Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), one of the largest worldwide providers of payment solutions, today announced the winners of its interactive wearable financial app hackathon, which took place on October 24-25, 2014 in Atlanta in collaboration with CaixaBank in Barcelona.
More than 120 app developers competed in the financial app programming marathon organised by CaixaBank, in partnership with the US firm Global Payments and the Barcelona Digital Centro Tecnológico.
Standard Bank of South Africa has become the latest financial institution to enlist IBM's Watson cognitive computing platform to help it make the most of customer data.
CaixaBank is to distribute contactless wristbands from all of its branches after issuing its first batch of the wearable payments technology to select customers over the summer months.
CaixaBank and Global Payments are to host a wearable financial app hackathon to be held simultaneously in Barcelona and Atlanta.
Innovation matchmaking platform Matchi has launched a global fintech innovation challenge, inviting aspiring startups to pitch working prototypes to a pool of global banks.
Yaap, the joint-venture between CaixaBank, Banco Santander and Telefónica, today releases Yaap money - a mobile app that facilitates the secure transfer of money instantaneously between users' mobile phones.
Spain's CaixaBank has struck a EUR500 million deal with Fujitsu to build 8500 cash machines fitted with contactless readers.
CaixaBank is to distribute 15,000 contactless wristbands to customers over the summer, staking a claim to being the largest wearable payments programme in Europe.
Mobey Forum, the global industry association, which empowers banks to lead in the future of mobile financial services (MFS) worldwide, has announced that Jordi Guaus, Head of Mobile Payments at CaixaBank, has been elected to serve as Chair of the Board.
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