21 November 2014

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The former chief operating officer of Allied Irish Bank, Anne Boden, is planning to launch a new digital-only bank in the UK next year, under the name Starling.

Susanne Chisti, a former global project manager at Deutsche Bank, is to launch a new angel network focused solely on opportunities in the fintech sector.

Square is looking to expand beyond North America by making its Register point-of-sale software available to businesses worldwide.

Coinbase has struck a deal with payments platform RewardsPay that enables online shoppers to use bitcoin for purchases at the likes of iTunes and Facebook.

A startup offering a Website and app that predicts the price of real estate property sales has walked away with a $40,000 cash prize and a six-month placement on the BlueChilli accelerator programme as the winner of Westpac's inaugural Innovation Challenge.

The Royal Bank of Scotland and its subsidiary Ulster Bank have been hit with a £56 million fine by regulatory authorities over a computer malfunction in 2012 that locked customers out of accounts and knocked out payments processing systems.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved new rules designed to strengthen the US market's technology infrastructure, which has frequently buckled under increasing strain in recent years.

US financial services giant Fidelity Investments has built an application for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset that lets investors visualise their portfolio as a 3D city.

First Bus has become the first UK nationwide public transport company to offer Barclays Pingit as a mobile payment option.

Silicon Valley Bank is to take 18 of the nation's top university students on a three-day tour of the Californian tech hotspot, where they will be introduced to a 'who's who' of influential investors and entrepreneurs.

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