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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New School Tech, Old School Service





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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Santander joins $55 million round in Creditas

Santander InnoVentures, the $200M fintech venture capital fund of Santander Group, has joined a $55 million funding round in Brazillian secured lending platform Creditas. Founded in 2012, Creditas is a...
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Nike Doubles Down On Personalization With Its Second Acquisition In a Month


Less than a month after its purchase of consumer data and analytics firm Zodiac, Nike has acquired Israeli computer vision firm Invertex. Original link
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Walmart's New Website Is Launching Next Month


Walmart gives a sneak peek at its modernized website rolling out in May. See how the e-commerce giant is localizing and personalizing its shopping experience. Original link
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AI’s Role In Changing the Outlook of the Retail Industry


In retail, artificial intelligence arms retailers with sharper forecasting tools to make smarter business decisions. Explore six ways in which AI is helping retail. Original link
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Zilliqa tackles scalability with Sharding blockchain

Zilliqa, a new blockchain platform based on the technology of sharding that solves the scalability issue faced by current blockchain platforms like Bitcoin and Ethereum, has announced the release of...
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Cryptanite puts ChargaCard payments app through its paces

Cryptanite Blockchain Technologies Corp. (CSE: NITE), a Colorado-based blockchain technology company providing secure peer-to-peer payment systems, today announced beta tests for its ChargaCard payment app. ChargaCard’s secure network will offer...
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Wirecard’s boon mobile payment app now available on Fitbit Pay

Wirecard, the leading specialist for digital financial technology, has partnered with Fitbit (NYSE: FIT), the leading global wearables brand, to offer contactless payments using Fitbit Pay. In the coming weeks,...
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Visa takes Everywhere Initiative to Nairobi Tech Week

Visa has announced that it will be opening up the first Visa Everywhere Initiative for Sub Saharan Africa to young developers at this year’s Nairobi Tech Week (NTW) taking place...
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Retailers losing out on £18bn each year through ‘Surf and Turf’ online shopping trend

UK retailers are losing out on more than £18bn in potential sales each year, as British shoppers have made a habit of website window-shopping, adding items to their online basket...
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TrueLayer gets proptech bug

TrueLayer, a leading provider of financial APIs, has partnered with cloud-based block management software Resident. The partnership will allow Resident to automatically import bank feeds into its platform - the...
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