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Former ING Direct chief launches Canadian mobile banking service

27 January 2015  |  3527 views  |  3 comments | 5 tweets | 9 linkedin

Former ING Direct CEO Arkadi Kuhlmann has launched a mobile banking service in Canada that promises to cater to "citizens of the world" through a multi-currency savings account.

Virtual currency

Citi global head of digital strategy voices bitcoin scepticism

27 January 2015  |  3988 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 11 linkedin

Speaking today at Citi's annual Digital Money Symposium event, Greg Baxter, global head of digital strategy at the US money centre bank, questioned the long-term economic viability of bitcoin as a global currency.

Retail banking

Halifax launches bespoke online service for youth segment

27 January 2015  |  2679 views  |  0 comments | 11 tweets | 4 linkedin

Halifax has launched a tailored online banking service for young customers aged between 11 and 15 in an effort to promote better money management skills.

Retail banking

Banks set blockchain/Internet of Things challenges for SBC hackathon

27 January 2015  |  5550 views  |  0 comments | 27 tweets | 15 linkedin

The future of the blockchain and the use of the Internet of Things in financial markets are among the challenges set out by banks participating in the next Startupbootcamp hackathon in London.

Retail banking

Fed sets out faster payments options

26 January 2015  |  5097 views  |  1 comments | 16 tweets | 15 linkedin

The US Federal Reserve has set out a series of options for speeding up the country's antiquated payments system.

Virtual currency

Bitcoin price soars on Coinbase exchange launch

26 January 2015  |  4801 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 6 linkedin

Coinbase has launched America's first regulated bitcoin exchange, helping to push the crypto currency's price past the $280 mark.

Payments

Google Wallet gets first payment platform partner for Instant Buy API

26 January 2015  |  4331 views  |  0 comments | 6 tweets | 6 linkedin

E-commerce payment processor WePay has integrated with Google's Instant Buy API, a service that lets Google Wallet users check out in just two clicks on mobile and web without exposing their sensitive information to third parties.

Payments

Andreessen Horowitz leads $58 million investment in TransferWise

26 January 2015  |  3732 views  |  1 comments | 13 tweets | 9 linkedin

Andreessen Horowitz, the investment firm which rose to prominence thanks to big bets on Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, and Pinterest among other, has led a $58 million funding round in UK money transfer startup TransferWise.

Start ups

Number26, a smartphone-only banking service, launches in Germany

26 January 2015  |  7872 views  |  1 comments | 23 tweets | 29 linkedin

Dubbed 'the Simple for Europe', after the US-based banking startup now owned by Spanish Bank BBVA, online-only bank Number26 has begun taking deposits from pre-invited customers in Germany and Austria.

Retail banking

UK silver surfers topping banks' online and mobile growth charts

26 January 2015  |  4412 views  |  2 comments | 15 tweets | 25 linkedin

UK banks are experiencing faster growth rates for digital services by customers in the 70s and 80s, according to the latest data from the British Bankers Association.

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