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No EC love for European banks’ screen scraping ban plan

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The European Banking Federation’s (EBF) call for the European Commission (EC) to help on a screen scraping ban is not going well. As reported last week, the EBF wants the ban due to concerns over the privacy of client data, cybersecurity and innovation. It wants the EC not to dismiss a key recommendation made by […]

Nasdaq and Citi team up for blockchain-powered payments reconciliation

SAP launches Blockchain-as-a-Service

Nasdaq and Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) have unveiled a new payment solution for automating reconciliation using Chain’s blockchain infrastructure platform. The solution enables straight through payment processing by using a distributed ledger to record and transmit payment instructions. A number of payment transactions have been done including Citi’s automated processing of cross-border payments […]

Double Swiss bliss for Finnova banking software

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Switzerland-based Finnova’s service partner InCore Bank has migrated private banks Arner Bank and Bank von Roll to its private banking hub. The hub now has 16 financial institutions, making it Switzerland’s “largest multi-tenant tower” based on Finnova Banking Software. InCore is a transaction bank which operates within the Swiss and Liechtenstein markets, and offers business […]

R3 rival Enterprise Ethereum Alliance explodes in size

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The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has seen a surge of interest in its plans to drive Ethereum blockchain technology best practices with the arrival of 86 new members. New faces include Broadridge, DTCC, Deloitte, Infosys, ​MUFG, National Bank of Canada, Rabobank and Samsung SDS. As Banking Technology reported in March, Banco Santander, BNY Mellon, Intel, […]

The Monday mindset: 22 May 2017

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Fintech zeitgeist! Every Monday, we might look back at last week; look ahead to this week; share a few thoughts (our own or others); or discuss anything that catches our eye. This week, Antony Peyton, Banking Technology’s deputy editor, briefly discusses artificial intelligence (AI) and job security. It seems humans’ jobs in fintech are safe […]

Xinja drops ninja node to reveal new mobile-only bank

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Australia-based Xinja has emerged from the shadows to unveil its plans for a mobile-only digital bank. Xinja has raised in excess of AU$2 million ($1.5 million) in its first-round funding to launch a pre-paid debit card as a precursor to establishing Australia’s first fully digital, independent “neobank” built for mobile. The bank will have no […]

Cat fools bank’s voice biometric system

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A UK bank has been left with its tail between its legs after its “state-of-the-art and highly secure” voice biometric system was bypassed by a cat. “Game changer” Jargon Bank, which launched last year (and updated its app and moved office), is reeling from the feline fraudster and the media wants answers. And boy does […]

Three clear winners clinch Citi integrity challenge

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Citi has revealed the three winners from its Tech for Integrity Challenge (T4I) Demo Day in Dublin – all part of its plan to promote integrity, accountability and transparency in the public sector and beyond. Fintech developers from eight countries presented their working prototypes; and the “award recipients” from the Demo Day included: T4I Award […]

PayPal gets its fingers all over Google Chrome’s shopping

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Android Pay users on Google Chrome mobile web can now pay online using their PayPal account and their fingerprint – without needing to enter in their username or password. As reported last month, Google inked several deals with PayPal (and banks) to advance its Android Pay, and this latest partnership expands it even more. Bill […]

Blockchain and Bitcoin round-up: 19 May 2017

Regulators not keen on blockchain and Bitcoin

It was only two days ago since the last blockchain and Bitcoin round-up, but here’s more news to keep you in the loop. Features Ripple, BitGo, Abu Dhabi Global Market, R3 and Corion. Ripple has enjoyed a good start to the year with ten more financial institutions recently jumping onboard its blockchain network; and deals […]

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