Grocer Albertsons to Buy Drugstore Retailer Rite Aid


Grocery retailer Albertsons Companies will buy drugstore retailer Rite Aid in a move that will accelerate its omnichannel strategy and offer it enhanced data and analytics. Learn the details of...
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BofE governor Carney says bitcoin has failed as a currency

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has called time on bitcoin, saying that it has failed as a currency. In a Q&A session follwing a speech on leadership to students...
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Starling Bank moves into merchant acquiring

Starling Bank is to expand its payment services business and will become the first UK challenger bank to offer Merchant Acquiring services. The introduction of Starling Merchant Services will enable...
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Polish Payment Standard reports breakthrough year for Blik mobile payments

In 2017 Polish Payment Standard Ltd. recorded great results in all BLIK channels. BLIK mobile payment system is available to approximately 80% of the Polish banks’ clients. In 2017, Poles...
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Finastra unveils Fusion Treasury for Russia and the CIS markets

Finastra has unveiled a tailored Fusion Treasury solution for Russia and the CIS. The local language solution enhances customer experience in Russian speaking markets and demonstrates Finastra’s commitment to the...
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FIS to create test tools for nexo standards

nexo standards today announces its agreement with FIS to develop a suite of test tools that will allow vendors, acquirers and processors to test the compliance of their payment systems...
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Tandem issues cash-back credit card as first product

Tandem, the Good Bank, has released a credit card that offers cashback and travel benefits for users. The card, which is Tandem’s first UK product, brings customers a competitive combination...
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Monzo opens API to spare change app Moneybox

Monzo has opened its API to Moneybox, enabling users to round up and invest the spare change from their everyday purchases. Launched in August 2016, Moneybox claims its app app...
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Soldo integrates with Starling Bank API for Faster Payments

Soldo, the London-based FinTech solving the challenge of automating, delegating and controlling company spending, has today announced an integration with Starling Bank, the digital-only challenger bank. The move brings significant...
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Legacy - Good or Bad?

A legacy left to you by a rich benefactor most people would view positively. The term applied to a core banking system today, seems to have negative connotations. The legacy...
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New Payment Trends for 2018

With 2018 well underway, I have had time to reflect on what to expect in the ever-changing world of payments this year. My reflections are split into New Trends, Growing Trends...
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The Key to Enhancing Your Customer Experience Program


You’ve completed the lengthy and challenging process of launching your customer experience (CX) program. Now what? The next task becomes improving and enhancing the actual customer experience, which may not...
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Basel Committee outlines disruptive fintech scenarios

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has outlined five potential scenarios describing the potential impact of fintech on banks. The Committee paper assesses how technology-driven innovation in financial services may...
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Google's P2P payments app Tez now handles utility bills

Paying bills takes time, whether it's queuing, hopping around to multiple offices, or jumping between apps. And then we need to hunt around for customer account details, enter in card...
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Silicon Valley Bank and First Data welcome new accelerator cohort

Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors, and First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, have selected five startups to...
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Lending Works chooses Credit Kudos to power new Open Banking initiative

Credit Kudos and Lending Works announce a partnership that creates one of the first commercial applications of the new Open Banking standard, empowering customers to instantly verify income in support...
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Toowoomba Regional Council first in Australia to launch digital bill delivery using Sniip

Toowoomba Regional Council is leading Australia in digital billing, by partnering with Australia’s first bank-agnostic payments and billing app, Sniip, to launch a patented “m-billing” function that will alert ratepayers...
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S&P sees risk to banks from cryptocurrency movements as negligble...for now

While banks dither on the sidelines, a collapse in the cryptocurrency market would not affect the creditworthiness of rated financial institutions or disturb the banking sector’s stability, says credit ratings...
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A Call for Better Push-Payment Scam Prevention In Light of Liability Shifting from Customers to Bank

  APP (Authorized Push Payment) fraud is turning out to be a widespread menace with the UK being the most affected, according to the UK consumer rights champion When a...
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Are Real-time Payments Actually Fueling Financial Crime?

Real-time and near real-time payment systems have changed the very fabric of online commerce. Over 30 countries now have real-time payment processes of some kind, some of them in use...
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