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26 Mar 2015 10:11

HSBC to relocate retail and commercial operations to Birmingham

HSBC is set to move the company’s UK personal and business bank headquarters to Birmingham for its planned ring-fenced UK retail and commercial banking business. Read more … [Source: BBR]

26 Mar 2015 10:09

‘Cloud containers’ may be a digital package banks can accept

The so-called cloud container, a tool that makes it easier to develop apps for different operating systems, has emerged as a disruptive technology in data center and cloud computing. Even banks, ever cautious about safety in the cloud, may embrace the technology. Read more … [Source: BTN]

25 Mar 2015 11:42

Did Google’s search for tighter bonds with banks lead it to Porat?

By poaching Ruth Porat from Morgan Stanley, it’s clear Google wants to forge closer relationships with banks. That’s because banks hold the key to helping Google expand its Google Wallet mobile payments product. Read more … [Source: BTN]

24 Mar 2015 15:21

Square extends Cash to businesses

Square is hoping to wean America’s merchants off cheques by extending its Cash person-to-person payments service to businesses. Launched in 2013, Square Cash lets Americans send money to friends and family for free through a linked debit card using only an email address or phone number. The service is now being extended to businesses and non-profits,  Continue Reading » [Source: Finextra]

24 Mar 2015 03:47

British invasion, fintech edition

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, visited New York last month, not to promote British tourism or compare notes with his counterpart Bill de Blasio, but to showcase financial technology firms. Read more … [Source: BTN]

23 Mar 2015 10:06

US House delves into payments technologies

Democrats and Republicans from the US House of Representatives have come together in a bipartisan effort to form the Congressional Payments Technology Caucus (CPTC), a group aimed at exploring innovative payments technologies. [Source: PYMNTS]

23 Mar 2015 08:29

Razorpay brings Stripe-style payments to India

A new startup called Razorpay is hoping to surf a tidal wave of e-commerce projects rocketing through India by making it easier for startups and major players to add payments to their services package. [Source: PYMNTS]

23 Mar 2015 07:17

Apple Pay coming to China in April?

According to reports on kapron Asia, it seems as though Apple and China Union Pay have struck a deal that had only existed in rumors until now, meaning that the Chinese version of Apple Pay could be set to roll in April 2015. [Source: PYMNTS]

23 Mar 2015 03:56

Poll results: When will the US upgrade to real-time payments?

The results of a recent American Banker poll are in. When will the US have real-time, ubiquitous, secure payments? [Source: BTN]

23 Mar 2015 03:54

From cows to mobile – the ideas that changed payments

While the Code of Hammurabi is best known for the ‘eye for an eye’ proclamation, it also deserves credit for being the first recorded instance in history where money was formally recognized as a tool of civil society. [Source: PYMNTS]

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Top trends in fintech (an interview with Mircea Mihaescu)

Pascal Bouvier, a venture capital expert and entrepreneur, interviews BankNXT contributor and general partner at SBT Venture Capital, Mircea Mihaescu, about trends in fintech.

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By , 19 hours ago

Managing the huge task of keeping EMV card data secure in the US

Carron Oswald discusses the status of EMV card security in the US, and what the October 2015 deadline for chip and PIN implementation means for banks and consumers.

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By , 26 Mar 2015 10:52

It’s the banking culture, stupid. Fintech’s people and product problem

If people are able to transmit ‘cultural diseases’ from one workplace to another, how can we prevent banking culture from infecting fintech culture? Jessica Ellerm wonders if it’s even possible.

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By , 25 Mar 2015 13:25

Fintech 1,000 shows not so many insurance tech startups … yet

Insurance tech isn’t as developed as other parts of the fintech market. Bernard Lunn looks at the reasons for so few insurance tech startups.

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By , 24 Mar 2015 13:35

The digital wallet user experience has to pass the toothbrush test

Building a truly great user experience that passes the toothbrush test is hard, says Bernard Lunn, but failing to remain relevant in our lives will mean that banks will go bankrupt.

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By , 24 Mar 2015 09:56

Branch banking and the future of customer-centric technology

Shaun Weston looks at how banks could capitalize on converting branch customers to digital customers by simplifying the technology.