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Job cuts loom as HSBC closes 62 UK branches

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HSBC plans the closure of 62 of its UK branches in 2017, with the loss of up to 180 jobs. This will bring the number of branches it has in the country to 625 by the end of 2017. It says it has no intention to close any further branches in 2017 and this marks […]

Top fintech stories this week – 20 January 2017

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

HSBC to capitalise on tech innovation with technology advisory board

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HSBC has appointed a technology advisory board of top-level specialists from around the globe as the banking giant is keen to capitalise on opportunities in artificial intelligence (AI), biometrics, blockchain and data science, combat cybercrime and leverage its global infrastructure.

Seven European banks join forces for blockchain platform for SMEs

Major banks team up for blockchain platform for SME commerce

Seven European banks – Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Natixis, KBC, Rabobank, Société Générale and UniCredit – have agreed in principle to develop a blockchain-based shared platform for domestic and international commerce for SMEs.

HSBC targets Hong Kong millennials with new social payment app

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HSBC will unveil a new payment app in Hong Kong in early 2017 aimed at millennials and offering a social aspect in addition to just payments. Called PayMe, it is “available to everyone in Hong Kong”, regardless which local bank the customer uses. However, the small print says it is only eligible to users with […]

Dubai gets first fintech accelerator

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FinTech Hive, to be housed at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in Dubai’s Central Business District (CBD), is set to launch this quarter. Accenture runs fintech innovation labs in New York, London, and Hong Kong; and has been tasked with setting up and operating the accelerator. Aimed at providing better financial services technology to […]

HSBC gives the finger to UK account access

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HSBC business customers in the UK can now use Touch ID fingerprint technology to access their account and balance information through the HSBCnet mobile app. The feature uses a recognised fingerprint instead of passwords. It is now available for UK businesses using the app, before the service is expanded to include business internet banking mobile […]

Top fintech stories this week – 28 October 2016

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place! HSBC Private Bank live with Avaloq Banking Suite EXCLUSIVE. It’s on in Switzerland and Luxembourg. European Association for Biometrics conference Eyes down for our event review. New challenger bank to launch in UK Hampshire Community Bank wants a […]

HSBC Private Bank live with new core banking system, Avaloq Banking Suite

Avaloq gets new core banking customer in Switzerland

Global giant HSBC has deployed Avaloq’s flagship core banking solution, Avaloq Banking Suite, for its private banking operations. The system is now live in Switzerland and Luxembourg.

HSBC hits $100bn mobile payments mark for corporates

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There’s glee and a spending spree for HSBC as over $100 billion in mobile payments have been made by its corporate customers. The bank says the $100 billion sum was authorised globally through the HSBCnet mobile corporate banking platform since its launch in 2011. The total transaction value of mobile payments has more than doubled […]

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