Spire snaps up m-payments company Thyron, plans further acquisitions
Now a ‘fully fledged chicken’, just how far will Zapp go?
After the speculation came the deal, then the flurry of media coverage. What next for VocaLink, under MasterCard? And is it really all good news?read more
Brexit: The potential impact on payments businesses
Following the UK's vote to leave the European Union (EU) on 23 June 2016, there are many questions which will need to be addressed in the coming months, including how the referendum result might affect the current framework for payments. Roger Tym and Virginia Montgomery, Hogan Lovells International LLP, writeread more
Fintechs: Friend or foe in the world of financial services?
London has gained a reputation as a leading fintech hub, hosting more and more innovative technology start-ups but can they be considered as friends or enemies of financial services? This is exactly what June’s debate from the Digital Banking Club (TDBC) set to find out. Jessica Longley reports on the actionread more
TransferWise forays into corporate payments space
British money-transfer firm Transferwise has launched TransferWise for Business, a new platform geared towards small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).read more
Blockchain to become ‘beating heart’ of global financial system: WEF report
Blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin, could fundamentally alter the way banks do business worldwide, lowering their operating costs and making financial services securer and more accessible, according to a new World Economic Forum (WEF) report.read more