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Shopify ships card reader

Shopify Inc. (SHOP)(SHOP.TO), the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses, today announced its new free Chip and Swipe card reader for in-person selling. (more…)

Global trends, Hotnews, Mobile payments/banking

April 21, 2017

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Banking tech platform Meniga secures €7.5 million in new funding

Digital banking technology startup Meniga has announced a funding round of €7.5 million from Industrifonden. Velocity Capital, Frumtak Ventures, and Kjolfesta also participated. (more…)

Banks, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, PFM/PFP services

April 12, 2017

Lend Closes CHF3.5M Series A Funding

By FinSME

Lend, a Zürich, Switzerland-based fintech startup, closed a CHF3.5m Series A funding. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, Global trends, Mobile payments/banking

April 11, 2017

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ANZ to use voice prints for mobile authentication

ANZ is to pilot the use of voice biometrics on mobile devices to automatically authorise high value payments. (more…)

Banks, Hotnews, Mobile payments/banking

April 4, 2017

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Messenger Powers Chatbot Payments For ATB Financial

Today’s eCommerce world keeps getting faster and faster. (more…)

Banks, Bots, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking

February 24, 2017

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Globe, Alipay, and the Chinese Tourist Trap

By  for Fintech Hong Kong

One weeks ago, Globe Telecommunications announced a new capital infusion from Jack Ma’s Ant Financial and Ayala Corporation into its Globe Fintech Innovations subsidiary (officially, Mynt). (more…)

China, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking

February 24, 2017

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India wants to make credit and debit cards obsolete for payments

By Mashable

Ever since India invalidated much of its cash, it has been encouraging its citizens to switch to mobile wallets and other epayment solutions. Today, it took another step in pushing its citizens to embark on the cashless payment solutions — but early boomers aren’t going to like it.  (more…)

Cashless, eWallets, Government activities, Mobile payments/banking

February 23, 2017

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Ayannah launches an AI-powered Credit Scoring Service for the Unbanked

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Ayannah, a provider of affordable and accessible digital financial services for emerging markets, has partnered with Bayad Center, the bills payment subsidiary of Meralco, the Philippines’ largest electric utility to launch Juan Credit™, the first artificial intelligence-powered credit scoring system for the unbanked in emerging markets. (more…)

Credit scoring, Deals, Fintech news, Hotnews, Mobile payments/banking, Philippines, Remittances

February 21, 2017

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Alibaba’s Ant Financial expands to Korea with $200M investment in Kakao Pay

By  for TechCrunch

Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial is making yet another M&A deal. The firm is investing $200 million into a fintech project belonging to Kakao, the $5 billion firm that runs Korea’s dominant messaging service. (more…)

China, Deals, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, p2p-payments

February 21, 2017

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Jack Ma’s Ant Financial makes first investment in the Philippines

By TechInAsia

Just over three months after Ant Financial first made a move into Southeast Asia with an investment in Thailand, the Chinese web giant has taken a stake in a fintech company in the Philippines. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, Philippines

February 18, 2017

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Here’s Why This Top VC Says Amazon Is Set to Rule the Fintech Game

By Jeff John Roberts for Fortune

If any technology company makes a major move into payments and banking, the most obvious candidates are Apple (AAPL, +0.36%) and Google (GOOG, -0.18%). After all, both have a lot of experience thanks to the Apple Pay and Google Wallet functions, and both have already persuaded hundreds of millions of customers to share their credit card information. (more…)

About, Fintech news, Influences FinTech, Mobile payments/banking

February 16, 2017

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DBS launches mobile order and pay app in Singapore shopping mall

By Finextra

After a year in pilot, DBS’ unique online food ordering and cashless payment solution for F&B businesses in Singapore – DBS FasTrack – has now been officially launched.  (more…)

Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, Pre-order services

February 14, 2017

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Virtual Piggy to begin beta tests of mobile payment platform for under-17s

By Finextra

Virtual Piggy, Inc. (VPIG) is working with Univest Bank & Trust Company to provide the payment rails for its child focused payment application and services to accommodate the company’s unique and novel mobile payment platform.  (more…)

Banks, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking

February 14, 2017

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Grab is buying Indonesian payment firm Kudo in its first major acquisition

By  for TechCrunch

Uber’s Southeast Asia rival Grab is in the process of buying up Indonesia-based online payment startup Kudo in its first major acquisition. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, Indonesia, InspirAsia, Mobile payments/banking, POS/mPOS and online acquiring

February 14, 2017

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Australian banks fight back over Apple Pay ‘fantasy’ claims

By Finextra

The group of Australian banks fighting it out with Apple over the introduction of the consumer electronics giant’s mobile payment system have narrowed down their complaint to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to focus solely on open access to the NFC function on iPhones. (more…)

