29 May 2015

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Santander rolls out payments app for London bikes
Payments

Santander rolls out payments app for London bikes

11 May 2015  |  6830 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
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VocaLink appoints aviation expert to head up new regulatory division

11 May 2015  |  2623 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
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Airtel and Verifone team on mobile NFC payments in Ghana

11 May 2015  |  3828 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
Payments

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

08 May 2015  |  9652 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  |  3926 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  |  3844 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
Retail banking

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

08 May 2015  |  5280 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.

Sentenial to take on banks with launch of Nuapay
Retail banking

Sentenial to take on banks with launch of Nuapay

08 May 2015  |  3819 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  |  4362 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
Trade execution

Commission-free stock trading app Robinhood raises $50m

08 May 2015  |  4192 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.

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