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Top fintech stories this week – 19 May 2017

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

The Bancorp sheds European prepaid operations

UBS and StatPro agree acquisition deal

US-based financial services group The Bancorp has closed the sale of its European prepaid properties to Neptune International.

SEC deals another blow to Bitcoin trading; ECB says “no” to blockchain

Regulators not keen on blockchain and Bitcoin

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) again has denied the listing and trading of Bitcoin, the decentralised digital currency. Meanwhile, the European Central Bank (ECB) has determined that whilst distributed ledger technology (DLT)/blockchain, has its advantages, it is not an option for the Eurosystem’s financial framework.

WeChat wants to grow payments in Europe and US

WeChat eyes Europe and US

WeChat is on the move again. The China-based social messaging and mobile wallet platform plans to expand its presence in Europe and the US, efforts that could bring it better relationships with advertisers, brands and payment providers.

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.

Banking and payments tech vendor D+H up for sale?

D+H ponders sale

North American banking and payments tech vendor DH Corporation (D+H) has set up a committee to review its possible sale, it is understood.

Fintech funding round-up: 13 December 2016

Good ideas can bring good money

Who is investing in what? Our latest fintech funding round-up, mercifully brief as usual. Featuring ApplePie Capital and Firepay.

Top fintech stories this week – 9 December 2016

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

Texas-based Frontier Bank implements new board portal, DirectorsLink

Banking automation in Texas

Banc Intranets, a US provider of enterprise content management software, has onboarded Frontier Bank for its DirectorsLink web-based board portal. The Texan bank “sought to reduce time and costs associated with its board processes”, according to the vendor. DirectorsLink was chosen at the recommendation of Frontier Bank’s IT security vendor, Solis. The bank is now […]

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