Payments professionals from across Europe are gathering in Berlin this week for EBAday, hosted by the Euro Banking Association and Finextra. We're liveblogging events here.
The Mobile POS market will surpass $2 billion in hardware/software sales in North America in 2013, and 28% of North American retailers plan to adopt Mobile POS in some form by the end of 2013, according to research from IHL Group
Stanley Young has departed Bloomberg less than a year after jumping ship as CEO of Nyse Technologies to become chief executive of the market data vendor's enterprise products and solutions division.
Square is to move into PayPal's core territory with the invitation-only launch of a P2P email cash transfer service, dubbed Square Cash.
A core group of seven German banks are to use EBA Clearing's pan-European Automated Clearing House Step2 for processing Sepa-compliant domestic payments in euros.
Software security house Vasco has acquired UK-based Cronto for a maximum EUR17 million in cash.
Institutional investors spend between $1.5 billion and $2 billion per year on order management and execution management systems for their trading desks - a growing amount due to increased demands for compliance tools and the need to keep pace with rapid changes in market structure.
Contactless payments have reached a critical inflexion point, says Visa Europe, with more than 19 million transactions conducted across Europe in March.
Bloomberg has hired former IBM chairman and CEO Sam Palmisiano as an independent advisor to review privacy and data standards practices at the company.
BNP Paribas has launched Europe's first stand-alone digital mobile bank, Hello Bank!, in Belgium and Germany.
© Finextra Research 2013