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'Material risk' Australian banks will start raising interest rates, regardless of central bank
QUOTE Even with expected stability in the cash rate, Credit Suisse says there’s a “material risk” that mortgage rates may increase independently.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Rabobank Appoints Co-Heads for North American M&A | Business Wire
QUOTE Rabobank, a leading global food and agribusiness bank, has appointed Gregg Fatzinger and Dean Asofsky as co-heads of its Wholesale Banking Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) business in North America.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Citigroup Markets Digital Bank To Customers | PYMNTS.com
QUOTE Citing comments that Stephen Bird, chief of Citigroup’s global consumer bank, made at an investor conference, Reuters reported that the company plans to market the digital bank to credit card customers, including holders of its Double Cash card and the credit cards it issues for American Airlines, Costco and Home Depot. He said that by offering more American Airline mileage credits, Citigroup will be able to attract customers with stable deposits.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Two big Canadian banks hit by cyber attacks
BANK of Montreal and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce said on Monday that cyber attackers may have stolen the data of nearly 90,000 customers in what appeared to be the first significant assault on financial institutions in the country.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
New Zealand sees no need for Australian-style banking inquiry - Nasdaq.com
QUOTE A review of New Zealand's banking sector has found no evidence of systemic problems to warrant an inquiry like one that has rocked the industry in neighbouring Australia.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Private Label Credit Card Delinquencies Surge | PYMNTS.com
QUOTE In a press release highlighting the results, Equifax said outstanding balances of $81.7 billion are up 0.8 percent from the same period last year, with delinquencies rising steadily on a seasonal basis since 2013. Currently, they are at their highest level since the early part of 2011.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Intrust Bank NA Acquires New Holdings in Worldpay (WP) - The Ledger Gazette
QUOTE Intrust Bank NA acquired a new position in shares of Worldpay (NYSE:WP) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 4,096 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $337,000.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Xinja first digital bank to make a mark in Australia
QUOTE Xinja prospects look promising: After acquiring Australian Credit license from regulatory authorities to disburse home loans, Xinja has become the first digital bank to make a mark in Australia
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Fintech firm Plaid expands into Canada
QUOTE The San Francisco financial technology infrastructure provider said it is expanding sales of its full application programming interface suite into Canada. This includes electronic funds transfer authentication and Auth endpoint.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
First Data (FDC) Insider Andrew Gelb Sells 10,000 Shares - The Ledger Gazette
QUOTE On Wednesday, May 16th, Andrew Gelb sold 7,500 shares of First Data stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.50, for a total transaction of $146,250.00
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Australia's Volt to run digital bank in the cloud
QUOTE Australian neo bank Volt is to build its branchless digital banking platform in the cloud, using a software-as-a-service package from Swiss core banking vendor Temenos. Co-founded by former NAB and Barclays exec Steve Weston, Volt is the first firm to be granted a restricted authorised deposit-taking institution (Radi) licence by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Banks make more money out of Kiwis than Australia | Stuff.co.nz
QUOTE An analysis of data released to Stuff by the Reserve Bank shows that compared to gross domestic profit (GDP), the big four Australian banks are 26 per cent more profitable in New Zealand than they are in Australia.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Amazon can go big in finance but is unlikely to open a bank, Goldman says
Instead, Amazon will remain focused on offering "complementary" services through bank partnerships that ultimately drive sales volume and traffic to its core site.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
GOP House closes a loophole linked to Puerto Rico's financial crisis
QUOTE It ends a 78-year-old legislative loophole that allowed global banking institutions operating in U.S. territories like Puerto Rico to do financial transactions that are legally barred stateside.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
AI-Powered Bank Accounts Of Tomorrow Are Solving The Biggest Problem With Your Finances -- You
QUOTE In Canada, millions of people are handing over control of their money. Not to an expensive financial adviser or bank manager, but to the Royal Bank of Canada’s artificial assistant NOMI, which moves money around and makes decisions when to save on their behalf.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
EVO Payments Prices IPO In $14 to $16 Range | PYMNTS.com
QUOTEIn a press release, the company said the IPO is being priced at between $14 and $16 a share, with the offering including 666,667 shares of Class A common stock. EVO said it expects to grant underwriters a 30-day option to buy an additional 2.1 million shares at the IPO price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions to cover over-allotments. The stock is expected to trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “EVOP.”
