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More than 850 bankers and treasury professionals from across Europe are expected to descend on Amsterdam in May to hear senior executives from ING, ABN Amro, HSBC, RBS and Deutsche Bank speak at EBAday 2015, the continent's pre-eminent annual payments event.

Challenger banks will feature heavily in the upcoming Swift Business Forum in London. Craig Donaldson, CEO at Metro Bank UK, is joined by keynote speaker Sir David Clementi, ex-deputy governor of the Bank of England and chairman of Virgin Money.

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PayPal pays $7.7m in US sanctions case

26 March 2015  | 4 comments | 8 tweets | 9 linkedin

PayPal has agreed to pay $7.7 million to settle charges from the US Treasury that lax screening technology saw the firm violate multiple sanctions programmes.

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Cash still dominates charitable giving

23 March 2015  | 0 comments | 12 tweets | 5 linkedin

Two-thirds of charity donors used cash to donate in the past 12 months, despite the increasing availability of other forms of payment options, according to the annual Halifax Giving Monitor review.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Defra, is enduring a series of embarrassing headlines after its £154 million system to process farmers' EU subsidy payments has been largely abandoned following a number of problems with its online interface.

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Government report sets out plan to make UK world's fintech capital

18 March 2015  | 0 comments | 26 tweets | 18 linkedin

A new report from the UK government's chief scientific adviser has set out 10 recommendations designed to help achieve Chancellor George Osborne's stated aim of turning Britain into the world's fintech capital.

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