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Ten more startups board Barclays Accelerator

24 March 2015  |  5020 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 11 linkedin

With innovations encompassing the bond marketplace, bitcoin, and cyber-security, a second cohort of London-based startups are about to board the thirteen-week Barclays Accelerator programme

Trade execution

Nasdaq makes trading platform sale to bitcoin startup

24 March 2015  |  3177 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 6 linkedin

Nasdaq has made its first trading technology platform sale to a bitcoin-based digital currency startup.

Start ups

Future Money Focus: Tom DeLuca, AMP Credit Technologies

24 March 2015  |  2254 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets

The co-founder of a Nasdaq-listed payments processor and a former legal advisor for American Express - Tom DeLuca is now focused on his latest venture, AMP Credit Technologies, a platform for banks and lenders to provide short-term unsecured small business loans.

Retail banking

Banking has reached a digital tipping point BBA warns

24 March 2015  |  12794 views  |  6 comments | 58 tweets | 35 linkedin

Banks must concentrate on harnessing a range of digital technologies or risk losing customers to a new wave of competitors, according to a report by the British Bankers Association (BBA) and Accenture.

Payments

Credit Suisse paper offers qualified bitcoin backing

24 March 2015  |  4903 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 9 linkedin

While it is unlikely to ever truly compete with traditional currencies, bitcoin could, when combined with the traditional finance system, have cost advantages over credit cards and money transfer firms like Western Union, according to a Credit Suisse article.

Payments

Square extends Cash to businesses

23 March 2015  |  2878 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 4 linkedin

Square is hoping to wean America's merchants off of cheques by extending its Cash person-to-person payments service to businesses.

Retail banking

Fintech and bank collaboration could create 5000 jobs in Ireland - Deloitte

23 March 2015  |  4602 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 15 linkedin

The junction between Ireland's emerging fintech cluster and the traditional financial services sector could create 5000 new jobs by 2020 says professional services firm Deloitte.

Mobile & online

Optimal Payments agrees EUR1.1bn Skrill acquisition

23 March 2015  |  3168 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 6 linkedin

London-listed Optimal Payments has agreed to buy Skrill Group for an enterprise value of around EUR1.1 billion in a deal it says will create a major global player in online payments and digital wallet services.

Payments

Clydesdale Bank issues Britain's first plastic banknotes

23 March 2015  |  3810 views  |  3 comments | 12 tweets | 7 linkedin

The Clydesdale Bank has begun circulation of Britain's first plastic banknotes, with a limited edition run of two million £5 polymer notes.

Retail banking

Cash still dominates charitable giving

23 March 2015  |  2887 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 5 linkedin

Two-thirds of charity donors used cash to donate in the past 12 months, despite the increasing availability of other forms of payment options, according to the annual Halifax Giving Monitor review.

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