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Australia's four major banks at risk if house prices slump: Fitch, Banking & Finance - THE BUSINESS TIMES
QUOTE AUSTRALIA'S four major banks could suffer a ratings downgrade in the event of a severe housing market downturn with second-order economic effects, a stress test report published by Fitch Ratings showed on Monday.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Bank of New Zealand rings in executive changes
QUOTE Bank of New Zealand chief executive Angela Mentis is ringing in more changes among her leadership team, with the heads of product development and customer service set to depart at the start of July.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Visa Direct Faster Payment Option Finds Additional Partners in Canada
QOUTE Visa is joining Mastercard in offering push payments options in Canada.  Visa Direct, the faster payment option also referred to as an original credit transaction (OCT) has been used for near real time P2P transfers and is now being offered for B2C distributions as reported in IT World Canada:
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may 2018 by lafgrp
First Data Enhances ISV Offering with CardConnect and BluePay
Quote First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, today announced the integration  of CardConnect and BluePay, two companies First Data acquired last year. The strategic combination of these two companies streamlines First Data’s integrated software vendor (ISV) offering, allowing software companies to more easily add secure payment processing within SaaS, mobile, and point-of-sale applications.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Are Apple, Amazon and Facebook the future of banking?
QUOTE Big Tech's experiment with finance is aimed at deepening relationships with customers -- especially younger ones -- making it less likely they'll go through the hassle of taking their business elsewhere.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Bank of America to move senior figures to new EU hub in Ireland
QUOTE Bank of America Merrill Lynch has selected a number of senior executives to lead a planned new post-Brexit EU hub in Dublin.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
NMI and Paysafe Collaborate to Simplify Access to Global Acquiring
QUOTE Paysafe’s global acquiring and processing reach and Paysafe deepen its integration and offering accessible through NMI’s payments enablement technology.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Japan's BitFlyer Raids Banking Talent in Bid For Global Crypto Exchange
Kano has taken advantage of Japan’s cryptocurrency deregulation whereby exchanges are now licensed by the country’s securities regulator, enhancing their credibility. Kano views Japan as the best place to launch a global operation.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Bank of America to move senior figures to new EU hub in Ireland
QUOTE Bank of America Merrill Lynch has selected a number of senior executives to lead a planned new post-Brexit EU hub in Dublin.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Fintech company TransferWise to launch borderless debit card in Canada in 2019 | Financial Post
QUOTE TORONTO — European financial technology company TransferWise is planning a Canadian launch next year for its borderless debit MasterCard, which allows users to hold and spend a balance in multiple currencies with lower fees than traditional banks.

TransferWise CEO and co-founder Kristo Kaarmann says the card, which was launched in the U.K. and the eurozone two weeks ago, is useful for frequent business travellers, snowbirds and expats who spend lots of time outside of Canada but domestically as well.

Kaarmann says there would be no transaction fees for people making purchases on the borderless debit card in the currency a balance is held in.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Australian Banking Shake Up Begins
QUOTE An internet-only startup bank could be the first of many new players to transform the Australian banking industry, which until now, has been dominated by four large companies.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Kiwi vs Kangaroo: Are New Zealand banks different to scandal-hit Australian banks? | Stuff.co.nz
QUOTE The New Zealand public is being told there is no need for a royal commission on banking.

In Australia, banks, and non-bank AMP, are coming in for heavy criticism for ripping off customers, but, we are told, the New Zealand banks are different, and a royal commission is unnecessary here.

Can that be true? Do the New Zealand banks have a different culture from the Australian banks that own them?
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Google and Amazon to power voice banking trend | FinTech | Enterprise Innovation
QUOTE As consumers move further forward into the digital realm to do everyday activities, it is not too inconceivable that banking will become one activity to be parlayed via voice technologies from the likes of Amazon and Google.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
Evo Payments files for a $100 million IPO
Payments processor QUOTE Evo Payments...filed on Wednesday with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering.
