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26 JUNE 2017
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article thumbnail Monday, 26 June 2017

The business of payments funding part 1: Sources for funding
There are a variety of funding sources for payments fintechs, but these potential backers are all looking for one thing above everything else – growth
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Norway Payments Market Report

Norway’s mobile payments market is accelerating fast, but still somewhat behind its Nordic neighbours in terms of development.

DNB’s Vipps and Danske Bank’s MobilePay are the two main competing m-payment offerings in Norway, but a “bridge” is needed to link the Nordic schemes and fight international competition, according to the head of MobilePay Norway.
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COMMENT:
M-wallet dissatisfaction feeds trend to retailer-led consortiums

GDPR: EU directive is coming soon: Are you ready?
ATMs: Celebrating 50 years of cash machines

PORTUGAL COUNTRY REPORT (PART 2): Economic recovery boosts cards
. Charts and market data
BLOCKCHAIN CASE STUDY: Disberse charity payments platform
THE BATTLE FOR BANK A/C ACCESS: Screen scraping vs. Bank APIs

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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 12 June 2017

Payments funding: Latest global investments
Major moves in India, Thailand, Ireland and Australia Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 09 June 2017

Blockchain case study: Disberse charity payments
- Founded in September 2016 by Ben Joakim
- Based in Cardiff, Wales
- Blockchain-based humanitarian aid funds distribution platform
- Pilot projects in Swaziland, Uganda and the Philippines Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 07 June 2017

UK retains FinTech dominance
Germany also makes strong showing in FinTech50 start-ups list
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Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 02 June 2017

Spain accelerates blockchain initiatives
Multi sector DLT platform set up following launch of bank consortium Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 26 May 2017

Challenger drops ‘Bank’ from name
Savings account plans put on hold Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 12 May 2017

Singapore firm gets EU payments licence
Fintech gains entry to market through Baltic Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 11 May 2017

Fintechs and PSPs lobby for PSD2 changes
Coalition claims banks will become the ‘gatekeepers’ of fintech Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 20 April 2017

South Africa rolls out biometric card
Tests for in-store payments ahead of international trials  Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 10 April 2017

AI firms dominate Mastercard start-up programme
Firms using tech to drive engagement and compute payments data Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 24 March 2017

EC starts public consultation on fintech
Effort to prise open national barriers Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 14 March 2017

PPRO Group listed as future Unicorn
Company grows revenue ten-fold in five years Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 13 March 2017

Bank blockchain payments trial ‘a success’
Inter-bank payment initiative to be expanded Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 09 March 2017

Google invests in x-border payments player
£20m funding round Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 27 February 2017

MWC 2017: Payments innovation programme expands into Europe
Initiative to find the ‘next big thing’ in payments Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 22 February 2017

Jaguar pay by touchscreen
Partnership with fuel retailer Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 12 June 2017

Payments funding: Latest global investments
Major moves in India, Thailand, Ireland and Australia Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 09 June 2017

Blockchain case study: Disberse charity payments
- Founded in September 2016 by Ben Joakim
- Based in Cardiff, Wales
- Blockchain-based humanitarian aid funds distribution platform
- Pilot projects in Swaziland, Uganda and the Philippines Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 07 June 2017

UK retains FinTech dominance
Germany also makes strong showing in FinTech50 start-ups list
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Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 02 June 2017

Spain accelerates blockchain initiatives
Multi sector DLT platform set up following launch of bank consortium Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 26 May 2017

Challenger drops ‘Bank’ from name
Savings account plans put on hold Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 12 May 2017

Singapore firm gets EU payments licence
Fintech gains entry to market through Baltic Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 11 May 2017

Fintechs and PSPs lobby for PSD2 changes
Coalition claims banks will become the ‘gatekeepers’ of fintech Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 20 April 2017

South Africa rolls out biometric card
Tests for in-store payments ahead of international trials  Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 10 April 2017

AI firms dominate Mastercard start-up programme
Firms using tech to drive engagement and compute payments data Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 24 March 2017

EC starts public consultation on fintech
Effort to prise open national barriers Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 14 March 2017

PPRO Group listed as future Unicorn
Company grows revenue ten-fold in five years Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 13 March 2017

Bank blockchain payments trial ‘a success’
Inter-bank payment initiative to be expanded Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 09 March 2017

