03 September 2015

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MasterCard extends startup search globally

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

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

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Dwolla introduces white label service

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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.

Bitcoin exchange operator itBit has hired former New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) general counsel Danny Alter and Broadridge Financial Services executive Kim Petry.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra) is warning investors about a surge in the use of messaging tools like WhatsApp by pump-and-dump scammers.

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UK's £20 banknote to go plastic

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The UK's next £20 note will be printed on polymer in a move to make the paper currency more secure and durable.

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Zapp to use behavioural fraud tech to protect mobile users

02 September 2015  | 1 comments | 16 tweets | 7 linkedin

UK m-commerce outfit Zapp is to use fraud detection technology from Cambridge University spin-off Featurespace to protect users of its 'Pay by bank' app at launch later this year.

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.

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.

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Behold the contactless jacket

02 September 2015  | 0 comments | 22 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.

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