04 May 2015

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Visa Europe opens innovation hub

01 May 2015  | 2 comments | 26 tweets | 18 linkedin

Visa Europe has launched an innovation hub, promising to help startups build payments-related technologies and services, with the best being rolled out to the card giant's member banks, retailers and consumers.

Security

Romanian police bust $15m cybergang

30 April 2015  | 0 comments | 7 tweets | 3 linkedin

Romanian police have arrested 25 people accused of being part of a cybergang that used cloned cards to steal more than $15 million in thousands of ATM withdrawals around the world.

Bitcoin

Goldman Sachs invest in Circle

30 April 2015  | 1 comments | 5 tweets | 7 linkedin

Circle, a consumer finance provider that allows users to make payments using digital currencies, has announced a new $50 million strategic investment round co-led by Goldman Sachs and IDG Capital Partners.

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MCX appoints banking industry veteran as CEO

29 April 2015  | 2 comments | 2 tweets | 1 linkedin

US retail payments consortium MCX is appointing a new CEO just one day after founder member Best Buy announced that it would begin accepting Apple Pay in its stores from the summer.

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SIX, UBS and Zurcher Kantonal Bank to launch P2P payments app

28 April 2015  | 0 comments | 10 tweets | 11 linkedin

SIX, UBS and Zürcher Kantonalbank are to launch a new P2P payment app, Paymit, that enables users to to request and make payment transfers by smartphone across Switzerland from the end of May.

Big data

MasterCard to buy analytics house APT for $600 million

28 April 2015  | 0 comments | 16 tweets | 5 linkedin

MasterCard is to pay $600 million to acquire Big Data analytics outfit Applied Predictive Technologies.

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