EMEA Daily: Worldline Enables Indian Payment Methods RuPay and UPI in Europe

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Today in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) news, Worldline partners with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to expand the acceptance of Indian payment methods across Europe. Plus, B2B buy now, pay later (BNPL) provider Hokodo launches a Shopify integration for merchants.

Worldline Enables Indian Payment Methods RuPay and UPI in Europe 

French payment company Worldline has joined forces with the international arm of NPCI to expand the acceptance of Indian payment methods across Europe. As part of the partnership, Worldline will bring more convenience to Indian customers in European markets by allowing merchants’ point-of-sale (POS) systems to accept payments from India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and RuPay.

B2B BNPL Provider Hokodo Launches Shopify Integration

Hokodo has launched a new plug-in for use by B2B merchants that have webstores on the eCommerce platform Shopify in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands. The plug-in enables these merchants to offer instant credit terms to eligible business buyers — deferring the payment by up to 60 days — while still getting paid upfront and being protected from risk.

UK FinTech Ecospend, Car Repair Payment Platform Bumper Team on A2A Payments

Open banking payment provider Ecospend has launched a new marketplace payment solution for car repair-focused BNPL platform Bumper that will help connect customers with car dealers. The “Pay-by-Bank” option will start a direct bank transfer with prepopulated payment details, including those from Bumper, to cut down on human error and provide an “efficient and cost-effective” way of redirecting payments between customers and merchants.

Dutch Online Grocer Crisp Acquires Food Supplier Eetfabriek, Raises $73M

Crisp, an app-only supermarket based in Amsterdam, has raised 75 million euros ($73.2 million) in a funding round that includes contributions from new and existing investors. The company also announced that it has completed the acquisition of Zwanenburg-based fresh food delivery company Eetfabriek.

Turkish Delivery Startup Getir Moving to Snap up Gorillas

Turkish delivery startup Getir is moving to close a deal for undisclosed terms to snap up German competitor Gorillas Technologies. The rumored acquisition deal, a mix of cash and equity, would give Getir a delivery foothold in the central U.K. and German markets. The discussions may not result in a deal.

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