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Retail banking

BBVA: "We are building the best digital bank of the 21st Century"

16 March 2015  |  7738 views  |  1 comments | 22 tweets | 28 linkedin

Spanish bank BBVA has set its sights on building "the best digital bank of the 21st century", according to remarks by chairman Fransisco Gonzalez at the company's annual shareholder meeting in Bilbao.

Mobile & online

Square to shut down food ordering app

16 March 2015  |  2882 views  |  2 comments | 6 tweets | 4 linkedin

Square is to shut down its food ordering app after an underwhelming response from the consumer marketplace.

Retail banking

Misys develops Apple Watch application

16 March 2015  |  3786 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 6 linkedin

Core banking vendor Misys has developed a bank-to-consumer marketing app prototype for the Apple Watch.

Transaction banking

Women in FinTech - Kitty Parry, founder of the Social Media Charter

13 March 2015  |  5107 views  |  1 comments | 11 tweets | 1 linkedin

In our continuing series, in association with the Breaking Banks radio show, looking at accomplished and interesting women working and changing the FinTech sector, Liz Lumley sits down Templars PR CEO and founder of the Social Media Charter, Kitty Parry.

Wholesale banking

IBM in talks with central banks about blockchain adoption - Reuters

13 March 2015  |  9219 views  |  0 comments | 25 tweets | 15 linkedin

IBM has held informal discussions with a number of central banks about the creation of a blockchain-based digital cash and payment system for major currencies, according to a report by Reuters.

Security

Halifax trials heartbeat authentication technology

13 March 2015  |  7890 views  |  5 comments | 29 tweets | 18 linkedin

Halifax is trialling technology which can authenticate user identities by analysing their unique heartbeat rhythm.

Retail banking

CommBank rolls out HCE-based NFC payments

13 March 2015  |  5270 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 7 linkedin

Commonwealth Bank of Australia is working with MasterCard to use host card emulation to extend the availability of its mobile contactless payments service.

Retail banking

Lack of awareness and confidence hampering UK account switching service

12 March 2015  |  2994 views  |  6 comments | 5 tweets | 10 linkedin

The UK's current account switching service (Cass) has failed to produce a significant increase in the number of people moving banks, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which says that a move to full account number portability could prove a more effective approach.

Retail banking

MasterCard takes literal approach to the elevator pitch

12 March 2015  |  3802 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 6 linkedin

MasterCard's latest quirky idea to siphon more of its cash to future innovations is to invite budding entrepreneurs to give a sixty-second pitch - inside an actual elevator.

Retail banking

Sabadell in line for £450 million IT sweetener in TSB takeover

12 March 2015  |  3890 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 8 linkedin

Banco Sabadell stands to benefit from a £450 million 'IT dowry' bequeathed by Lloyds Banking Group if its proposed £1.7 billion takeover of TSB is approved.

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