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 2021-01-28 14:37 

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Robinhood blocks GameStop stock purchases...

Robinhood has stopped users from buying several stocks - including GameStop - at the centre of the Reddit-led price rally....

 2021-01-28 11:55 

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N26 to go on hiring spree after hitting seven million customer milestone...

Digital bank N26 is to hire 200 staff this year as it surpasses the threshold of seven million customers in the UK and US....

 2021-01-28 11:37 

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FCA calls on banks to halt branch closures during lockdown...

The Financial Conduct Authority is asking the UK's banks to reconsider branch closures during the Coronavirus lockdown....

 2021-01-28 11:03 

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Stripe joins $35 million funding round in payroll startup Check...

Stripe has continued its investment splurge, joining a $35 million funding round in payroll infrastructure startup Check....

 2021-01-28 10:38 

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ING launches discount shopping platform in Germany...

ING in Germany has launched DealWise, a shopping platform that gathers cashback deals and discounts from merchants in a single place on its online banking service....

 2021-01-28 10:18 

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2021 predictions in Fintech from Standard Chartered...

Global Head of Fintech Banking, Standard Chartered, Global Head of Fintech Banking, Standard Chartered, speaks about embedded finance, digital assets infrastructure, and green finance for the future....

 2021-01-28 09:59 

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Davos 2021: Carney on net-zero 'If you're not in, you're out'...

Finextra is at Davos this year, covering global insights into the impact fintech has on wider issues such as responding to Covid-19, restoring economic growth and advancing a new social contract....

 2021-01-28 09:16 

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CBA ups tech spending budget by a further $1 billion...

Commonwealth Bank of Australia is to add a further $1 billion to its five-year $5 billion tech spending commitment to fend off incursions from fintech competitors....

 2021-01-28 00:01 

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Paystone raises funds to fuel growth...

Canada's Paystone has raised C$69 million in equity investment and debt financing from Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF) and National Bank of Canada....

 2021-01-28 00:01 

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Dozens inks Open Banking deal with Bud...

UK challenger banking app Dozens has enlisted Open Banking outfit Bud to let prospective customers access some of its services without having to fully sign up....

 2021-01-28 00:01 

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Australia's eftpos to set up Hedera Hashgraph node for micropayments...

Australia's eftpos is to join the Hedera Governing Council after successfully conducting tests to determine the feasibility of a digital Australian dollar stablecoin for micropayments....

 2021-01-27 13:35 

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JPMorgan Chase hires 400 for upcoming UK mobile bank...

JPMorgan Chase says its long-anticipated app-based UK bank will launch in the...

 2021-01-27 11:43 

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Zopa launches in-app energy switching and price comparison service...

UK digital bank Zopa is offering customers an in-app energy switching and comparison service....

 2021-01-27 11:11 

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UK cash machine withdrawals drop by over a third in 2020...

Successive Coronavirus lockdowns led to a 37% drop in UK ATM withdrawals in 2020, according to figures published by cash machine network Link....

 2021-01-27 10:16 

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Token snags $15 million in Series B funding...

Open Banking payments platform Token has secured $15 million in Series B funding from SBI Investment and Sony Innovation Fund as well as from existing investors Octopus Ventures, EQT Ventures and the venture arm of BNP Paribas, Opera Tech Ventures....

 2021-01-27 09:47 

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Group Head of Sustainable Business at LSE gives his predictions for 2021...

David Harris, Group Head Sustainable Business, London Stock Exchange Group, considers the impact of the new US administration, COP26, regulation, standards, and data on Sustainable Finance in 2021....

 2021-01-27 09:47 

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Group Head of Sustainable Business at LSEG gives his predictions for 2021...

David Harris, Group Head Sustainable Business, London Stock Exchange Group, considers the impact of the new US administration, COP26, regulation, standards, and data on Sustainable Finance in 2021....

 2021-01-27 09:27 

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Pine Labs rolls out tap-to-pay app for Indian small merchants...

