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Starling Bank preps for future with new features

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UK challenger bank Starling has launched a “Spending Insights” tool and an online community for its users – and it is setting out its future plans. Spending Insights is probably self-explanatory. It works in the app and the bank says it gives users ideas about where they can save money. It shows customers how much […]

Japan and Australia regulators to co-operate on fintech

To Apple Pay or not to Apple Pay, that is the question

The Financial Services Agency of Japan (JFSA) and Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) will work together to promote innovation in financial services in Japan and Australia. Both have completed a framework and they will share information and support the entry of fintech firms into each other’s markets. ASIC says this framework will “help open […]

Study: Apple Wallet users love sharing digital coupons

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A new report indicates that retailers and brands have a powerful channel to distribute digital coupons and loyalty cards via mobile wallets: wallet users themselves. Paybefore (Banking Technology‘s sister publication) reports that an analysis of Apple Wallet users by mobile engagement specialist Urban Airship found that every digital coupon or loyalty card a user installed on the wallet was […]

Danes gain easier mobile way to pay for groceries

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Dankort, the national debit card of Denmark, has made shopping easier for consumers using iPhones, reports Paybefore (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). The updated Dankort mobile payments app enables consumers to make payments from their locked screens while shopping at stores operated by the Dansk Supermarked Group, whose brands include Netto, Føtex, Bilka and Salling. For […]

ZineOne is the one for HDFC digital banking hub

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India-based HDFC Bank has selected Silicon Valley start-up ZineOne to improve its digital banking offerings. The bank will deploy ZineOne’s Customer Interactions Hub (CIH), which will establish a single customer identity and “bring real-time, contextual, and omni-channel functionality” to interactions across businesses, applications and digital properties including web applications, mobile apps, digital wallets, website, kiosks […]

Curve hits 50-50 milestones; consumer card to come

Consumer offering on its way

Curve and its all-cards-in-one Curve Mastercard and accompanying banking app apparently has struck a chord with small businesses and freelancers. More than 50,000 SMEs have signed up for the London-based start-up’s programme.

Banco de Mexico revamps risk management tech with Finastra’s Fusionrisk

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Banco de Mexico, the country’s central bank, is replacing its legacy risk management software with Finastra’s Fusionrisk.

Fintech funding round-up: 23 June 2017

Good ideas can bring good money

For the third day in a row we present a fintech funding round-up. The previous two were here and here. Our latest report features Blockchain, Julia Computing and Mswipe Technologies. We’ll begin with a confusing company name. Blockchain (yes, really), a UK-based software platform, has raised a Series B of $40 million with Lakestar and […]

Top fintech stories this week – 23 June 2017

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place!

Greater Wyoming FCU outsources core, digital and cards tech to Fiserv

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Greater Wyoming Federal Credit Union has ditched its incumbent core software provider for Fiserv. The credit union has implemented Fiserv’s Portico core processing and digital banking system on a hosted basis.

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