Retail banking innovations steal show at Wincor World

Held near the German city of Dusseldorf, Wincor World showcased improvements and innovations in retail banking

Drive-through ATMs that provide video chat with a bank advisor, the debate over the relationship between ATMs and NFC contactless payment, and the possibilities for improving the efficiency of cash systems – all are on display at Wincor World in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany, this week.

Mobile technology “must provide benefit”, says VISA Europe

The mobile wallet is gaining ground in Italy

Mobile banking solutions must provide immediate benefits if they are to become successful – including the ability to complete a purchase in one click, support for contactless payment, and the ability to make small payments, according to senior market participants at the SIA Expo in Milan earlier this week.

Agency for a Digital Italy promotes e-payment

A new government project aims to boost e-payments across Italy

A project to kick-start the use of digital money in Italy offers the promise of a more efficient payments system. But its effectiveness remains to be seen, according to senior executives at the SIA Expo in Milan earlier this week.

SEPA key to replacing cash, says FS industry

The Single Euro Payments Area is designed to simplify cross-border transactions within Europe

Europe needs stronger payment system governance, industry collaboration and firm adoption of electronic payments if it is to strike off the shackles of cash dependency, according to senior executives gathered at the SIA Expo in Milan earlier this week.

High-tech online banking comes to Russia

Oleg Tinkov is a Russian entrepreneur who has been likened to Richard Branson because of his six businesses

Russian entrepreneur and former miner Oleg Tinkov is building a new business that will use Internet and mobile technology to bank the unbanked in Russia and other CIS countries.

Mobile trading comes to iPad as MarketsPulse releases new platform

Israel-based MarketsPulse says its new iPad-compatible options platform will help clients

A new options trading platform for tablets such as the iPad has been created by Israeli technology firm MarketsPulse, which aims to cash in on the growing number of trades on mobile devices.