30 January 2015
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Payments

Google partners Lending Club on biz financing programme

15 January 2015  |  8928 views  |  0 comments | 18 tweets | 10 linkedin

P2P lending platform Lending Club has teamed up with Google to offer loans to the Web giant's partner firms.

Mobile & online

Mobile continues to dominate at top US banks

15 January 2015  |  9672 views  |  0 comments | 32 tweets | 21 linkedin

Mobile banking continues to outstrip desktop-only banking at three of the top US banks - Wells Fargo, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase.

Mobile & online

Kotak Mahindra Bank taps social media for savings account

15 January 2015  |  7348 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 10 linkedin

India's Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched a savings account that can be opened and managed via Twitter and Facebook.

Risk & regulation

Cinnober clinches EUR2.5 million EU funding for new clearing platform

14 January 2015  |  3937 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 3 linkedin

Swedish capital markets technology vendor Cinnober has won EUR2.5 million in funding from the European Commission to develop a real-time risk margining, multi-asset clearing platform for the banking sector.

Mobile & online

MasterCard and Masabi bring mobile ticketing to Athens transport system

14 January 2015  |  4369 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 4 linkedin

Athens' public transport network is moving into the 21st century, ditching its current cash only fare system for a mobile ticketing platform from MasterCard and Masabi.

Retail banking

Challenger bank Hampden & Co outsources core banking provision to Oracle

14 January 2015  |  4619 views  |  2 comments | 5 tweets | 12 linkedin

Hampden & Co, a new UK private bank scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2015, is to use a cloud-based version of Oracle Flexcube as it digital banking platform.

Virtual currency

Bitcoin breaches $200 mark as bubble bursts

14 January 2015  |  5084 views  |  1 comments | 13 tweets | 6 linkedin

The price of bitcoin is hovering dangerously close to the $200 mark as BTC/USD exchanges creak under pressure from a wave of sell orders from spooked investors.

Mobile & online

Fidelity adds 'Stocks Nearby' feature to iPhone app

14 January 2015  |  4313 views  |  1 comments | 7 tweets | 2 linkedin

Fidelity Investments has added a location-based feature to its iPhone app that tells users about nearby publicly traded companies.

Retail banking

Japanese bank employs robot branch workers

13 January 2015  |  7176 views  |  1 comments | 27 tweets | 17 linkedin

Already facing competition from online and mobile channels, bank branch staff in Japan are about to come up against a new threat: mini humanoid robots.

Retail banking

AIB to outsource 170 IT jobs

13 January 2015  |  3076 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 3 linkedin

AIB is to outsource 170 technology roles following a review of its IT operations.

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