24 July 2014

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Barclays seeks dismissal of NY Attorney General's dark pool lawsuit

7 hours ago  |  815 views  |  0

Barclays has filed a motion seeking to throw out a lawsuit from the New York Attorney General accusing the bank of deceptively luring unwary investors to a dark pool that was actually being run for the benefit of predatory high-frequency traders.

European Central Bank site hacked

10 hours ago  |  1635 views  |  0

Crooks have hacked the European Central Bank's website, stealing contact data and demanding a ransom for its return.

Police make StubHub cybercrime ring arrests

11 hours ago  |  1120 views  |  0

New York authorities have charged six people accused of being part of an international criminal gang which used stolen card data to buy thousands of event tickets through eBay-owned StubHub.

Apple talking to Visa about mobile payments - report

11 hours ago  |  4217 views  |  7

Apple is in talks with Visa as it ponders launching a mobile wallet this autumn, according to tech site The Information.

Online lender AvantCredit raises $75m

12 hours ago  |  820 views  |  0

AvantCredit, a Chicago-based online consumer lender, has raised $75 million in a series c funding round led by Tiger Global Management and secured a $200 million credit facility.

University incubator companies pitch to Barclays

23 July 2014  |  2252 views  |  0

A business incubation programme run by a consortium of UK universities has been pitching promising startup companies to Barclays Bank.

PayPal brings small biz working capital programme to UK

23 July 2014  |  2430 views  |  1

PayPal is bringing its working capital programme for small business customers to the UK, offering firms cash advances against future sales.

Iress introduces Twitter market data service

23 July 2014  |  1622 views  |  0

Fintech vendor Iress is promising to bring market data to the masses through a tool that allows people to request share process information through Twitter.

Amazon sneaks out wallet app

22 July 2014  |  4999 views  |  2

Amazon has taken another tentative step into the world of offline commerce through the launch of a mobile wallet app where customers can store loyalty and gift cards.

Swift signs more banks to KYC Registry

22 July 2014  |  2732 views  |  0

Interbank messaging network Swift has signed up another six major banks to its KYC Registry initiative as it gears up for a launch at the end of this year.

Ex-Google Wallet boss Bedier becomes PayRange director

22 July 2014  |  2904 views  |  1

Former Google Wallet chief Osama Bedier has turned up as a director at PayRange, a startup that builds dongles that can be attached to vending machines to enable them to accept mobile payments.

Westpac NZ trials HCE-based mobile contactless payments

22 July 2014  |  2789 views  |  0

Westpac has become the first bank in New Zealand to trial a host card emulation-based mobile NFC payments service.

BBA ponders Payments Council merger - Sky News

22 July 2014  |  2588 views  |  0

The British Bankers' Association (BBA) is investigating a merger with the Payments Council and the UK Card Association, according to Sky News.

Startupbootcamp names fintech accelerator startup finalists

21 July 2014  |  4696 views  |  0

A collection of 10 fintech startups from around the world have battled their way onto an accelerator programme run by Startupbootcamp.

ACI Worldwide seeks opportunities in CNP fraud protection with ReD acquisition

21 July 2014  |  3378 views  |  0

ACI Worldwide is to acquire UK-based payment fraud prevention outfit Retail Decisions (ReD) for $205 million in cash.

Monitise and IBM expand mobile commerce alliance

21 July 2014  |  4545 views  |  1

Monitise and IBM have strengthened their alliance, working together to push mobile banking, payments and commerce technology to financial institutions around the world.

Romanian cybercrime network dismantled

18 July 2014  |  4146 views  |  0

European authorities say they have dismantled a Romanian-dominated cybercrime network that used a host of tactics to steal more than EUR2 million.

UK banks face competition probe

18 July 2014  |  2978 views  |  3

Britain's competition watchdog is preparing an in-depth investigation into the retail banking sector in a move which could eventually see the country's high street giants broken up.

Funding running dry for payments startups as new entrants struggle to gain ground

18 July 2014  |  7265 views  |  10

Venture capital interest in payment industry startups appears to be on the wane as investors wise up to the difficulties of achieving scale in a complex, competitive market.

Facebook tests 'buy' button; Twitter buys CardSpring

18 July 2014  |  4561 views  |  0

Facebook has begun testing a 'buy' button which lets users purchase products advertised on the social network. Meanwhile, Twitter is also stepping up its commerce game, acquiring payments outfit CardSpring.

BBVA startup contest attracts 850 projects

18 July 2014  |  4806 views  |  0

A startup competition organised by Spanish bank BBVA has attracted entrepreneurs from 56 countries, showcasing 850 technology projects.

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