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Major Bitcoin company releases open source library to make it easier to build Bitcoin apps

Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, has been around for five years now, and its popularity has soared. But although its reach has spread beyond the initial circle of very technical, very insider-y circle of cryptographers and programmers, its audience is still …

Westpac tech chief opts for Woolworths role

Woolworthshas poachedWestpactechnology chief Clive Whincup to be its new chief information officer after the departure of previous CIO Dan ­Beecham …

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Cross-channel banking: beyond the app

"Understanding and embracing cross-channel communication behaviours will become increasingly critical to success in the banking industry, writes …

Slow Page Loads Kill The Online & Mobile Banking Experience

"Online and mobile banking users have zero patience for sluggish load times. They won’t even wait a couple seconds before giving up on you. In the …

Bank to the Future: the first crowdsourced investment bank - Chris Skinner's blog

For some time now I’ve known Simon Dixon, the founder of<br>Bank to the Future.<p>Bank to the Future<br>aims to be the first crowd sourced investment bank to …

Payments Network Dwolla Moves Beyond Cash With Launch Of “Dwolla Credit” In Partnership With ADS

Des Moines-based Dwolla, a company building web-connected infrastructure for managing digital payments, is today taking its first step to move beyond support for cash with the debut of “Dwolla Credit.” This new consumer- and merchant-facing service is being launched in partnership with Alliance …

NAB Unveils First ‘Smart Store’ Branch Design

<b>By Jeffry Pilcher,</b> CEO/President & Publisher of <b>The Financial Brand</b><p>National Australia Bank opened its first ever “Smart Store,” with an interactive …

Emerging Technology

Type Makes A Difference: An Exploration Of Type-Focused Websites

There is an inextricable link between typeface, type size and measure (i.e. line length). While a design’s appearance can vary from screen to screen, …

Smart, Effective Strategies To Design Marketing Campaigns

What Do We Mean By “Campaign”?<p>The word “campaign” is traditionally defined as a military or political operation that is confined to a particular area …

Incorporating More Quiet Into The UX Design Process

As introverted UX designers ourselves, we’ve been unsurprisingly passionate about finding answers to this conundrum. So, we set out to discover just …

Payments News

“Amazon’s much-heralded convenience store of the future, Amazon Go, may seem like a crazy experiment. But the company plans to open as many as six …

Study: Mobile close to equaling ATM as preferred banking channel

"The popularity of mobile banking continues to grow, according to a recent study by the American Bankers Association. A survey of 1,000 U.S. adults …

Lessons on living in a real-time payments world

Stoddart: US is now looking at modernisation and faster payments<p>Coming to the US to tell an audience of payments specialists about how the UK has …

The Wallet Is Dead: Mobile Payments And Peer-to-Peer Cash Flow

How do you pay for things these days? Cash is so 20th-century, and checks? Forget it. You may have heard of new ways to pay with your phone coming …

Dwolla shuts doors to bitcoin companies and virtual currency exchanges

Dwolla has announced it can no longer work with virtual currency exchanges and other bitcoin-related services.<p>The online payment system provider …

Bitcoin

Facial Recognition Software Reveals How People Feel About Money

<b>By Jeffry Pilcher,</b> CEO/President & Publisher of <b>The Financial Brand</b><p>BNZ utilizes state-of-the-art software to uncover consumers’ true financial …

Payments News

February 28, 2018<p>Headline News from PaymentsNews.com<p>recode<p>“On Tuesday, Square revealed for the first time how many customers use the Cash app, and …

Innovation