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9 DECEMBER 2018
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article thumbnail Wednesday, 21 November 2018

China AI investment plummets
Technology shares everywhere are suffering a bit of a wobble currently, but the news that investment in China’s AI companies is plummeting has certainly focussed attention. Read more ...

 
     

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SPECIAL REPORT: Chinese payment giants “light years ahead”

Customer loyalty chief tenet of model
Alipay acceptance at 7-Eleven
US$15.5 trillion in mobile payments in 2017

China has embraced mobile payments with such enthusiasm, the rest of the world appear to be technology deniers. Alipay and WeChat, the main protagonists, score in terms of technology, user friendliness, number of users and ubiquity. Their data analytics are central to everything they do.


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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 23 August 2018

Special Report:
Blockchain continues to gain ground in payments

Union Bank, Liechtenstein announcement
Crypo from Thailand Central Bank
Cryptocurrency cashback from Revolut
North Korean hack exchange with “first” MacOS Malware Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 31 July 2018

First blockchain loyalty programme launched at scale
Payment confirmation also on the agenda

American Express has become one of the first organisations to launch a blockchain loyalty programme potentially at scale. Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 22 June 2018

Funding: UK paytech provider raises £44m
Money will be used for international expansion
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Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 21 June 2018

Dash partners for B2B crypto payments
Link with Asian payment processor Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 14 June 2018

Adyen exceeds expectations with IPO
Company valuation doubles on first day Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 11 June 2018

UK heads Europe fintech funding
Country appears to ride out Brexit storm
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Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 31 May 2018

1,300% rise in transactions for cryptocurrency provider
Company expands despite bank bans
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 30 May 2018

New trademark to signify QR payments acceptance
Symbol can be displayed at merchant POS or in-app Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 23 May 2018

Ex-Visa boss heads crypto bank
Payments expert will head development of mobile app
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Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 21 May 2018

Bank to launch blockchain payments platform
Trial of FI’s own digital currency planned for 2019 Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 14 May 2018

Poland puts bank records on blockchain
Major banks back initiative Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 10 May 2018

Voice AI plays a big part in Google’s future
3-5 years before Assistants converse as humans
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 04 May 2018

The challenges for challenger banks
Incumbents question the ability of new players to make money
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Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 27 April 2018

Israeli start-up launches crypto-payments tablet
Hardware offers real-time transactions Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 27 April 2018

Debit card targets cryptocurrency holders
Attempt to overcome merchant acceptance issue Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 23 August 2018

Special Report:
Blockchain continues to gain ground in payments

Union Bank, Liechtenstein announcement
Crypo from Thailand Central Bank
Cryptocurrency cashback from Revolut
North Korean hack exchange with “first” MacOS Malware Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 31 July 2018

First blockchain loyalty programme launched at scale
Payment confirmation also on the agenda

American Express has become one of the first organisations to launch a blockchain loyalty programme potentially at scale. Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 22 June 2018

Funding: UK paytech provider raises £44m
Money will be used for international expansion
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Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 21 June 2018

Dash partners for B2B crypto payments
Link with Asian payment processor Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 14 June 2018

Adyen exceeds expectations with IPO
Company valuation doubles on first day Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 11 June 2018

UK heads Europe fintech funding
Country appears to ride out Brexit storm
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Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 31 May 2018

1,300% rise in transactions for cryptocurrency provider
Company expands despite bank bans
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 30 May 2018

New trademark to signify QR payments acceptance
Symbol can be displayed at merchant POS or in-app Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 23 May 2018

Ex-Visa boss heads crypto bank
Payments expert will head development of mobile app
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Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 21 May 2018

Bank to launch blockchain payments platform
Trial of FI’s own digital currency planned for 2019 Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 14 May 2018

Poland puts bank records on blockchain
Major banks back initiative Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 10 May 2018

Voice AI plays a big part in Google’s future
3-5 years before Assistants converse as humans
Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 04 May 2018

The challenges for challenger banks
Incumbents question the ability of new players to make money
Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 27 April 2018

