17 September 2014

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With an overhauled website and mobile app to show off, London-based currency exchange startup TransferWise has stepped up its assault on the banking industry in its first TV ad.

The US telco-backed Softcard consortium has received a welcome boost with news that the giant fast food chain Subway is to deploy its Card Rewards Program as part of a national roll-out of the SmartTap payment app.

Amazon is killing off WebPay, admitting that the person-to-person money transfer service is not good enough to keep persevering with.

Bangladesh's central bank has warned that anyone using bitcoin in the country could face a jail term of up to 12 years.

Commuters using the London tube network can now tap their contactless bank cards on the ticket barriers to pay for their journeys, further displacing cash on the capital's transit system.

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ING adds voice controls to mobile app

15 September 2014  |  2

Holland's ING has become the first bank in Europe to add a voice control mode to its mobile app, enabling customers to issue commands by speaking.

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