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FIS unveils network for high potential early stage fintechs

  • Published: 9 Dec 2016

Financial services technology firm FIS has launched a network of early-stage fintech companies with direct applicability to the financial services ecosystem.. read more

Digital bank N26 expands European footprint

  • Published: 7 Dec 2016

N26, a Berlin-based digital banking start-up, has expanded its reach in Europe by launching its service in Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, and Slovenia.. read more

MasterCard, Wells Fargo collaborate for real-time payments

  • Published: 7 Dec 2016

MasterCard has partnered with Wells Fargo & Co to offer real-time payments to Wells Fargo's consumers.. read more

TSYS, Advanzia Bank renew card processing agreement

  • Published: 7 Dec 2016

US-based credit card processor TSYS has renewed its payments agreement with Advanzia Bank, a credit card issuer in Luxembourg.. read more

Alipay inks bank deals to expand into Europe

  • Published: 6 Dec 2016

Alipay, a Chinese payments platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, has signed partnerships with several European banks and payment providers to drive expansion in Europe.. read more

Paytm to merge digital wallet business with payments bank

  • Published: 6 Dec 2016

One97 Communications, which owns digital payments firm Paytm, is set to merge its digital wallet service with its upcoming payments bank.. read more

MAS, FS-ISAC to launch cybersecurity centre for APAC financial institutions

  • Published: 5 Dec 2016

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has joined forces with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) to launch a new centre to encourage sharing and analysis of cybersecurity information within the financial services sector in Asia Pacific.. read more

RBS to shrink Edinburgh branch network

  • Published: 2 Dec 2016

Royal Bank of Scotland is set to shut down nine branches in Edinburgh in a cost cutting drive.. read more

Barclays, Creative England collaborate to launch tech accelerator

  • Published: 1 Dec 2016

British banking group Barclays has joined forces with non-profit entrepreneurial support group Creative England to launch a new business accelerator.. read more

Abu Dhabi and Egypt regulators sign MoU to improve regulatory collaboration

  • Published: 1 Dec 2016

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to improve cross-border collaboration.. read more

TSYS, Virgin Money sign payments agreement

  • Published: 1 Dec 2016

TSYS, a US-based credit card processor, has inked a long-term payments agreement with Virgin Money, a UK-based retail bank.. read more

Islamic retail lender Al Rayan Bank forays into Scotland

  • Published: 30 Nov 2016

Al Rayan Bank, a Shariah-compliant retail bank in the UK, has launched an office in Scotland.. read more

New fintech hub to launch in Sweden

  • Published: 30 Nov 2016

A new financial technology hub is set to be launched in Stockholm in order to accelerate and promote the development of fintech, insurtech, and regtech startups in Sweden.. read more

FIS teams up with Early Warning to expand real-time P2P payments offering

  • Published: 30 Nov 2016

Financial services technology firm FIS has partnered with Early Warning to enable financial institutions to offer faster person-to-person (P2P) payment services to their clients using latter’s Zelle Network service.. read more

Commercial Bank of Dubai to launch digital-only bank

  • Published: 29 Nov 2016

Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) has announced plans to launch a digital-only bank, known as CBD NOW.. read more

Digital lender Masthaven Bank opens for business

  • Published: 29 Nov 2016

UK digital-only lender Masthaven Bank, created out of bridging loan specialist Masthaven Finance, has opened for business in the UK.. read more

ING ditches Twyp payment app in the Netherlands

  • Published: 29 Nov 2016

Dutch banking group ING is set to discontinue its Twyp mobile payments app in the Netherlands after it failed to gain traction with customers.. read more

Worldline and Sparda-Banken extend contract until 2022

  • Published: 29 Nov 2016

Worldline, through its equensWorldline subsidiary specialised in financial processing, and the association of Sparda-Banken have extend their business relationship for further six years.. read more

Commercial Bank of Ceylon subsidiary sets up money transfer business in Italy

  • Published: 28 Nov 2016

Commex Sri Lanka, a unit of Commercial Bank of Ceylon, has launched its money transfer operation in Italy after securing money transfer licence from the Bank of Italy.. read more

ADCB collaborates with Xpress Money to offer international remittance services

  • Published: 28 Nov 2016

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) has partnered with Xpress Money to offer international account credit services through its existing mobile banking app.. read more

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