Having previously served as VP of SMB Global Sales and Operations at Google, Brougher commented: “Simple technologies have an outsized impact when they are made available to everyone. I love helping small businesses around the world find the tools they need to grow and be successful, so I’m thrilled to join Square which has made this its mission. I am very grateful to my colleagues and friends at Google for what we’ve achieved together.”
“Francoise is a perfect fit for Square,” said Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Square. “Her accomplishments in growing and managing large, global teams, and her focus on building simple, scalable solutions that empower millions of people, will have a huge impact on our company and our customers.”
Barclays has signed contracts with six of the fintech startups that just graduated from its second New York accelerator programme.
Company card killer Pleo has raised $3m in new funding as it prepares for public launch in the UK and Denmark.
Cheques are become less and less common in the UK according to new research from global market research firm Mintel which claims contactless card use has overtaken cheque payments in the UK for the first time.
Payments for digital and physical goods made mobile operating system-based payments platforms like Apple Pay and Android Pay are expected to boom in the next few years according to new analysis from Juniper.