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Canadian neobank Koho has struck a deal with Visa as it gears up for a launch early next year, taking on the country's big five providers in the battle for Generation Y.

Swave, a smart savings startup founded by two former hedge fund data crunchers, is to undergo a 12-week innovation immersion with Lloyds Bank after winning a financial literacy challenge run by Innovate UK.

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Swatch partners Visa to launch pay-by-wrist watch

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Swatch has partnered with Visa to launch its 'pay-by-the-wrist' Bellamy watch in the US, Switzerland and Brazil in early-2016.


EPC publishes proposals for pan-European instant payments scheme

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The European Payments Council has released proposals for the design of a pan-European instant credit transfer scheme, with the aim of bringing real-time money transfers across the Sinlge Euro Payments Area (Sepa) by November 2017.

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has fined Raphaels Bank £1.3 million for "potentially putting its safety and soundness at risk" by failing to properly manage an outsourcing deal for its cash machines.

Mexico's BBVA Bancomer has become the first bank to commercially implement technology that replace static three-digit security codes with a dynamic CVV/CVC that changes every 20 minutes as part of its mobile wallet app.

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ATM attack vectors on the rise

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From sophisticated stealth raids using malware and skimming devices to brute force assaults via ram raids and explosive cannisters, the range of attack vectors on European cash machines by criminal gangs shows no sign of diminishing according to the latest figures compiled by the European ATM Security Team.

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BofE launches blockchain challenge to find interns

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The Bank of England is challenging students to come up with ideas for using blockchain technology to make a "positive difference to society," dangling the carrot of paid internships to those delivering the best pitches.

Visa Europe's innovation hub has been tapping into the youth market, bringing together 100 students from City University London for a weekend-long 'design jam' exploring ways to pay beyond plastic.


WeChat launches mobile wallet in South Africa

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WeChat, the social messaging app developed by Chinese e-commerce outfit Tencent, has launched a mobile wallet service in South Africa in partnership with Standard Bank.

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