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Industry News: Why we should put a mobile wallet in every pocket

The mobile wallet is having a transformative effect on people’s lives in developing countries, bringing safer, faster, easier financial services to the people who need it most. Banking Technology  –  Why we should put a mobile wallet in every pocket

5 things every fraudster wants you to do

Allowing fraudsters access to information about you could result in hacked emails or worse; empty bank account balances and maxed-out credit cards. Identity theft is unfortunately becoming an increasingly common part of everyday life  –  here’s 5 tips from Jumio on how you can avoid being a fraudster’s victim. 1. Don’t Ignore Your Bank Account & Your Credit Scores Checking your Click to continue →

Vive la Bitcoin! Vive la Transparency!

The French government has moved to limit the anonymity of French Bitcoin users. The new regulations, set out by the country’s finance ministry in response to a report by its Tracfin money laundering unit, will come into effect at the end of the year. Bitcoin is a way of making transactions that bypass the banking sector, and according Click to continue →

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Industry News: The $10bn app you’ve never heard of

A Japanese messaging app called Line has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) valued at nearly US$10bn. Last year, Line was the world’s highest grossing mobile app aside from games such as Candy Crush and Angry Birds. Considering its revenue comes almost entirely from Japan, this is an impressive achievement. So, what does Line Click to continue →

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Industry News: Dell to accept bitcoin for online purchases

PC maker Dell is to begin accepting payments via bitcoin for products purchased on its website, becoming the largest e-commerce merchant to accept the virtual currency. The computer giant’s founder and chief executive Michael Dell took to Twitter to announce the news, saying “Dell is now the world’s largest e-commerce business to accept bitcoin.” Irish Click to continue →

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Industry News: Homemovers open to ID theft threat, says Royal Mail

Many people moving home are putting themselves at risk of ID fraud by failing to tell their financial service providers their new address. A Royal Mail survey found a third of people moving forgot to give their new details to at least one provider. BBC  –  Homemovers open to ID theft threat, says Royal Mail