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may 2018 by lafgrp
VeriFone to be Acquired by Francisco Partners for $3.4 Billion
QUOTE Verifone Systems, Inc. (NYSE: PAY) (“Verifone” or the “Company”), a world leader in payment and commerce solutions, and Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused private equity firm, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which an investor group led by Francisco Partners and including British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (“BCI”) will acquire Verifone for $23.04 per share in cash, representing a total consideration of approximately $3.4 billion, which includes Verifone’s net debt
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april 2018 by lafgrp
Ingenico seeks clearance to acquire Paymark | Scoop News
QUOTE The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from Ingenico Group SA (Ingenico) to acquire 100% of the shares in Paymark Limited (Paymark).
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april 2018 by lafgrp
Top Canadian fintech companies help women succeed, for more than just the bottom line | Financial Post
QUOTE It should be news to no one that a lot of tech startups are very male-dominated environments, with cultures that can be alienating or even at times hostile to women. As industries go, the fintech space in particular shows a lack of gender diversity, which could easily become deeply entrenched if left unchecked.
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april 2018 by lafgrp
Upgrade Announces New Personal Credit Line Product at LendIt Fintech USA 2018
QUOTE This first of its kind product combines the benefits of a personal loan with the ease and convenience of a credit card
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april 2018 by lafgrp
Amex Pulls Plug On Plenti
QUOTE The coalition rewards programs have had some success gaining traction in Europe, as American Express’ experiment with launching one stateside seems to have come to an end.

Plenti, the Amex frequent shopper program, brought a lot of high-profile merchants like Macy’s, Rite Aid and ExxonMobil under a single rewards heading – and then distributed Plenti points to consumers who frequented the right merchants.
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april 2018 by lafgrp
Bank of China USA works to capitalise on growing American interest in Belt and Road investment projects | South China Morning Post
QUOTE The US unit of China’s oldest bank is already close to the centre of trade financing and lending to Chinese companies in the US, but has worked to make itself a domestic player, an effort that has placed General Electric (GE), Honeywell International and other Fortune 500 companies among its clients. 
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april 2018 by lafgrp
Canada: Will Big Six banks flush with cash buy U.S. banks?
QUOTE Canadian banks poised for a southern foray? With bloated capital reserves not seen since 2013, Canada’s Big Six banks are said to be considering U.S. acquisitions.
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april 2018 by lafgrp
26 credit unions in Mexico will use Fiserv's DigitalAccess – IBS Intelligence
QUOTE Fiserv, a global provider of financial services technology solutions, today announced SISCOOP, a cooperative providing services to credit unions in Mexico, will enable 26 credit unions to offer digital banking services using Fiserv technology. This landmark step marks the first time credit union members in Mexico will be able to access credit union services via digital platforms
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april 2018 by lafgrp
Quarter of NZers have no cash savings - survey
QUOTE A Financial Wellbeing Survey of 1500 people commissioned by ANZ Bank has found a quarter of New Zealanders have no financial worries, 40 percent are doing okay, but another quarter are just getting by and 13 percent are struggling.
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april 2018 by lafgrp
INTESA SANPAOLO - Yahoo Finance
QUOTE Intesa, Italy's largest bank by market capitalisation, reached a 3.6 billion euro ($4.45 billion) deal with Swedish group Intrum that will allow it to shed 10.8 billion euros of bad loans from its balance sheet.
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april 2018 by lafgrp
Iceland is ready to drop final capital controls – Guðmundsson - Central Banking
QUOTE Central Bank of Iceland governor Már Guðmundsson said the economy is in good enough shape for the government to allow the removal of the last remaining capital controls, a legacy of the 2008 crisis.
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april 2018 by lafgrp
Germany wants ECB to get tough with banks over bad loans, Banking & Finance - THE BUSINESS TIMES
QUOTE GERMANY is leading a drive within the European Central Bank's oversight arm for tough action this year to deal with nearly US$1 trillion of bad loans on banks' books, according to people with knowledge of the discussions
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april 2018 by lafgrp
Petrichor Announced as Winners of 2018 Ulster Bank Hackathon – Irish Tech News
QUOTE Petrichor were announced as winners of Ulster Bank’s 2018 Hackathon at Dogpatch Labs in Dublin’s CHQ last night, with their idea to help home buyers throughout the lifetime of their mortgage coming out on top. Around 150 coders, developers, designers, businesspeople and entrepreneurs came together for the annual sold out event to ‘hack’ ideas in the spirit of collaboration and open banking.
