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Startup Weekly: Mastercard cohort, Pfizer HealthTech accelerator & much more
posted on April 15, 2017

Here’s your weekly roundup of news about startup competitions, awards, co-working spaces, accelerators and any other exciting things happening in the UK tech sector.

Startup Weekly: MasterCard Start Path Global calls for applications, Google opens Digital Garage & more
posted on September 23, 2016

Beth Daniel brings you the hottest news relevant to UK tech startups.

Startup Weekly: New Cisco collaboration, PI Labs partnership & more
posted on August 5, 2016

Here’s your weekly round up of news about startup competitions, awards, co-working spaces, accelerators and any other exciting things happening in the UK tech sector.

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FinTech Monthly: VocaLink acquired for £700m, new FinTech Bridge and more
posted on August 1, 2016

Welcome to FinTech Monthly for July 2016 – your monthly round up of the top financial technology news. This month, we filmed from Central Working’s new venue in Paddington. In this episode, we have funding rounds from Tide, Moneybox and Revolut; VocaLink’s £700m acquisition, a new FinTech bridge, and more.

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Opportunity for FinTech firms as UK regulator calls for payments reform
posted on July 28, 2016

New opportunities could arise for FinTech firms following the UK payments regulator call for reform. The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) said today that the UK’s payments infrastructure needed to undergo reform in order to increase competition and to meet consumer requirements. Hannah Nixon, managing director of the PSR, said: ‘We need to future-proof the payments…

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MasterCard acquires UK FinTech firm VocaLink for £700m
posted on July 21, 2016

MasterCard Incorporated has acquired 92.4% of payments services company VocaLink Holdings for around £700m.

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The state of contactless payments in the UK
posted on June 29, 2016

Elliott Goldenberg, head of digital payments at MasterCard UK & Ireland, looks at the state of contactless payments in the UK. Will cash have disappeared in 20 years’ time? Most people in this country believe so according to some research released by London & Partners. Our own data at MasterCard reflects that the UK is…

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MasterCard partners with Norwich-based artificial intelligence startup Rainbird
posted on March 3, 2016

MasterCard has announced that it will be using artificial intelligence technology developed by Norwich-based startup Rainbird. Rainbird, currently on MasterCard’s Start Path Global class – a virtual programme that seeks to partner with startups – will lend its software to develop a sales advisory tool for the multinational financial services firm. Speaking about the announcement, Stephane…

MWC 2016 roundup, Qubit raises $40m, Mastercard to launch Biometrics & more in in your week in tech
posted on February 26, 2016

This week we are filming at the offices of online coffee delivery service Pact Coffee. From their HQ here in London, they roast, pack and send out thousands of bags of freshly roasted coffee everyday. This week they launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, so that anyone can invest in the company. London-based startup…

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MasterCard confirms biometric payments will launch in UK this summer
posted on February 22, 2016

MasterCard has confirmed that it will launch biometric payments for UK consumers this summer, enabling them to pay online by using a fingerprint or taking a selfie. Speaking to Tech City News, a spokesperson for the American multinational financial services corporation, said that the new feature would also be rolled-out across various countries in Europe,…

International money service Revolut raises £1.5m from Balderton Capital
posted on July 20, 2015

International money transfer service Revolut has raised a £1.5m investment round led by Balderton Capital to help it tackle the $1.67bn cost of sending and spending abroad from the UK each year. The company combines an app for sending money, facilitated via SMS, WhatsApp or social media channels, with a prepaid multi-currency Mastercard that enables users to…

$45m tech investment, Microsoft reveals $7.6bn loss, Hacking Team hacked and more in your week in tech
posted on July 10, 2015

Matchpint secures £1m, Third Space Learning raises £1.5m and Geniac raises $34m from Grant Thornton UK LLP. Microsoft makes $7.6m losses and cuts 7,800 jobs while Hacking Team suffered hacking themselves. And Mastercard tries to get cool with selfie pin. Georgie Barrat presents all this and more in your week in tech. Download of the…

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