Australian fintech firms call for competition watchdog to police open banking roll-out

Australian fintech companies have called on the the Government to hold the line on the introduction of open banking reforms in the face of a hostile push-back from some of...
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Australian fintech firms call for competition watchdog to monitor open banking roll-out

Australian fintech companies have called on the the Government to hold the line on the introduction of open banking reforms in the face of a hostile push-back from some of...
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Metro Bank to introduce AI-powered money management tool

Branch-based challenger Metro bank is stepping up its digital game with the forthcoming launch of an AI-powered money management service, Insights, developed with Personetics. Using predictive analytics capabilities, alongside AI,...
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Revolut launches spare change savings tool

Digital banking startup Revolut has launched a tool, called Vaults, that lets users round up and save the spare change from their everyday purchases. Revolut, which is used for over...
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Coinbase buys paid email startup Earn.com

Coinbase has acquired Earn.com, a startup that lets users earn bitcoin by replying to emails and completing tasks, in a deal rumoured to be worth more than $100 million. As...
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Former US trade ambassador Froman joins Mastercard as vice-chair

Mastercard today announced that former United States Trade Representative Michael Froman will join the company as vice chairman and president, Strategic Growth, effective April 16, 2018. In this newly created...
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Finastra ports mortgage services to the cloud with Microsoft Azure

Finastra is bringing its mortgage lending solutions to the cloud via Microsoft Azure. As part of the strategic alliance between the two companies to use Microsoft’s enterprise-ready, trusted cloud platform...
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Domino's Latest Twist On Delivery Convenience


Now shoppers can get a pizza delivered to the beach. Learn the details of how Domino's is redefining delivery convenience. Original link
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The Gap Pioneers Retail Heart-and-Lungs Transplant in the Cloud


When you are a $16-billion retailer such as The Gap you think long and hard before starting a heart-and-lungs transplant, which is what retailers often call replacing such core systems...
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Champion Breaks Into Brick-And-Mortar With Los Angeles Opening


Champion Athleticwear, which has been making athletic apparel since 1919, has decided now is the time to enter the brick-and-mortar environment. Explore how its first U.S. store focuses on personalization...
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Bed Bath & Beyond’s Plan to Reinvent Itself by 2020


The retailer has announced an aggressive investment plan to evolve the foundational structure of the company. Original link
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BBVA Tuyyo app banishes fees for overseas transfer between Mexico and US

BBVA announced today that its Tuyyo app will do away with transfer fees* for remittances between the USA and Mexico. The move will further upend the $27 billion annual market...
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Areeba to pilot fingerprint payment cards

Digital security world leader Gemalto and biometric technology company Zwipe have partnered with areeba, a financial and payment technology company in the Middle East and Africa, with the support of...
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The next stem of the real-time discussion

16 April 2018 | 2796 views | 0 Paul Thomalla, SVP Global Corporate Relations & Development, ACI Worldwide, talks about where the discussion about real-time payments has moved in the last 6 months, how...
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Emirates NBD registers cheques on a blockchain

Emirates NMD has integrated blockchain technology into issued cheques to reduce the risk of forgery and to minimise potential fraud. Emirates NBD's ChequeChain system prints a unique QR code on...
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Sponsor's message: New paper by Finextra and Pega: How AI Refocuses Your Business on the Customer

New paper by Finextra and Pega: How AI Refocuses Your Business on the Customer Original link
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Protecting costs - NOT consumers - Anno 2008

Had a discussion (in 2008) with a representative of a consumer organization at a conference in Brussels. It did strike me - again - how little interest these organizations have...
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Rite Aid Continues Conversion to Wellness Format While Focusing on Hyper Personalized Marketing


Rite Aid's wellness stores continue to outperform the rest of the chain in terms of front-end, same store sales and script count. Grocer Albertsons to Buy Drugstore Retailer Rite Aid...
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6 Reasons Retailers Should Accept Bitcoin as Payment


Is accepting Bitcoin as payment right for your business? From paying vendors to processing customer transactions, let’s take a look at six business-minded cryptocurrency benefits. Original link
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Competing in an increasingly competitive space

13 April 2018 | 7406 views | 0 Cédric Derras, Global Head of cash Management, UniCredit, talks about what some of the key initiatives and trends the global payments industry is wrestling with are,...
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