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Visa Europe Collab gets retail startup insight through TrueStart
Start ups

Visa Europe Collab gets retail startup insight through TrueStart

17 June 2015  |  3629 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 5 linkedin

UK-based retail accelerator TrueStart has forged a strategic alliance with Visa Europe Collab to steer startups with cross-over potential to the card scheme's innovation hub for advice and mentoring.

RBS suffers another IT meltdown as payments go astray
Payments

RBS suffers another IT meltdown as payments go astray

17 June 2015  |  7231 views  |  5 comments | 27 tweets | 15 linkedin

Royal Bank of Scotland is scrambling to fix an IT glitch that caused over 600,000 transactions and hundreds of thousands of pounds in payments to go missing.

London to host Sibos 2019
Transaction banking

London to host Sibos 2019

17 June 2015  |  3629 views  |  1 comments | 24 tweets | 13 linkedin

London's burgeoning reputation as the tech and financial capital of Europe is to be rewarded in 2019 when it will play host to the annual Swift international banking conference, Sibos, for the first time in the event's 37-year history.

SAP Financial Services Forum Focus: Ross Wainwright
Transaction banking

SAP Financial Services Forum Focus: Ross Wainwright

17 June 2015  |  3132 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 1 linkedin

For the past 15 years at SAP, the Global Head of Financial Services Industries has grown SAP’s Financial Services business. Wainwright's team handles development, sales, professional services, support, partner and other SAP organisations serving more than 12,400 banks and capital market firms and more than 5,000 insurance providers worldwide.

BBVA Ventures exec joins Santander InnoVentures
Retail banking

BBVA Ventures exec joins Santander InnoVentures

17 June 2015  |  3940 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 1 linkedin

Banco Santander's fintech venture fund has poached Manuel Silva Martinez, a founding member of a similar fund at rival Spanish bank BBVA.

Blackstone and Carlyle eye $10bn NCR bid - Reuters
Retail banking

Blackstone and Carlyle eye $10bn NCR bid - Reuters

16 June 2015  |  3254 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 3 linkedin

Private equity firms Blackstone and Carlyle Group have teamed up to make a $10 billion bid for cash machine vendor NCR, according to Reuters.

Italy secures T2S deadline extension
Post-trade & ops

Italy secures T2S deadline extension

16 June 2015  |  2513 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 2 linkedin

Italy will no longer be one of the first set of countries to go live with Target2-Securities (T2S) later this month, securing a two month extension in the wake of "strong discomfort" among its banks.

Westpac takes quantum step with 11% stake in QLabs
Security

Westpac takes quantum step with 11% stake in QLabs

16 June 2015  |  2087 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 1 linkedin

Westpac has acquired an 11% stake in Canberra-based cybersecurity outfit QuintessenceLabs as it bids to shore up its defences against hi-tech hackers.

Azimo raises $20 million in financing
Start ups

Azimo raises $20 million in financing

16 June 2015  |  2765 views  |  1 comments | 5 tweets | 2 linkedin

London-based online and mobile money transfer startup Azimo has raised $20 million in funding to support expansion in Europe and to new markets in North America and Asia.

Swedish bank takes out newspaper ad to talk bitcoin
Payments

Swedish bank takes out newspaper ad to talk bitcoin

16 June 2015  |  4744 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 5 linkedin

Swedish bank SEB has jumped into the Bitcoin debate, taking out an advert in a daily newspaper to opine on the cryptocurrency.

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