06 February 2016

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European mobile banking service Pocopay goes live

European mobile banking service Pocopay goes live

9 hours ago  | 0 comments | 12 tweets | 6 linkedin

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

Turkish ACH BKM launches FinTech Istanbul

15 hours ago  | 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

Visa opens up to developers

04 February 2016  | 3 comments | 23 tweets | 39 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.

Stellar builds instant money transfer network in Nigeria

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.

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