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New smartphone service to enable account-free cash transfers

A new system will mean smartphone users can carry out payments without needing another person’s bank account details.

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Keil Hubert: Spoiled For Choice

So many people apply for jobs online that the sheer tide of résumés becomes overwhelming for HR. Business Technology’s resident U.S. blogger Keil Hubert discusses the counter-productive techniques that some HR techs go to in order to minimize the number of applications that they actually have to read.

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26,000 new financial tech jobs by June

The UK financial services industry should have added 26,000 jobs in the year to June, according to a recent survey.

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Shane Richmond: Winners in mobile payments will be those who best understand Whicker’s world

In the mid-1980s, television viewers were accustomed to seeing famed globetrotter Alan Whicker promoting Barclaycard in a variety of settings.

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Business World: Financial Services Technology

Senior reporter Dave Baxter brings you the best financial technology news from around the world.

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Take the social media initiative, banks told

Banks should focus on their social media efforts to retain customers, according to an analyst.

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From growing beans to growing firms

Esendex technical director Alex Lea on the challenges of IT management – and selling runner beans to pay for a new modem. By Dave Baxter

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Inspector Dogberry: Financial Services Technology

Business Technology’s canine columnist digs up the latest financial tech news. Follow The Inspector on Twitter at @DogberryTweets.

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Tightening the leash on the payday loan outfits

After many years of banker-bashing, the financial services industry has a new bogeyman in the form of payday lenders.

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Finance giants invest in London tech start-ups

Financial services giants are focusing on innovation in London as competition increases around the world.

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