Technology

Payments: The March of Tech

On Christmas Eve, when few people were paying attention to the world of fintech, Google was awarded a European Union e-money licence from the Republic of Ireland. The agreement followed a similar deal the tech giant had struck with Lithuanias central bank just a few days earlier.

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With This Ring, I Thee Pay РBuy, Authenticate 

Human wrists deserve a break when it comes to payments, commerce and even authentication, right? To put it another way: Is there a better way to do wearables, to appeal to consumers who, for various reasons, might not like wearing web-connected devices on that part of their bodies? It’s a reasonable concern.

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Banking With Alexa: What Works, What Doesn’t

The fast-follower strategy has been a perennial favorite among financial institutions. But that approach may be on life support. Global consulting firm McKinsey cautions financial institutions that they must now either be leaders or, at the least, very fast followers. The leadership team at Numerica Credit Union has taken this warning to heart.

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6 Fintechs Looking to Change Australian Property in 2019

From getting a home loan in 22 minutes to empowering Australia’s renters, these fintechs are trying to change Australia’s property market.

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Shutdown Impacts FinTech, Financial Regulations

Count the FinTech sector – and regulation of that sector – among those impacted by the government shutdown that has roiled Washington through the past several weeks. As Roll Call reported late last week, the shutdown is creating serious problems for FinTechs, with a slowdown across dealmaking and supervision in the sector. That comes as […]

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Blockchain: New Frontiers

Blockchain: New Frontiers Advertising Blockchain is a technology that offers reliable transactions thanks to decentralized record-keeping. The best-known applications of blockchain technology are still the alternative currencies, of which Bitcoin remains the most prominent.

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Electrify America, Hubject Want EV Charging Payments to Be as Easy as Plugging In

Imagine this scenario: You need to charge your EV. So, you pull up to a station, open your charging port, plug in the cable and… that’s it. Payments, logins, all of that is handled simply by plugging in your car. That’s the future Hubject and Electrify America are aiming for.

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Standard Cognition Bolts on Technology Firm for Mobile Self-Checkout

Find, grab, and run—a shoplifter’s modus operandi? No, actually an in-a-hurry consumer using a mobile self-checkout app in a retail store. As the following TechCrunch story reports, Standard Cognition is expanding its technology resources through a recent acquisition.

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Ripple and Swift Get Set for Epic 2019 Debate on the Future of Cross-border Payments

Ripple Labs Inc., one of Silicon Valley’s most valuable start-ups, and global payment infrastructure Swift – will go head-to-head at the 1TC Conference in Rust, Germany. Marjan Delatinne – Global Head of Banking at Ripple and Wim Raymaekers – global head of banking at Swift will give their two cents on the future of cross-border […]

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Four Payments Technology Predictions for 2019

The payments world continues to evolve and is going through critical and disruptive changes. A failure to embrace this disruption could lead to lost time, money and, potentially, customers. Here are profiles of four industries that have traditionally been slow to react to payments innovation and their expected progress over the next 12 months.

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Self-service QR Code Payments Launched in Sydney for Chinese Residents and Visitors

The Inspiry Smart Box is now available in Sydney. Chinese mobile payment solution Inspiry has launched a self-service QR code payments terminal in Sydney, Australia. Called the Inspiry Smart Box, the terminal has been installed in many of the city’s shopping malls, restaurants, supermarkets, jewelry shops and cafes.

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Cryptocurrency as Payment: 4 Milestones to Normalization

Industry Voices Cryptocurrency, with blockchain as its foundation, offers an intriguing vision as a future payment method.

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