14 February 2016

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Visa issues API to offer consumer control over card transactions
Retail banking

Visa issues API to offer consumer control over card transactions

09 February 2016  |  6765 views  |  4 comments | 17 tweets | 28 linkedin

Visa is to provide bank card issuers with an API to enable customers to set spending controls, receive transaction alerts and temporarily suspend their accounts with an on/off feature.

SIA signs letter of intent for EBA Clearing instant payments platform
Transaction banking

SIA signs letter of intent for EBA Clearing instant payments platform

09 February 2016  |  3702 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 13 linkedin

EBA Clearing has signed a letter of intent with Italian ACH SIA to develop a pan-European real-time payment system by the fourth quarter of 2017.

UK mobile P2P platform Paym reports growth in transaction volumes
Mobile & online

UK mobile P2P platform Paym reports growth in transaction volumes

09 February 2016  |  4531 views  |  4 comments | 20 tweets | 23 linkedin

The ability to transfer funds using just a mobile phone number is growing in popularity in the UK, as national P2P service Paym reports a near-doubling in transaction volumes over the past six months.

Tandem selects Fiserv Agiliti as IT backbone
Retail banking

Tandem selects Fiserv Agiliti as IT backbone

09 February 2016  |  3418 views  |  1 comments | 9 tweets | 6 linkedin

UK banking startup Tandem is taking a 'pay-as-you-grow' approach to its technology backbone, selecting Fiserv's on-demand Agiliti platform to provide the core infrastructure for its forthcoming launch.

Security experts warn of new breed of bank malware
Cards

Security experts warn of new breed of bank malware

09 February 2016  |  6375 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 20 linkedin

A Russian hacking group is infecting bank IT systems with malware that lets it hide fraudulent ATM transactions by automatically rolling back the withdrawals so that balances appear unchanged.

UK sets out open banking API framework
Risk & regulation

UK sets out open banking API framework

09 February 2016  |  16910 views  |  8 comments | 108 tweets | 91 linkedin

The UK government has thrown its weight behind a report calling for the creation of an open banking standard that makes it easy to share and use financial data, arguing that the move would improve choice for customers, promote competition and stimulate innovation.

China rings in the New Year with millions of digital red envelopes
Payments

China rings in the New Year with millions of digital red envelopes

08 February 2016  |  3665 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 7 linkedin

Web giants Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu have been fighting it out to win the Chinese New Year red envelopes battle, enticing hundreds of millions of people to take the practice of gifting cash digital.

G20 urged to eliminate high denomination bank notes
Payments

G20 urged to eliminate high denomination bank notes

08 February 2016  |  4424 views  |  5 comments | 8 tweets | 8 linkedin

Peter Sands, former chief executive of Standard Chartered Bank in the UK has called for the elimination of high denomination bank notes, including the $100 bill and £50 note, in order to crack down on illicit cash flows.

Xignite raises $20.5m
Wholesale banking

Xignite raises $20.5m

08 February 2016  |  2326 views  |  1 comments | 4 tweets | 1 linkedin

American cloud-based data supplier Xignite is setting its sights on the Asian market after raising $20.5 million in a Series C funding round led by a unit of Japan's biggest financial information provider, Nikkei.

Switzerland needs to become more fintech friendly or risk irrelevance
Start ups

Switzerland needs to become more fintech friendly or risk irrelevance

08 February 2016  |  5236 views  |  0 comments | 22 tweets | 7 linkedin

Switzerland's potential as a European fintech hub is being damaged by lack of Government and bank support and a shortage of investment capital, according to a new report by Ernst & Young and Swiss Finance + Technology Association.

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