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ANZ has appointed a non-banker with sizeable e-commerce experience at eBay, Virgin Media and Expedia to run its digital transformation strategy.

BBVA trains 1000 'ambassadors of design'
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BBVA trains 1000 'ambassadors of design'

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BBVA is promising to put design and user experience (UX) at the centre of its digital strategy by training up 1000 staff 'ambassadors' to spread good practice throughout the Spanish bank's operations.

ABN Amro is undertaking tests of wearable technology to make contactless payments, with the aim of rolling out its first card-free tap-and-pay product to customers by the end of the year.

App-only Starling Bank is giving customers a sneak peak at its product plans over the coming year, with support for Apple Pay and Android Pay, joint accounts, goal-based savings features and additional mobile-controlled card security options on the way.

Fresh from a stint at the Fintech Pavillion at this year's EBAday in Dublin, social payments startup PayKey reports that it has secured more than half of its second- round funding target of $10 million.

Santander is to beam specialist mortgage advisors over the ether to talk to customers via video screens located at 66 branches across the UK.

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ECB preps eurozone-wide instant payments service
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ECB preps eurozone-wide instant payments service

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The European Central Bank has outlined plans to build an instant payment settlement system that will let people and businesses send money anywhere in the euro area within seconds.

Users of the Dankort app and mobile wallets from more than 60 Danish banks can now tap-and-go for low value payments with their phones.

Representatives of two of the Philippines' biggest banks, BPI and BDO Unibank, on Wednesday reassured a hearing of the Senate committee on banks, financial institutions, and currencies that they have addressed recent failures that saw a 26 hour system shutdown at BPI and a spate of ATM compromises at BDO.

Hong Kong's DBS Accelerator, run by DBS Bank and early-stage VC Nest, is switching the format of the programme to a rolling intake that will see it host new startups throughout the year.

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