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How PSPs and Merchants are Handling the COVID-19 Crisis in LATAM

How PSps and merchants are handling the covid-19 crisis in latam

In this episode of the OBN Podcast, we’re speaking with Gabriela Vieira, Director of Legal and Operations at PrimeiroPay. PrimeiroPay is a Brazilian PSP that has gone from startup to strong player within the Latam Market. Gabriela dives into the changes that are happening in the local market as a result of COVID-19, including a new regulation that has led to stronger protection of funds for PSPs and Merchants.

We also discuss how Open banking in Brazil is projected to be implemented in the near future, and the top 5 things global merchants should take into consideration when entering the Brazilian market.

About PrimeiroPay .

PrimeiroPay is a unique payment service provider in Latin America. Our focus is to provide our merchants with a simple and efficient way to process cross-border payments in the region without the need of a local entity. We are connected to the major acquirers, providing Credit Card Payments as well as local payment methods such as Boleto Bancario. Using PrimeiroPay, your customers can purchase physical and digital goods online without any tax or Foreign Exchange burden as we process all cards locally. With our competitive tax structure, we are able to provide the best available rates in the market. Payments are made in Brazil, safe and secure for our merchants and your customers. 

Get in touch today and learn more about Primeiropay. To find out more, visit: http://www.primeiropay.com



Gabriela Vieira

Director of Legal and Operations at PrimeiroPay

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How Germany has been at the Forefront of Open Banking – with Georg Schardt of Blue Code

How Germany has been at the Forefront of Open Banking - with Georg Schardt of Bluecode

In this episode, we had a chance to sit down with the Georg Schardt who has been in the payments and e-commerce industry since the very beginning. We get an insight into how Germany’s payment solutions have been providing open banking solutions for customers long before PSD2 came into effect. From Sofort to new solutions like Bluecode, we are happy to had the opportunity to dwell into Open Banking regulation from such a unique perspective. Why the German market could be more complicated than others but is still so far ahead? Tune in and find out!


About Bluecode

Bluecode is a pan-European mobile payment solution for banks and retailers that allows fast, secure, and anonymous payments using mobile devices. With every purchase, Blue code generates a single-use TAN that is valid for four minutes and displays it on the smartphone screen, triggering an anonymous payment directly from the customer’s debit account. The TAN is shown on the smartphone screen both as a blue barcode and numerical code, and works independent of specific transmission technologies: at the register, Blue code will be scanned, at vending machines, it will be transmitted via Bluetooth, or QR Code when making online purchases. Additionally, Blue code can be integrated with retailer loyalty rewards programs, facilitating a one-scan payment & loyalty process at the register.

To find out more, visit: www.bluecode.com


Georg Schardt

Chief Operating Officer at Bluecode