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Sebastian Whale

Union Bank enters agreement with P2P loan platform Lending Club

California-headquartered regional lender Union Bank has entered an agreement with the P2P loan approval site, Lending Club, providing a further boost to the growing P2P sector.

Costa Rica’s Banco Nacional online platform unavailable to consumers

The online banking platform of Costa Rica’s national bank, Banco Nacional, has been unavailable to consumers for over 48 hours.

Assurant Solutions to base European HQ in Crewe

Assurant Solutions, a services provider to the retail banking sector, is to establish its European headquarters in Crewe, England.

ICBC set to buy stake in Turkey’s Tekstilbank

Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), China’s largest bank by assets, has offered £316m for a 75.5% stake in Turkey’s Tekstilbank.

Commonwealth Bank launch cardless ATM withdrawals

Commonwealth Bank has launched a new feature to their mobile app that will allow customers to withdraw money from ATMs using their smartphones from May 2014.

Mashreq launches UAE’s first mobile wallet

Mashreq has announced the launch of the regions first NFC sticker mobile payment offering.

Commonwealth Bank launches mobile payment technology in Australian schools

Commonwealth Bank, an Australian multinational financial services provider, has made its mobile payment technology QkR available to all Australian schools.

FNB become first South African bank to use FICO technology

FICO, an analytics software provider, has announced First National Bank (FNB) is the first South African bank to install their Fraud Resolution Manager software.

Client data leaked at two foreign banks in South Korea

Financial authorities in South Korea have confirmed data breaches have occurred at two foreign banks, with client information already being circulated.

Consumers require budgeting advice from their banks: ING research

Consumers across Europe are calling on their banks to do more to help handle an increasingly complex financial landscape, according to ING research.