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april 2018 by lafgrp
UK Lloyds Banking Group to close 49 branches - BBC News
QUOTE Those closures, along with reorganisation elsewhere at the bank, will affect 1,230 jobs.

Lloyds says it is creating 925 jobs and existing staff will be redeployed "wherever possible".

Of the 49 banks earmarked for closure eight belong to the Halifax network and the other 41 are Lloyds branches. After those cuts the group will have 1,750 branches in total.
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april 2018 by lafgrp
Poland aims to be winner in Brexit battle for banking jobs
QUOTE While the likes of Frankfurt and Paris are competing for top investment bankers after Brexit, Poland has set its sights on mid-tier financial and technical work where salaries may not be astronomical but jobs are far more numerous
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april 2018 by lafgrp
Russia Mulls Introducing Mir Banking Payment System in Iran - Sputnik International
QUOTE Over the last six months, Russian and Iranian banks have opened more than 60 mutual correspondent accounts, according to the lawmaker. He stressed that the volume of transfers involving these accounts had increased by seven times over the past two years.
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april 2018 by lafgrp
New Bank in the Heart of Zurich
QUOTE A global online bank is moving right into the center of Swiss banking. The U.K.-based company is opening its second branch in Switzerland.
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april 2018 by lafgrp
Startup aims to disrupt Sweden's banks, Banking & Finance - THE BUSINESS TIMES
QUOTE The Swedes have spent years building one of the world's strictest regulatory frameworks, placing plenty of restrictions on banks. But Sweden also stands out as a champion of technological innovation, which it's now learning comes with risks.
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april 2018 by lafgrp
Hungary: 50 percent of banking system now domestically owned
QUOTE The prime minister is also no fan of foreign control of Hungarian business. Under Orbán, the government has sought to bring key sectors under local control. “Certain things have to remain in national ownership,” he said in a December television interview. “Even at the outset I wasn’t selling a pig in a poke when I declared that at least 50 percent of Hungary’s banking system must be owned by Hungarians — and we’ve managed to achieve that state of affairs.”
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april 2018 by lafgrp
Ford wins approval for German banking licence
QUOTE Ford (F.N) said it had won approval from the European Central Bank for its application to set up a bank in Germany as part of its strategy to mitigate any risk from Britain leaving the European Union.
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april 2018 by lafgrp
BNP Paribas closing in on deal to buy Raiffeisen's Polish arm: sources
QUOTE Raiffeisen is selling Raiffeisen Polbank because the unit lacks the scale to generate decent profits in a highly competitive Polish market where interest rates are very low. BNP, however, is expected to merge Polbank with its existing Polish business, Poland’s sixth-biggest lender, which would give it more economies of scale
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april 2018 by lafgrp
Russia’s Blockchain Legislation Could Be Ready in a Few Months - Bitcoinist.com
QUOTE Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously endorsed the technology as a way for the country to advance itself. Because of this, Russia has set to work determining a regulatory framework for integrating blockchain into the country’s governance system.
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april 2018 by lafgrp
Ireland: Call for 'farm banking structure' to avoid dependence on contractor credit
QUOTE Ireland is now the only country in Europe without an agricultural bank. It says that the impact of this has been a strangulation of balanced farm expansion, through a lack of funding.
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april 2018 by lafgrp
Outlay 2018 open banking hackathon is coming to Dublin
QUOTE Europe’s first TSYS and Bank of Ireland open data/open banking hackathon, Outlay 2018, is coming to Dublin with a prize haul worth up to €7,500 for the winning team.
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march 2018 by lafgrp
Tencent and Allianz lead $160m funding for German online bank N26 
QUOTE N26, the fast-growing German online bank and a flagship start-up in the Berlin fintech sector, has raised $160m from a group of investors led by Tencent, the Chinese internet and social media giant, and Allianz X, the insurance group’s digital investment unit. 
