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See EU Later- UK votes for Brexit- top e-payments soundbites

  • 11,34,24,06,2016

"On a scale of 1 to 10, this is going to create chaos at level 9": the mood across the payments industry is not a positive one after the momentous UK referendum, which ended in favour of Brexit on 23 June. Anna Milne rounds up the soundbites from the industry read more

NCR rolls out latest version of transaction processing platform Authentic

  • 00,00,24,06,2016

US-based NCR Corporation has launched the latest version of its transaction processing solution Authentic, which is compliant with the PA-DSS 3.1 standard. read more

Bitcoin start-up Circle raises $60m, forms Circle China

  • 00,00,24,06,2016

Bitcoin start-up Circle Internet Financial has raised $60m in fresh round of funding led by existing investor and Beijing-based venture capital IDG Capital Partners. read more

EMV chip cards circulation increases to 4.8 billion, says EMVCo

  • 00,00,24,06,2016

The number of EMV payment cards in global circulation has increased, year on year, by 1.4 billion to 4.8 billion, reveals official data released by global technical body EMVCo. read more

ABN AMRO introduces WhatsApp payment app Tikkie in Netherlands

  • 00,00,24,06,2016

Dutch state-owned bank ABN AMRO has rolled out a new payment app Tikkie in the Netherlands that will allow consumers to send payment requests via WhatsApp. read more

Barclays completes mobile payment app rollout in UK

  • 00,00,23,06,2016

British banking group Barclays has completed the launch of its host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payment app, Contactless Mobile, in the UK as an alternative to Android Pay. read more

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Painless payments with Paym

  • 11,23,16,06,2016

Launched in April 2014, Paym is a UK-based payment solution that enables fund transfers between bank customers using mobile phones. However, has this taken the British market by storm? Is the UK populace ready for this? read more

Sofort, so good?

  • 16,50,13,06,2016

A leader in online payments in Germany and Austria, Sofort’s web and mobile solutions enable shoppers to pay for internet purchases directly from their bank accounts. The company processes over three million transactions a month through its network of over 35,000 online merchants. Patrick Bruscnahan writes read more

Blockchain- the state of play in 2016

  • 11,40,8,06,2016

If 2015 was the year of blockchain hype, 2016 should be the year of solid progress. At the Retail Banker International Annual Conference and Awards in London on 19 May, presentations provided some solid use cases of the much-discussed, much-misunderstood technology. Anna Milne reports read more

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Brexit, a turn for the worse

  • 18,31,24,06,2016

The verdict has fallen. The UK has voted to leave the European Union, with a majority of 52% of the votes being pro-Brexit. This moment will go down in history as David Cameron’s biggest mistake to date. In the meantime, Nigel Farage is jumping with joy, calling the 23 June ‘Independence Day’. Jessica Longley writes read more

PSPs no longer settle for second best

  • 14,05,20,06,2016

The Bank of England has announced plans to offer access to central bank settlement accounts to non-banks. Payments industry lobbyists have been campaigning for this for some time and this announcement, although it will take some time to be put into effect, comes sooner than expected. Anna Milne writes read more

There is (still) a lot of talk about blockchain. Time to separate the wheat from the chaff

  • 13,45,17,06,2016

While everyone else is getting together to hedge their bets, there are some just quietly getting on with it. Take Ripple, for example: it secured its first bank clients in autumn 2014 and has been slowly but surely expanding its global remittance business, bank by bank, market by market ever since. Anna Milne writes read more

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