27 January 2015

Company announcements

Mobile & online

Mobile biometrics market to hit $33.3 billion revenue in 2020 - Acuity study

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Biometrics in mobile payments, banking, and a host of other mobiles services and applications are poised to transform and accelerate the globalization of mCommerce.

Retail banking

BTCA study reveals Colombian coffee growers and smart IDs pioneering financial inclusion

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The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) Smart Coffee ID Card (CCI), launched in 2006, has become a vital tool for financial inclusion and change in the productive dynamics of Colombia´s rural sector, according to the Better Than Cash Alliance (BTCA), a United Nations alliance of governments, companies and the development community committed to the global transition from cash to electronic payments.

Retail banking

EPC publishes further iterations of SDD rulebooks

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The European Payments Council (EPC), representing the European banking industry in relation to payments, today published a further iteration of the SEPA Direct Debit (SDD) Rulebooks, i.e. the SDD Core Rulebook version 9.0 and the SDD Business to Business (B2B) Rulebook version 7.0.

Retail banking

Prosper acquires American HealthCare Lending patient financing platform

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Prosper Marketplace, a leading peer-to-peer lending company, today announced that it has acquired American HealthCare Lending, a leading patient financing platform, for $21 million in cash.


Western Union to offer Apple Pay as new pay-in option at flagship locations

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Western Union (WU) a leader in global payment services, today announced it will offer Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s technology Apple Pay™ mobile payment solution at Western Union's flagship locations, to provide consumers yet another way to fund global money transfers and bill payments in the United States.

Start ups

OpenBondX ATS aims to improve electronic bond trading

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Alternative Trading System (ATS) upstart OpenBondX, LLC (www.openbondx.com) plans to radically improve electronic bond trading with its imminent launch in Q1, 2015.

Retail banking

Tsys extends card-processing agreement with Banco CSF

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TSYS (TSS) today announced that it has extended its existing card-processing agreement with Banco CSF S.A., the financial services arm of Carrefour in Brazil, through 2024.

Mobile & online

Mozido names ex-MasterCard EVP Ron Hynes president global markets

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Mozido, a cloud platform mobile payments and retail engagement solutions provider, today announced it has named Ron Hynes, the former executive vice president of global prepaid solutions at MasterCard Worldwide, as President Global Markets.

Retail banking

Blackhawk Network launches customer engagement and incentives division

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Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today the launch of Blackhawk Engagement Solutions, a new division dedicated to providing customized engagement, incentive and rebate programs for consumers, employees and sales channels.

Retail banking

TD Ameritrade brings social research functionality into brokerage accounts

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For the first time, retail investors can conduct social research on publicly traded equities and their associated brands through Twitter in their brokerage accounts at TD Ameritrade, Inc. ("TD Ameritrade"), a broker-dealer subsidiary of the TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD).


TCF Bank offering Apple Pay integration with debit and credit cards

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TCF Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TCF Financial Corporation (TCB), today announced the availability of Apple Pay™ for its debit and credit cards, providing an easy, secure and private way to pay in store with iPhone® 6, iPhone 6 Plus and in app with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air™ 2 and iPad mini™ 3.


Raphaels Bank to manage Thinkmoney account debit card programme

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Building on its reputation as a leader and innovator in prepaid card programmes, Raphaels Bank Card Services has secured a contract for issuing the UK's largest prepaid debit card programme.


Swish secures full MasterCard membership

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mPOS provider Swish is proud to announce that it is now a full member of MasterCard. This has been achieved through sister company Swish Payments Ltd which is a fully regulated financial institution licensed by the Financial Services Authority of Malta (MFSA).

Retail banking

Americans addicted to mobile banking

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According to findings released today from Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group, a business and technology consulting firm exclusively focused on the financial services industry, 55 percent of Americans say mobile banking is a habitual part of their lifestyle.

Retail banking

ApexPeak buys Dubai-based fintech startup Cashnomix

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Tech start-up Cashnomix, founded in the Dubai Silicon Oasis, has been acquired by ApexPeak. The 100 percent acquisition will provide the alternative finance firm ApexPeak a footprint in the Middle East and will complement its presence in other emerging markets, such as Southeast Asia and Africa.

Trade execution

Aequitas Neo Exchange completes industry tests

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Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. is very pleased to announce the successful completion of its first industry test weekend.


Finnish startup Pay.Cards launch card image scanning app for mobile transacting

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Finnish-based startup Pay.Cards launched a solution which integrates bank cards scanning into mobile apps.

Retail banking

New Cypriot bank Ancoria selects Oracle Flexcube as tech backbone

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As the financial services landscape continues to transition, independent banks are exploring business opportunities around the globe. Newly established Ancoria Bank is launching in Cyprus, where it will focus on servicing small to midsize enterprises, as well as a segment of the retail sector.


Cachet Mobile Money platform adds integration with Apple Pay

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Cachet Financial Solutions, Inc. (CAFN), a leading provider of cloud-based SaaS mobile money management technology to banks, credit unions and alternative financial services (AFS) providers, has expanded the feature set of its award-winning Select Mobile(TM) Money platform to include integration with Apple Pay(TM) for point-of-sale transactions.

Retail banking

Paysafecard appoints Jan Marc Kulper as VP of business development

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paysafecard, the global market leader in prepaid online payment methods, and member of the international Skrill Group, welcomes Jan Marc Külper aboard as an experienced digital expert.

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