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QR code-based payment initiative rolls out in India
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QR code-based payment initiative rolls out in India

20 February 2017  |  5508 views  |  5 comments | 10 tweets | 18 linkedin

A government sponsored quick response(QR)code-based payment service, IndiaQR, has launched today in India, heralding the next major step in its ambition to be a cashless society.

Asia catching US in value of fintech deals
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Asia catching US in value of fintech deals

20 February 2017  |  3312 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 7 linkedin

Venture capital investment in Asia-based fintech start-ups reached $5.4 billion in 2016 just shy of the $5.5 billion invested in the US.

DBS launches hackathon to identify top coding talent
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DBS launches hackathon to identify top coding talent

20 February 2017  |  2833 views  |  0 comments | 3 tweets | 1 linkedin

Singapore's DBS is to run a coding challenge and hackathon to identify fresh talent and fill 100 new developer jobs.

Private digital currencies need regulation to flourish - Bank of Canada research
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Private digital currencies need regulation to flourish - Bank of Canada research

20 February 2017  |  5322 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 10 linkedin

Digital currencies such as Bitcoin will not be safe without government intervention and are likely to be counterfeited, according to a Bank of Canada report drawing on the lessons off private bank notes in the 1800s.

The Clearing House calls for overhaul of AML practices
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The Clearing House calls for overhaul of AML practices

17 February 2017  |  4601 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 15 linkedin

US bank lobby group The Clearing House has called for an overhaul of how its members deal with AML requirements, arguing that they should spend less time and money on submitting suspicious activity reports and instead concentrate on using more innovative methods to thwart money laundering and terrorist financing.

SoFi closes in on $500m funding round - Bloomberg
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SoFi closes in on $500m funding round - Bloomberg

17 February 2017  |  4742 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 4 linkedin

SoFi is on the verge of closing a $500 million funding round led by private equity firm Silver Lake Partners that would value the online lender at $4.3 billion, according to Bloomberg.

Robo-advisor 'Chloe' launches in Japan
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Robo-advisor 'Chloe' launches in Japan

17 February 2017  |  4137 views  |  0 comments | 7 tweets | 5 linkedin

Hong Kong-based social trading startup 8 Securities has launched a mobile-only robo-adisory service targeting the millennial generation that constructs portfolios with exchange traded funds (ETFs) listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).

Suits you sir: Contactless mirrors come to the fitting room
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Suits you sir: Contactless mirrors come to the fitting room

17 February 2017  |  5622 views  |  0 comments | 19 tweets | 28 linkedin

Shoppers will soon be able to pay for items directly from the fitting room by tapping their NFC-equipped mobile phones at a virtual checkout located on a contactless mirror developed by San Francisco innovation outfit Oak Labs.

Standard Chartered connects corporate customers to WeChat
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Standard Chartered connects corporate customers to WeChat

17 February 2017  |  6616 views  |  0 comments | 17 tweets | 19 linkedin

Standard Chartered has aligned its cash management offering with WeChat's online payment gateway, giving corporate merchant customers access to 800 million consumers in China.

Registration opens for EBAday 2017
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Registration opens for EBAday 2017

17 February 2017  |  6364 views  |  0 comments | 2 tweets | 7 linkedin

Registration has opened for EBAday 2017, Europe's pre-eminent payments conference and exhibition, which will be staged this year in Dublin.

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