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Millennials still desire the human touch

  • Author: Patrick Brusnahan
  • Published: 25 Jan 2017

While many financial experts rave on about millennials desire for the digital realm, some traditional methods are preferred by the much sought after segment.. read more

Bank Leumi readies Pepper: Israeli digital-only bank launch

  • Author: Douglas Blakey
  • Published: 16 Jan 2017

Bank Leumi is gearing up to launch its stand-alone digital-only bank Pepper in the first quarter offering current and savings accounts, lending products and a P2P payments app, all targeted at Israel’s millennials.. read more

PrivatBank nationalised by Ukrainian government

  • Author: Patrick Brusnahan
  • Published: 19 Dec 2016

The Ukrainian government has acquired 100% of the shares of PrivatBank to place the country’s largest deposit holder under temporary administration.. read more

Monitise signs up multiple partners to form new FINKit Partner Programme

  • Author: Douglas Blakey
  • Published: 16 Nov 2016

It has been some time coming but worth the wait: Monitise’s FINKit has hit the ground running by forming a Partner Programme with founding partners MasterCard, BehavioSec, Currencycloud, Envestnet, Yodlee, Experian, fastacash, FICO, HID, iGeolise, LivePerson, MYPINPAD, Syniverse, and WorldFirst.. read more

Fujitsu launches customer onboarding solution

  • Author: Patrick Brusnahan
  • Published: 15 Nov 2016

Fujitsu has launched Smart Origination, customer onboarding technology which claims to enable financial institutions to collect, process and verify documents in less than five minutes.. read more

Scotiabank scores Canada first with digital account opening for SMEs

  • Published: 19 Oct 2016

Scotiabank has become the first of the major Canadian banks to launch a fully online account opening process for SME’s.. read more

Lloyds axes a further 1,340 jobs

  • Author: Patrick Brusnahan
  • Published: 12 Oct 2016

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) has announced a further reduction of 1,340 jobs, mainly aimed at branch staff, as part of an ongoing programme from the bank’s chief executive, Antonio Horta-Osorio.. read more

Scotiabank’s Tangerine to launch Digital Onboarding

  • Author: Jessica Longley
  • Published: 26 Jul 2016

Scotiabank’s direct banking subsidiary, Tangerine, is launching Digital Onboarding, an improved signup experience that provides an easier, faster and secure way for clients to begin banking with Tangerine.. read more

VocaLink finally captured by MasterCard

  • Author: Patrick Brusnahan
  • Published: 22 Jul 2016

After months of speculation, MasterCard has entered into a £700m ($920m) agreement to acquire VocaLink. VocaLink’s investors could also receive a potential £169m earn-out if performance targets are met.. read more

Standard Chartered to launch video banking to Asia, Africa and the Middle East

  • Author: Jessica Longley
  • Published: 21 Jul 2016

Standard Chartered (StanChart),the UK-headquartered bank focused on emerging markets, is to roll out video banking to more than five million clients in nine markets across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.. read more

Scotiabank’s international retail banking digital drive gathers pace

  • Author: Douglas Blakey
  • Published: 19 Jul 2016

Scotiabank has seen strong performances at its subsidiaries in the Pacific Alliance -Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru region.. read more

Digital transformation could improve bank-client relationship

  • Author: Jessica Longley
  • Published: 4 Jul 2016

A Youbiquity Finance research run by BT and Avaya, found that by focusing on digital transformation, banks could deliver better services and improve customer relationships. Convenient digital services such as video chat could help people better understand financial products and improve trust.. read more

Nobody knows what to beLeave

  • Author: Patrick Brusnahan
  • Published: 28 Jun 2016

Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) due to the country’s latest referendum, predictions for the future are plentiful. Many forecasts are negative, but the Leave.eu organisation believes there is a ‘great deal’ to be happy about. This needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. Patrick Brusnahan writes. read more

Zapp to launch at last

  • Author: Jessica Longley
  • Published: 9 Jun 2016

After a number of negotiations and push backs, VocaLink announced today a partnership with Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group to launch its “Pay by Bank” app. Set to first be made available to Barclays customers this Autumn, and Halifax and Bank of Scotland 2017. read more

iZettle celebrates 5th birthday with lower pricing model and new features

  • Author: Douglas Blakey
  • Published: 8 Jun 2016

Sweden-headquartered mPOS vendor iZettle is five today. It is celebrating its birthday with the launch of a a number of improvements designed to help small businesses sell smarter and keep growing.. read more

Fear over trust and identity is stifling the sharing economy

  • Author: Jessica Longley
  • Published: 1 Jun 2016

More than a third (34%) of consumers will not conduct a sharing economy transaction without having assurance about the identity of the other party in the transaction, according to a recent survey conducted on behalf of HooYu by Atomik Research. read more

Canada's five major lenders sign up for Apple Pay

  • Published: 11 May 2016

Interac Association/Acxsys Corporation (Interac), a domestic debit network in Canada, has announced that the customers with Interac debit cards issued by RBC and CIBC can now make purchases with Apple Pay.. read more

Apple Pay to hit mobile websites this year

  • Author: Patrick Brusnahan
  • Published: 24 Mar 2016

Apple Pay, currently available for in-store and in-app payments, will soon be on mobile websites as well.. read more

First National Bank unveils eWallet payment solution

  • Published: 15 Mar 2016

South African financial services firm First National Bank (FNB) has rolled out a new payment solution in Gaborone for its businesses, commercial and corporate customers.. read more

Yes Bank teams up with Ultracash to launch sound-based payments service

  • Published: 18 Feb 2016

Indian banking major Yes Bank has joined forces with payment app Ultracash Technologies to enable proximity payments based on sound waves.. read more


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