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Digital Payments Witnesses Record Growth Worldwide, May Potentially Cheques & Cash: Capgemini

Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing, in association with it’s banking partner BNP Paribas published it’s 12th edition of “WORLD PAYMENTS REPORT”. The report brings out some very interesting findings about...Show More Summary

Bangkok edges out London as world's top travel destination: Mastercard

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The Thai capital of Bangkok has beaten London to be crowned the world's most popular travel destination this year, according to an annual ranking by global payments and technology company Mastercard released on Thursday.

First Data debuts contactless card reader that accepts mag stripe, EMV, and NFC payments

Global payment technology company First Data announced on Monday that it has launched what it describes as the “first fully integrated Bluetooth payment card reader.” With its very own contactless reader, the Clover point-of-sale system will now have a single device from which participating merchants can accept payments through card swipes, EMV, and NFC transactions — […]

SWIFT attacks continue

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Transfer (SWIFT), which is used by global banks and large companies...Show More Summary

Boku locks down another $13.75M to fund carrier connections for global expansion

Global mobile payments company Boku announced a $13.75 million funding round today led by a consortium of UK investors. The company had previously raised approximately $77.25 million from Khosla Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Index Ventures, Benchmark, and Andreessen Horowitz among others. Show More Summary

Bats Bets More Cash For Market Makers Can Jumpstart ETF Liquidity

Bats Global Markets (BATS) on Tuesday announced that it has rejiggered part of its ETF listing model in a way that shifts rebate payments to traders for keeping tight bid-ask spreads and away from issuers that operate the ETFs. Schemes to incentivize ETF market markers aren't new. Show More Summary

Regulators to dig deeper into worries over money-laundering checks

By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Global regulators will try to get more insight into why major banks are withdrawing from handling cross-border payments, making it harder for people to send money to relatives and loved-ones abroad. Banks...Show More Summary

Happy Birthday: my campaign to liberate the people's song – video

For years, global music publisher Warner/Chappell claimed copyright of the Happy Birthday song, demanding payment for any public performance of it. Jenn Nelson tells the story of her four-year campaign to prove that the company did not in fact own the rights to the world-famous song, whose tune was composed by two sisters in Kentucky in 1893. Show More Summary

The Land of Genghis Khan Is Having an Epic Economic Meltdown

Mongolia, a mineral-rich and landlocked $12 billion economy bordering Russia and China, is staring at a full-blown balance of payments crisis. It's caused barely a ripple in global financial markets, but the nation's economic meltdown...Show More Summary

Apple opens carrier billing in Japan, a day after Taiwan and Switzerland

Apple's direct phone billing plans are unfolding, with the company allowing Japanese users to opt to add their apps and music purchases to their phone bills. This makes Japan Apple's fifth market globally to get this payment method after...Show More Summary

Talks to Focus on Impact of AI, Social Commerce and Bots on Mobile Shopping at the 2016 Mobile Payments Conference

On Wednesday, Mobile Marketing and Technology announced that executives from Accenture Digital, FIS Global and … The post Talks to Focus on Impact of AI, Social Commerce and Bots on Mobile Shopping at the 2016 Mobile Payments Conference appeared first on Mobile Marketing Watch.

A £6 billion payments firm kicked an analyst out of its earnings briefing after he wrote negative reports about the company

The chief financial officer of a Hong Kong-based fintech company ejected a Macquarie analyst from a briefing after a disagreement over his negative reports on the stock. Chris Lee, the CFO of PAX Global — a £5.7 billion firm that makes...Show More Summary

Jazz Cash Empowers Pakistanis With Visa Debit Cards

The country’s fastest growing Mobile Financial Service, JazzCash, which is a collaboration of the country’s largest Telco Mobilink and Mobilink Microfinance Bank, has joined hands with global payments technology company, Visa, to offer Visa debit cards to consumers. Show More Summary

Tilt Wants To Be Venmo, But Everywhere

With $62 million in funding, Tilt may be poised to establish itself as the social payment app for a global audience. With $62 million in funding, Tilt may be poised to establish itself as the social payment app for a global audience....Show More Summary

Arun Sarin (ex CEO, Vodafone PLC) and Vicky Bindra (Visa Global Head) Join Pine Labs’ Board

Pine Labs, a leading provider of payments solutions, today announced board level appointments of Arun Sarin (ex CEO, Vodafone PLC) and Vicky

Digital is Western Union's primary driver (WU)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Western Union’s Q2 2016 results were impacted by global political and economic instability and currency fluctuation. But...Show More Summary

U.S. Admits Global Banks 'Don't Understand' Its Sanctions On Iran

State Department says banks are confused by US sanctions on Iran, which is blocking investment in the country, as a storm rages over a $400m payment by the US to Tehran

SunEdison plans to stop interest payments on yieldcos' notes

(Reuters) - Bankrupt solar company SunEdison plans to stop making interest payments on behalf of its two yieldcos, TerraForm Global Inc and TerraForm Power LLC, due to its Chapter 11 proceedings, the two companies said. SunEdison had...Show More Summary

Gold Markets Just Got Their Big Upgrade

Months in the making, earlier today Goldmoney Inc announced the launch of its new globally "unified platform." The new Goldmoney Network is the largest gold savings and payments network worldwide, with more than 1.14 million accountShow More Summary

MoneyGram's digital business inches forward (MGI)

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. MoneyGram, the second-largest global remittance provider, posted gains in its largest segments in Q2 2016. But...Show More Summary

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