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Swift Business Forum, Canada - live blog

14 April 2015  | 0 comments | 1 tweets | 4 linkedin

Welcome to Finextra's live coverage of the Swift Business Forum in Toronto. This year’s conference, on the theme 'expect the unexpected' will explore how firms are using technology and new ways of thinking to better prepare for an unpredictable future.

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Future Money Focus: Jon Matonis

02 April 2015  | 0 comments | 6 tweets | 1 linkedin

A former foreign exchange dealer for Visa, CEO of HushMail, director of financial services at VeriSign and one of the founding board directors of the Bitcoin Foundation, Jon Matonis' career has blended the world of security, financial services and crypto technology - now Matonis is a public speaker and non-executive director for several startups in the space.

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CBA unveils Albert tablet payment device

31 March 2015  | 1 comments | 7 tweets | 11 linkedin

Commmonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is making a move into the point-of-sale hardware market, teaming up with German tech firm Wincor Nixdorf and Ideo to launch a seven inch Android-based tablet system dubbed Albert.

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Canada's D+H agrees $1.25bn Fundtech acquisition

31 March 2015  | 0 comments | 5 tweets | 21 linkedin

Canadian financial technology firm D+H is to buy transaction banking vendor Fundtech for $1.25 billion in cash, subject to regulatory approvals.

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Westpac launches online SME tools

31 March 2015  | 0 comments | 9 tweets | 6 linkedin

Westpac has launched a Live Online Lending Application (Lola) to help small to medium sized enterprises apply for loans and a MyBusiness Assist platform to help businesses plan, manage and finance their firms more easily.

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UK banks' IT spending to increase - CBI/PwC Report

30 March 2015  | 0 comments | 16 tweets | 11 linkedin

UK banks’ spending priorities for the next year are focused on improving IT infrastructure and cyber security, according to a report from the CBI and PwC, which also finds a focus on building new digital platforms to remain competitive and respond to changing customer needs.

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