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Apple Pay is on pace to account for 10% of all global card transactions
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Apple Pay is on pace to account for 10% of all global card transactions

Apple’s mobile wallet is gobbling up a growing chunk of card payments around the world. As the service grows, it’s becoming a greater challenge to rivals like PayPal and attracting the attention of competition watchdogs. Apple Pay accounts for about 5% of global card transactions and is on pace to […]

Mode deploys selfie biometrics and ID document checking from Onfido for top compliance and user experience
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Mode deploys selfie biometrics and ID document checking from Onfido for top compliance and user experience

Onfido has been selected by Mode, a fintech app that allows users to trade bitcoin, to provide automated identity verification with document analysis and facial biometrics to ensure full compliance with KYC requirements and seamless user experience for European citizens using the service, the company announced. Mode is leveraging Onfido’s […]

Starling Bank raises £60 million
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Starling Bank raises £60 million

Starling Bank, “the leading UK digital bank,” has raised £60 million from its existing investors, Merian Global Investors and JTC. The investment will bring the total raised by Starling to £323 million and follows two funding rounds of £105 million in aggregate led by Merian in 2019. Starling has opened […]

Municipality of Zermatt Now Accepts Payments in Bitcoin
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Municipality of Zermatt Now Accepts Payments in Bitcoin

The municipality of Zermatt, in cooperation with Bitcoin Suisse, announced that it will accept Bitcoin as a means of payment for local taxes and official transactions with immediate effect. A point-of-sale solution provided by Bitcoin Suisse has been installed in the Zermatt town hall, so that fees for services from […]

Red Deer teams up with Cappitech to improve MiFID II compliance
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Red Deer teams up with Cappitech to improve MiFID II compliance

Research platform Red Deer has teamed up with Cappitech, a regulatory reporting and intelligence solution for financial services has formed a partnership to improve MiFID II and MAR compliance. As part of the deal, the company will offer the other’s services to its respective clients, providing an integrated solution which […]

Sweden aims to become a FinTech superpower
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Sweden aims to become a FinTech superpower

The Nordics in general and Sweden, in particular, are experiencing a FinTech boom. However, new regulations and investment worries could slow down growth. Sweden’s future is digital. Swedish entrepreneurship is about more than IKEA, H&M and Volvo. In the last three decades, the nation has remade itself into an innovative […]

Temenos and Google Cloud Announce Global Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Banks’ Digital Transformation in the Cloud
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Temenos and Google Cloud Announce Global Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Banks’ Digital Transformation in the Cloud

Temenos showcases leadership in the cloud delivering its software across hybrid and multi-cloud environments; will be the first global banking software provider to run on Google Cloud Anthos Temenos and Google Cloud will jointly go-to-market with leading-edge financial services offerings in the cloud to drive scalability, operational efficiency, time-to-market, and […]

Big Tech will push deeper into finance this year
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Big Tech will push deeper into finance this year

Technology giants from Google to Apple are looking to take on the financial services industry. Last year, Apple debuted its credit card; in 2020, Google is set to launch consumer bank accounts. But Big Tech companies share one thing in common: they don’t want to be regulated like banks. Big […]

Former U.S. regulator leads effort to create digital dollar
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Former U.S. regulator leads effort to create digital dollar

The project will explore how a cryptocurrency could produce a more efficient and safer means of cross-border trade, clearance and settlement. The former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has partnered with Accenture to create the non-profit Digital Dollar Project, which plans to explore the creation of a U.S. […]

HSBC launches real-time payments for business clients
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HSBC launches real-time payments for business clients

HSBC is improving payments for its business clients through a suite of tools launched last week called Treasury APIs, which are designed to speed up payments for small businesses and large corporate clients alike.  HSBC’s Treasury APIs embed payment capabilities into other workflows. According to the bank, this allows treasurers to make payments from their […]