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Swift offers grant for research into the blockchain in securities markets
Virtual currency

Swift offers grant for research into the blockchain in securities markets

13 July 2015  |  6478 views  |  0 comments | 19 tweets | 6 linkedin

The Swift Institute is offering up a EUR15,000 grant for research into the development of blockchain technology for use in securities markets.

High street banks beating new entrants for consumer trust
Retail banking

High street banks beating new entrants for consumer trust

13 July 2015  |  5605 views  |  3 comments | 20 tweets | 22 linkedin

Consumers still trust traditional high street banks more than alternatives such as supermarket banks, challenger banks or technology companies, according to research from MoneySuperMarket.

Halifax makes switching a snap
Mobile & online

Halifax makes switching a snap

13 July 2015  |  4515 views  |  0 comments | 14 tweets | 10 linkedin

Consumers looking to switch bank accounts to Halifax can now speed up the process by uploading a photo of their debit card from their smartphone or tablet.

UK Government names Eileen Burbidge as 'special envoy' for fintech
Start ups

UK Government names Eileen Burbidge as 'special envoy' for fintech

13 July 2015  |  5476 views  |  1 comments | 36 tweets | 27 linkedin

The UK Government has appointed Passion Capital's Eileen Burbidge as a 'special envoy' for fintech, to champion innovation in financial services across the UK and at an international level.

French card fraud rates fall
Cards

French card fraud rates fall

13 July 2015  |  4808 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 5 linkedin

For the first time in more than a decade, the fraud rate for card transactions in France fell slightly last year, new figures show.

Vodafone and Walmart in Indian M-Pesa tie-up
Mobile & online

Vodafone and Walmart in Indian M-Pesa tie-up

10 July 2015  |  5615 views  |  0 comments | 22 tweets | 16 linkedin

Vodafone India has struck a deal with Walmart to enable small firms that use the US retail giant's wholesale stores to make payments through M-Pesa.

UK iPhone users unsure on Apple Pay
Payments

UK iPhone users unsure on Apple Pay

10 July 2015  |  10237 views  |  25 comments | 25 tweets | 21 linkedin

With the Apple Pay launch in the UK looming into view, new research from Forrester suggests the computing giant will have a tough task convincing consumers to put their trust in its services.

Barclays joins BBC initiative to inspire digital creativity
Retail banking

Barclays joins BBC initiative to inspire digital creativity

10 July 2015  |  3692 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 7 linkedin

Barclays Bank is one of a host of sponsors of a BBC initiative to give a pocket-sized computer to every year 7 child in the UK for free, with the aim of inspiring digital creativity and developing a new generation of tech pioneers.

Chinese commuters to get contactless wristbands/fitness trackers
Mobile & online

Chinese commuters to get contactless wristbands/fitness trackers

10 July 2015  |  5041 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 7 linkedin

Gemalto is to supply wristbands embedded with contactless chips and a fitness tracker for transit riders in Wuhan, China.

Co-op double charges thousands of customers
Payments

Co-op double charges thousands of customers

09 July 2015  |  4015 views  |  1 comments | 5 tweets | 1 linkedin

A "processing error" on Tuesday saw thousands of Co-op customers double charged for card payments, the UK retailer has warned.

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