01 March 2015

Company announcements

 
Cards

MasterCard recommends rejection of 'mini-tender' offer from TRC Capital Corporation

27 February 2015  |  1381 views  |  0 comments

MasterCard (NYSE: MA) announced today that it has been notified of an unsolicited "mini-tender" offer dated February 25, 2015, made by TRC Capital Corporation, a private Canadian investment company, to purchase up to 1,500,000 shares of MasterCard's common stock, less than one fifth of one percent of the outstanding shares of common stock.

 
Payments

Xoom strikes money transfer deal with Philippines-based Landbank

27 February 2015  |  996 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets

Xoom Corporation (XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, now offers instant deposits to all Landbank peso and U.S. dollar accounts. Landbank joins BDO, Metrobank and PNB - four of the top five banks in the Philippines - with instant deposit service for Xoom customers.

 
Payments

UniCredit completes first BPO transaction in Italy

27 February 2015  |  1749 views  |  0 comments

UniCredit has today successfully completed the first BPO (Bank Payment Obligation) transaction ever carried out in Italy, for the payment of a commercial operation concluded between SPIG S.P.A., a leading producer of industrial cooling systems based in Arona, in the province of Novara, and one of its German suppliers, a UniCredit Bank AG customer.

 
Virtual currency

MGT Capital Investments to merge with Tera

27 February 2015  |  1213 views  |  0 comments

MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MGT) announced today that it has entered into a Letter of Intent ("LOI") with Tera Group, Inc., ("Tera") owner of TeraExchange, LLC, a Swap Execution Facility regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC").

 
Payments

Vantiv CFO Mark Heimbouch takes on COO role

27 February 2015  |  921 views  |  0 comments

Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, announced today that Mark Heimbouch's role has been expanded to include leadership of the company's technology and operational functions.

 
Wholesale banking

TickCOM launches automated trading front end for smartphones

27 February 2015  |  1345 views  |  0 comments

TickCOM, the technology leader within strategy development for automated trading, is releasing an automated trading frontend iSTRAT oriented at the Smart Phone market.

 
Retail banking

TransferWise founders brave New York cold for naked 'nothing to hide' publicity stunt

26 February 2015  |  2135 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets

Just weeks after landing a $58 million funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz, TransferWise founders Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Käärmann today led a naked protest through the heart of New York's financial district.

 
Retail banking

Linedata reports Spanish bank tie-up

26 February 2015  |  1394 views  |  0 comments

Linedata (NYSE Euronext : LIN), Linedata, the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, has for the past year been working with a leading Spanish bank to develop its consumer credit and auto finance business in Latin America.

 
Retail banking

Fraud prevention specialist Emailage secures $3.8m in funding

26 February 2015  |  1362 views  |  0 comments

Emailage, the leader in fraud prevention, today announced it has received $3.8 million in funding led by Felicis Ventures.

 
Payments

Boku enables customers to store mobile phone number as preferred payment method

26 February 2015  |  1221 views  |  0 comments

Boku, the global leader in carrier billing-based mobile payments, has released Phone-on-File, a new cross-platform solution that allows a consumer to store their mobile phone number as their preferred payment method to enable a streamlined checkout experience for one-time and subscription purchases.

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