14 February 2016

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Hong Kong banks to roll out mobile P2P payment network
Retail banking

Hong Kong banks to roll out mobile P2P payment network

22 January 2016  |  7641 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 10 linkedin

Bank-backed Hong Kong ATM network Jetco is to launch a P2P mobile payment system with a consortium of 12 of the territory's leading banks.

CaixaBank first in Spain to introduce Samsung Pay
Retail banking

CaixaBank first in Spain to introduce Samsung Pay

22 January 2016  |  7722 views  |  0 comments | 17 tweets | 15 linkedin

CaixaBank and its newly-launched mobile subsidiary imaginBank are to be the first in Spain to roll out mobile payments services on Samsung Pay.

Regulatory overhaul needed to make the Netherlands a fintech hub - report
Start ups

Regulatory overhaul needed to make the Netherlands a fintech hub - report

22 January 2016  |  8467 views  |  2 comments | 34 tweets | 15 linkedin

The Netherlands has the potential to become a fintech hub, but only if the country's regulatory framework is overhauled and banks, startups and government improve cooperation, according to a new report.

Electronic trading could affect fixed income liquidity during stress - BIS
Risk & regulation

Electronic trading could affect fixed income liquidity during stress - BIS

22 January 2016  |  4296 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 5 linkedin

The rise of electronic trading in fixed income markets could lead to liquidity issues in times of stress, according to new research from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

Financial industry giants join $50m Digital Asset Holdings funding round
Post-trade & ops

Financial industry giants join $50m Digital Asset Holdings funding round

21 January 2016  |  9318 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 20 linkedin

Digital Asset Holdings, the blockchain startup helmed by former JP Morgan luminary Blythe Masters, has raised more than $50 million in a funding round joined by some of the biggest names in financial services, including Citi, Deutsche Börse and Santander InnoVentures. One of the investors, the ASX, has also handed Digital Asset a contract to design a post-trade settlement system using distributed ledger technology.

Capital markets sector leads fintech M&A activity
Payments

Capital markets sector leads fintech M&A activity

21 January 2016  |  4231 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 6 linkedin

There were 427 fintech mergers and acquisitions in 2015, worth a combined $64 billion, double the value of deals the previous year, according to figures pulled together by Berkery Noyes.

PwC establishes blockchain team
Payments

PwC establishes blockchain team

21 January 2016  |  10070 views  |  0 comments | 29 tweets | 19 linkedin

Professional services giant PwC has set up a blockchain team at its Belfast office as it seeks to exploit and commercialise the technology behind cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

More Swiss banks join Paymit ahead of high street expansion
Payments

More Swiss banks join Paymit ahead of high street expansion

21 January 2016  |  5054 views  |  1 comments | 11 tweets | 5 linkedin

Paymit, the mobile-to-mobile payment app developed by UBS, Zurcher Kantonalbank, Swisscom and SIX has recruited an additional three banks ahead of a planned February roll out to retailer eftpos terminals.

Monthly UK contactless spending busts the £1 billion barrier
Payments

Monthly UK contactless spending busts the £1 billion barrier

21 January 2016  |  4995 views  |  0 comments | 16 tweets | 26 linkedin

Spending on contactless cards in the UK has hit a record £1 billion in a single month for the first time.

Fidor rolls out first debit cards
Mobile & online

Fidor rolls out first debit cards

21 January 2016  |  5876 views  |  0 comments | 8 tweets | 9 linkedin

Digital-only challenger bank Fidor has launched its first physical product in the UK market, a contactless debit card developed with input from its online user community.

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