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LEOcoin enters the cryptocurrency market to rival Bitcoin

1st April 2015

Company: bobsguide
LEOcoin was launched last week in the UK and has become the world’s second largest digital currency after well-known and controversial cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. Oxfordshire-based company, Learning Enterprises Organisation (LEO), which is known to provide learning services to businesses and occasionally host yoga sessions for company... read more
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Basel head says there is light at the end of the tunnel for post-crisis banking reform

31st March 2015

Company: bobsguide
Basel Committee secretary-general William Coen has said the vast amount of post-crisis banking regulation is coming to an end, with most of the doubts about the financial industry being tackled within the year ahead. Coen told the Financial Times (FT) “There is light at the end of the tunnel, the big pieces are there and it’s really... read more
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What could be easier than paying for goods using your mobile phone?

31st March 2015

Company: ImpulsePay
As the race for dominance in the mobile payments sector heats up, Paul Paterson, Commercial Director at ImpulsePay examines what one solution, Charge to Mobile (or direct carrier billing), means in 2015.  Every year is predicted to be the year of mobile something, but 2015 may genuinely be the year of mobile payments. Many in the industry... read more
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Welcome To Our New Digital Banking Future

30th March 2015

Like all industries, technology is changing the face of banking. And just like the fields of publishing, music, travel, entertainment and many others, it’s from completely new expectations of customers - expectations that are turning the competitive playing field upside down and radically altering the way business is done. The digital... read more
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Financial regulators will be focusing on payments and technology in 2015/16

30th March 2015

Company: bobsguide
Last week, both the Payments Systems Regulator (PSR) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced their plans for the year ahead. 1st April 2015 will be a landmark day for the payments industry because the PSR, the new economics regulator, will start to regulate the industry. The PSR confirmed last week how it plans to regulate the... read more
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The payment services evolution demands greater operational oversight and transparency

27th March 2015

Company: Velocimetrics
Innovations in technology, competitive pressures, emerging market developments and expanding client requirements are revolutionising the world of payments processing. Calls to support new payment models, demands for seamless, faster payments across multiple currencies and geographies, regulatory mandates to further reduce risk and... read more
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Hot Topics in FinTech Law

27th March 2015

Company: bobsguide
bobsguide were delighted to host a webinar with Kevin Taylor, Partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP and author of FinTech Law: A Guide to Technology Law in the Financial Services Industry earlier this week. During his presentation, Taylor addressed some of the hot topics in financial technology law including mobile financial services,... read more
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Investment in FinTech reaches $12.2 billion with Europe setting the pace

26th March 2015

Company: bobsguide
Research by management consulting and technology services provider, Accenture shows that investment in the global Fintech sector tripled to a huge $12.2bn (£8.2bn) last year and grew at triple the rate of VC investment. According to the research, the UK accounts for the largest share of European FinTech investment and Europe experienced... read more
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Servicing finance professionals with mobile enterprise applications

26th March 2015

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When it comes to investing in modern technology, few industries do so with the sums and gusto of the financial services (FS) industry. This behemoth sector, incorporating the capital markets, retail banking, insurance and many other industries, continually invests huge sums into IT to remain competitive and compliant in a post financial crisis... read more
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Mobile Payments in Q1 – Five key takeaways

26th March 2015

Company: bobsguide
Payments with mobile devices has exploded. 2014 was a year of huge and rapid change and the first quarter of 2015 has not disappointed. Impactful events like the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Mobile World Congress (MWC) have delivered a slew of significant announcements. So, amid the foray, what have we learned? Major players vie for US... read more