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Produced by the editors of PaymentsSource, American Banker and Bank Technology News, Disruptors is a news and analysis feed focused on ideas, people and companies that have the potential to transform banking and financial services.
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Barclaycard's Hot Ideas for Wearables Are a Chilly Forecast for Biometrics
Rather than try to change consumers' behavior, Barclaycard is acting on research it conducted of 2,000 consumers who told the U.K. issuer what type of wearable payment device they'd prefer. Their preference: gloves.
Barclaycard's Hot Ideas for Wearables Are a Chilly Forecast for Biometrics
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PaymentsSource
One big question in the debate over regulating cryptocurrencies is whether to apply existing rules to these new technologies or craft new ones. A state regulators' trade group recognizes that there may be no one right answer. more »
PaymentsSource
The field of P2P competitors has grown significantly since JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo founded clearXchange LLC in 2011, and the mega-banks' initiative still looks very much like it did three years ago. more »
PaymentsSource
The online art marketplace Etsy is steadily expanding its range of payment services, with its latest move taking aim at social media. more »
PaymentsSource
Initiatives such as Apple Pay and the upcoming CurrentC wallet are placing pressure on banks and retailers to accommodate the higher transaction speed, volume and performance expected on smartphones and tablets. more »
PaymentsSource
Many disruptive technologies come from startups, but just as many seem to come from companies that have been around for decades. Whether developing a new system in-house or providing a necessary proving ground for a partner, these older companies are bringing fresh innovations to the payments industry. more »
Bank Technology News
Earthport, a cross-border payments service provider, has partnered with the digital currency network provider Ripple Labs to allow enterprise businesses, including banks, to more efficiently transmit money worldwide. more »
PaymentsSource
Earthport, a cross-border payments service provider, has partnered with the digital currency network provider Ripple Labs to allow enterprise businesses, including banks, to more efficiently transmit money worldwide. more »
PaymentsSource
Nearly four years ago, U.S. Bancorp debuted a medical bracelet that could also make payments. The product was short-lived, but the bank is taking a fresh look at the advancement of wearable technology in recent years and its potential for payments and other financial functions. more »
PaymentsSource
Apple Pay launched in late October, facing a few early hiccups and an unclear future. But in the month of November, Apple's strategy began to come into focus even as competitors closed in. more »
American Banker
The billionaire investor George Soros is in talks to throw his support behind the peer-to-peer finance industry, which is increasingly leaning on traditional capital sources to lower its costs of funding. more »
PaymentsSource
Dekkers Davidson, CEO of the Merchant Customer Exchange, wants to create the same type of disruption in mobile payments as Uber did in the taxi world. more »
American Banker
In Bangladesh, the microfinance pioneer operates as profitable bank. But the U.S. arm, which lacks a banking license, is pursuing a different strategy. more »
PaymentsSource
Many companies have found it difficult to build consumer interest in using a dedicated app for payments, particularly for person-to-person payments. Some companies have determined that the best way to keep users engaged is to blend payment capabilities with social networking. more »
PaymentsSource
Square is adding global support for its Register merchant services app, a move that allows the company to measure demand in new markets before investing in the distribution of its hardware and other services. more »
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