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New ANZ boss Shayne Elliott, who has publicly declared that his legacy will be the digital transformation of the Australian bank, has invited fintech startups to email him personally with their ideas for improving customer services at the 180-year old institution.

European mobile banking service Pocopay goes live
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European mobile banking service Pocopay goes live

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Pocopay, a mobile banking service aiming to take on Europe's high street giants, has launched in the Netherlands, Spain and its home market of Estonia.

Fit Pay, a wearable payments startup founder by former Visa and CyberSource executives, has raised $3.1 million in a seed funding round led by Germany's Giesecke & Devrient.

Turkish ACH BKM launches FinTech Istanbul
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Turkish ACH BKM launches FinTech Istanbul

05 February 2016  | 0 comments | 12 tweets | 7 linkedin

Turkish interbank card centre BKM is collaborating with academics from Istanbul University and Ozyegin University to provide a framework for the country's startup ecosystem through the formation of FinTech Istanbul.

Simplex, an Israeli startup that enables the purchase of bitcoins via credit cards, has launched with $8.4 million in the bank.

Visa opens up to developers
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Visa opens up to developers

04 February 2016  | 3 comments | 23 tweets | 40 linkedin

Visa is vowing to transform from a payments network to an open platform through the launch of a developer portal that gives banks, merchants and tech firms access to its technology, products and services.

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Stellar builds instant money transfer network in Nigeria
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Stellar builds instant money transfer network in Nigeria

04 February 2016  | 0 comments | 15 tweets | 8 linkedin

A new low-cost payment transfer network using distributed ledger technology has launched in Nigeria, helping hundreds of thousands of rural women send money via microfinance institutions.

ABN Amro rolls out Snapchat communications channel
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ABN Amro rolls out Snapchat communications channel

04 February 2016  | 0 comments | 11 tweets | 13 linkedin

ABN Amro is to use popular file-sharing app Snapchat as a channel for communications with its customers.

Political tweet leads SF Fed to tighten Twitter policy
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Political tweet leads SF Fed to tighten Twitter policy

04 February 2016  | 0 comments | 5 tweets | 1 linkedin

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has banned employees from tweeting from its Twitter account on personal devices after it was forced to hastily delete a political micro-missive.

Fintech rising: Resistance is futile, says UBS CIO
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Fintech rising: Resistance is futile, says UBS CIO

04 February 2016  | 1 comments | 47 tweets | 38 linkedin

Digitalisation is set to transform most aspects of the financial industry. Far from resisting it, banks should be embracing these fundamental changes, says Oliver Bussmann, group CIO at UBS.

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