28 February 2015

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Retail banking

Visa to buy offers specialist TrialPay

27 February 2015  |  1873 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 2 linkedin

Visa has struck an agreement to acquire American transactional advertising outfit TrialPay. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Retail banking

CaixaBank adds voice command option to mobile app

27 February 2015  |  2052 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 1 linkedin

In what it claims is a European first, Spain's CaixaBank has launched a mobile app that responds to voice commands.

Payments

Softcard confirms shut down

27 February 2015  |  2552 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 3 linkedin

US telco-owned mobile payments venture Softcard has confirmed that is shutting down after selling off technology and intellectual property to Google.

Risk & regulation

Women of FinTech: Claire Cockerton, CEO Innovate Finance

27 February 2015  |  3222 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 2 linkedin

In our continuing series, in association with the Breaking Banks radio show, looking at accomplished and interesting women working and changing the FinTech sector, Liz Lumley sits down with Level 39 co-founder and Innovate Finance CEO Claire Cockerton.

Wholesale banking

JPMorgan investment bank speaks the language of innovation in hunt for fresh talent

27 February 2015  |  2030 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 3 linkedin

The Corporate and Investment Banking arm of JPMorgan Chase is on the hunt for new product developers who "care about disruption" and have "an opinion on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies".

Cards

Visa and MasterCard report strong bank uptake for HCE-based mobile payments

27 February 2015  |  5526 views  |  1 comments | 15 tweets | 17 linkedin

Banco do Brazil, PNC Bank and US Bank are set to join the growing band of finacial services firms working with Visa to offer their customers HCE-based contactless mobile payments.

Mobile & online

Google said to prep Android Pay API

26 February 2015  |  3261 views  |  0 comments | 17 tweets | 4 linkedin

Google is preparing to launch a payments API that will enable third party developers to embed in-store and in-app payments within their apps, according to press reports.

Retail banking

TSB wades into bank branch debate

26 February 2015  |  2613 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 8 linkedin

While other banks are closing branches, the UK's TSB has launched a staunch defence of the branch network, making its high street presence front and centre of its proposition to attract more customers from competitor banks.

Payments

Bank of England could issue own digital currency

26 February 2015  |  6993 views  |  3 comments | 42 tweets | 22 linkedin

Like its counterparts in the US, the Bank of England is pondering the implications of issuing its own digital currency.

Retail banking

Victory Park Capital plans £200m London listing for P2P lending fund

26 February 2015  |  2413 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 1 linkedin

Chicago-based Victory Park Capital has set out plans to raise £200 million through a listing on the London Stock Exchange for a new vehicle which will invest through person-to-person lending platforms.

Wholesale banking

Bank of England stages data visualisation contest

26 February 2015  |  2754 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 1 linkedin

The Bank of England is staging a competition to uncover insightful ways of representing and interpreting newly-released data sets.

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