Spire snaps up m-payments company Thyron, plans further acquisitions
Can virtual reality make a difference?
Sounding like something from science fiction, virtual reality (VR) is coming into its stride. Partly down to the success of Oculus Rift technology, VR is coming to the forefront in sectors such as gaming and real estate, but can it make its mark in the banking and payments sectors? Patrick Brusnahan investigatesread more
Has PSD2 the power to change the game in payments?
The Payment Service Directive (PSD) of 2007 is being updated by PSD2 after much debate between European institutions and stakeholders. This legislation comes along with a number of other initiatives from the European Commission. Lars Tebruegge, independent payment consultant, writesread more
Can blockchain take a foothold in Africa?
Blockchain Technology (“BCT”) could be the most significant social and political innovation to impact Africa this century. If digital currencies become adopted in African nations, it could significantly reduce corruption from government, it could provide transparency and control to every day citizens. Robert Courtneidge, global head of cards and payments, Locke Lordread more
PayPal to suspend operations in Turkey
PayPal has decided to suspend its operations in Turkey after the country's financial regulators rejected its license applications.read more
Santander UK partner with Ripple to launch blockchain payments app
Santander UK has selected Ripple's technology to launch a blockchain-based international payments app.read more