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Credit Karma seals $175m investment
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Credit Karma seals $175m investment

23 June 2015  |  1923 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 2 linkedin

Credit and financial management service Credit Karma has raised $175 million in a Series D funding round joined by Tiger Global Management, Valinor Management and Viking Global Investors.

Canadian telcos launch mobile wallet
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Canadian telcos launch mobile wallet

23 June 2015  |  3914 views  |  1 comments | 14 tweets | 8 linkedin

Canada's leading telcos have launched a digital wallet that lets users make contactless payments with their handsets.

Dorsey will have to quit Square to get Twitter CEO job
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Dorsey will have to quit Square to get Twitter CEO job

23 June 2015  |  1895 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets

Jack Dorsey will have to quit his role as chief executive of Square if he wants the full time CEO role at Twitter.

CurrencyCloud scores $18 million funding round
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CurrencyCloud scores $18 million funding round

23 June 2015  |  2652 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 7 linkedin

CurrencyCloud, the London-based firm that runs the back-end processing for some of the world's most promising money transfer startups, has roped in Sapphire and Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten as heavyweight investors in a new $18 funding round.

London Stock Exchange test-drives social network for public companies
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London Stock Exchange test-drives social network for public companies

23 June 2015  |  2025 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 4 linkedin

The London Stock Exchange has begun beta-testing a social network designed to promote interaction between public companies, intermediaries and institutional investors.

Stockholm stakes claim as European fintech hub
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Stockholm stakes claim as European fintech hub

23 June 2015  |  5346 views  |  0 comments | 20 tweets | 14 linkedin

Stockholm is staking a claim as a major European fintech hub after recording $266 million in startup investments over the past year, leaving it trailing only London as a magnet for VC inflows.

SAP Financial Services Forum - Live Blog
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SAP Financial Services Forum - Live Blog

23 June 2015  |  3136 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 1 linkedin

Now in its fifth year, the SAP Financial Services Forum brings together over 450 financial services professionals to explore digital transformation across the financial services sector and the ways that firms can harness innovation, more effectively interact with their customers and build brand loyalty. This live blog will keep you abreast of what unfolds throughout the first day at the event.

SAP Financial Services Forum Focus: Kevin Hanley, RBS
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SAP Financial Services Forum Focus: Kevin Hanley, RBS

23 June 2015  |  2761 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 2 linkedin

Having joined the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2009, Hanley is now director of design with responsibility for architecture, data and analytics and lean functions, as well as the strategy and innovation agenda for the bank’s services organisation.

Westpac signs for Verifone Payment as a Service platform
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Westpac signs for Verifone Payment as a Service platform

23 June 2015  |  3254 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 5 linkedin

Westpac is handing over the management and deployment of the bulk of its merchant payment system offering to Verifone.

Barclays bets on blockchain and startups to re-invent finance
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Barclays bets on blockchain and startups to re-invent finance

22 June 2015  |  9725 views  |  0 comments | 38 tweets | 16 linkedin

Barclays' fintech accelerator programme is beginning to bear fruit, with the bank forging working relationships with several startup alumni involved in areas such as cybersecurity and the blockchain.

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