04 September 2015

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Samsung to showcase NFC 'Smart Suit'

Samsung to showcase NFC 'Smart Suit'

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A smart suit with an NFC tag embedded in the sleeve button, a purse which can recharge a mobile phone without cabling, and 'bio-smart' shirts that measure heartrate and respiration are to make their debuts at a tech show in Berlin next week as Samsung unveils its latest line of wearable fashion items and accessories.

Silicon Valley trip teaches ANZ that it's OK to fail

Silicon Valley trip teaches ANZ that it's OK to fail

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Banks around the world still haven't completely nailed digitisation, ANZ Australia CEO Mark Whelan says, opening the opportunity for financial services players that can get it right.

UMB backs fintech accelerator SixThirty

UMB backs fintech accelerator SixThirty

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UMB Financial Corporation has become the latest bank to embrace the fintech startup community, forging a partnership with St Louis-based venture fund and accelerator SixThirty.

Securities Commission Malaysia hones in on fintech innovation

Securities Commission Malaysia hones in on fintech innovation

22 hours ago  |  2190 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 2 linkedin

Securities Commission Malaysia is to draw key stakeholders together in a bid to create a stable ecosystem for the promotion of fintech innovation in the country.

Kash recruits former Visa exec to take on credit card networks

Kash recruits former Visa exec to take on credit card networks

03 September 2015  |  2346 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 1 linkedin

Kash, the latest US startup looking to disrupt the credit card networks has recruited former Visa CEO and chairman Joe Saunders as chairman of the board and raised an additional $1.5 million in funding.

MasterCard extends startup search globally

MasterCard extends startup search globally

03 September 2015  |  5226 views  |  0 comments | 14 tweets | 5 linkedin

MasterCard is to step up its engagement with the international startup community by transforming its Start Path partnership programme into a global forum.

Dwolla introduces white label service

Dwolla introduces white label service

03 September 2015  |  3726 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 7 linkedin

Payments firm Dwolla is introducing a while label service that promises to give banks and businesses an API that does what ACH does without the overheads.

FC Barcelona's Camp Nou to host Sungard's annual Global Coder Cup

FC Barcelona's Camp Nou to host Sungard's annual Global Coder Cup

02 September 2015  |  2068 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 4 linkedin

SunGard is to take over Barcelona's iconic Camp Nou football stadium to host the championship round of its third annual Global Coder Cup, in which eleven teams from five countries will compete to develop innovative new financial service apps.

Atom taps Durham University maths department to develop new banking model

Atom taps Durham University maths department to develop new banking model

02 September 2015  |  4791 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 7 linkedin

Digital challenger bank Atom is collaborating with Durham University and the UK government on a research project to develop a new model for retail banking.

Behold the contactless jacket

Behold the contactless jacket

02 September 2015  |  5616 views  |  0 comments | 23 tweets | 18 linkedin

Fintech fashionistas can now make payments off the cuff with a natty new jacket from Scottish knitwear brand Lyle & Scott that comes complete with a buttoned-down pouch for Barclays' BPay contactless wristbands.

India joins Better Than Cash Alliance

India joins Better Than Cash Alliance

02 September 2015  |  4062 views  |  0 comments | 21 tweets | 9 linkedin

India has joined the UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance as it bids to accelerate the country's migration to electronic payments as part of a more general strategy to boost financial inclusion.

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