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Payments Canada further delays real-time payment launch

Payments Canada is to conduct a second review of its proposed Real-Time Rail (RTR) payments system, pushing the delivery deadline for the troubled project further into the future.

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PwC and Capita win contract to replace Action Fraud

City of London Police have contracted with Capita and PwC to take over fraud and cybercrime reporting from the much-maligned Action Fraud.

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Freetrade slashes valuation by 65%

Investment app Freetrade has slashed its valuation by 65% as it prepares for a fresh crowdfunding campaign in June.

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TSB calls on Meta to do more to prevent spiralling levels of fraud

TSB chief executive Robin Mulloch has writtten to Meta demanding that the social media firm does more to protect consumers from fraud originating on its platforms.

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Knowledge Bank turns on Consumer Duty flag for brokers

Knowledge Bank, a UK database of lending criteria, today turned on a specialist ‘flag’ to alert brokers when they have searched for an element of criteria that may indicate a client is vulnerable.

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Spanish fintech ID Finance launches crowdfunding campaign

Spanish alternative lending platform ID Finance has launched a crowdfunding campaign, offering existing shareholders and clients as well as European retail investors the opportunity to participate in its recently closed €30 million equity round.

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PayPal Ventures invests in Latin American e-commerce outfit nocnoc

PayPal Ventures has led a $14 million Series A funding round for nocnoc, a firm that helps facilitate cross-border e-commerce between global sellers and Latin America.

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GoCardless to cut 17% of staff

UK payments unicorn GoCardless is to cut 17% of staff in a bid to shave 15% off its cost base and rediscover its scrappy startup energy

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Japanese digital bank Habitto goes live

Habitto, a Tokyo-based startup looking to take on Japan's giant banks, has opend its first svaings account to customers, offering a market-beating 0.3% interest on the first one million yen deposited.

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PrivatBank accuses former owners of "fraud on an epic scale"

Ukraine's Privatbank has accused its former owners of "fraud on an epic scale" at the opening of a London trial over the alleged siphoning of nearly $2 billion in bogus loans linked to ficticious commodity trades.

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FIS buys embedded finance firm Bond

FIS has acquired Banking-as-a-Service outfit Bond in what the fintech giant calls a "small but important purchase" for its platform strategy.

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Experian rolls out 'Mule Score' to help banks identify suspicious accounts

Experian is rolling out a new service designed to help banks and building societies identify and close ‘money mule’ accounts which are used to house fraudulently-obtained funds.