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How millennials are shaping the future of payments

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For the millennial generation, paying for a latte using a contactless card, transferring money to a family member or friend online or buying a pair of trainers with “one click” has become the norm. This generation has not only shaped and driven the payments revolution, but is also playing an active role in developing a lot of the payment technologies emerging today.

Starling Bank expands to Ireland, eyes “the whole world”

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London-based challenger bank Starling has received a banking passport into Ireland. The bank says this is “its first step in its plans to provide services to European markets”.

Mastercard’s $920m acquisition of VocaLink officially closes

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Mastercard has officially completed the acquisition of VocaLink with the all clear from the UK’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) to buy 92.4% for $920 million. The CMA gave final approval for the proposed set of remedies that address the competition concerns it identified earlier this year. As Banking Technology reported at that time, CMA […]

Trio tussle to win Payments Canada’s tech revamp contract

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CGI, SIA and VocaLink are fighting it out to win the contract for Payments Canada’s new core clearing and settlement system. Payments Canada has invited the three suppliers to participate in a competitive procurement process for the country’s new system, called Lynx. Jan Pilbauer, executive director of modernisation and CIO at Payments Canada, says this […]

Starling Bank taps Pay by Bank app for mobile boost

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Teaming is pleasing to Starling Bank as it reveals another partnership with the use of VocaLink’s Pay by Bank mobile payment app for its customers. This development follows quickly on from the challenger bank cosying up with Moneybox to give its customers access to a suite of saving and investing tools. In fact, it was […]

Top fintech stories this week – 14 April 2017

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place! Mastercard gets approval to buy VocaLink for $920m Deal expected to close in coming weeks. Bank of England implicated in Libor rigging by secret recording Well, it was secret. FIS sheds Ambit Private Banking business FIS inherited it […]

Image is everything for VocaLink and UK’s new cheque tech

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VocaLink and BancTec, a part of SourceHOV, a provider of enterprise information management (EIM) and transaction processing solutions, will build the UK’s new image-based cheque clearing system. As Banking Technology reported this month, the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company (C&CCC) launched the industry-wide system to speed up processing for customers across the country. Paul Stoddart, […]

HSBC and First Direct to get VocaLink Pay by Bank app

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VocaLink’s Pay by Bank mobile payment app will soon be available to customers of HSBC and its subsidiary, First Direct. Pay by Bank app, created by VocaLink’s payment innovation team Zapp, enables people to make “digital debit” payments for goods and services via their banking app, with payment made directly from a current account. HSBC […]

Barclaycard teams with VocaLink for mobile payments

The regulator encourages banks to sell their stakes in Vocalink

Barclaycard is partnering with VocaLink to enable its merchants to accept mobile payments through Pay by Bank app. Pay by Bank app, created by VocaLink’s payment innovation team Zapp, will allow shoppers to pay for goods and services on a mobile device, without the need to enter credit or debit card details. Rajiv Garodia, managing […]

CMA comments on current account switching plans & VocaLink’s takeover by Mastercard

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK has accepted undertakings from the Bacs payment scheme that commit it to delivering the improvements required by the CMA retail banking market investigation within a year.

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