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Blockchain and Bitcoin round-up: 21 August 2017

Time for blockchain news!

Hot on the heels of the round-up on 18 August, here’s another blockchain and Bitcoin report. Featuring D+H Corporation (now Finastra), Visa, BTCS and Blockchain Global. A patent filing frenzy seems to be occurring at present. Following on from Bank of America filing three new patents using blockchain earlier this month, we now have D+H […]

Singtel rolls out first virtual Visa card in Singapore with Wirecard

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The most popular digital wallet in Singapore has rolled out the first virtual Visa card in the country thanks to a partnership between  technology group Wirecard and Singtel, reports Banking Technology‘s sister publication Paybefore. Singtel Dash, a mobile payments platform that enables users to shop, pay transport fares and remit money, is currently Singapore’s most widely […]

Visa invests in payment card issuing platform Marqeta

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Visa and Marqeta, the open API payment card issuing platform, have formed a multiyear, global partnership to “drive further innovations in commercial and consumer payments”, reports Paybefore, Banking Technology‘s sister publication. What’s more, Visa has made a strategic investment in Marqeta to support the company’s domestic and international growth. Initially, the partnership will involve expanding […]

Visa expands with data centres in Singapore and UK

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Visa is expanding its transaction-processing capabilities with two data centres in Singapore and the UK, reports Paybefore, Banking Technology‘s sister publication. The new global processing hubs will “increase the speed, resilience and geo-diversity of Visa’s infrastructure, while strengthening the company’s ability to deliver new and more sophisticated ways to pay in today’s hyper-connected global economy,” […]

Fintech earnings round-up: 24 July 2017

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It’s been a busy time for second- and fiscal third-quarter earnings reports. Features Bank of America, Amex, Blackhawk Network and Visa. Banking Technology’s sister publication Paybefore reports. Bank of America (BofA) has beaten analyst expectations with earnings per share of 46 cents on revenue of $22.829 billion for the second quarter ended 30 June 2017. […]

mVisa takes on M-Pesa with free domestic mobile money transfers

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Move over M-Pesa, customers of a Visa-led bank partnership in Kenya will be able to send money to each other domestically without paying transaction fees using mVisa, and the payments network has added additional in-store merchant acceptance for the QR-code-based payment method. Banking Technology‘s sister publication Paybefore reports that the partnership offering free person-to-person (P2P) transactions […]

Top fintech stories this week – 30 June 2017

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

Payscout launches virtual reality commerce with Visa’s help

Payscout and Visa launch the world’s first VR commerce platform

Payment processor Payscout has launched a virtual reality (VR) system that employs Visa Checkout and enables consumers to examine products before ordering them for delivery to shoppers’ homes.

Visa invests in paytech firm and bank Klarna

Visa and Klarna in "strategic partnership"

Visa is investing in Klarna, a Swedish payments and banking firm, and the two firms intend “to develop a future strategic partnership”.

Top fintech stories this week – 23 June 2017

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

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