Santander Releases OnePay FX App

On April 10, Santander released OnePay FX Application, which allows the users to make regular international payments
10 April 2018   2713

In February we have reported about Banco Santander announcing the launch of a mobile payment application based on the technology developed by Ripple.

On April 10, Santander released OnePay FX Application, which allows the users to make regular international payments of up to £10,000 a day in euros to all nineteen Eurozone countries; and US dollars to the USA.

OnePay FX AppOnePay FX App Screenshots

OnePay FX allows the users to:

• Either enter the amount in Pounds to send or the amount of Euros or Dollars to be received
• Always see the final amount that will be received
• Store the details of payments so it’s easier to pay them again 
• See all the payments made using the app
• Send payments to individuals rather than companies 

We will not charge you a transaction fee for using OnePay FX. However, the payment may be subject to receiving bank fees if you send a payment in Euros or Dollars to an account which uses a different currency. If we introduce a transaction fee in the future, we’ll inform you of the fee before you complete the transaction. 
 

OnePay FX Description

The users who would like to use OnePay FX will need the Santander Online or Mobile Banking log on credentials and a Santander debit card registered with Apple Pay.

It was indicated previously that the payment application developed by Santander and Ripple will appear in the first quarter of 2018, and OnePay FX is likely to be that very app. Nevertheless, the App Store description of OnePay FX app does not include any mentions of Ripple technology.

Ripple to Write Open Letter to US Congress

Ripple's execs asked congress to support the development of the technology
29 July 2019   306

Brad Garlinghouse, head of California-based Fintech startup Ripple, and co-founder Chris Larsen, wrote an open letter to the US Congress on the eve of relevant hearings at the Senate Banking Committee. They asked lawmakers to decide on regulation, but at the same time not painting them with a broad brush.

So, Garlinghouse and Larsen are convinced that cryptocurrencies will complement fiat currencies, and not put their existence at risk, and the United States, in their opinion, should lead the development of the industry.

According to them, without proper regulation, there are risks for innovation, tax revenues and jobs in the blockchain industry.

We urge you to support regulation that does not disadvantage U.S. companies using these technologies to innovate responsibly, and classifies digital currencies in a way that recognizes their fundamental differences—not painting them with a broad brush.
 

Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple &
Chris Larsen, Executive Chairman and Co-founder of Ripple

Earlier, Garlinghouse agreed with US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin that cryptocurrency could not replace Fiat.

Probably, the head of Ripple fears that lawmakers will not understand the differences between cryptocurrency and Libra digital currency, and will introduce the same regulation for them.

Despite the fact that Ripple was able to significantly increase its customer base after the Facebook initiative was announced, Garlinghaus had already expressed fears that excessive attention to Libra could harm the industry as a whole.

On Tuesday, July 30, the US Senate will hold hearings on the regulation of cryptocurrency, during which the CEO of Circle company Jeremy Allair, a member of the Congressional research service Rebecca Nelson and a law professor at the University of California Mehra Baradaran will speak.