27 May 2015

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ING Direct launches Apple Watch app and introduces one-swipe balance access
Retail banking

ING Direct launches Apple Watch app and introduces one-swipe balance access

7 hours ago  |  1169 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 1 linkedin

Australia's ING Direct has launched an Apple Watch app and is taking advantage of a new feature in the tech giant's operating system to let customers check their balances with just one swipe of their iPhone.

Bitcoin startup Xapo adds Wall Street heavyweights to advisory board
Virtual currency

Bitcoin startup Xapo adds Wall Street heavyweights to advisory board

13 hours ago  |  1892 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 2 linkedin

Bitcoin startup Xapo has appointed Visa founder Dee Hock, ex-Citibank CEO John Reed, and former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers to its new advisory board.

Australian fund to raise A$10 million to invest in 100 fintech startups
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Australian fund to raise A$10 million to invest in 100 fintech startups

21 hours ago  |  2311 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 2 linkedin

Australia's H2 Ventures, a newly-established fintech-focused digital design and investment firm, plans to raise a A$10 million war chest to fund the launch of 100 early-stage fintech startups over the next three years.

eBay and Village Capital run accelerator for startups serving the underbanked
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eBay and Village Capital run accelerator for startups serving the underbanked

22 hours ago  |  1979 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 2 linkedin

The eBay Foundation and Village Capital are running a three-month fintech accelerator for startups developing alternative technologies for serving low-income households and individuals.

Visa Europe opens innovation hub in Israel
Mobile & online

Visa Europe opens innovation hub in Israel

23 hours ago  |  3421 views  |  0 comments | 14 tweets | 6 linkedin

Fresh from the launch of Visa Europe Collab in London earlier this month, the card scheme has exported the idea to Israel with the opening of an innovation hub in Tel Aviv.

Danske Bank integrates PowaTag into MobilePay
Retail banking

Danske Bank integrates PowaTag into MobilePay

26 May 2015  |  2045 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 5 linkedin

Denmark's Danske Bank is boosting its popular MobilePay app by integrating technology from m-commerce vendor Powa which will give customers more global buying options.

Icici rolls out voice recognition tech
Security

Icici rolls out voice recognition tech

25 May 2015  |  2924 views  |  1 comments | 9 tweets | 11 linkedin

India's Icici Bank is introducing voice recognition technology at its call centres, enabling customers to authenticate themselves simply by speaking.

MasterCard's $19m Target settlement falls through
Cards

MasterCard's $19m Target settlement falls through

22 May 2015  |  3813 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 4 linkedin

MasterCard's $19 million settlement with Target over the retailer's data breach has collapsed in the face of opposition from banks.

Bigger banks may have to set up their own 'challengers' to take on new entrants
Start ups

Bigger banks may have to set up their own 'challengers' to take on new entrants

22 May 2015  |  6200 views  |  8 comments | 39 tweets | 32 linkedin

The UK's established high street banks may have to set up greenfield operations free of legacy tech to take on the better-performing small challenger banks nipping at their heels, according to a report from KPMG.

Future Money Nordics welcomes US Ambassador Oreck as keynote speaker
Retail banking

Future Money Nordics welcomes US Ambassador Oreck as keynote speaker

22 May 2015  |  3342 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 1 linkedin

Bruce Oreck, the US Ambassador to Finland, is to be the keynote speaker at Finextra's up-and-coming Future Money Nordics event in Helsinki.

JPMorgan Chase puts data to use with new think tank
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JPMorgan Chase puts data to use with new think tank

22 May 2015  |  4521 views  |  0 comments | 15 tweets | 6 linkedin

JPMorgan Chase has launched a think tank that promises to deliver data-rich analysis that addresses big global economic challenges for the "public good".

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