Simon Brint
Marketing Manager
The Future of Instant Messaging
"This month we’ve been following the recent developments of instant messenger goliaths, WhatsApp™ and WeChat™. Find out how the humble instant message is transforming the world of communications and fast becoming a powerful tool in a new generation of personal and business banking."
What we've been reading this month...
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WhatsApp finally earns money by charging businesses for slow replies
"After getting acquired by Facebook for $19 billion in 2014, it’s finally time for the 1.5 billion-user WhatsApp to pull its weight and contribute some revenue..."
Written by: Josh Constine
1st August 2018 | 5 min read
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WhatsApp’s Expanding Payments Footprint
“WhatsApp has been testing its payments services for the last few months with about one million users in India. According to Zuckerberg, the service has performed strongly and it “gives people a really simple way to send money to each other and contribute to greater financial inclusion...”
Source: PYMNTS
1st August 2018 | 5 min read
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Tencent’s WeChat launches digital wallet in Malaysia
“Malaysia is a vibrant market. Technology-savvy Malaysians are embracing a digital lifestyle and to meet this shift, the payment experience has to evolve.“
Source: Financial Times
21st August 2018 | 5 min read
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Bank while you chat on WhatsApp with South Africa's Absa
"Live on July 11, Absa ChatBanking on Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp allows Absa account holders to perform simple banking such as checking their balance, buy airtime and make payment to an existing beneficiary using conversational languages and short commands..."
Source: Reuters Staff
1st August 2018 | 3 min read
Regtech Around The Globe
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Anatomy of an insider trading plot (feat. vanishing messages and lax controls)
“He had access to internal deal tracking software maintained by the bank, containing inside information about potential and unannounced merger and acquisition transactions, including tender offers, involving BofA...”
Written by: Mark Taylor
16th August 2018 | 10min read
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Regulators Across the Globe Team-Up to Launch a Global Fintech Sandbox
“A global sandbox could help reduce the time it takes to bring ideas to new international markets—as long as it’s transparent and fair to potential firms wishing to apply for cross-border testing...”
Source: FinTech News Switzerland
13th August 2018 | 5 min read
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