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Finextra paper explores blockchain as an enabler of operational resilience
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Finextra paper explores blockchain as an enabler of operational resilience

2 hours ago  |  1947 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets

Distributed ledger technology could help with damage limitation in the event of service disruptions, as the paper ‘How to get a head on operational resilience’ discusses.

Visa to open new Silicon Valley office
Retail banking

Visa to open new Silicon Valley office

2 hours ago  |  1255 views  |  0 comments | 1 linkedin

Visa is set to open a huge new Silicon Valley office that will house 300 staffers working on technology research, business intelligence, data security and merchant solutions.

Gibraltar Stock Exchange adds bitcoin instrument
Trade execution

Gibraltar Stock Exchange adds bitcoin instrument

5 hours ago  |  1758 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets

Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) claims it is the first execution venue in Europe to list a European regulated product based exclusively on the crypto currency.

UK startups get Brexit boost while UK funds suffer
Start ups

UK startups get Brexit boost while UK funds suffer

7 hours ago  |  2226 views  |  1 comments | 5 tweets | 5 linkedin

Venture capitalists have invested more than $200m in UK tech startups in the month following the controversial Brexit vote, allaying fears that London's growing tech sector would be one of the first casualties of the withdrawal from the European Union.

Most Americans foresee death of cash in their lifetimes
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Most Americans foresee death of cash in their lifetimes

18 hours ago  |  3107 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 9 linkedin

More than half of Americans still like to have cash on them at all times but 62% expect the US to become a cashless society in their lifetimes, according to a Gallup survey.

UK and South Korea build 'fintech bridge'
Wholesale banking

UK and South Korea build 'fintech bridge'

22 July 2016  |  4874 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 14 linkedin

The UK and South Korea have formed a "fintech bridge" that will help financial technology firms and investors from each country gain access to the other.

LME hit by second problem in a week
Wholesale banking

LME hit by second problem in a week

22 July 2016  |  2416 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 1 linkedin

It has been a week to forget for the London Metal Exchange after it was forced to delay trading on Friday by four hours due to a connectivity issue with an external network provider, according to Bloomberg.

MasterCard to apply for China payments licence - Reuters
Transaction banking

MasterCard to apply for China payments licence - Reuters

22 July 2016  |  3680 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 12 linkedin

MasterCard is considering an application to become a licenced payment services provider in China, according to Reuters.

Thailand considers fintech regulation
Transaction banking

Thailand considers fintech regulation

22 July 2016  |  4498 views  |  0 comments | 9 tweets | 10 linkedin

Thailand's central bank has called for more regulation of the country's growing fintech sector in order to prevent systemic risk and protect consumers.

Apps crush internet for UK banking logins
Cards

Apps crush internet for UK banking logins

22 July 2016  |  7175 views  |  2 comments | 17 tweets | 24 linkedin

The number of internet banking logins made by Brits each day fell last year, as customers continued to migrate to apps, BBA research shows.

Rivals Visa and PayPal set out on 'new path'
Cards

Rivals Visa and PayPal set out on 'new path'

21 July 2016  |  4628 views  |  2 comments | 7 tweets | 17 linkedin

PayPal has agreed to make it easier for customers to pay with their Visa cards in exchange for long-term "fee certainty" from the card scheme.

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