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    1. August 28, 2015

      Swedish payments company iZettle raises €60m on $500m valuation

      iZettle, the Swedish payments processing start-up, has raised €60m in a new funding round, in the latest move by...

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      Travel money swap shop seeks to ride peer-to-peer wave

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    1. July 31, 2015

      How to . . . avoid holiday scams

      It is the stuff of holiday nightmares. After an early start from the UK to reach your chosen villa in the sun, you...

    2. July 17, 2015

      Apple seen as leading the field in phone payments race

      The barista at the well-known coffee shop chain looked blankly at the phone being brandished in front of the till to...

    3. July 13, 2015

      Apple Pay taps UK to shake up consumer spending

      Apple Pay, the contactless payment service, is set to launch in the UK on Tuesday, opening up a potentially large...

    4. July 9, 2015

      MasterCard faces EU antitrust charges over fees

      MasterCard faces formal antitrust charges in Brussels after the European Commission accused the payments company of...

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      July 8, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Remember when front-running meant something? - Where Bloomberg discovers that large orders...

    6. July 2, 2015

      MasterCard cashes in on smart transit

      MasterCard is building a network of partnerships to realise the potential of contactless and mobile payments to make...

    7. June 29, 2015

      Wearable devices offer bank customers new ways to pay

      Bank customers will be able to make payments using a wristband, key fob or even a sticker at high street shops with the...

    8. June 15, 2015

      US companies still face investment hurdles in Cuba despite thaw

      “There was a kind of euphoria after last December,” says Pedro Freyre, who chairs the international practice at law...

    9. June 14, 2015

      Visa and MasterCard face down China techno-nationalism

      The opening of China’s bank card market to foreign companies this month appeared to signal the end of their long...

    10. June 3, 2015

      China drives Asia tourism spending to fresh heights

      Travellers from China are powering a rise in Asian regional tourism spending that is outstripping economic growth but...

    11. June 2, 2015

      The future belongs to the cities of the west

      Today’s global city must have bike paths and sunny restaurant terraces, says former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt....

    12. May 31, 2015

      China opens door for Visa and MasterCard to challenge UnionPay

      Global bank card operators including Visa and MasterCard can seek licences to clear domestic Chinese payments starting...

    13. April 13, 2015

      Citigroup reshuffles top ranks as Manuel Medina-Mora retires

      Citigroup shuffled its executive team on Monday, a chain reaction of job moves started by the retirement of Manuel...

    14. January 28, 2015

      Democratising finance: Technology improves access for the masses

      Democratising finance There are two popular perceptions of Nigeria. To many, it is the beating heart of Africa’s growth...

    15. December 18, 2014

      EU caps debit and credit card transaction fees

      Fees to process debit and credit card transactions are to be capped under an EU law that attempts to wrap-up a...

    16. November 27, 2014

      Monitise signs up Santander, Telefónica and MasterCard

      Monitise has struck deals that will see Santander, Telefónica and MasterCard become major shareholders in the British...

    17. October 30, 2014

      MasterCard shares boosted by Q3 earnings

      Payments network MasterCard was one of the best performing stocks on the benchmark S&P 500 index, after the company...

    18. October 30, 2014

      Visa/MasterCard: growth is priceless

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    19. FT Tech Hub

      October 30, 2014

      BBVA looks to US's midwest for banking innovation

      Spanish bank BBVA has struck up a partnership with payments start-up Dwolla as the Spanish group continues trying to...

    20. October 30, 2014

      China to open bank cards to foreign competition

      China will allow foreign companies to clear electronic payments in its domestic market, its cabinet said on Thursday,...

    21. October 7, 2014

      ‘Never mind the big names – has your mentor got the time?’

      “Being a CEO is a pretty lonely place,” says Gerald Brady, head of UK relationship banking for Silicon Valley Bank –...

    22. October 5, 2014

      Google upbeat over brand advertising tools

      Google has claimed promising early results from its latest attempt to draw brand advertisers, following years of...

    23. September 24, 2014

      After the sanctions, prepare for the Russian counterattack

      For all the costs that sanctions are inflicting on the Russian economy, the Russian flag still flies over Crimea,...

    24. September 11, 2014

      MasterCard loses EU appeal on cross-border fees

      MasterCard has definitively lost its seven-year legal quest to overturn an EU antitrust decision, leaving it vulnerable...

    25. September 9, 2014

      Apple looks to swipe the payments market

      Apple has taken aim at the credit card’s five decades-old magnetic strip, promising to overhaul an “antiquated” US...

    26. September 7, 2014

      NXP Semiconductors: extra chips with that

      When the iPhone 6 launches, spare a thought for what lies inside: the processors, the sensors, the microphones. Some...

    27. August 13, 2014

      Digital era brings hyperscale challenges

      What are the chances of being hit by lightning in any given year? It’s about one in a million, rare enough to think...

    28. July 25, 2014

      Visa falls after cut to sales guidance

      Visa, which has found itself uncomfortably stuck in the middle of political wranglings between the US and Russia, was...

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      July 2, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Macau passes Switzerland in wealth tables | Chinese gamblers have helped catapult Macau past the...

    30. July 1, 2014

      Russia boost for Visa and MasterCard

      Russia has raised hopes that Visa and MasterCard can continue operating in the country without paying hefty security...

    31. July 1, 2014

      A first debit card for young people

      It may come as a surprise to some parents to discover that children as young as 11 can now get a bank debit card. Most...

    32. June 2, 2014

      Mobile payments groups set sights on winning over UK wallets

      With banks, telecom operators and technology groups all scrambling to sign up Britain’s tap-happy mobile payers and...

    33. beyondbrics

      May 2, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * China tried to undermine economic data | Officials strived for a year to suppress data showing that the...

    34. FT Alphaville

      May 2, 2014

      The London 6am Cut

      Ukraine PM warns of ‘most dangerous 10 days’: “Ukraine’s interim prime minister said on Thursday his country was...

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      May 1, 2014

      The Closer

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    36. May 1, 2014

      Visa and MasterCard fear sanctions fallout

      Visa and MasterCard, the two big US credit card companies, have found themselves in the line of fire between the US and...

    37. FT Alphaville

      April 25, 2014

      Guest post: Making a non-western payment card system, in Russia

      Russia’s Duma is hearing the final version of a draft law to create a national system for payment cards on Friday — a...

    38. March 24, 2014

      Monitise to raise £100m as part of overhaul

      Monitise, one of UK’s highest profile tech groups, is to raise about £100m as part of an overhaul of its business model...

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