Trade groups representing over 5000 European savings and co-operative banks have called on the European Banking Authority to reject Commission amendments to the revised Payment Services Directive which would require banks to provide a fall-back interface to screen-scraping technology for third party access to consumer bank data.
UK challenger Starling Bank is preparing to expand into Europe, launching its first euro-denominated current account in Ireland.
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.
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.
Visa has announced that its Everywhere Initiative, an innovation program designed to encourage the development of the “next big thing” in payments, will expand into the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
UK startup TrueLayer, a fintech developer platform that provides access to bank APIs, has secured $3 million in series A funding to pursue opportunities created by PSD2.
Swift has launched an Industry Challenge to find two winning fintechs who will be granted €100,000 to further develop new overlay services that leverage its Swift global payments innovation (gpi) platform.
Payments professionals from across Europe are gathering in Dublin this week for EBAday 2017, hosted by the Euro Banking Association and Finextra. We're liveblogging events here.
The Victoria state government is seeking applications for “experienced innovation hub operators” to establish a fintech hub in Melbourne.
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