23 May 2015

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Sentenial to take on banks with launch of Nuapay
Wholesale banking

Sentenial to take on banks with launch of Nuapay

08 May 2015  |  3701 views  |  2 comments | 8 tweets | 17 linkedin

Sentenial, a provider of payment services to some of Europe's top banks, is to take advantage of EU regulations to set up its own 'disruptive' non-bank alternative for payment processing.

Fusion to spark innovation in Swiss financial services
Start ups

Fusion to spark innovation in Swiss financial services

08 May 2015  |  4236 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 7 linkedin

Fusion, Switzerland’s first fintech accelerator, is inviting applications from startups across the world to join a programme with the aim of creating a factory for innovation and leadership in Swiss financial services.

Commission-free stock trading app Robinhood raises $50m
Retail banking

Commission-free stock trading app Robinhood raises $50m

08 May 2015  |  3928 views  |  1 comments | 7 tweets | 4 linkedin

Robinhood, the Silicon Valley startup behind a no-commission stock trading app, has raised $50 million in funding and set its sights on an Australian launch.

Swedish startup preps institutional digital currency marketplace and clearing house
Start ups

Swedish startup preps institutional digital currency marketplace and clearing house

07 May 2015  |  5725 views  |  1 comments | 18 tweets | 9 linkedin

A startup with $10 million in funding behind it has applied to Sweden's financial watchdog to become a regulated institutional foreign exchange and digital currency marketplace and clearing house.

ItBit becomes first bitcoin firm to get New York charter; raises $25m
Payments

ItBit becomes first bitcoin firm to get New York charter; raises $25m

07 May 2015  |  3943 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 6 linkedin

ItBit has raised $25 million in funding and become the first virtual currency firm to receive a charter from New York state's financial regulator, enabling the exchange to open its doors to customers throughout the US.

Nomura exploring Chi-X sale - Bloomberg
Trade execution

Nomura exploring Chi-X sale - Bloomberg

07 May 2015  |  2284 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 3 linkedin

Stock market operator Chi-X is exploring a sale that could value the Nomura-controlled unit at $400 million, according to Bloomberg.

Barclays unstraps contactless wristbands
Cards

Barclays unstraps contactless wristbands

07 May 2015  |  6674 views  |  2 comments | 11 tweets | 10 linkedin

Barclaycard has stopped accepting applications for its first-generation contactless bPay wristbands ahead of a relaunch later this year.

Danish shops to be given right to refuse cash
Payments

Danish shops to be given right to refuse cash

07 May 2015  |  12941 views  |  15 comments | 67 tweets | 41 linkedin

Denmark's government is planning to help usher in the long-awaited cashless society by giving restaurants and some shops the option to refuse notes and coins.

SunGard explores IPO
Retail banking

SunGard explores IPO

06 May 2015  |  2740 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 2 linkedin

Fintech conglomerate SunGard has confirmed that it is "considering pursuing" an initial public offering and using the proceeds to pay off debt.

Uber and Zopa team on car loans for drivers
Retail banking

Uber and Zopa team on car loans for drivers

06 May 2015  |  5684 views  |  0 comments | 21 tweets | 13 linkedin

Uber has struck a deal with peer-to-peer lender Zopa to offer its London-based drivers financing for new cars.

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