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march 2018 by lafgrp
Romaniaʼs central bank vetoes OTP acquisition bid | The Budapest Business Journal on the web | bbj.hu
QUOTE In a surprise move, the National Bank of Romania has rejected a request for approval by the Romanian unit of Hungaryʼs OTP Bank to acquire 99.28% of Banca Românească from the National Bank of Greece, the lender said in a disclosure posted on the website of the Budapest Stock Exchange
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march 2018 by lafgrp
Russia Eyes Summer Deadline for New Cryptocurrency Laws - CoinDesk
QUOTE Russia is reportedly hoping to pass long-discussed new cryptocurrency legislation by this summer.

Published today, a report from Russia's Parliament Newspaper, the official publication of the state's legislative body, says that the schedule for a date of July 1 has been ordered by Russia's president Vladimir Putin.
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march 2018 by lafgrp
Greece could create new market shocks as banks face critical test
QUOTE The four banks have come a long way since 2015, when they were last tested. Since then, they raised nearly 15 billion euros ($18.55 billion) in new capital.
There's still a "huge problem" with bad loans, according to Daniele Nouy, chair of the ECB's supervisory board.
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march 2018 by lafgrp
ECB finds €10 billion problem in banks' loan books
European Central Bank inspectors found shortcomings and miscalculations worth more than €10 billion when going through euro zone banks' loan books last year, the ECB said today. 
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march 2018 by lafgrp
Russia to replace Mastercard with Masterchain?
QUOTE While Visa and Mastercard sit in limbo, Russia's leaders have been looking admiringly on blockchain: the new national blockchain project is called Masterchain.
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march 2018 by lafgrp
Ireland-Google says it is looking to partner with banks, not be their rival
QUOTE Having recently unveiled a new unified payments service, which brings together Google Wallet and Android Pay, internet giant Google has said it is more interested in partnering with banks than replacing them.
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march 2018 by lafgrp
Germany-solarisBank Raises EUR 56.6M | PYMNTS.com
Quote solarisBank, the first FinTech with a full banking license, raised EUR 56.6 million in a round of funding that included Visa among other investors.
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march 2018 by lafgrp
Greece-Greek credit sector is healthier and thriving on technology | Business | ekathimerini.com
QUOTE Just 26 percent of banking transactions in Greece are carried out at bank branches today, against a backdrop of growing confidence in the local credit sector, which itself is experiencing increasing strength and progress, delegates at the Delphi Economic Forum’s session on banking said on Thursday.
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march 2018 by lafgrp
Switzerland-Raiffeisen chair resigns over scandal-tainted former CEO | Swiss News | Expatica Switzerland
Johannes Rüegg-Stürm, the chairman of the board of directors of Switzerland’s third-largest bank has resigned from his position with immediate effect. The bank hopes turn a new page following the arrest and criminal proceedings against former CEO Pierin Vincenz.
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march 2018 by lafgrp
Ukraine-NBU says state-owned banks' strategy should be reviewed | KyivPost
According to the estimates of the National Bank, another important issue demanding solution is also the issue of financing state-owned strategic enterprises and state monopolies
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march 2018 by lafgrp
Ireland-TSYS Extends Agreement with Permanent TSB to Continue Processing its Credit and Debit Card Portfolios | Markets Insider
QUOTE TSYS (NYSE: TSS) today announced that Permanent TSB has extended its agreement with TSYS to continue processing the bank’s credit and debit card portfolios
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march 2018 by lafgrp
Austria-SIX sells Commercial Issuing Business in Austria to easybank
QUOTE SIX, one of the market leaders in card processing in Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg, has decided to sell the Issuing of credit and prepaid cards (commercial issuing) together with the Issuing Support for Austrian Banks to easybank
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march 2018 by lafgrp
Ireland- Israel urges Irish bank to shut accounts of boycott group - Arab-Israeli Conflict - Jerusalem Post
QUOTE The Israeli government is pushing for the closure of scores of bank accounts provided by the Irish banking giant Allied Irish Bank (AIB) that fund the promotion of anti-Israel boycotts
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march 2018 by lafgrp
Ireland-Revolut banking start-up looks to double customer numbers in Ireland
Quote Revolut, the banking start-up, is looking to more than double the number of customers it has in Ireland, to 150,000 by the end of 2018, after announcing that it gained an additional 500,000 users across Europe in the last two months of 2017, to give it a bigger market share than some traditional banks
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march 2018 by lafgrp
Romania-Senate green-lights establishment of Romania's Development Bank
The BDR will also be allowed "to extend direct loans provided it does not exclude viable funding from commercial banks, private investors and other private financial intermediaries and will be able to provide market-based financing and obtain a return equivalent to the one obtained on the market on comparable benchmarks, provided that they do not compete with commercial suppliers in order to remedy the deficit or failures of the financial infrastructure," reads the text of the normative act passed by the Senate.
