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Free card reader aimed at 20 million European businesses that don't accept cards

Swedish payment service iZettle will offer free card readers to merchants in order to encourage take-up of the service in the European market. iZettle,...

British fintech businesses making waves in money transfer business

London-based money transfer businesses TransferWise and WorldRemit both announced major progress this week in challenging the established players in the...

Billion dollar cyber-insurance policies needed to combat growing cybersecurity threat

London-based money transfer businesses TransferWise and WorldRemit both announced major progress this week in challenging the established players in the...

Statistics of the Month – January

Despite existing in one of the world's financial centres, Singapore's banks have not lost their local identity: retail deposits form the bedrock...

Retail Banking Global Predictions

1. The retail banking and securities industries will be re-separated within five to 10 years. The UK has set the pace with 'ring-fencing the retail...

Stress tests alone will not reveal the true health of European banks

The issue of whether or not European banks are sufficiently well capitalised to play a constructive role in mitigating the threat of deflation across the...

Statistics of the Month – January

India cards market buoyed by growing confidence. The population of India increased from 1,029 million at the end of 2000 to 1,243 million at the end...

Apple Pay nudges US consumers towards contactless payment

Apple hits the ground running, accounting for $2 in every $3 of contactless spend, writes Donal Conaty. After three months of hype, we now know that Apple...

Adyen is on a mission to make it possible for any business to accept internet payments

Insights talks to Adyen CEO Pieter van der Does to find out how the company became one of Europe's major FinTech successes. The proliferation of...

Invoice financing attracts attention of leading UAE marketplace lender Beehive

The leading marketplace lending platform in the UAE, Beehive, has moved into the invoice discounting market, showing that peer-to-peer lending platforms...

Cybercrime on the rise as investment in cybersecurity slides

In the week that it was reported that hackers stole up to $1 billion from over 100 financial institutions in potentially the largest cybercrime to date,...

How blockchain technology could work its way into the banking world

Hidden digital currency protocols could hold the key to fundamentally changing the way critical information – including information held by banks – is...

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