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MasterCard turns parking meters into coupon-delivery tools
Retail banking

MasterCard turns parking meters into coupon-delivery tools

30 June 2015  |  2543 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 7 linkedin

MasterCard has teamed up with Parkeon to launch a couponing platform, called City Connector, that delivers offers and services from local businesses via on-street parking meters.

Barclays and Europol sign cybercrime MoU
Mobile & online

Barclays and Europol sign cybercrime MoU

30 June 2015  |  3324 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 7 linkedin

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and Barclays have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to combat the threats posed to financial services firms by online criminal gangs.

Smartphone challenger bank Mondo awaits approval from BofE
Retail banking

Smartphone challenger bank Mondo awaits approval from BofE

30 June 2015  |  2848 views  |  0 comments | 19 tweets | 9 linkedin

UK banking startup Mondo - established by a team who flew the nest at fledgeling challenger Starling - is to meet with the Bank of England on Wednesday to make its case for approval for a full banking license after raising £2 million in funding from Passion Capital.

Amazon extends seller lending programme to China and India
Retail banking

Amazon extends seller lending programme to China and India

30 June 2015  |  2035 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 4 linkedin

Amazon is bringing its business loan programme to eight new countries, including China, India and the UK, according to Reuters.

PayPal backs away from controversial robocalling policy
Payments

PayPal backs away from controversial robocalling policy

29 June 2015  |  2329 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 2 linkedin

Following a backlash from customers and regulators, PayPal has moved to "clear up any confusion" on its policy for sending out automated phone calls and text messages.

UK payments regulator calls for 'pipes and wires' innovation
Retail banking

UK payments regulator calls for 'pipes and wires' innovation

29 June 2015  |  5509 views  |  6 comments | 27 tweets | 19 linkedin

The managing director of Britain's new Payments Systems Regulator has bemoaned a lack of innovation in the back-end infrastructure of payments, and warned that she will step in if industry does not up its game.

Western Union adds to Greek woes as banks and ATMs close for business
Payments

Western Union adds to Greek woes as banks and ATMs close for business

29 June 2015  |  2981 views  |  1 comments | 3 tweets

Western Union is to suspend its money transfer operations in Greece as the crisis-wracked country reels from an overnight Government decision to shut all banks and the stock market for six business days and impose restrictions on cash machine withdrawals.

Partnership shows retirement in 3D with Google Cardboard App
Retail banking

Partnership shows retirement in 3D with Google Cardboard App

29 June 2015  |  2015 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 6 linkedin

UK pensions annuity outfit Partnership has become the first financial services brand to launch a Google Cardboard App

French startups form national fintech association
Start ups

French startups form national fintech association

29 June 2015  |  3900 views  |  0 comments | 24 tweets | 9 linkedin

Thirty six fintech startups in France have banded together in a bid to foster a national ecosystem for innovation in financial services.

Barclays takes on Apple with wearable payments
Cards

Barclays takes on Apple with wearable payments

29 June 2015  |  8736 views  |  1 comments | 38 tweets | 34 linkedin

Barclaycard is rolling out three new wearable payments devices - a wristband, fob and sticker - that can be used to make ‘touch and go’ contactless payments across the UK.

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