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Tap to pay from any bank using bPay wristband, fob or sticker

Tap to pay from any bank using bPay wristband, fob or sticker

By 29 June 2015

Barclaycard has released new ways for customers to use tap to pay. Now not only can wireless payments be made from cards but also from a wristband, key ring fob or sticker. The bPay wearables will work with any bank. This is thanks to a multi-platform... >>

Atom Bank will be the UK’s first bank without its own branch, just an app

Atom Bank will be the UK’s first bank without its own branch, just an app

By 24 June 2015

The UK is about to get its first bank which doesn't have its own branch, but runs entirely from an app. Atom Bank is that app. At the moment the cutting edge banking service has simply been granted the right to operate in the UK. The app should launch... >>

Stop remembering numbered pin codes, Emoji Passcode is the future

Stop remembering numbered pin codes, Emoji Passcode is the future

By 15 June 2015

Passwords are still the main way to login into websites, banking apps and even home security. That could all change with the introduction of Emoji Passcode technology. Why replace numbers with images? The brain remembers images better than digits. So... >>

Idea Bank is the Uber of cash machines, delivers deposit ATM to you

Idea Bank is the Uber of cash machines, delivers deposit ATM to you

By 5 May 2015

Idea Bank is the Uber of cash, sending an ATM deposit machine to you, built into the back of a BMW i3. The thinking behind Idea Bank is to offer cash deposits, on call, anywhere a person needs it. This could be great for pop-up restaurants and bars or... >>

Fingerprint secure banking is here: RBS and NatWest apps start using Apple Touch ID

Fingerprint secure banking is here: RBS and NatWest apps start using Apple Touch ID

By 18 February 2015

Apple Touch ID now lets people use their fingerprint to access UK-based banking apps for RBS and NatWest. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, owner of RBS and NatWest, claims it is the first UK-based bank to offer fingerprint recognition technology via... >>

RBS and Natwest launch social network for entrepreneurs

RBS and Natwest launch social network for entrepreneurs

By 24 October 2012

RBS and NatWest are giving start-ups, entrepreneurs and potential investors an opportunity to meet online, in the hope that new businesses will be launched as a result. The Bizcrowd website is currently taking registrations before going live on 28 November,... >>

Cardless cash withdrawals with RBS and NatWest app

Cardless cash withdrawals with RBS and NatWest app

By 13 June 2012

RBS and NatWest customers can now leave their wallet behind and still withdraw money via their smartphones’s banking app. Cash withdrawals of up to £100 can be made by making the request through the RBS and NatWest app, which will in turn send a six-digit... >>

Bill Gates gives $12.5m to phone banking programme

Bill Gates gives $12.5m to phone banking programme

By 17 February 2009

The GSM Association and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a programme to offer financial services to millions of people in the developing world through mobile phones. The "Mobile Money for the Unbanked" (MMU) programme has been given... >>