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march 2018 by lafgrp
UK-Starling Bank joins Bacs
QUOTE In the last 12 months alone, four new banks - including Starling - have joined Bacs, providing even wider access to the nation’s most prolific payment system
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march 2018 by lafgrp
In rural Germany, mobile banking means a bank in the back of a truck visiting different towns
brick-and-mortar branches vanish from the rolling Franconia region of northern Bavaria, the neatly dressed savings bank executive jumps behind the wheel four days a week to bring mobile services
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march 2018 by lafgrp
UK-Research suggests malware banking apps trick one in three smartphone users – BGR
QUOTE Apparently, some 36% of respondents mistook a fake mobile banking app interface for the real one, which means one in three users might be at risk of having their financial data stolen.
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march 2018 by lafgrp
Danish acquirer, Clearhaus brings Apple Pay to 5,000 Nordic Webshop...
QUOTE In a strategic move to make this new technology available to its 5,000+ Nordic merchants, Danish acquirer Clearhaus now supports payments made with Apple Pay.
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march 2018 by lafgrp
Hungary-Profits of Hungarian banks jump 50% in 2017 | The Budapest Business Journal on the web | bbj.hu
QUOTE After-tax profits of Hungaryʼs banking sector climbed 50% to HUF 632.4 billion last year, lifted by higher revenue from commissions and fees, freed-up risk provisions and the lower corporate tax rate, according to data released by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB) on Wednesday, summarized by state news wire MTI.
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march 2018 by lafgrp
UK’s Tandem launches new Mastercard credit card - Cards International
QUOTE British challenger bank Tandem has launched its first product, a Mastercard credit card with cashback and travel benefits.
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february 2018 by lafgrp
Polish Central Bank Paid Youtuber to Attack Cryptocurrencies
QUOTE Poland’s central bank — Narodowy Bank Polski (NFB)— has admitted to paying for social media campaigns that attacked the legitimacy of cryptocurrencies. The bank spent 91,000 zloty ($27,100) on the campaigns, with the money going to Google, Facebook, and a Polish Youtube partner network called Gamellon, Money.pl reports. The news comes after the site published a letter from NFB in which it admits it paid for the anti-crypto campaign
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february 2018 by lafgrp
Hungary: Korona: Hungary's Very Own Cryptocurrency | NewsBTC
QUOTE Europe’s newest digital currency, the Korona, which runs on the Lightning Network and is being touted as more stable, safer, and cheaper to use than its competitors, was launched in Budapest, Hungary on February 15th. Korona’s ICO is scheduled for March 26th, and the token will be immediately available for payments and transfers.
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february 2018 by lafgrp
UK: Lloyds Bank poised to launch £1bn share buyback
QUOTE Lloyds Banking Group plans to buy back about £1bn of its own shares, brushing off concerns about its rising capital requirements that surfaced in the UK’s annual banking stress tests late last year. 
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february 2018 by lafgrp
Ireland: Monzo given go-ahead to ‘passport’ banking licence to Republic of Ireland | TechCrunch
QUOTE Monzo, one of a number of “challenger” banks in the U.K. aiming to re-invent the current account, has announced the first step in its plans for international expansion with news that it has regulatory approval to operate in the Republic of Ireland.
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february 2018 by lafgrp
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