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Altice puts squeeze on Orange with bank move

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In a copycat move that will come as a blow to Orange, rival Altice plans to launch its own online bank by early 2019 in the countries in its network footprint, according to a report from Reuters that cites a source close to the matter. Light Reading (Banking Technology’s sister publication) reports that the launch of […]

HSBC and Barclays pilot banking without borders

Earthport's distributed ledger hub targets cross-border payments

A consortium of European private and public sector organisations are testing out the use of a citizen’s national digital identity from France to open a bank account in the UK. The group comprises HSBC, Barclays, the UK Government Digital Service (GDS), Orange, OT-Morpho and the Open Identity Exchange (OIX UK). The project is co-financed by […]

Top fintech stories this week – 7 July 2017

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

Orange puts bank on hold as it struggles to get it right

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Orange has put the brakes on its ambitious plans to venture into the world of mobile banking after finding the proposition doesn’t quite meet the standards.

Top fintech stories this week – 21 April 2017

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

Payments round-up: 20 October 2016

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Words cut. Time saved. A round-up of key events in the payments enclave. Azimo, the money transfer service, has launched a new version of its mobile app for Apple and Android users. On the iPhone, the app will allow users to transfer money through the voice-activated Siri system. Customers can transfer money by telling Siri […]

Orange buys Groupama for 2017 mobile bank launch

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Orange has made a significant stride in mobile banking by acquiring a majority stake in financial services firm Groupama, reports Tim Skinner at Telecoms.com. The French mobile operator has confirmed it has acquired 65% of Groupama shares, will be launching a 100% mobile banking service in early 2017. By acquiring Groupama, Orange will be gaining an extensive […]

Orange to launch mobile-only bank in 2017

Orange is banking on its mobile bank being a hit with a new generation of consumers

French telecoms firm Orange is to create a new bank called Orange Bank together with French insurer Groupama, in a move the two firms say will help to break open the banking market using mobile phone technology.

SIA and Orange champion mobile POS in Europe

Orange has partnered with SIA to launch mobile POS

Orange Business Services and technology infrastructure provider SIA have done a deal aimed at encouraging European banks and merchants to manage more payments via mobile point of sale terminals.

Orange and Visa Europe launch Orange mobile wallet in France

Orange and Visa Europe have launched the Orange Cash mobile wallet in Caen and Strasbourg (pictured)

Orange and Visa Europe have launched a new mobile wallet service called Orange cash in the French cities of Caen and Strasbourg, making Orange the first mobile network operator in France to offer mobile contactless payments to its customers.

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