Blockchain

6 Important Announcements from 2 Asian FinTech Hubs

NPCI Implements Unified Payments Interface: National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) initiated the “unified payment interface” to simplify and provide a single interface across all systems. The new project will go live in April.       NPCI, the operator of RuPay’s payments network that competes with MasterCard and Visa in India,...

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Authentication & Security

Healthcare Identity Authentication & EMV Payments Convergence: Smart Card Alliance White Paper Provides Perspective & Insight

Smart Card Technology Can Increase Security, Decrease Payment Vulnerability, Reduce Fraud and Improve Workflow for the Healthcare Industry PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J.  [Press Release] - At the same time as the U.S. continues its migration to EMV chip technology to reduce counterfeit card fraud, the healthcare industry is dealing with fraud...

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Blockchain

Wirex Launched & E-Coin Integrated by Wirex Limited

London [Press Release] - Wirex Limited announced the launch of Wirex, the world’s first hybrid personal banking solution that combines the benefits of blockchain technology into everyday finances. Simultaneously, the rebranding will see the integration of E-Coin, the successful bitcoin debit card provider under the same company, into the new...

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Authentication & Security

26 FinTech Companies Powering Institutional Investments and Trading

EquityZen is a marketplace for private secondary investments in companies worth more than $50 million. The RidgeWorth Funds provides investors with a range of equity funds, bond funds and asset allocation funds. Correlix (acquired by TS-Associates) offers its real-time Latency Intelligence monitoring software to capital markets firms to identify and...

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Enabling Technologies

Mobile Payments in the US Are Expected to Reach $142 Billion by 2019

Mobile payments are on the brink of becoming popular as we witness increased shipment of smartphones combined with mobile wallets, change in consumer habits and growing retail acceptance. On the whole, developed markets already have the device penetration and the infrastructure in place to support sophisticated mobile transactions between individuals...

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BankTech

More Than 500 Banks Failed in the Last 15 Years

We don’t often talk about failures as success stories shine brighter. However, we have recently discovered some interesting data on the banking industry that indicated worrying for banks’ statistics. The FDIC keeps track of registered and operating banks and also has data on failed ones. Not to be too dramatic...

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Lending

Social Media Trends for the Financial Services Industry

Social media offers a host of benefits to the lending sectors and it brings tangible opportunities to the lenders. As credit underwritings evolve and while credit standards advance with the economic cycles, the credit underwriting process largely remains the same. While factors such as salary, job history and credit score...

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