Banks, eWallets, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking

February 14, 2017

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Revolut is the latest fintech startup trying to convince you it is better than a bank

By  for Business Insider

Fast-growing fintech firm Revolut has become the latest company to get into the crowded “neobanking” market — apps that are either banks or offer services so close to banking that they may as well be. (more…)

Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, Mobile-first banks, Remittances

February 12, 2017

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Apple Pay in Australia Picks Up Support From Macquarie And ING

In the latest bit of Apple Pay expansion news, Macquarie Group and ING Direct have announced that they will start using Apple Pay in Australia this month. (more…)

Banks, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking

February 11, 2017

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PayPal launches Slack bot for peer-to-peer payments

By  for VentureBeat

PayPal today launched its first bot for users of team messaging app Slack. The bot lets people send peer-to-peer (P2P) payments with the shortcode /paypal and a user’s Slack handle. Watch those keystrokes though: $10,000 can be sent in a single transaction, a PayPal spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. (more…)

eWallets, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, p2p-payments

February 8, 2017

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Samsung Pay launches in Thailand

By  for TechInAsia

Samsung Pay, the Korean mobile giant’s cashless payment service, has officially landed in Thailand, the company announced today. The service has been running in the country in an “early access” fashion for a limited number of users since October last year. (more…)

Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, Thailand

February 8, 2017

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Moven Announces UK Launch During FinovateEurope 2017

By LTP

Finance help app, which is aimed at millennials and anyone else who wants to better monitor their spending, takes just four weeks to launch its UK app (more…)

Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, PFM/PFP services

February 8, 2017

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How Chinese mobile payments are quietly conquering the world

By  for TechNode

While mobile payments have been off to a slow start in most of the Western world—even the rollout of EMV chip payments in the United States is far behind schedule—China has become the melting pot for mobile payment solutions. (more…)

China, Fintech news, Global trends, Mobile payments/banking

February 6, 2017

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SIX issues mobile credit card in Austria

By Finextra

SIX Payment Services has issued a SIM-based virtual credit card for making mobile payments in Austria. (more…)

Credit/Debit/Prepaid cards, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, Payment processors/providers/gateways

February 4, 2017

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Deposify signs first US bank

By Finextra

Leading security deposit management service, Deposify, today announced its banking partnership with People’s United Bank – one of the Northeast’s largest, community-based, regional banks, offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services, through a network of nearly 400 retail locations. (more…)

Banks, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking

February 4, 2017

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Why this niche lender went DIY to build a sales app

By Bryan Yurcan for American Banker

EnerBank USA has built its business over the last 15 years by financing home improvement projects nationwide over the phone. It is now looking to disrupt itself with a homegrown app.

(more…)

Banks, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, p2p/online lending

February 4, 2017

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BankMobile to add visualizations in relaunched app

By Penny Corpsman for American Banker

To help millennials who may not have a firm handle on their finances or even on math in general, Customers Bancorp is adding visualizations to its soon-to-be-relaunched BankMobile app.

(more…)

Banks, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, PFM/PFP services

February 4, 2017

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One Of The Biggest B2B FinTech Funding Weeks In Months

It was one of the biggest weeks for B2B FinTech investment in months. Alternative lending, eProcurement and cross-border payments innovators all saw impressive activity (though several funding values remained private), and one single startup raised $165 million — more than the rest of the eight other funding rounds this week combined. (more…)

Deals, Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, Payment processors/providers/gateways

February 3, 2017

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Mobile Payment Trends to Watch out for in 2017

By LTP

The latest advancements in mobile technology led to the introduction of convenient services, such as mobile payment systems. Smartphones have gone beyond the call of duty, as businesses and banks are now leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to expand their reach and offer a fast and convenient service to consumers. (more…)

Blockchain, Fintech news, Global trends, Mobile payments/banking

February 3, 2017

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Emirates NBD launches bank for the millennial generation

By Finextra

Designed and developed by a team of millennials, Emirates NBD has launched a lifestyle-focused digital-only bank, Liv..  (more…)

Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, Mobile-first banks

February 3, 2017

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Google kills off Hands Free payments app; Samsung Pay comes to more Android handsets

By Finextra

After a 10 month pilot, Google is ditching its Hands Free payments app, which let users leave their wallets and phones in their pockets and pay just by talking. (more…)

Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking

February 3, 2017

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Coin will shut down its product services at the end of February

By  for TechCrunch

This was all inevitable, of course. Fitbit has made its plans for Coin clear since it bought the mobile payment company back in May of last year. At the time, the wearable maker announced that it was shutting down the Coin Developer Program, though cards would remain active until their batteries finally gave up the ghost. (more…)

Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking

February 1, 2017