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US startup crowdfunds contactless bracelet
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US startup crowdfunds contactless bracelet

12 June 2015  |  3742 views  |  0 comments | 14 tweets | 2 linkedin

US startup PureWrist is seeking to raise $20,000 on IndieGogo to begin live production of a contactless, wearable payment bracelet

FinLab unveils winners of $3m cash flow management competition
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FinLab unveils winners of $3m cash flow management competition

12 June 2015  |  3883 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 3 linkedin

A $3 million pot put up by JPMorgan Chase is being split between nine finetch startups that have won a competition aimed at finding ways to help households better manage their money.

Bitreserve hires former MasterCard CISO Dennings
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Bitreserve hires former MasterCard CISO Dennings

11 June 2015  |  3226 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 3 linkedin

Bitreserve has hired former MasterCard security executive William Denning, and introduced what it claims is the world's first zero-cost money transfer and currency exchange service.

Standard Chartered appoints group innovation head
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Standard Chartered appoints group innovation head

11 June 2015  |  4612 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 4 linkedin

Standard Chartered has appointed its first group chief innovation officer, promoting head of risk innovation Anju Patwardhan to the newly-created position.

Facebook extends 'buy' button testing
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Facebook extends 'buy' button testing

11 June 2015  |  5030 views  |  0 comments | 18 tweets | 11 linkedin

Facebook is working with e-commerce platform Shopify to extend testing of its 'buy' button, which lets users purchase products without leaving the social network.

Wincor Nixdorf plays down talk of acquisition by Diebold
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Wincor Nixdorf plays down talk of acquisition by Diebold

11 June 2015  |  3481 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 4 linkedin

German banking systems company Wincor Nixdorf has denied press reports that it is in talks about a takeover by US rival Diebold.

European cops take down cyber-fraud ring
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European cops take down cyber-fraud ring

11 June 2015  |  2788 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 9 linkedin

Police across Europe have arrested 49 suspected members of a cyber-gang accused of stealing EUR6 million through man-in-the-middle fraud.

Sydney fintech hub moves to bigger site in face of overwhelming demand
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Sydney fintech hub moves to bigger site in face of overwhelming demand

10 June 2015  |  3804 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 3 linkedin

A new and larger premises has been announced for Sydney’s independent fintech hub, Stone & Chalk, which has outgrown its first home before even moving in.

CommBank  releases smartwatch apps
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CommBank releases smartwatch apps

10 June 2015  |  3755 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 6 linkedin

Customers of Australia's Commonwealth Bank can now track the movement of share prices and perform everyday banking tasks with a tap of their wrists following the release of two new smartwatch apps.

UK lottery adds Pingit payments option
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UK lottery adds Pingit payments option

10 June 2015  |  3838 views  |  0 comments | 23 tweets | 6 linkedin

Brits hoping to get rich quick will soon be able to buy their lottery tickets with the Barclays Pingit app.

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