Landbay closes 6th investment round on Seedrs

Landbay, one of the first ever businesses to successfully raise investment through Seedrs, has today closed their 6th investment round on the platform. The specialist mortgage marketplace lender has raised...
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Checkout.com to accept payments via Saudi Arabia's mada network

Checkout.com is the first payment solutions provider (PSP) to accept payments via mada, Saudi Arabia’s domestic payment network. The partnership will enable all mada cardholders and merchants to complete transactions...
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EMVco reports over half of cards issued globally are EMV-enabled

Aggregated data published by EMVCo shows that by the end of 2017, 54.6% of all cards issued globally were EMV-enabled. The number of EMV payment cards in worldwide circulation increased...
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Top tier banks pass first transactions on trade finance blockchain

Batavia, a blokchain-based trade finance platform developed by a consortium of international banks and IBM, has passed its first live pilot transactions with corporate clients. Jointly developed by Bank of...
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Major card schemes zero in on single 'buy' button for online commerce

Major card schemes are rallying around the the new EMVCo Secure Remote Commerce (SRC) framework in a bid to create a ubiquitous online shopping technology standard backed by token-only storage...
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Bamboo Capital Partners exits from Latin American microfinance firm Mibanco

Bamboo Capital Partners (“Bamboo”), the pioneering private equity firm delivering positive social and financial value, today announces that it has exited its investment from Mibanco, Latin America’s largest microfinance bank...
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Palette Software introduces a new cloud-based Purchase-to-Pay service

Palette Software, a leading provider of accounts payable automation and purchase to payment software, has announced the launch of PaletteOnline, a new cloud solution that enables customers to access an...
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iZettle sets up e-commerce marketplace for small traders; Qapital raises $30 million

Swedish mPOS outfit iZettle has launched an e-commerce marketplace for small business owners to sell their wares online. Priced at £29 per month, iZettle E-commerce lets small business owners set...
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Stripe boosts fraud prevention with Radar 2.0

We launched Radar in 2016 to help protect our users from fraud. We’ve blocked billions of dollars in fraud across the Stripe network for companies of all sizes—from startups like...
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AvidXchange appoints Dan Drees chief growth officer

AvidXchange, a leading fintech provider of accounts payable and payment automation for midsize companies, is pleased to announce that Dan Drees has joined the company as Chief Growth Officer, a...
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Standard Chartered partners with CDC on $150 million supply chain finance programme

CDC Group (“CDC”), the UK’s development finance institution, and Standard Chartered Bank (“Standard Chartered”) have today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding for a supply chain finance programme...
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Cyber Security: Critical to Enabling the Store Experience


Trust and security are fundamental to enabling an exceptional customer experience in the store, but finding the right expertise is a growing challenge. Download this trendagram to understand the latest...
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More on Personalization To learn how leading retailers like Amazon, Neiman Marcus, Kroger, Walmart, Sephora and Nordstrom personalize the shopping experience with a mix of new- and old-school techniques, be...
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Target Continues to Expand Its Fulfillment Options


Following successful pilots, Target is scaling curbside pickup and same-day home delivery of in-store purchases. Learn the details of the retailer’s newest fulfillment capabilities. Original link
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Crowd2Fund prepares to cross fintech bridge to Australia

Leading P2P lending platform Crowd2Fund are launching an Australian office by becoming one the first UK-based companies to utilise the new ‘FinTech Bridge’ between the UK and Australia. The Enhanced...
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Fico upgrades financial crime suite

At its FICO World 2018 conference in Miami Beach, analytics software firm FICO unveiled several solution upgrades that will help banks, lenders, fintechs and other institutions fight financial crime. These...
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TransferWise becomes first non-bank to open settlement account with BofE RTGS

Money transfer upstart TransferWise is finally rubbing shoulders with the Establishment, becoming the first non-bank direct member of the UK's Faster Payment scheme under a new settlement account policy directive...
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Sweden's Tink rolls out API developer platform

Swedish PFM platform Tink has launched an API developer portal providing access to financial data from more than 300 banks in a single API. While the initial launch will support...
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JCB to issue employees with fingerprint cards

Japanese card issuer JCB is conducting trails of contactless cards with an embedded fingerprint sensor to replace PIN button pushing for higher-value purchases at the check out. The pilot trial...
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Open Banking ends managed roll out, paving way for new services

The UK's Open Banking initiative has completed its three-month managed roll out programme, leaving regulated firms free to start offering related services. Since mid-January, the Open Banking Implementation Entity has...
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