Where does financial technology fit into the rapidly evolving world of virtual reality? The latest movement in the space may come from China, where e-commerce titan and the owner of Alipay, Alibaba, is reportedly working on bringing payments into VR retail. *|MC:SUBJECT|*
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12th August 2016
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Dear Subscriber,

Today’s newsletter looks at what some fintech giants are doing in the rapidly evolving world of virtual reality, a Visa and Barclaycard partnership that is kitting out Team GB in NFC payment wearables and new funding in the B2B payments sphere. There is also an infographic that takes a closer look at the state of fintech

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Headline News
 

Where does financial technology fit into the rapidly evolving world of virtual reality? The latest movement in the space may come from China, where e-commerce titan and the owner of Alipay, Alibaba, is reportedly working on bringing payments into VR retail.

Alibaba making virtual payments reality
 
Rio Olympics 2016
 

With the Rio 2016 Olympics in full flow, Visa and Barclaycard have worked together to kit out all 366 British athletes competing with a Team GB-branded wearable payment device.

Visa and Barclaycard are giving Team GB payment wearables
 
Insights in Focus
 

There’s more funding for the business to business payments space this week with news Finexio has raised $1m in new funding.

B2B payments boost: Finexio scores $1m to take paper cheques out of the system
 

This infographic breaks down the state of fintech around the world, identifying key industry players, top unicorns and top performing stocks.

The current state of FinTech (Infographic)
 
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