29 January 2015

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MasterCard kicks off global hackathon challenge in Sydney

11 hours ago  | 0 comments | 1 tweets | 1 linkedin

MasterCard has kicked off the first in a series of ten global hackathons in Sydney, where developers will compete for a place in the final and the chance to win a $100,000 grand prize

Visa Europe is to invest more than EUR200 million in new payment technologies to accelerate the growth of digital payments after reporting record transaction volumes for 2014.

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Apple takes lion's share of US contactless payments

28 January 2015  | 10 comments | 33 tweets | 28 linkedin

Apple CEO Tim Cook has declared 2015 'the year of Apple Pay' as the consumer tech firm reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company on the back of record iPhone and iMac sales.


Swyp bids to replace wallets with a single card

27 January 2015  | 6 comments | 10 tweets | 7 linkedin

Swyp has become the latest startup to promise to replace the credit, debit, gift and loyalty cards in customers' wallets with a single card and app combo.

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Fed sets out faster payments options

26 January 2015  | 1 comments | 16 tweets | 14 linkedin

The US Federal Reserve has set out a series of options for speeding up the country's antiquated payments system.

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Number26, a smartphone-only banking service, launches in Germany

26 January 2015  | 1 comments | 23 tweets | 29 linkedin

Dubbed 'the Simple for Europe', after the US-based banking startup now owned by Spanish Bank BBVA, online-only bank Number26 has begun taking deposits from pre-invited customers in Germany and Austria.

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