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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 […]

Mastercard and Western Union designing digital solutions for refugees

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Mastercard and Western Union have teamed up to help refugees around the world access goods, services and financial services within refugee settlements. Paybefore, Banking Technology‘s sister publication, reports that the partnership will explore ways to use a digital model to serve the more than 65 million people around the world currently displaced from their homes […]

How banks can beat the fintech threat – Capgemini’s 2017 World Retail Banking Report

Innovation in the US: who is doing what?

Facing disruption from fintech providers, traditional banks must embrace APIs and the open-source model to avoid losing their place at the centre of consumers’ financial lives, a new report warns.

SIX’s payments offer cashless waltz for Vienna Life Ball

Life Ball Überblick Rathaus

SIX Payment Services (SIX) has enabled the Vienna Life Ball in Austria to be cashless for the first time in its history. The Life Ball is an annual AIDS charity event, and 110 cashless point of sale (POS) terminals were installed, configured and serviced by SIX, across the whole arena. There were also 30 top-up […]

Rabobank builds cross-border payments hub with Finastra

Rabobank in cross-border payments revamp

Rabobank is modernising and centralising its cross-border payments operations. The software supplier for the new payments hub is Finastra (formerly Misys and D+H).

Wirecard lends speed and functionality to partner VEON

VEON

Amsterdam-based mobile network operator and technology company VEON has partnered with Wirecard as part of a global payments and processing agreement.

BBVA taps into biometrics with new firm Veridas

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BBVA and start-up Das-Nano have formed Veridas, a new firm specialising in biometrics for client identification and authentication systems. Veridas, which will be directed by Eduardo Azanza, who is also co-founder of Das-Nano, will research and develop software for the digital verification and authentication of personal identity, through facial, voice, image or document recognition, or […]

Who is the greatest fintech leader of 2017?

Banking Technology Awards 2017

This year’s Banking Technology Awards are taking place on 13 December in London and once again we will be recognising individuals for leading and playing an instrumental role in devising and/or delivering the technology strategy to support the key business objectives of an organisation. The Tech Leadership Award category is open to all industry participants worldwide – those […]

Blockchain and Bitcoin round-up: 19 June 2017

No Bitcoin traded here

Don’t let the blocks cause you too much mental blockage. Our latest blockchain and Bitcoin round-up keeps it ultra-brief. Featuring Ayondo, XBT Provider, Xapo and the European Commission. Financial services firm Ayondo has expanded its product portfolio with the launch of Bitcoin trading, offering access to price movement without the need to open an e-wallet […]

Blockchain fuels IBM and Standard Chartered insurance policy pilot

SAP launches Blockchain-as-a-Service

American International Group (AIG), IBM and Standard Chartered have piloted the “first” multinational, smart contract based insurance policy using blockchain. The trio converted a controlled master policy written in the UK, and three local policies in the US, Singapore and Kenya, into a smart contract that provides a shared view of policy data and documentation […]

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