07 October 2015

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Santander InnoVentures joins Ripple funding round

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Digital currency network Ripple has topped up its $28 million Series A funding round with an additional $4 million investment from Santander InnoVentures.

Thomson Reuters is opening up its Eikon desktop with the launch of an app development suite that lets third parties create and house their own offerings.

Barclays Bank is taking its fintech accelerator programme to South Africa, extending its search for entrepreneurial startups to emerging economies on the African sub-continent.

Denmark's Danske Bank has been named and shamed by a white hat hacker for allegedly leaking confidential customer data in the form of session cookies on its public website.

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Vikram Pandit invests in TransferWise

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Former Citigroup chief executive Vikram Pandit has invested in London-based money transfer startup TransferWise.

The United States Marshals Service is preparing to auction off the final 44,341 bitcoins - worth around $10.8 million at current prices - seized in connection with the Silk Road dark web marketplace.

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EBA Clearing has launched a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the delivery of a pan-European instant payment infrastructure within the next two years.

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China and India drive non-cash payments growth

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Global non-cash payments volumes are expected to increase by nearly nine per cent in 2014, as massive emerging markets such as China and India begin to go electronic and mobile money takes off in developed countries, according to the latest annual World Payments Report from Capgemini and Royal Bank of Scotland.

MasterCard is rolling out a suite of card security measures for online commerce - from 'pay by selfie' biometrics to SMS-delivered one-time passwords - under the brand Identity Check.

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Big banks team on reference data utility

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Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley are teaming with SmartStream to create a new reference data utility, providing validation across all asset classes while sharing operations and technology costs.

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