29 January 2015

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South Africa's Standard Bank has opened an innovation centre in Johannesburg in an effort to foster a startup culture.

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Apple takes lion's share of US contactless payments

20 hours ago  | 7 comments | 30 tweets | 15 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.

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Banking apps failing user experience test

28 January 2015  | 5 comments | 29 tweets | 18 linkedin

The functionality of mobile banking apps developed by five of the UK's top banks has been criticised after they racked up so-so scores in user experience testing conducted by Adaptive Lab.

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Swyp bids to replace wallets with a single card

27 January 2015  | 5 comments | 7 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.

Former ING Direct CEO Arkadi Kuhlmann has launched a mobile banking service in Canada that promises to cater to "citizens of the world" through a multi-currency savings account.

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Citi global head of digital strategy voices bitcoin scepticism

27 January 2015  | 0 comments | 6 tweets | 11 linkedin

Speaking today at Citi's annual Digital Money Symposium event, Greg Baxter, global head of digital strategy at the US money centre bank, questioned the long-term economic viability of bitcoin as a global currency.

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