Google invests in x-border payments player
£20m funding round Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 27 February 2017

MWC 2017: Payments innovation programme expands into Europe
Initiative to find the ‘next big thing’ in payments Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 22 February 2017

Jaguar pay by touchscreen
Partnership with fuel retailer Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 21 February 2017

Thai digital payments platform
Bank rollout by end of year Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 14 February 2017

Nordic plan to become global fintech hub
Bank incubators nearly double the rest of Europe Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 13 February 2017

Comment: Where did Monitise go wrong?
Once high-flying fintech pins its hopes on bank plug-in offering Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 07 February 2017

US$700m boost for Indonesia digital payments and fintech
Four-year programme to become biggest digital economy in region Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 26 January 2017

China fintech dragons roar as Western leaders wilt
Payments is the favourite fintech business model for global VC firms Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 23 January 2017

Banks warned of new security challenges from blockchain
EU agency says plans must include a cybersecurity strategy Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 20 January 2017

US govt unveils fintech framework
Incoming administration sets out 10 principles for industry participants  Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 12 January 2017

CES 2017: Alexa and Car Commerce steal the show
Amazon positions its voice tech as OS for the IoT Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 11 January 2017

2017 a "decisive year" for payments innovation
ECB sets out instant payments plans
New requirements for banks and PSPs Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 06 December 2016

AI Report: Regulations not keeping up
- Society not yet ready for ethical, legal and societal ramifications of technology
- Mastercard rolls system out across network
- AI payments on new Samsung phone
- 72% see payments potential
- AI could take the mystery out of music Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 05 December 2016

China is the global fintech powerhouse
Customer by-passing of cards for digital payments is one of key drivers Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 01 December 2016

Trustech latest: Sesames winners announced
Humanitarian food assistance and biometric cybersecurity providers triumph Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 21 November 2016

Metro Bank tests blockchain smart card
Partnership with Deloitte and SETL Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 16 November 2016

Big FIs partner for inter-bank blockchain payments
Link-up with Singapore central bank and tech provider Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 09 November 2016

Monzo valued at £50m
Challenger bank raises £4.8m in funding Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 08 November 2016

Open access
Comment: New technology causes a filing problem

Payments network or fintech? The rules of classification are being re-written Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 07 November 2016

SEB starts blockchain payments network
Transfers between Sweden and New York Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 03 November 2016

Challenger bank reaches 100k customers
Startup investors include ex-Manchester United manager Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 31 October 2016

Book review: A gripping read about the blockchain

Yes really!


When I began reading The Business Blockchain by William Mougayar, I had the impression that in a few years time, I would no longer feel in need of a blockchain explanation.
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 26 October 2016

Money 20/20: Visa stakes blockchain claim
Banks to be offered real-time B2B payments from next year  Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 25 October 2016

China now the global fintech powerhouse
Ant Financial tops list of innovators Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 21 October 2016

P2P lending: Trade body calls for tougher regulation
Need for more customer awareness of risk in burgeoning sector Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 21 October 2016

P2P lending: Katipult targets Europe
Partnership to address security issues Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 21 October 2016

P2P lending: Jack Henry partners with Visa
Faster payments for debit cards Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 21 October 2016

P2P lending: Aurora combines FinTech and InsurTech
Finnish company partners on new platform Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 07 October 2016

RBS uses chatbots for customer service
AI platform will answer specific cardholder queries Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 28 September 2016

European fintechs start industry alliance
New body to represent booming sector Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 20 September 2016

Synechron launches blockchain accelerators in the Cloud
Programme to cut time-to-market for blockchain initiatives Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 16 September 2016

Banks must partner challengers to stay relevant
European institutions are most suspicious of fintechs  Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 14 September 2016

Banks lead blockchain deployments
Total VC investment in tech nears US$300m in H1 Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 13 September 2016

Bitcoin threat to issuers and acquirers
Networks may benefit, finds report Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 09 September 2016

Three companies dominate blockchain funding
Opportunity for faster, more secure transactions drives market Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 08 September 2016

Using a Fintech hammer to crack the charity nut
Pennies celebrates a great year with an impressive payments and retail turnout Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 06 September 2016

Europe alternative finance market nearly doubles
P2P lending is largest AltFi sector Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 01 September 2016

Visa makes blockchain play
Bank partners sought for settlement pilot

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