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Facebook will struggle with trust issues over payments

As it moves into consumer-facing financial services, Facebook will struggle with the challenge of establishing trust, said John Egan, head of innovation...

The rise of the debit card in Vietnam


Zimbabwe Banks and Allied Workers Union petition the RBZ for explanation of bank collapses

With the Zimbabwean banking sector in turmoil, bank workers have petitioned for whistleblower legislation and demanded to know the reason for recent bank...

Heta Asset's failure takes first casualties in Germany

The first fallout from the debt moratorium imposed on the Hypo Alpe Adria 'bad bank' Heta Asset Resolution appears to be the German mortgage lender...

To tweet or not to tweet – FCA guidance for firms

The Financial Conduct Authority's finalised guidance on social media and customer communications released last week has further clarified the regulator's...

Service, please! How APIs can empower banks to reconnect with customers

A last-minute 'brainstorm for one', sat in silence at your desk, is rarely a tactic that delivers the genius creative idea you...

Social media analyst Dataminr earns interest from bankers

Dataminr, a US business that analyses Twitter feeds in real time to provide intelligence to its clients, has raised $130 million in a new round of funding....

The cards market in Vietnam

There were an estimated 80 million payment cards in circulation at the end of 2014, an increase of 21 percent when compared to 2013. The majority of these...

Retail banking in Vietnam

Vietnam: An introduction There were an estimated 80 million payment cards in circulation at the end of 2014, an increase of 21 percent when compared...

PwC report convinced Irish government that banks weren't bust in 2008

Irish banks told auditors PwC in November 2008 that their worst case scenario facing into financial crisis was a loss of €5.157 billion, according...

Worst case scenarios in Irish banks were wildly optimistic


Can the US post office deliver financial inclusion?

Low-paid workers on zero-hour contracts have tasks that the more fortunate among us don't have to worry about: cashing cheques and paying...

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