PayTech


Swift at 40: Beth Smits

To mark Swift’s 40th Birthday, Banking Technology is publishing a series of interviews with staffers looking back over how the organisation has changed during their time there, and where they see it developing in the future. Today, Beth Smits, head of corporate affairs, Asia Pacific

Swift at 40: Alain Raes

To mark Swift’s 40th Birthday, Banking Technology is publishing a series of interviews with staffers looking back over how the organisation has changed during their time there, and where they see it developing in the future. Today, Alain Raes, chief executive EMEA and Asia Pacific.

Zapp zeroes in on UK banks as mobile banking competition builds

Mobile payments specialist Zapp is expecting to sign up five of the six major UK banks within the next few weeks, following a deal with acquirer WorldPay, announced this week. However, the platform still has a long way to go to catch-up with rival Barclay’s Pingit, which has a significant head-start, having launched in February 2012.

Where the world is your lobster …

Rapidly becoming an international transport hub, Dubai is a thriving multicultural city. David Bannister, editor of Banking Technology, samples some of the city’s culinary and cultural delights.

Rep. Hensarling ‘Welcomes’ CFPB Director Cordray to Finance Hearing (Sept. 12, 2013)

Sept. 12, 2013 Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), presented the agency’s semi-annual report to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services during an often contentious hearing this morning. Literally seconds after welcoming Cordray to this morning’s hearing, Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) assailed the agency for the relatively unchecked power […]

Fed Seeks Industry Input on Payment Improvements (Sept. 12, 2013)

Sept. 12, 2013 The Federal Reserve is seeking payments industry input on a set of new policy proposals to modernize and improve the nation’s payments system in the wake of rapid changes in technology and consumer expectations. Earlier this week, the agency released its Payment System Improvement – Public Consultation Paper, the purpose of which […]

Blog: Fraud Trends to Watch

By John Dancu, IDology Fraud? Oh no … couldn’t happen to me! Is that how you or your organization approaches potential fraud? Well … if it is, it might be time to take a closer look. In our recent “Fraud Report,” which polled senior executives from our customer base of financial service providers and companies […]

Investors Pump Millions into M-Payment Companies Check and Paydiant (Sept. 10, 2013)

Sept. 10, 2013 The money keeps pouring in as two mobile payments players, Check and Paydiant, are the latest to report recent infusions of capital. Wellesley, Mass.-based Paydiant announced today that it has closed a $15 million round of funding from North Bridge Venture Partners, General Catalyst Partners and Stage 1 Ventures, among others. The new […]

Bitcoin Dealers Seek Regulation in U.K., Startups Launch Bitcoin ATMs (Sept. 9, 2013)

Sept. 9, 2013 Financial institutions and Bitcoin companies met last week with several British government agencies, asking them to consider regulating the virtual currency so they can be used to promote commercial growth and encourage financial innovation. Representatives from Bitcoin companies and smaller FIs told officials that “big banks are blocking the creation of business […]