Mastercard-backed Asian commerce platform Pine Labs has rolled out a tap-to-pay app for small merchants in India, enabling them to start accepting contactless card payments without the need for any additional hardware....

 2021-01-27 09:06 

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Big US banks pilot data sharing risk assessment service...

Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, PNC Bank, TD Bank, Truist, US Bank, and Wells Fargo have piloted a data sharing risk assessment service that streamlines risk evaluations of data aggregators and financial apps....

 2021-01-27 05:01 

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TransferWise taps new Visa cloud tech for global card programme...

TransferWise is expanding its debit card programme into dozens of new markets after inking a worldwide deal with Visa that will see the money transfer firm connect to the card giant's global processing network via the cloud....

 2021-01-27 00:01 

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BNP Paribas to charge 24 a year for biometric card...

French bank BNP Paribas is offering its Visa Premier cardholders the chance to upgrade to a contactless fingerprint option - for a 24 annual fee....

 2021-01-27 00:01 

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Banco Sabadell invests 2.5 million in inhouse startup Nomo...

Banco Sabadell has invested 2.5 million in Nomo, an inhouse incubated startup subsequently spun out from the bank, which provides business management rools for SMEs and solo traders....

 2021-01-27 00:01 

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Stellar Development Foundation invests in blockchain payments firm Wyre...

The non-profit Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) has invested $5 million in blockchain payments company Wyre....

 2021-01-26 20:09 

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Fintech Albert raises $100m...

American mobile banking, saving and investing app Albert has raised $100 million in a Series C funding round led by General Atlantic....

 2021-01-26 15:53 

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MC Payment to list on the Singapore Exchange...

Mobile Credit Payment is to become the first fintech company listed on the Singapore Exchange, through a reverse takeover of special purpose acqusition company Artivision Technologies....

 2021-01-26 15:45 

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Australian securities regulator latest to suffer file sharing breach...

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Asic) has suffered a cyber security breach related to its use of the Accellion file sharing software which was recently at the centre of a similar incident at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand....

 2021-01-26 15:18 

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Stripe leads $102m funding round for one-click shopping startup Fast...

Stripe has co-led a $102 million Series B funding round for San Francisco-based one-click payments startup Fast....

 2021-01-26 14:10 

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Why cash matters: UK supermarket shoppers face payment card woes...

UK supermarkets Morrisons and The Co-op have suffered payments glitches that have left some customers unable to pay by card and others charged twice....

 2021-01-26 14:00 

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Strong digital sales capabilities lead to big growth benefits for banks - research...

Banks with mature digital sales processes achieve far higher growth in deposits and loans than their less advanced rivals, research from vendor Backbase suggests....

 2021-01-26 12:39 

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Davos 2021: Private and public cooperation is driving digital across MENA...

Finextra is at Davos this year, covering global insights into the impact fintech has on wider issues such as responding to Covid-19, restoring economic growth and advancing a new social contract....

 2021-01-26 11:58 

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Nordea's outlook for trade flow recoveries & supply chains post-pandemic...

Patrik Zekkar, Global Head of Trade Finance & Working Capital Management, Nordea, speaks about his 2021 expectations for recoveries in trade flows, how supply chains will look as we begin to move out of the crisis, the adoption of digital technology next ...

 2021-01-26 09:53 

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Davos 2021: Silver Lake co-founder dismisses belief about Bitcoin's use for criminal activity...

Finextra is at Davos this year, covering global insights into the impact fintech has on wider issues such as responding to Covid-19, restoring economic growth and advancing a new social contract....

 2021-01-26 09:27 

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Luxembourg Stock Exchange acquires major stake in data handling startup Tetrao...

The Luxembourg Stock Exchange has acquired a 22.8% stake in local data handling startup Tetrao....

 2021-01-26 09:01 

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TrueLayer launches payments-as-a-service product...

Open Banking API provider TrueLayer has launched its first payments product, providing firms with the ability to onboard customers and bypass card schemes using faster payment rails for account-to-account payouts and deposits....

