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Blockchain technology has the potential to transform the payments industry

23rd March 2015

Company: bobsguide
At the Future of Payments Forum at Payments International 2015 last week, a number of speakers addressed the benefits of the underlying blockchain technology used by Bitcoin and its ability to change the payments industry. Neil Telford-Reed, Director of Technology Innovation at WorldPay said that he thinks cryptocurrencies are interesting but it... read more
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Universal mobile payments solutions: from vision to reality

20th March 2015

Company: Capco
Financial institutions, established technology firms and start-ups are racing each other to create the mobile payments ecosystem of the future. However, these payments players should be working together and thinking in more ambitious terms than one-off novelties and limited disruption. Even Apple’s high-profile ‘alternative’... read more
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Facebook joins the P2P money transfer market

20th March 2015

Company: bobsguide
Facebook announced that it has joined the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) money transfer market earlier this week and will soon allow users to send money to their friends using their Facebook Messenger app. The new payment service is Facebook’s first venture into P2P money transfer and will be competing with payments providers such as PayPal, Square... read more
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FinTech Innovation Awards 2015: Winners and Show Report

19th March 2015

Company: bobsguide
Last night, bobsguide and PaymentEye FinTech held the FinTech Innovation Awards 2015 (FIAs) at The Brewery, London. With over 400 industry experts and delegates in attendance, the awards honoured the highest achievements from the global financial and payments technology industries over the past year, celebrating teams and individuals who are... read more
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American FinTech market shows its stripes – four major innovations to make us richer and happier

19th March 2015

Company: bobsguide
As a leading outsourcing partner and operations consultant to the FinTech world in the US, I get to speak with a lot of very interesting companies spanning many niches. It continues to amaze me how well envisioned, executed, and value laden many of these new offerings are. It is exciting to anticipate a future state, of personal finance in... read more
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Shoring up Mobile Payments from Cyberthreats

18th March 2015

Company: Webroot
Mobile payments are becoming increasingly the norm. With Starbucks, Uber, retailers and even banks embracing the idea of turning your smartphone into your wallet, it is expected that mobile transactions will double in 2015. However, from a security perspective mobile payments are only as secure as the weakest link and last year highlighted that... read more
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Show report: TSAM Europe 2015

18th March 2015

Company: bobsguide
TSAM Europe is the leading event for companies in the investment management sector. Held annually, the conference brings together strategic business leaders and operational team managers within asset management, fund management, investment management, private wealth and hedge fund firms. TSAM Europe 2015, held yesterday, consisted of hundreds of... read more
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The Key Challenges with Testing a Trade Application

17th March 2015

Company: Certeco
In terms of technology, you can’t get much more complex an environment than a trading one. It is absolutely vital it works correctly, hums with efficiency and nothing stands in its way. If exchanges fall over, the buying and selling of commodities, derivatives, currencies and goods – vital to the functioning of any economy – are... read more
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Top reasons why bankers are leaving the finance industry for technology jobs

17th March 2015

Company: bobsguide
Bloomberg reports that many bankers are leaving their finance positions for zero-salary technology jobs. According to Bloomberg, due to investment firms such as UBS, RBS and Deutsche Bank AG condensing lines of business, especially within debt trading, former bankers have been prompted to quit finance and put their experience into use in financial... read more
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Halifax trials heartbeat authentication for online banking

16th March 2015

Company: bobsguide
Halifax is testing new technology which allows customers to access their mobile banking app by checking their unique heartbeat rhythm for security, rather than entering passwords or pin codes. Halifax is working with Canadian firm Bionym to test the firm’s electronic wristbands which have an embedded sensor that recognises the... read more