exceed’s offering also ensured quick time to market of all the project deliverables in an agile manner.

Omni-Channel Consumer Banking has been built using Appzillon Digital Experience Platform. A unique differentiator of the platform is its micro-app based architecture. It enables app developers to combine as well as customise micro apps from Appzillon Digital Repository to build complex apps much faster than other platforms in the market. Apps developed using Appzillon follow a ‘code once deploy anywhere’ approach that significantly reduces development and deployment effort for a wide range of environments (operating systems, browsers, and device form factors). The scalable architecture of the platform played an integral role in the app’s success as it could swiftly adapt to the large volumes of transactions taking place on Canara Bank’s Internet banking channel.

Recently, leading global FinTech-focused analyst firm IBS Intelligence recognized i-exceed at the Global FinTech Innovation Awards for ‘Most Innovative Digital Banking Implementation’ at Canara Bank.

S Sundararajan, Executive Director at i-exceed commented, “We are proud to be associated with Canara Bank for almost three years in their digital transformation endeavours. We are very excited to partner with them on their multiple digital initiatives as they become a digital-first bank. We wish Canara Bank all the best in their initiatives and look forward to our continued engagement as there is a tremendous opportunity to bring more customers to perform all their transactions digitally.”

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Ping An Completes First Venture Investment in India to Enhance Auto Services Ecosystem

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Ping An Insurance (Group) of Company of China, Ltd. (hereafter “Ping An” or the “Group”, HKEx:2318; SSE:601318) announced that Ping An Global Voyager Fund, its overseas investment arm, has led a US$70 million Series D in Indian auto technology company CarDekho, alongside Sequoia Capital and Hillhouse Capital. This is Ping An’s first venture investment in India.

CarDekho Group, founded in 2008, is one of India’s leading autotech companies. It has successfully digitized the auto ecosystem in India and is aggressively pursuing the vision to own the personal mobility space by helping customers across their entire car buying and ownership journey. CarDekho Group currently has operations in IndiaIndonesia and Philippines and operate leading Indian auto sites such as CarDekho.com, Gaadi.com, ZigWheels.com, BikeDekho.com, InsuranceDekho.com and PowerDrift.com.

Based in ChinaPing An is one of the world’s largest financial services companies. Ping An has been investing heavily in technology and building five ecosystems covering financial services, health care, auto services, real estate services, and smart city services. The Group is the majority shareholder of China’s largest auto portal Autohome (NYSE: ATHM).

“Auto services are a core component of Ping An’s ‘finance + ecosystem’ strategy, reflected in our majority shareholding in Autohome in China. We have been extremely impressed with the business CarDekho has built in India, particularly its success in developing different types of financial services offerings to address car buyers’ needs,” said Donald Lacey, Managing Director and COO of the Ping An Global Voyager Fund. “The Global Voyager Fund’s stake in CarDekho represents Ping An’s first venture investment in India, and we are delighted to partner with an organization of CarDekho’s caliber.”

“It’s a matter of great pride for us at CarDekho that Ping An is choosing us as their first Indian investment. As a leading full stack autotech company in India, we at CarDekho are committed to help consumers throughout their car buying journey. Our unique auto ecosystem provides us a competitive edge in reaching out to consumers and engage with them through our various transaction models at one platform. With the latest fundraise, we will continue to strengthen our domestic and international businesses and will aggressively work towards becoming the largest personal mobility player in the country,” said Mr Amit Jain, CEO and Co-Founder, CarDekho Group.

 

SOURCE Ping An Insurance Group Ltd.

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Broadridge Announces Pricing of $750 Million Senior Notes

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Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR) (“Broadridge”) today announced that it has priced $750 million aggregate principal amount of 2.900% senior notes due 2029 (the “Notes”) in an offering registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.  Broadridge intends to use the net proceeds of this offering to repay the outstanding indebtedness under its revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, BofA Securities, Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., TD Securities (USA) LLC. and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. are acting as the joint book-running managers for the offering.

The Notes are being offered pursuant to an effective registration statement only by means of a prospectus and related preliminary prospectus supplement, copies of which may be obtained from: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC collect at 212-834-4533, BofA Securities, Inc. toll-free at 800-294-1322, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC toll-free at 866-718-1649 and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC toll-free at 800-645-3751.

You may also visit www.sec.gov to obtain an electronic copy of the prospectus and related preliminary prospectus supplement.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

 

SOURCE Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

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