 2021-01-26 00:01 

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Existing digital currencies unlikely to last says BofE governor Bailey...

Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin do not have the right structure to work as a long-term payments method, says Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey....

 2021-01-26 00:01 

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Melio hits $1.3bn valuation...

Melio, a New York-based B2B payments outfit focused on small businesses, has joined the unicorn club off the back of a $110 million funding round....

 2021-01-25 17:30 

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PayPal's Dan Schulman: Profit and purpose being at odds is 'ridiculous'...

Speaking at Davos 2021, PayPal CEO Dan Schulman highlights that CEOs must support the global economy reset post Covid-19 with a consideration for progress, people, and the planet. "This idea that profit and purpose are at odds with each other inside a...

 2021-01-25 17:30 

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Davos 2021: PayPal's Dan Schulman - Profit and purpose being at odds is 'ridiculous'...

Finextra is at Davos this year, covering global insights into the impact fintech has on wider issues such as responding to Covid-19, restoring economic growth and advancing a new social contract....

 2021-01-25 14:57 

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Data & technology driving new revenue streams & business models in 2021...

Tino Kam, Head of Transaction Banking Solutions, Nordea talks about banks' core objectives in the year ahead and post-pandemic, what they need to prioritise in 2021 with regards o regulation, and what we can expect to see in terms of new revenue strea...

 2021-01-25 13:24 

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French BNPL player Alma raises EUR49m...

French buy now, pay later outfit Alma has raised 49 million in a Series B funding round joined by Cathay Innovation and Idinvest....

 2021-01-25 12:36 

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What's in store for Sustainable Finance in 2021?...

Richard Peers, ResponsibleRisk talks about 2021 and what to expect from consumer understanding of the power of their finances to impact climate change, the proliferation of retail investors, the response from the top, and the acceleration toward standardi...

 2021-01-25 11:36 

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Mastercard hikes interchange fees for UK online purchases from the EU...

Mastercard has imposed a five-fold increase on credit card interchange fees charged for UK online purchases from the EU, following Britain's withdrawal from the European Union....

 2021-01-25 11:02 

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Visa joins Caixabank, Global Payments and Worldline startup programme...

Visa has joined Zone2boost, an investment startup programme created by CaixaBank, Global Payments and Worldline....

 2021-01-25 10:00 

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AFME: 'Financial materiality is not sustainable finance's end goal'...

In conversation with Richard Peers for Finextra TV, Tonia Plakhotniuk, associate director, policy (sustainable finance & financial reporting) at the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) traverses a number of predications we can expect to see...

 2021-01-25 09:41 

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SASB and XBRL' s recipe for better ESG reporting...

Madhu Mathew Director of Technology SASB & Campbell Pryde CEO at XBRL US, speak to Richard Peers,Responsible Risk about financial and non-financial reporting consolidation, standardisation, and the roadmap ahead....

 2021-01-25 09:24 

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European Central Bank sets up climate change centre...

The European Central Bank is to set up a climate change centre, uniting the disparate work streams operating across the bank....

 2021-01-25 00:01 

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BIS Innovation Hub targets CBDCs and green finance in 2021...

An investigation into the use of multiple wholesale CBDCs for cross-border payments and a DLT prototype for the distribution of tokenised green bonds to retail investors are among the projects on the agenda this year for the Bank for International Settlem...

 2021-01-25 00:01 

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Sequoia Holdings lets employees get part of salary in bitcoin...

Software development services provider Sequoia Holdings has begun offering employees the option to receive part of their salary in cryptocurrency....

 2021-01-22 14:02 

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Irish bank payments app JV hits competition watchdog roadblock...

Ireland's competition watchdog has rejected a plan by four of the country's biggest banks to create a joint payments app, but says it is willing to...

 2021-01-22 11:51 

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Could Monzo suffer the same fate as doomed Australian challenger Xinja?...

Monzo will be the first major UK challenger to face the same fate as defunct Australian neo bank Xinja, unless it changes its approach towards a more sustainable future, says GlobalData banking analyst Ketherine Long....

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