15 September 2014

Latest Innovation announcements

 

MasterCard looks to the future with millennial intake

05 September 2014  |  1653 views  |  0

As students go back to school, graduates are headed to work. MasterCard is proud to welcome its latest class of University Hires. 92 recent graduates were recruited from around the world to make their mark on MasterCard.

 

PayPal adds fingerprint authentication to more Samsung devices

04 September 2014  |  1836 views  |  0

Shopping is fun, but forgetting your passwords online or your wallet when in-store isn't. That's why we've made it our mission to make it easier and more secure for you to shop and pay wherever you are.

 

TD to support Communitech innovation programme

04 September 2014  |  772 views  |  0

TD has signed a five-year agreement with Communitech, a technology hub based in Waterloo Region, to explore innovation, with a particular focus on customer experience.

 

Boston Consulting Group to advise Canadian Mint on MintChip sale

03 September 2014  |  1480 views  |  0

The Royal Canadian Mint has selected The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the world's leading advisor on business strategy, to support the divestiture of its MintChip digital currency product.

 

Blackhawk working with Google Wallet on gift card integration

03 September 2014  |  1464 views  |  0

Blackhawk Network, Inc., a leading prepaid and payments network, today announced an integration with Google Wallet that allows customers the opportunity to better manage and spend their gift cards through the ease of their mobile devices.

 

Oberthur acquires display card outfit NagraID Security

03 September 2014  |  819 views  |  0

Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of NagraID Security.

 

Eight start-ups selected for FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific

01 September 2014  |  1722 views  |  0

More comprehensive analytics for credit analysis, data protection solutions and quantum computing software are among the new innovations from eight financial technology entrepreneurs selected to participate in the 2014 FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific.

 

Nationwide backs Chancellor Osborne's call for fintech revolution

07 August 2014  |  1533 views  |  0

Nationwide welcomes Chancellor's speech on how technology can revolutionise the way we bank.

 

Global Payments signs referral agreement with BitPay

06 August 2014  |  901 views  |  0

Global Payments Inc. (GPN), one of the largest worldwide providers of payment solutions, today announced that it has signed a referral agreement with BitPay, the world leader in business solutions for the bitcoin digital currency.

 

OKCoin to commence trading in bitcoin futures

06 August 2014  |  1078 views  |  0

OKCoin, Inc., one of the world's largest bitcoin exchanges, today announced the addition of futures trading to its platform, becoming one of the first major bitcoin exchanges in the world to enable its users to trade futures denominated in bitcoin.

 

FCA to consult on social media rules

06 August 2014  |  974 views  |  0

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today launched a consultation which is intended to clarify its approach to the supervision of financial promotions in social media.

 

Vodacom redesigns m-pesa for South African market

04 August 2014  |  1437 views  |  0

First launched in Kenya in 2007, m-pesa is now used by more than 18 million people across 13 countries to perform banking and money transfer services via mobile phone.

 

First Data acquires mobile gift card startup Gyft

30 July 2014  |  2275 views  |  0

First Data, the global leader in payment technology and services solutions, has taken a key step to provide consumers with spending flexibility and help businesses grow through the acquisition of Gyft Inc., the Silicon Valley-based company that entered the $100 billion gift card market in 2012 and pioneered the concept of a mobile wallet for gift cards.

 

CoinTerra chooses CenturyLink data centres for bitcoin mining ops

30 July 2014  |  1523 views  |  0

CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) today announced that it has signed a multi-megawatt data center deal withCoinTerra, Inc . to host CoinTerra's rapidly growing Bitcoin-mining operations in CenturyLink data centers.

 

Scottrade to sponsor SciVantage incubator programme

29 July 2014  |  1047 views  |  0

Scivantage®, a Global FinTech 100 technology provider of information-enabled software dedicated to transforming complex information and processes into intuitive user experiences for the financial services industry, announced today a sponsorship by Scottrade, Inc., a leading investing services company, in support of the Scivantage FinTech Incubator Program.

 

Shoreditch startup Centtrip offers 14 currencies on a single pre-paid MasterCard

29 July 2014  |  2660 views  |  0

Introducing a whole new dimension to FinTech travel money, banking and payment card experience; Centtrip is the world's first prepaid MasterCard to offer 14 currencies on a single card at 'spread-free' exchange rates.

 

Square integrates automation service IFTTT to customise business operations

25 July 2014  |  1792 views  |  0

Today Square launched an integration with IFTTT (If This Then That). Sellers can now seamlessly integrate their Square data with IFTTT to trigger customized automated actions that streamline business operations and help their day run more smoothly.

 

IM-based money transfer app Payfriendz prepares to launch

18 July 2014  |  1632 views  |  0

The app Payfriendz - the first sociable way to send money to friends in real-time - is going to launch this week. With an integrated messaging function the app makes sending money to friends as easy, quick and fun as sending a picture or text message via WhatsApp.

 

Balderton Capital invests £3.8 million in Crowdcube

17 July 2014  |  661 views  |  0

One of Europe's largest venture investors, Balderton Capital, leads a £5m round with a £3.8 million stake in Crowdcube, the world's first and leading investment crowdfunding platform.

 

ING Direct taps crowd funding for social good

15 July 2014  |  1875 views  |  0

ING DIRECT is calling on Australia's most inspired go-getters to apply for their share of $100,000 of funding through Dreamstarter - an online initiative to get bold ideas for social change off the ground.

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