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Fintech funding round-up: 18 August 2017

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We’ve got your back if you want to keep track of financial backing. Our latest fintech funding round-up features Options, Instamojo, AnyPay, Aegon and Funding Circle. Options, a provider of cloud-enabled managed services to capital markets, has received nearly $100 million in investment from New York-based private equity firm Bregal Sagemount. The money will be […]

Blockchain and Bitcoin round-up: 18 August 2017

SAP launches Blockchain-as-a-Service

Quickly following on from the round-up on 16 August, here’s more blockchain and Bitcoin action. Features the Australian government, Blockchain (as in the firm), ShapeShift, Bitstamp and Payza. The Australian government has launched a crackdown on money laundering and terrorism financing – including the digital currency exchange sector being regulated for the first time. The […]

Top fintech stories this week – 18 August 2017

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

Mobile banking service Lunar Way fearless for feeless travel

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Denmark-based mobile banking service Lunar Way has launched its travel card – and the chance to experience the world without fees. Its newest feature, called the Lunar Way Travel Card, is its attempt to stand out in a world of roaming charges. Lunar Way says: “One area where the consumer has always been stung is […]

eMerchantPay gets e-money licence, joins PIF

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Payments service provider eMerchantPay has received authorisation from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority as an e-money institution (EMI), which means it can issue products including payouts, e-wallets and prepaid cards – and it has joined the Prepaid International Forum (PIF), reports Banking Technology‘s sister publication Paybefore. “The EMI licence allows for the opportunity to develop new payments capabilities […]

US Senator questions big banks on CFPB arbitration

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As expected, US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is not going to let the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) final rule on arbitration agreements go down without a fight. The ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protections wants big banks – not just their lobbyists – to address the […]

Singtel rolls out first virtual Visa card in Singapore with Wirecard

Singapore-listed stocks can now be traded in London

The most popular digital wallet in Singapore has rolled out the first virtual Visa card in the country thanks to a partnership between  technology group Wirecard and Singtel, reports Banking Technology‘s sister publication Paybefore. Singtel Dash, a mobile payments platform that enables users to shop, pay transport fares and remit money, is currently Singapore’s most widely […]

Alipay taps Yelp to enrich Chinese travel experience

Alipay's march across Europe continues

Alipay has inked a slew of partnerships lately. The latest deal for the Chinese app is with Yelp and connects local businesses with Chinese travelers, a move that’s likely to boost loyalty and transaction volume in one fell swoop, reports Paybefore (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). The partnership connects Yelp’s local content to millions of Chinese travelers […]

Swift teams with TCH to drive instant payments in US

New addition to Swift's network

Hot on the heels of the US Fed’s Faster Payments Task Force final report and call for the industry to implement faster payments in the US by 2020, Swift is offering a gateway, reports Paybefore (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). The global financial messaging provider says it will provide US institutions with a gateway to The […]

White paper: digital trust is transforming online and mobile banking

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Banks are beginning to re-align their internal processes and external-facing products to take advantage of, and more fully realize, the potential of digital transformation. One of the biggest challenges they come up against in this pursuit is how to balance customer experience and security. In other words, implementing a framework that accounts for all the […]

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