23 September 2014

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Citi is running a competition to encourage individual developers, teams and companies from around the world to create innovative mobile banking and payments applications.

Canada's Sun Life Financial is hailing the success of an online gamification programme in motivating participants to increase their investments in workplace retirement savings plans.

A new venture capital fund focusing on early-stage businesses in need of Series A financing has launched in London, reinforcing the UK capital's status as a magnet for tech startups.

EU supervisory authorities are warning banks to reinforce IT controls and audits on third-party technology providers and to ringfence budgets related to operational risk.

Chase has hired a fleet of food trucks to provide sustenance to Apple fanbois waiting in line for the new new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models.

US retail chain Home Depot says that 56 million payment cards are at risk following a malware-laden cyber-attack on eftpos tills across its stores in the US and Canada.

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Swift has given a strongly worded response to a European Parliament resolution calling on the EU to consider expelling Russia from the financial messaging network.


Finextra expands into North America

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Just as fintech steps from the shadows into the mainstream, Finextra is establishing a local North American editorial presence.

Fintech developers, designers and entrepreneurs are being invited to gather in London next month for a 54-hour hackathon that could see them win help from industry heavyweights to develop their ideas.

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