BankTech

New Free eBook: Turn Any App Into a Wallet

Sequent’s new eBook “Turn Any App Into a Wallet” helps banks, merchants and other app owners understand how to add valuable commerce functionality to their existing mobile apps. Most companies understand that having their branded mobile app in a consumer’s smart phone is the closest connection they have ever had...

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Enabling Technologies

Revolut, the New Way to Handle Money in the Cloud

Revolut is all set to disrupt the financial services space by providing a personal money cloud, a service with a differentiated value proposition in the market. It would allow one to exchange currencies at interbank rates, send money through social networks, and spend with a multi-currency card accepted anywhere. All of this is...

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Enabling Technologies

First Data launches Pogo mPOS Solution to Bring Convenience at Merchant POS

Enabling mobile, fast, easy and secure payments SINGAPORE, November 27, 2014 – First Data Merchant Solutions, First Data’s direct-to market merchant acquiring business, today announced the launch of Pogo Mobile Point-of-Sale (mPOS) solution in Singapore. The innovative payments solution enables small and medium enterprises (SMEs)  to offer fast, easy and secure...

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Enabling Technologies

11 Insights from 2 Years of Fintech Investments

At Let’s Talk Payments, we have been keeping track of prominent investments in the payments industry. Here are some exclusive insights that we have come across: 1.) In 2013 & 2014 combined, finance/lending companies attracted $567 Mn in funds, the largest compared to other categories. Payments rails companies raised  $416...

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BankTech

Huge Opportunity for Global Payment Companies, India Opens Up

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India’s central bank has always been known to be quite cautious in issuing banking licenses. But RBI is now propagating differentiated banking licenses, reflecting a new line of thinking. RBI had released guidelines for licensing and setting up of ‘Payments Banks’ in India. This...

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Blockchain

5 Bitcoin Services for Remittance

Payment companies are trying to disrupt the $500+ billion a year money transfer industry used to send money home to families, especially in emerging markets. International remittance has been dominated by companies like Western Union and MoneyGram. But new players and startups are trying to make the scenario competitive by...

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Payments

Panasonic to bring NFC to In-Flight Entertainment

There were speculations that onboard Near Field Communication (NFC) applications for inflight entertainment (IFE) systems could be years away, but Panasonic Avionics has now assured that it will launch the technology with airlines in the summer of 2015. Panasonic will pair NFC-enabled devices with embedded systems, allowing airlines to push...

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BankTech

Monitise Raises £49.2 Mn from Telefonica, Santander and MasterCard

Monitise recently announced the expansion of its commercial relationships with the Santander Group, the Telefónica Group and MasterCard Inc. This would support the development and accelerated rollout of its global platform capabilities. Alongside this, IBM has agreed to deploy its cognitive computing engine, Watson, in support of Monitise’s new technology...

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