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News highlights – 23 November

News highlights – 23 November

Written by on November 24, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 23 November Barclays’ new ATMs withdraw money with a tap of your phone Barclays bank is rolling out a new ATM system in branches across the U.K. that lets Android users take out money with just a tap of the device. Read more… Trump Team Appoints Net Neutrality Naysayers for FCC Transition The Trump […]

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Barclays takes a lead in blockchain trade transaction process

Barclays takes a lead in blockchain trade transaction process

Written by on September 8, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Barclays and an Israel-based start-up company have carried out what they say is the world’s first trade transaction using blockchain technology, cutting a process that normally takes between seven and 10 days to less than four hours. The transaction guaranteed the export of almost $100,000 worth of cheese and butter from Irish […]

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British bank Barclays backs digital currency app Circle

British bank Barclays backs digital currency app Circle

Written by on April 6, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Barclays has become the first big British bank to form a partnership with a digital currency firm, social payments app Circle, which runs partly on bitcoin’s blockchain network and launched in the UK on Wednesday. In what Britain’s Treasury called a “major milestone” in its push to make the UK the world’s […]

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Barclays launches £100 million fund for UK tech firms

Written by on May 4, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Barclays launched a new 100 million pound fund on Friday to lend cash to fast growing British technology firms who may not want to sell an equity stake. Barclays said it will lend up to 5 million pounds for three years to technology firms that have secured venture capital financing, filling what […]

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Friction and frustration … Barclays Pingit and their problem with identity verification

Friction and frustration … Barclays Pingit and their problem with identity verification

Written by on May 16, 2014 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 3 Comments

Last year I wrote about my experiences with Barclays Pingit and how the digital proposition falls apart when your handset changes. Well it’s happened again – but even worse … I’ve been a long time fan of Pingit because it’s a well designed app that provides useful person-to-person payments functionality, even for non Barclays customers. […]

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UK mobile payments via Paym after launch this week

UK mobile payments via Paym after launch this week

Written by on April 30, 2014 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

This week marked the launch of Paym, the mobile phone number based person-to-person payment platform backed by the Payments Council. To use Paym consumers register their mobile phone number with their bank and can then receive funds direct to their bank account via that number. Payments to other individuals are initiated via an existing mobile […]

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Who do you trust in a world of digital disruption?

Who do you trust in a world of digital disruption?

Written by on February 10, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

 Or, perhaps, how do you trust in a world of digital disruption? We have been saying for some time that the winning currency in the coming months and years will be trust. The question is – who do customers actually trust? Banks used to be right up there, but their trust quota dropped through the […]

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Digital Proposition? Please Don’t Rely on Analogue Fallback

Digital Proposition? Please Don’t Rely on Analogue Fallback

Written by on August 15, 2013 in BillingViews, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

My top digital anathema is when the digital world falls back on the analogue world because the digital process is broken. I recently experienced an example of this with Barclays Pingit on my iPhone. I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for Barclays, maybe because I worked for them briefly many years ago, […]

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