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We like to think we do things differently at Gocompare.com - we were the first comparison site to focus on showing you product features as well as …Money
It’s probably not “new” news to you that Apple has launched Apple Pay™, a mobile/tablet digital wallet payment solution. In fact, despite the fact …Apple Pay
High-speed frequency traders, which use computer algorithms to trade stocks milliseconds faster than competitors with little human intervention, are about to come under much more scrutiny, if the US Securities and Exchange Commission gets its way.
The firms have come under fire for manipulating the …Stocks
WASHINGTON (AP) — PayPal Inc. has agreed to pay $7.7 million to settle with U.S. regulators who said the payments company allowed violations of U.S. sanctions against Iran, Cuba and Sudan.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control, an agency of the Treasury Department, announced Wednesday the civil …PayPal
This week, London-based Aire.io, the startup that democratizes credit scores for people with thin or no credit files, announced a $1.1 million round …Startups
Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, visited New York last month, not to promote British tourism or compare notes with his counterpart Bill de Blasio, …Banking
So this is awkward. Peer-to-peer lending websites are having trouble finding people who want to borrow money.
Companies like Lending Club, Prosper, and Social Finance, which use technology to link borrowers with other individuals who want to lend to them, have been wildly successful. Since Lending Club …Lending Club
The cliquish, insular world of Wall Street is converging with the even more clubby enclave of Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
The New York Times recently wrote about how Americans’ retirement funds are increasingly made up of tech startup stocks (paywall) such as Uber and Airbnb. Money managers …Silicon Valley
Posted by Anna Irrera on March 24, 2015
Fintech is an incredibly diverse world — something that is borne out by the rich variety of the start-ups that …England
Less than 18 months into its life as a public company, Twitter is still in hyper-growth, loss-making mode, yet it’s already busy seeding other companies with venture capital money.
The company—its Twitter Ventures arm, specifically—was one of the participating investors in a recent, $80 million …Venture Capital
There has been no shortage of major announcements in the payments space in the past few weeks.
Facebook added a “send money” option to its messaging …Small Business
Stripe is not a flashy company, and that’s by design. Stripe exists to simplify the lives of app makers by making the world’s clunky financial …Money
Just days after Facebook sent shock waves through the peer-to-peer payments world, Square announced $cashtags, simple addresses that will allow …Payments
Stripe, the payment company that’s quietly building the best way to pay people online, has today launched a major API update to its Connect API.
The new API builds on what the company learnt from modern “platform” companies such as Instacart, Shyp and Lyft, that employ many ‘sellers’ to get their …Startups
Everything marketplaces and platforms need to get users paid.
All the tools you need to run a marketplace: Stripe …Money
At SXSW last week I met up with Aaron Patzer, a man best known as co-founder of financial management service Mint. Now he’s back with Fountain, a marketplace for advice, that officially launched earlier this month.
Focused initially on the home and garden, Fountain connects US-based iOS users with …Google
Facebook is moving fast to allow users to send payments to each other. But will users bite?
The answer will be essential in determining the winner of one of the hottest races in the tech industry: payments. Alongside Facebook, startups like Xiaomi and Venmo race giants like Apple and Google for the …Facebook
For over a decade, financial institutions have been fighting malware that targets online banking. Today these institutions must adapt their security policies to protect online transactions from cybercriminals using more sophisticated banking Trojans.
As the online transaction industry evolves, …Banking
Last June, Facebook hired former PayPal president David Marcus to run its Messenger division, leaving many people in the industry scratching their heads. “Why put a payments guy in charge of messaging?” stakeholders questioned.
But I felt this was just one strategic move designed to crystalize …Facebook
Chancellor George Osborne will unveil a new 12-sided pound coin featuring the four symbols of the UK – a rose, leek, thistle and shamrock – emerging from a royal coronet, ahead of his budget on Wednesday.
The design on the tails side of the new coin is the work of West Midlands teenager David …Coin Collecting
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Facebook, which today unveiled its long-awaited peer-to-peer payments, notably has left out American Express — no doubt …Facebook
In the same way that Salesforce commoditised CRM I often wonder what if they did the same to core banking. If they built a set of banking services …Banking
The world's largest social network just gave its users another reason to use its messaging service, even as competitors pile on features.
Want an easy …Facebook
The revelations about National Security Agency surveillance programs by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have started to affect how Americans view their right to privacy and the actions they take to try to protect it, a new survey has found.
The survey, conducted by the Pew Research Center, …Privacy
Bitcoin has a new use in Poland: T-Mobile now lets customers buy phone credits with the cryptocurrency.
In late February, T-Mobile announced a new Bitcoin trial that would allow customers to prepay for mobile minutes with Bitcoin, according to Coindesk. The program is the result of a partnership …T-Mobile
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is continuing its push to accelerate the adoption of mobile money in the developing …
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We sat down with Lara Crystal from Minibar Delivery to discuss how mobile devices and single-purpose apps are redefining the way we shopMobile Commerce
Olery was founded almost 5 years ago. What started out as a single product (Olery Reputation) developed by a Ruby development agency grew into a set …Databases
SaaS Assured provides an interim cloud continuity service which acts as a safety net, giving SaaS customers continued access to their critical …