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Saxo Bank takes robo-advisor route with Blackrock
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Saxo Bank takes robo-advisor route with Blackrock

20 January 2016  |  5341 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 11 linkedin

Saxo Bank has moved into the fast-expanding robo-advisory market with a full-scale digital investment platform for retail investors in partnership with BlackRock.

O2 Travel Alerts takes the hassle out of overseas travel for UK card holders
Mobile & online

O2 Travel Alerts takes the hassle out of overseas travel for UK card holders

20 January 2016  |  3714 views  |  6 comments | 5 tweets | 12 linkedin

Mobile operator O2 has launched Travel Alerts, a new automated service trialed with UK card issuer MBNA, to overcome the tiresome requirement for consumers to alert their bank and unblock cards every time they travel abroad.

ING invests in Asian marketplace lender WeLab
Retail banking

ING invests in Asian marketplace lender WeLab

20 January 2016  |  2735 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 3 linkedin

Fresh from its investment in US marketplace lender Kabbage, Dutch bank ING has taken a stake in WeLab, a non-bank provider of consumer loans in China and Hong Kong.

It's time to take a stand against all the blockchain crap out there
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It's time to take a stand against all the blockchain crap out there

20 January 2016  |  18015 views  |  25 comments | 89 tweets | 35 linkedin

With the blockchain hype machine at full throttle, David Birch of Consult Hyperion pleads for some rationality in the reporting and discussions of the shared ledger concept and its associated technologies.

Google trials Android Pay rewards programme
Mobile & online

Google trials Android Pay rewards programme

19 January 2016  |  4709 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 6 linkedin

Google has begun testing a loyalty programme, tempting people to use Android Pay with the promise of a free Chromecast media streaming dongle.

Mobile banking adoption boosts revenue - study
Retail banking

Mobile banking adoption boosts revenue - study

19 January 2016  |  5362 views  |  0 comments | 23 tweets | 22 linkedin

Customers who start using mobile banking are less likely to leave their provider and will use more products and make more transactions, creating more revenue, according to research from Fiserv.

Commonwealth Bank to create global innovation network
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Commonwealth Bank to create global innovation network

19 January 2016  |  4389 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 7 linkedin

Commonwealth Bank of Australia is to launch an innovation lab in both Hong Kong and London to create a joined-up global approach to new tech initiatives across the bank.

HSBC app gives customers a 'nudge' if they're spending too much
Retail banking

HSBC app gives customers a 'nudge' if they're spending too much

19 January 2016  |  8868 views  |  3 comments | 28 tweets | 35 linkedin

HSBC is applying lessons learned from behavioural science with the launch of a new app designed to 'nudge' its customers into making better financial decisions.

MasterCard to let shoppers pay off card transactions in instalments
Payments

MasterCard to let shoppers pay off card transactions in instalments

19 January 2016  |  8937 views  |  10 comments | 28 tweets | 16 linkedin

MasterCard has unveiled a service which will enable shoppers to split instore transactions across monthly instalments using their existing cards.

India's Paytm preps sound wave-based mobile payments
Mobile & online

India's Paytm preps sound wave-based mobile payments

19 January 2016  |  5103 views  |  2 comments | 11 tweets | 8 linkedin

Indian mobile commerce giant Paytm is trialling the use of ultrasonic sound waves for instore payments.

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