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Fresh off securing $63m in funding and appointing a new CFO, the Stockholm-based provider of contactless and mobile card readers has partnered with China's payments giant, UnionPay, on increasing card acceptance for European SMEs.
Coinable became the latest cryptocurrency exchange company to receive a licence that allows it to operate in the state of New York.
Wirecard has partnered with Apple Pay in France to launch boon, its mobile payment application.
The Emerging Payments Association discuss the impact of Brexit on the fintech industry at the latest payments industry event.
Following a milestone in August, when spending via contactless accounted for 20% of all card transactions in the UK, the technology has reached another: contactless now makes up a quarter of all UK card transactions, according to the latest figures from the UK Card Association (UKCA).
Funding Circle has perhaps started 2017 in a better way than most. The London-based lending platform that connects small businesses with investors has raised $100m (£82m) in equity investment.
It’s no secret that customers increasingly prefer to use mobile banking apps to manage their cash ‘on-the-go’ over online banking.
The increase of ATMs installed away from bank branches is being driven by factors including banks' efforts to be more cost-effective, and the rise of independent ATM deployers, new research from RBR suggests.
IZettle, Square's European rival, has raised €60m ($63.4m) in new funding and has also appointed a new CFO, Maria Hedengren.
Ford Motor Co and Amazon have announced a collaboration that will see Amazon’s Alexa integrated into Ford vehicles as a voice-activated digital assistant.
ING has partnered with Dutch startup, Whydonate, to create a contactless charity collection box to help keep the charity sector innovative in a time when cash is being used less frequently.
Rakuten Deutschland, a subsidiary of Japan’s largest e-commerce site, has expanded its existing partnership with Wirecard to offer a wider range of payment methods.
University of Strathclyde has launched, what it claims to be the first Financial Technology focused course in the UK. The degree will be an intensive 12-month Masters that will start from September 2017.
Clarity Money, the brainchild of venture capitalist Adam Dell, is a new personal finance app that uses AI and data science to save users money by finding better-priced energy bills, cancelling subscriptions and provide tailored suggestions on things such as credit cards.
The government has confirmed that the £1 coin will be replaced for the first time in 30 years. The new coin is said to be the "most secure" coin due to a number of new features that will make it much more difficult to counterfeit.