Israeli start-up launches crypto-payments tablet
Hardware offers real-time transactions Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 27 April 2018

Debit card targets cryptocurrency holders
Attempt to overcome merchant acceptance issue Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 27 April 2018

First non-bank gets access to payment systems
Founder says move is a ‘game changer’ for fintechs Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 23 April 2018

Top tier banks complete blockchain pilot transactions
Initial transactions include smart payments Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 18 April 2018

Chinese lead funding of pan-African payments platform
Investment designed to improve continent’s “fragmented” m-payments landscape Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 16 April 2018

Ripple partners with bank for blockchain-based payments
Offering launched across four countries
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Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 12 April 2018

Billon integrates blockchain tech into payment cards
Deal for multi-currency products covering 150 currencies
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Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 28 March 2018

Google loses Java software battle
Massive implications for all tech developers
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Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 20 March 2018

Plans for global fintech sandbox
Regulators around world combine for testing of new innovations Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 19 March 2018

Mastercard "open" to cryptocurrencies
...but only certain types
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 14 March 2018

Cryptocurrency exchange gets UK e-money licence
Partnership with bank also provides access to Faster Payments Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 05 March 2018

PayPal plan to speed up crypto payments
Slow transaction speeds hold up adoption of technology Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 16 February 2018

Coinbase and Visa in dispute over customer card charges
Problems after reclassification of card payments for cryptocurrencies Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 16 February 2018

Funding: French m-payments provider raises €13m
App has over 1 million users Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 05 February 2018

Issuers crack down on cryptocurrency purchases
Major global banks ban credit card transactions Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 30 January 2018

Japanese retail giant starts Bitcoin acceptance
Korean retailer also considers cryptocurrency payments Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 24 January 2018

Processor ends bitcoin support
Virtual currency has become ‘less useful’ to payments Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 18 January 2018

Bitcoin is not a payments player – Visa CEO
Claims come shortly after crypto-card provider is thrown off network
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 16 January 2018

Russian bank plans to clear all transactions on blockchain
Partnership with digital currency platform provider
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Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 10 January 2018

Payment donations by VR
Charity payment made at virtual awards ceremony Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 20 December 2017

Cryptocurrency wallet to destroy 500k tokens
Bid to raise value of currency Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 18 December 2017

Australia and Indonesia agree fintech link-up
Bodies pledge closer co-operation Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 01 December 2017

PayPal integrates with micro-investing app
Millennials targeted as brand expands payments offering Read more ...

article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 23 November 2017

UK Open Banking project expanded
Standards to cover all PSD2 products 
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Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 16 November 2017

Cryptocurrency card enables in-store payments
Platform launches with five initial currencies Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 15 November 2017

Malaysia Instant Payments rollout
Plans to go crossborder with payments to other countries Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechWednesday, 25 October 2017

Symbiont Joins Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
The blockchain community is beginning to organise itself, and one example of this is the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA). Read more ...

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

Mastercard opens up blockchain API access
Tech to be used for B2B and cross-border payments Read more ...

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

GPS boss tops Payments Power 10
Rankings of industry innovators and game changers Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 19 October 2017

Less than half global financial services firms have a fintech strategy
FIs continue to lack an overall vision Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechTuesday, 17 October 2017

Fintechs hit out at bank data sharing practices
Even regulated entities struggling for access, claims Monese CEO Read more ...

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

Amazon targets voice payments
New Alexa devices take step forward with voice recognition
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Card & Payments World | News - FintechMonday, 09 October 2017

EC investigates bank data sharing practices
Raids in Poland and Netherlands
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article thumbnail Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 06 October 2017

Singapore claims blockchain payments breakthrough
MAS and FI consortium develops inter-bank payments software  Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 05 October 2017

Dubai to develop sovereign cryptocurrency for payments
Systems will use NFC phones Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechFriday, 29 September 2017

HSBC pilots Open Banking
Customers can see accounts from 21 banks Read more ...

Card & Payments World | News - FintechThursday, 28 September 2017

Singapore payments fintech sets up in Lithuania
New base part of plans for Europe expansion Read more ...

 
     
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