05 February 2016

Company announcements

 
Retail banking

TD Ameritrade acquires FA Insight's big data assets

04 February 2016  |  1279 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets

TD Ameritrade, among the largest providers of custody and brokerage services to independent registered investment advisors (“RIAs”), has agreed to acquire the research, benchmarking and consulting capabilities of FA Insight, a combination that will give advisors ready access to some of the industry’s deepest and most comprehensive collection of business information.

 
Payments

Western Union partners with mobile messaging app Viber

04 February 2016  |  1980 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets

The Western Union Company (WU), a leader in global payment services, and Viber, a leading mobile messaging app with 664M+ unique users worldwide, today announced an agreement to offer a fast and simple way to send money to friends and family virtually anywhere in the world from the convenience of the Viber app.

 
Cards

London black cabs mandated to accept card payments

04 February 2016  |  1526 views  |  1 comments | 4 tweets | 3 linkedin

Travelling in one of London's iconic black cabs is about to become even easier. Today (3 February) it was confirmed that every London taxi will be required to accept card payments for their fares by October this year.

 
Payments

Revolut passes $200m in transactions; closes $4.8m Seed round

04 February 2016  |  1689 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets

Revolut, the MasterCard® connected Global Money App, today announces it has closed its Seed round adding Index Ventures as an investor.

 
Mobile & online

ATMs to go the way of the phone box - Xpress Money

04 February 2016  |  1524 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets

The cashpoint, the core convenience innovation in traditional banking in the late 20th century, is being superseded by the rising popularity of money transfer from local outlets and new apps that enable device to device cash transfers worldwide.

 
Mobile & online

Ipagoo and Prepaid Financial Services join Payments UK

04 February 2016  |  1077 views  |  0 comments

Payments UK, the trade association for the payments industry, has today (4 February) announced that two organisations have signed up to become full members, ipagoo and Prepaid Financial Services (PFS).

 
Payments

Contactless donation tins to hit UK shops

04 February 2016  |  1583 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 1 linkedin

Elavon, a wholly owned subsidiary of US Bancorp (NYSE: USB) and a leading global payments provider, has worked closely with Cancer Research UK, omni-channel payment gateway Creditcall, and PSP and terminal provider Payter, to build the foundations for a contactless donations solution which will allow consumers to use their cards when donating to the charity on 4 February.

 
Mobile & online

Paysafecard comes to Sony Playstation

04 February 2016  |  1149 views  |  0 comments | 1 linkedin

paysafecard, the global market leader in prepaid online payments and a member of Paysafe Group plc, is pleased to announce that it is working with Worldpay and Sony Network Entertainment Europe to allow customers to use paysafecard as a payment option for PlayStation Store (PS Store) on PC, tablets, smartphones and PlayStation4 (PS4) in 19 countries* (including Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom) with more to follow. Once a customer is logged in to their PlayStation Network (PSNSM) account, they can now top-up their wallet via their paysafecard account.

 
Wholesale banking

Profile puts new front-end on Axia wealth management kit

04 February 2016  |  865 views  |  0 comments

Profile Software, an international provider of award-winning software to the financial services industry, announced today that Axia, the cloud-based wealth management platform, offers a new Front-End Solution that provides a uniquely designed presentation layer, a front-end that is integrating with any back-end wealth management system, including IMSplus.

 
Retail banking

Nomis prepares for rising interest rates with update to Dynamic Pricing tool

04 February 2016  |  790 views  |  0 comments

Nomis Solutions today announced its Nomis 4.8 Dynamic Pricing release, including the world’s first Behavioral Attribute Pricing functionality for banking.

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