Barclays is set to become the first UK high street bank to launch payments using Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, enabling customers to make payments using their voice. Available now within the Barclays Mobile Banking (BMB) app.
Barclays has begun using devices with heat and motion sensors to track when staffers are at their desks, according to Bloomberg.
Barclays is to provide small business customers with a 'SmartBusiness Dashboard', a single site from which users can view real-time banking data alongside business information from third party apps.
Barclays Bank is warning customers to expect regular weekend blackouts of online, phone and mobile banking services for the rest of the year as it prepares to separate its wholesale and retail banking business to comply with UK ring-fencing rules.
Barclays has appointed Citi digital payments exec Barry Rodrigues chief executive officer of its Barclaycard International unit.
NatWest is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first ATM by doling out £171 to randomly selected customers, the cash equivalent of what £10 would have been worth back in 1967.
Absa has launched Virtual Investor, an online self-service investment platform that uses algorithms to recommend a product for customers based on their financial attitudes to risk.
With the tenth anniversary of the introduction of contactless cards in the UK fast approaching, Barclaycard is forecasting that tap and pay spending will soar by more than 300% over the next four years as seven-in-ten Brits begin to use the technology more frequently for everyday purchases.
Barclays Bank has joined Angel Co-Fund and individual investors in a $5 million funding round for Form3, a provider of an API-based single point of access to the full universe of payment schemes.
HSBC and Barclays are among a consortium of private and public sector organisations testing the use of a citizen’s national digital identity from France to open a bank account in the UK.
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