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Paisabazaar.com partners with IDFC Bank to offer lending products

  • Published: 19 Dec 2016

Indian online financial marketplace Paisabazaar.com has teamed up local private sector lender IDFC Bank to offer the bank's retail and lending products to customers.. read more

Airtel Payments Bank introduces pilot services in Karnataka

  • Published: 19 Dec 2016

Airtel Payments Bank, the payment banking unit of Indian telecom group Bharti Airtel, has launched pilot services across Karnataka, India.. read more

Citi partners with PayPal to enhance payment experience

  • Published: 16 Dec 2016

Citi and PayPal have entered into a partnership, which will allow Citi cardholders to use their cards with PayPal to pay online, in-app and in-store starting next year.. read more

Bank Alkhair receives approval for stake sale in Burj Bank

  • Published: 15 Dec 2016

Bahrain-based Islamic lender Bank Alkhair has secured the go-ahead from the State Bank of Pakistan to offload its stake in Pakistan’s Burj Bank.. read more

Bank of America sets up new Hayward financial centre

  • Published: 15 Dec 2016

Bank of America has opened its new financial center in Hayward, California, equipped with digital resources and on-site expertise required to help clients with their financial decisions.. read more

Broadridge Financial opens new Singapore office

  • Published: 14 Dec 2016

Broadridge Financial Solutions has strengthened its presence in the Asia with the opening of a new office in Singapore.. read more

Standard Bank buys stake in mobile payments firm Firepay

  • Published: 13 Dec 2016

South Africa’s Standard Bank has purchased a majority stake in Firepay, the company behind South Africa’s mobile payments service SnapScan, for an undisclosed sum.. read more

Santander Mexico to invest $741m to drive growth

  • Published: 13 Dec 2016

Santander Mexico, the Mexican arm of Spanish banking group Santander, has announced plans to invest MXN15bn ($741m) over the next three years.. read more

Cartes Bancaires taps Gemalto to enable member banks deploy their own payment offer

  • Published: 12 Dec 2016

Groupement des Cartes Bancaires (GIE CB), the French bank card association, has selected Gemalto’s white label mobile wallet solution Pure, to enable its member banks to deploy their own NFC mobile and in-app payment services.. read more

Soneri Bank partners with Covalent to manage EMV debit programme

  • Published: 12 Dec 2016

Soneri Bank, a Pakistan-based commercial lender, has teamed up with Covalent, a joint venture between Access Group and TPS, to bring together the combined expertise of all the companies on one common platform, with mutual goals for successful digital transformation.. read more

Scotiabank, QED Investors partner to facilitate fintech start-ups in Latin America

  • Published: 9 Dec 2016

Canadian lender Scotiabank has partnered with boutique venture capital firm QED Investors to promote fintech start-ups in Latin America that are focused on financial technology disruptors.. read more

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


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