FinTech News Issue #christmas #special December 24th, 2014

FinTech Articles

    With so much hoopla over mobile in payments, it’s easy to forget that the money is still in cards.

    This was brought into stark relief with the news today of MasterCard’s participation in a $70 million Series C funding round for Dynamics Corp. MasterCard also announced a joint commercial initiative with Dynamics today that would make Dynamics’ push-button cards available to companies using MasterCard’s global payments network.

    The Financial Data and Technology Association is a trade association for financial technology ("fintech") companies which give customers more control of their financial data.

    Safaricom has announced an instant rewards system to incentivize customers who pay for fuel using Lipa Na M-PESA. With over 134,000 motorists having already received free talk time on the Safaricom network for every purchase of fuel worth Sh500 or more, the consumer incentive plan highlights the growing use of M-PESA as a payment channel.

    Eine Woche lief die Abstimmung nun und ihr habt entschieden – der Publikumspreis für das “FinTech StartUp des Jahres 2014″ geht an Cashcloud.

    Noch rechtzeitig als Lektüre “Zwischen den Jahren”: Das Factbook 2015 “Innovative Geschäftsmodelle im Banking” enthält eine umfangreiche Sammlung der aktuellen Digitalisierungs-Trends in der Finanzbranche. Das Buch gibt einen umfangreichen Überblick über die Entwicklungen, interessante Dienstleistungen und Cross-Selling-Ansätze.

    PayPal’s app for merchants has secured a distribution partner in the UK in Wolseley UK, which will sell PayPal Here devices on three of its online stores.