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BBVA opens doors to fintech startup competition
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BBVA opens doors to fintech startup competition

12 May 2015  |  4857 views  |  0 comments | 18 tweets | 10 linkedin

Spanish banking giant BBVA is inviting fintech startups from around the world to enter its Open Talent competition for the chance to win EUR30,000 and high-level networking opportunities.

Fintech firms sign up for new Faster Payments access model
Payments

Fintech firms sign up for new Faster Payments access model

11 May 2015  |  6412 views  |  1 comments | 21 tweets | 17 linkedin

The UK's Faster Payments scheme has secured commitments from six fintech firms - including VocaLink, ACI Worldwide and FIS - to develop aggregation services for payment service providers (PSPs) looking to plug into its platform.

Nasdaq OMX embraces the blockchain
Virtual currency

Nasdaq OMX embraces the blockchain

11 May 2015  |  3613 views  |  0 comments | 15 tweets | 9 linkedin

Exchange operator Nasdaq OMX is set to start using blockchain technology for the issuance, transfer and management of private company securities.

Santander rolls out payments app for London bikes
Payments

Santander rolls out payments app for London bikes

11 May 2015  |  6567 views  |  0 comments | 27 tweets | 17 linkedin

Santander has devised a new payments app for users of Transport for London's cycle hire network.

VocaLink appoints aviation expert to head up new regulatory division
Payments

VocaLink appoints aviation expert to head up new regulatory division

11 May 2015  |  2486 views  |  0 comments | 1 linkedin

VocaLink has appointed a former aviation industry executive to lead a new regulatory unit which will lead the company's engagement with the new Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) and help navigate the firm through the changing UK payments landscape.

Airtel and Verifone team on mobile NFC payments in Ghana
Payments

Airtel and Verifone team on mobile NFC payments in Ghana

11 May 2015  |  3697 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 2 linkedin

Mobile network operator Airtel has teamed up with Verifone Mobile Money to bring contactless m-payments to Ghana.

Visa in talks over $20bn Visa Europe acquisition - Bloomberg
Cards

Visa in talks over $20bn Visa Europe acquisition - Bloomberg

08 May 2015  |  9411 views  |  2 comments | 19 tweets | 20 linkedin

Visa Inc is in talks with European banks about buying back its former subsidiary Visa Europe for as much as $20 billion, according to Bloomberg.

Japanese bank hires robot suits to help staffers lift heavy cash
Retail banking

Japanese bank hires robot suits to help staffers lift heavy cash

08 May 2015  |  3821 views  |  0 comments | 16 tweets | 3 linkedin

Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) has come up with a high-tech answer to a low-tech problem: fitting out elderly employees with robotic suits to help them lift heavy stacks of cash.

MyBank shows strong growth as EBAday approaches
Retail banking

MyBank shows strong growth as EBAday approaches

08 May 2015  |  3649 views  |  1 comments | 6 tweets | 9 linkedin

One the eve of the annual EBAday payments conference, EBA Clearing has announced that the growing take-up of MyBank by consumers and businesses has started to translate into a significant uptick in the value of transactions initiated.

Mobile becoming consumer's 'channel of convenience' - Halifax
Mobile & online

Mobile becoming consumer's 'channel of convenience' - Halifax

08 May 2015  |  5143 views  |  2 comments | 23 tweets | 23 linkedin

The UK's Halifax Bank is reporting "monumental growth" in mobile banking, registering a 100% increase in the number of logins via mobile in March 2015, as handheld devices far outstrip the desktop as the online channel of choice and convenience for consumers.

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