Everything we do in business is in pursuit of relevance “Life is lumpy.” Robert Fulgrum’s words, not mine. But truer words have not been spoken. Acknowledging the lumpiness and unpredictability of life is not about imparting wisdom by the way. Far from it. Rather it’s about reminding everyone what game we are playing....
A collection of major card issuers are rolling out the new Click to Pay e-commerce standard across the globe. Click to Pay claims 10,000 firms on board in the US American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover claim to have signed up more than 10,000 merchants in the US since launching Click...
Barclaycard Payments has extended its contract with SAP to enable the latter’s clients to use its payments gateway product, Smartpay. SAP and Barclaycard team up once again Any business signed up to SAP’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, Commerce Cloud, can access Smartpay. SAP says user will be able to take advantage of “frictionless...
Deutsche Bank has been hit with a $150 million fine for failing to properly monitor its relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, as reported on the BBC. New York state regulators says the bank had suffered “significant compliance failures”, processing hundreds of transactions for the late financier. Those included payments...
In a world where headlines can be dominated by new technology like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, application programming interfaces (APIs) and more, it can be easy to overlook the long-time workhorse of the financial services sector. In a digitising world the core remains the heart of banking The core banking system...
ClearBank has appointed a new chief financial officer (CFO) and chief information officer (CIO). UK clearing bank adds two to its executive ranks. James Hopkinson joins ClearBank from Standard Chartered and takes up the CFO position. Hopkinson spent almost 20 years at the bank in a variety of roles. Most recently...
Mastercard has invested an undisclosed amount in Polish fintech Verestro, formerly called uPaid. The start-up is headquartered in Warsaw with offices in Sofia, NewYork and Sao Paulo. The fintech has worked with Mastercard since 2011, providing payment solutions to banks, merchants and payment providers in 20 markets. Verestro’s CEO Krzysztof Drzyzga says the fintech “owe a lot...
Ant Group, the fintech arm of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba, is planning on a Hong Kong float as soon as this year, according to Reuters. Ant is targeting a valuation of more than $200 billion, according to two Reuters sources with knowledge of the matter. Ant is targeting a valuation of...
With a world that is becoming increasingly complex, both consumers and businesses are actively seeking out financial service providers that can achieve their financial goals in a manner that’s relevant and seamless. The fewer steps it takes to achieve any objective, the better. Open banking provides a unique opportunity for...
JP Morgan Chase & Co is eliminating terms like “blacklist,” “master” and “slave” from its internal technology materials and code as it seeks to address racism within the company, according to Reuters sources with knowledge of the move. The terms had appeared in some of the bank’s technology policies, standards...