In the news of current payments around the world, Afterpay has rolled out its Clearpay service to merchants in France and Spain, while Britain’s Deliveroo is reportedly preparing for an initial public offering (IPO). Additionally, Ghost Kitchen Brands (GKB) has partnered with Walmart Canada to provide consumers with one-stop food pickup and delivery service.
European BNPL Clearpay service launched with merchants in Spain and France
Buy now, pay later (BNPL) Afterpay has launched its European service, Clearpay, to merchants in Spain and France. Additionally, Italian merchants will start supplying the platform later in March. By leveraging Clearpay, buyers can receive products immediately and make payments in four installments over a short period of time.
Deliveroo seeks to raise $ 1.4 billion from stock sales
Deliveroo is preparing to raise $ 1.4 billion in a planned IPO of its shares. The delivery platform, which is backed by Amazon, among others, could be valued at around $ 10 billion after its IPO. Deliveroo is also backed by investors who include Accel, Index Ventures, General Catalyst, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity and Durable Capital Partners.
Walmart to open five Ghost kitchens in Canada
GKB has partnered with Walmart Canada to provide consumers with one-stop food pickup and delivery service. Walmart’s first Ghost Kitchen is currently open at St. Catherine’s Walmart. GKB Founder and CEO George Kottas said in a press release that “Walmart Canada is a perfect strategic partner for us as we continue to innovate and reinvent the restaurant industry with our unique restaurant concept. .
Cryptocurrency could be banned entirely in India
India is considering new rules that would ban digital currency in the country, penalizing anyone who holds, buys or operates bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, according to a published report citing unidentified government sources. The potential rules would be the strictest in the world and in effect ban the possession, issuance, mining or trading of digital currency.
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