Canadian Payments Association moves to ISO 20022

The Canadian Payments Association (CPA) has adopted ISO 20022, as it looks to modernise Canada’s payment system. Gerry Gaetz, president and CEO of the CPA, says ISO 20022 will “enable the Canadian financial community to provide better service, both domestically […]

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Kbank in $142m-a-year digital banking drive

Kasikornbank (Kbank), one of the largest banks in Thailand, says it is to spend THB 5 billion ($142 million) per year in a digital banking transformation project. Kbank, the country’s fourth-largest lender by assets (THB 2.5 trillion/$71 billion), says it […]

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Swedbank sweet on virtual Nina

Swedbank has gone live with Nuance Nina, a virtual assistant that delivers a human-like, conversational customer service. The system, provided by US-based Nuance Communications, sits on the Swedbank website and the bank’s customers can type their questions to the virtual […]

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Orange buys Groupama for 2017 mobile bank launch

Orange has made a significant stride in mobile banking by acquiring a majority stake in financial services firm Groupama, reports Tim Skinner at Telecoms.com. The French mobile operator has confirmed it has acquired 65% of Groupama shares, will be launching a 100% […]

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Google to bring Android Pay to UK

Google is bringing Android Pay to the UK market – with Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank, MBNA and Nationwide Building Society the first to support it. This latest move follows Android Pay’s launch in […]

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Gemalto teams up for biometric security platform launch

Four firms have joined forces to introduce the “first” end-to-end security architecture for biometric fingerprint authentication at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. Gemalto, Fingerprint Cards, Precise Biometrics and STMicroelectronics say they are offering original equipment manufacturers (OEM) the opportunity […]

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