On August 18, 2017, Worldpay published data analysis on mobile contactless payments made in the UK in first half 2017....
Wirecard, which supports companies in accepting electronic payments from sales channels, has announced a partnership with Singtel's mobile wallet Dash to support the rollout of Singapore's first...
CGAP, the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, a global partnership of organisations that seek to advance financial inclusion at the World Bank, has published a market and regulatory assessment...
On August 9, 2017 Yandex and Sberbank announced that they have signed a non-binding term agreement for a joint venture based on the Yandex.Market platform, with the intention of combining the...
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has carried out a mutual evaluation report of Denmark’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) system, including Greenland and the...
On August 3, 2017 Mastercard filed a patent application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the creation of refund services for digital currency....
On August 4, 2017 UNICEF Ventures announced that it is exploring Ethereum-based smart contracts to improve the efficiency, transparency and accountability of online transactions....
Mastercard and PayPal have announced an agreement to extend their partnership into Asia Pacific to increase their payments services offering in the region....
On August 1, 2017, an assistant governor of the Central Bank of Malaysia made a speech on cybersecurity and financial inclusion at a Policy Forum on Cybersecurity: Safeguarding the Future for...
Visa and PayPal have signed an agreement aiming to increase the offer of their payments services across Europe. The companies are already collaborating in the United States and Asia-Pacific with...
The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) has written to HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy highlighting the impact that the debit card charges...
On June 30, 2017 Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) and Japan’s SBI Remit are collaborating to use Ripple’s blockchain enterprise solution to enable real-time remittance payments between Japan and...
On June 29, 2017 The UK Cards Association published a report entitled "Digital Payments Solutions: Industry Considerations", which outlines how card payments usage has rapidly increased in the...
In June 2017, the World Economic Forum published a white paper, "Realizing the Potential of Blockchain: A Multistakeholder Approach to the Stewardship of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies"....
The European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG) and the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) have published a position paper calling on the European Banking Association (EBA) to...
On June 21, 2017, Queen Elizabeth II gave a speech to both Houses of Parliament, which emphasises that the government’s priority is to deliver the best possible deal after Brexit. A bill will be...

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