Finextra's year in review

As Finextra pulls the shutters down on 2017, we take a look back at our most popular news stories, videos, and community engagement activities over the course of the past...
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XRP now available on 50 exchanges worldwide

The digital asset market is heating up. Many new assets entered the space touting to be better and faster for settling payments. Worldwide interest surged, which boosted the collective market...
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FairFX granted Mastercard membership status

FairFX, the e-banking and international payments group, is pleased to announce that Mastercard has granted FairFX full membership status. This gives FairFX a licence to issue Mastercard branded cards, initially...
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Lowe’s Snags Former Amazon Exec for New Chief Digital Officer Role


The newly created role will further accelerate Lowe’s digital evolution and help the home improvement retailer drive a holistic integrated strategy to make shopping more flexible, convenient and intuitive. Original...
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RIS’ Top 5 Reports of 2017


RIS publishes a wealth of special reports and research projects throughout the year that explore the trends and technology that are shaping the industry. Check out the five reports that...
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Top 8 Retail Trends to Watch in 2018



Top 5 Retail Trends to Watch in 2017 The trends that will dominate the industry over the next year as retailers continue to invest in game-changing tech to differentiate themselves...
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Chase offers five percent cashback to mobile wallet users

Chase Freedom® announced today that cardmembers can earn 5% cash back on up to $1500 in combined purchases in quarterly categories during the first three months of 2018, including purchases...
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Savings app Chip raises £1.1 million on Crowdcube

Chatbot savings app Chip has crashed through the £1 million barrier in a crowdfunded effort to raise funds to apply for a banking licence. Chip's proprietary AI connects to consumer...
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Japanese and Korean banks to test RippleNet for cross-border funds transfers

Japanese and Korean banks are to run pilot trials of real-time cross-border funds transfers over the Ripple network. The Japan Bank Consortium — a coalition of 61 banks in Japan,...
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Japanese and Korean bank to test RippleNet for cross-border funds transfers

Japanese and Korean banks are to run pilot trials of real-time cross-border funds transfers over the Ripple network. The Japan Bank Consortium — a coalition of 61 banks in Japan,...
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Fintrax group acquires Planet Payment

Fintrax Group, a leader in digital payment processing for international shoppers, today announces it has acquired Planet Payment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLPM), a leading provider of international and multi-currency processing services,...
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Fit Pay partners Cascade to bring cryptocurrencies to mobile wallet

Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) and Cascade Financial Technology Corp (Cascade FinTech) today announced an agreement for the joint development of a platform...
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The Top 5 Videos of 2017


With so many retail events throughout the year, we had a lot to cover and great leaders to interview. Check out the 5 most popular RIS News videos of 2017....
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RIS News' Top 10 Retail Articles of 2017

While the news hyped the "retail apocalypse" repeatedly, it's refreshing to see that the top-read RIS News articles this year were all of a positive nature. Original link
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Top 5 Webinars of 2017


The last year at RIS News' has been a busy one, packed with Webinars offering perspectives from retail experts on a variety or top-of-mind technology subjects. Here we list our...
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Ashley Furniture Sets Out to Unify the Customer Experience


The home furnishing giant is implementing a unified view of every customer. Find out how the move will enable Ashley to provide faster and more personalized shopping and customer service....
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Retail’s 10 Most Influential People for 2018




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Influentials: Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Retail The retail technology leaders that are shaping not only their companies but the industry at large through the use of innovative technologies...
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Sainsbury’s Bank launches new online international money transfer platform

New research from Sainsbury’s Bank reveals that almost eight million UK adults have sent an average of £5,236 abroad in the last two years. The findings are to support the...
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Coinbase investigates insider trading claims

Coinbase is investigating whether its employees profited from insider knowledge of its plans to add support for Bitcoin Cash on its GDAX Exchange. The company, which has become the number...
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Subscribers can now buy, sell, send and receive Bitcoin Cash on Coinbase

We’re excited to announce that customers will be able to buy, sell, send and receive Bitcoin Cash on Coinbase. You can read more about Bitcoin Cash on our FAQ page....
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