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Time has come to extract value from blockchain investment – new Finextra paper
Wholesale banking

Time has come to extract value from blockchain investment – new Finextra paper

20 September 2016  |  6891 views  |  0 comments | 22 tweets | 16 linkedin

Latest Finextra paper finds blockchain has grown up during 2016, and explores industry’s efforts to exploit its potential in a shorter timeframe.

Stripe helps marketplaces pay workers instantly
Cards

Stripe helps marketplaces pay workers instantly

20 September 2016  |  4786 views  |  1 comments | 8 tweets | 5 linkedin

Digital payments firm Stripe has launched Instant Payouts, a service designed for the gig economy, enabling marketplaces to pay contractors in minutes via their debit cards.

Curve raises $3m to replace the wallet with a card and app
Payments

Curve raises $3m to replace the wallet with a card and app

20 September 2016  |  5400 views  |  2 comments | 10 tweets | 5 linkedin

Curve, a London-based startup that lets users replace multiple cards with a single piece of plastic and a mobile app, has raised $3 million.

ASX shut down by hardware failure
Wholesale banking

ASX shut down by hardware failure

19 September 2016  |  3999 views  |  0 comments | 4 tweets | 4 linkedin

The Australian Stock Exchange was forced to close early on Monday following a day of problems caused by a hardware failure in a database used by the bourse's equities trading system.

Deutsche Bank teams up with accelerator to back fintech startups
Retail banking

Deutsche Bank teams up with accelerator to back fintech startups

19 September 2016  |  7195 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 5 linkedin

Deutsche Bank is joining forces with startup accelerator Axel Springer Plug and Play to back banking and insurance startups with cash and other support.

Central banks review wholesale payments security
Security

Central banks review wholesale payments security

19 September 2016  |  3806 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 4 linkedin

In the wake of the $81 million Bangladesh Bank hack, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) has set up a task force to look into the security of wholesale payments that involve financial institutions.

Brexit be damned: UK fintech weathering the storm
Start ups

Brexit be damned: UK fintech weathering the storm

19 September 2016  |  5887 views  |  1 comments | 15 tweets | 5 linkedin

Three months on from the Brexit referendum result and investment in UK fintech firms shows no sign of slowing down, according to data from Innovate Finance.

BNP Paribas extends crowdfunding blockchain programme
Blockchain

BNP Paribas extends crowdfunding blockchain programme

19 September 2016  |  7117 views  |  0 comments | 15 tweets | 15 linkedin

BNP Paribas Securities Services is expanding its blockchain platform for private stocks to help unlisted companies issue minibonds via crowdfunding platforms.

Co-habitation with banks key to fintech future
Start ups

Co-habitation with banks key to fintech future

19 September 2016  |  13796 views  |  2 comments | 36 tweets | 34 linkedin

Successful fintech companies will be those that accept that rather than taking business away from banks their technologies will be adopted by financial institutions, says Damien Jamet, chief digital officer and chief of staff at Societe Generale Securities Services.

Brits trust banks more than government on biometrics
Security

Brits trust banks more than government on biometrics

19 September 2016  |  6531 views  |  0 comments | 24 tweets | 18 linkedin

Brits are nearly twice as likely to trust banks to store and keep safe their biometric information as they are to trust government agencies, according to a survey from Visa.

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