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The FinTech news/views that caught my eye this week

Shameless plug time. By me. Open Banking/PSD2: the impact on CFOs

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The infamous Brexit Bus is now being used to promote a FinTech startup

Glance appoints Spiros Margaris to advisory board

Russian prosecutor’s office summons Burger King for issuing cryptocurrency

HSBC to launch Beta app to allow customers to see accounts from other banks on one screen

Consortium of Japanese banks to launch new digital currency

Koho closes $8 million investment from Portag3 Ventures 

Sainsbury’s trials checkout-free shopping through smartphone app

Tesco launches Pay+ with new Clubcard offer

New UK payment system operator names Paul Horlock chief exec

Onfido raises $30m more for its AI-based identity verification technology

About me: Freelance journalist specialising in FinTech, banking technology and retail technology. Former Editor of FStech, Retail Systems and IBS Journal. Further info here.

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The FinTech news/views that caught my eye this week

Ex-Barclays CEO Jenkins bags $46m for his FinTech startup

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Jamie Dimon faces market abuse report after his comments about Bitcoin

TransferWise founders to rake in millions from first share sales

Digital challenger CivilisedBank score funding; names Philip Acton CEO

iZettle lands €30m to fund AI research from European Investment Bank

GoCardless raises millions more cash from raises millions more cash from VC investors Accel, Balderton, Notion, Passion Capital

Google debuts Tez, a mobile payments app for India

Research calls out big banks as tech laggards

Commonwealth Bank parks its Apple Pay push, turns to Garmin Pay instead

British supermarket offers payments by fingerprint in worldwide first

Bank branches aren’t dead, just evolving

About me: Freelance journalist specialising in FinTech, banking technology and retail technology. Former Editor of FStech, Retail Systems and IBS Journal. Further info here.

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The FinTech news/views that caught my eye this week

FinTech startup Prodigy Finance lands $240m funding led by Index Ventures to expand post-graduate loans

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Twitter backer IVP in talks to buy stake in £1bn TransferWise

N26 now has 500,000 customers for its bank of the future

UK banks abandon High Street: Ten branches shut every week

Dubai-based FinTech NOW Money raises $700,000 from US-based VCs

Starling: The app-only bank disrupting the industry with its gender balance

Monzo CEO on why challenger banks are now getting to the business end of a game of poker

Ezetap raises $16 million in funding round led by JS Capital

Oh, this is getting silly now. Barclaycard trials self-service ice cream van

About me: Freelance journalist specialising in FinTech, banking technology and retail technology. Former Editor of FStech, Retail Systems and IBS Journal. Further info here.