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Contactless payments arrive on Coronation Street

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Visa Europe has signed a six-figure product placement deal with British television network ITV that will see contactless payments get high profile outings on prime-time soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale.

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AIB hands IT outsourcing contract to Wipro

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Wipro has won a five-year IT outsourcing deal with AIB which will see 130 staff moved to the Indian tech services firm.

Two Capital One employees have been charged with insider trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission after they mined customer transaction data to successfully predict stock performance.

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Crooks net $11m in bitcoin scams - research

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Scammers have duped unsuspecting victims out of at least $11 million in bitcoin over the last four years, according to researchers from Southern Methodist University, Dallas.

Indian telco Bharti Airtel says that it will apply for a payments bank license as it prepares to make a grab for the country's huge underexploited mobile banking market.

North American bank IT spending is set to grow from $59.5 billion in 2014 to $62.2 billion in 2015, as the region's banks continue to right-size their branch networks and overhaul their online and mobile channels.

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MasterCard kicks off global hackathon challenge in Sydney

29 January 2015  | 0 comments | 4 tweets | 1 linkedin

MasterCard has kicked off the first in a series of ten global hackathons in Sydney, where developers will compete for a place in the final and the chance to win a $100,000 grand prize

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Google brings e-mail money transfer system to Europe

29 January 2015  | 0 comments | 31 tweets | 14 linkedin

Google is rolling out its e-mail-based money transfer system in the UK, almost two years after the feature was first released in the US.

Visa Europe is to invest more than EUR200 million in new payment technologies to accelerate the growth of digital payments after reporting record transaction volumes for 2014.

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Standard Bank builds PlayRoom to push startup culture

29 January 2015  | 0 comments | 6 tweets | 8 linkedin

South Africa's Standard Bank has opened an innovation centre in Johannesburg in an effort to foster a startup culture.

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