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Brexit pushes UK prepaid crew’s call for passporting rights

It'll be hard

As the UK has officially started the process of leaving the European Union, the Prepaid International Forum (PIF), a trade association for the prepaid financial services sector, urges Prime Minister Theresa May and the UK’s Brexit negotiators to avoid any scenarios involving trade barriers to the financial markets, especially in the fintech sector.

Banking Technology March 2017 issue out now

Banking Technology March 2017

The latest edition of our flagship magazine – Banking Technology – is out now, packed with news, analysis and insights, case studies, research and expert commentary.

Citi analyses VC investments in fintech for fresh insights

Who's investing in what? Citi investigates

Citi’s global perspectives and solutions team has issued a 100-page report on digital disruption in the fintech industry. It has analysed venture capital (VC) investments in the fintech industry between 2010 and 2016, as well as the emerging technologies across the globe.

Mobile payments and European millennials: saying and doing are two different things

Cara O'nions, Vocalink

Vocalink has unveiled its comprehensive research into the habits and perceptions of millennials when it comes to mobile payments. Turns out, this group is still waiting for the “Uber moment” of payments.

European Association for Biometrics conference: exciting times ahead

European Association for Biometrics: eyeing excitement

European Association for Biometrics (EAB) has recently conducted a one-day seminar in London on what’s hot in the world of European banking biometrics. The seminar was supported by Banking Technology and hosted by Citi. It gathered a good haul of UK banks, including Lloyds, Santander, Virgin Money, Tesco Bank, Metro Bank and RBS and TSB.

Payments app Circle launches in Europe

Circle app

Payments services provider Circle has commenced its operations in Europe, starting with euro availability in Ireland and Spain. The expansion will enable people in the EU/EEA region to send and receive person-to-person (P2P) payments with native Euro support to friends and family within their countries and across borders instantly – with zero fees.

Sibos 2016: Focus on domestic payments for real-time success in Europe, delegates told

Sibos 2016: Focus on domestic payments for real-time success in Europe, delegates told

Delegates attending yesterday’s Making real time successful in the Eurozone session at Sibos 2016 heard that the key to success for banks will be to initially focus on their own domestic payments markets – which still constitute the vast majority of their payments.

ERI and Capgemini partner for shared services centre

ERI and Capgemini join forces for a shared outsourcing centre

The new partnership between private banking software vendor ERI and tech consultancy firm Capgemini will see the launch of a shared services centre for private banks and wealth managers in Europe. ERI will provide its flagship core banking system, Olympic, whilst Capgemini will bring to the table its expertise in infrastructure and application management services […]

AnaCap buys more NPLs in Italy; plans digital bank in the UK

AnaCap plans digital bank in the UK

AnaCap Financial Partners, a private equity firm based in the UK, has acquired non-performing loans (NPLs) of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and GE Capital Real Estate in Italy. It is also understood to be crystallising a strategy to launch a new digital bank in the UK. The acquisitive PE firm has gained over €2 […]

MiFID II delayed

EU flags

The European Commission has put markets out of their suffering by finally confirming a one year extension to the entry into application of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, or MiFID II. The extension has been made to overcome technical implementation challenges faced by both regulators and market participants. The new deadline is 3 […]

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